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Natasha Blanchet-Cohen, PhD

Associate Professor, Graduate Program Director for Youth Work, Applied Human Sciences


Natasha Blanchet-Cohen, PhD
Office: L-VE 323-03 
Vanier Extension,
7141 Sherbrooke W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 3347
Email: Natasha.Blanchet-Cohen@concordia.ca


Teaching activities

Courses

AHSC 314 - Adolescence: Issues and intervention
AHSC 443 - Community Development I
AHSC 445 - Community Development II
AHSC 510  - Advanced Research Methods with Youth
AHSC 530   - Community Youth Development


Research activities

Grants -Principal investigator

2018-2024: Chaire-réseau jeunesse: Les parcours vers l'autonomie et l'épanouissement des jeunes dans une société en transformation: volet jeunes issus des Premières nations et Inuits. FRQSC

2018-2014: Growing with the city: a longitudinal study onthe everyday lives of children in MontrealFondation du Grand Montréal.
  
2018-2019: Co-construire et promouvoir des approchessoutenant destransitions scolaires harmonieuses chez les jeunes autochtones en milieu urbain.
Regroupement des centres d’amitiés autochtones duQuébec.

2018-2019: Strengthening youth community action to promote diversity: amplifying human rights education for social change. Partnership Engage Grant SSHRC (with Equitas).

2017-2020: Un accompagnement pour devenir une organisation apprenante : une étude de cas participative, Fondation Chagnon.


2018-2024: Growing with the city: a longitudinal study onthe everyday lives of children in Montreal, Fondation du Grand Montreal

2016-2018: Soutenir la mobilisation et l’implication des élèves autochtones au secondaire à travers une recherche-action. SSHRC-Dialog,

2016-2018: Évaluation évolutive du projet Abinodjic.  Center for Friendship Center of Val D’Or

2015-2017: Developing the field of developmental evaluation in Quebec. J.W. McConnell Foundation.

2014-2015:  Evaluation des projets du Fonds pour la Perséverance scolaire des jeunes autochtones. CTREQ.

Co-investigator (current)

2016-2020   Co-investigator with Myriam Denov as Principal Investigator. Les enfants et lesfamilles touchés par la guerre : une approche à trois volets. FQRSC

2016-2020 Collaborator with Lucie Sauvé as Principal Investigator. Fondements,pratique, enjeux et defies de l’intégration des questions socio-écologiques en éducation au Québec: vers une écocitoyenneté. FQRSC

2014-2021    Co-investigator with Carole Levesque as Principal Investigator, SSHRC. Title: Le monde autochtone et les défis du vivre ensemble.


2014-2021 Co-investigator. Rural policy learning commons: Building rural policy through comparative analysis. SSHRC

 




Publications (selected)

Recent publications

Blanchet-Cohen, N.,Geoffroy, P & Hoyos, L.M., (2018). Culturally safe developmental Evaluation: Supportingthe Shift in Services for Indigenous Children. Journal ofmultidisciplinary evaluation.14(31), 19-31.


Blanchet-Cohen, N. & Urud, M. (2017). Tana’Bawang: Cultural safety and the Kelabit land struggle in Borneo. AlterNatives. 13(2),170-178.


Blanchet-Cohen, N., Denov, M, Sarah, F. & Bilotta, N. (2017). The nexus of war, resettlement and education: War-affected youth’s perspectives and responses to the Quebec education system. International journal of Intercultural Relations, 60, 160-168.


Blanchet-Cohen, N., & Di Mambro, G. (2016). L’éco-citoyenneté chez les enfants : potentiel et paradoxe. Éducation relative à l’environnement. Regards, recherches et réflexions,13(2). See http://www.revue-ere.uqam.ca/categories/volumes/v13-1.html


Denov, M., & Blanchet-Cohen, N. (2016) Trajectories of Violence and Survival:Turnings and Adaptations in the Lives of Two War-affected Youth Living in Canada.  Peace & Conflict : Journal of Peace Psychology, (22)3, 236-245.


Torres, J. et Blanchet-Cohen, N. (2016). Au-delà de l’accréditation : changement et continuité au sein des villes amies des enfants du Québec. Annales de la recherche urbaine n°111, 100-111.


Blanchet-Cohen, N. & Torres, J. (2015). Accreditation of child-friendly municipalities in Quebec: Opportunities for child participation. Children youth,environments [Special issue: Child-friendly cities: critical approaches].25(2), p. 16-32.


Blanchet-Cohen, N.,& Denov, M. (2015). War-affected children’s approach to resettlement: Implications for child and family services. [Special issue: The role ofanthropology in improving services for children and family]. Annals of Anthropological Practice,39(2), 120-133.


Ranahan, P., Blanchet-Cohen, N., Mann-Feder, V.(2015). Moving towards an integrated approach to youth work education.International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies, 6(4), 516-538.


Blanchet-Cohen, N., & Di Mambro, G. (2015). Environmental action research with immigrant children in schools: Space, audience and influence. Action Research, 13(2), 123-140.


Blanchet-Cohen, N. (2015). Igniting citizen participation in creating healthy built environments: The role of community organizations. Community Development Journal. 50(4), 264-279.


Blanchet-Cohen, N., & Lainé,A. (2015). Documenter le programme d’Aide aux devoirs: les éléments gagnants d’une recherche partenariale. Boite à outils des principes de recherche en contextes autochtones (pp. 27-33). CSSSPNQL, CRDP, UQAT et Réseau DIALOG. Voirhttp://www.cssspnql.com/docs/default-source/centre-de-documentation/enjeux_ethique-recherche-article_contributionsDC85CD4F3FA0CEF5B475EDE4.pdf?sfvrsn=2


Blanchet-Cohen, N., & Brunson, L. (2014) Creating Settings for Youth Empowerment and Leadership: An Ecological Perspective. Child and Youth Services. 35, 1-21.


Denov, M.,& Blanchet-Cohen, N. (2014). The rights and realities of War-affected Refugee Children and Youth in Quebec: Making children’s rights meaningful. Canadian Journal for Children’s Rights,1,18-43.


Blanchet-Cohen, N., & Bedeaux, C. (2014). Towards a right-based approach to youth programs: Duty-bearers perspectives in Montreal. Children and Youth Services Review. 38(March), 75-81.


Powell,T., & Blanchet-Cohen, N. (2014). The Journey of Hope: A group work intervention for children who have experienced a collective trauma. Journal of Social Work with Groups, 37(4), 297 – 313.


Blanchet-Cohen, N(2014). Researching violence with conflict-affected young people: context and process. Child Indicators Research, 7(3), 517-535.


Blanchet-Cohen, N.,& Cook, P. (2014). The transformative power of youth grants: sparks and ripples of change affecting marginalised youth and their communities. Children & Society. 28(5), 392-403.


Blanchet-Cohen, N.,Manolson, S. & Shaw, K. (2014). Youth-led decision-making in community development grants. Youth & Society.46(6), 819-834.


Blanchet-Cohen, N., & Reilly, R. (2013). Teachers’ perspectives on environmental education in multicultural contexts: Towards culturally-responsive environmental education. Teaching and Teacher Education, 36, 12-22.


Blanchet-Cohen, N., Warner, A., Di Mambro, G., & Bedeaux, C.(2013). “Du carré rouge aux casseroles”: The Québec student movement: A context for youth-adult partnership.International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies, 4(3), 444-463.


Langlois,M., Blanchet-Cohen, N., & Beer,T. (2013). The art of the nudge: Five practices for developmental evaluators. Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, 27(2), 39-59.


Blanchet-Cohen, N., & Nelems, R. (2013). A child-centered evaluation of a psychosocial program: Promoting children’s healing, safety and well-being in post-disaster contexts. Children, Youth and Environments, 23(1),23-42.

Books

Swadener, B., Lundy, L., Habashi, J., & Blanchet-Cohen, N. (Eds.). (2013). Children’s Rights in Education: International Perspectives. New York, NY: Peter Lang.

Journal special issue

Blanchet-Cohen,N., & Richardson, C. (2017). Cultural Safety: Applications and implications for Indigenous children, families, and communities AlterNatives: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples.13(2), 138-141.

Blanchet-Cohen, N. with  Linds, W., Mann-Feder, V., & Yuen, F. (Eds.). (2013). Transforming practices: emancipatory approaches to youth engagement [Special issue]. International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies, 4(3-3.1). Retrieved from http://journals.uvic.ca/index.php/ijcyfs.

Practitioner manuals (selected)

Blanchet-Cohen, N.,& Torres, J. (2017). Living in Montreal in the 21stcentury; perspectives from young montrealers. Montreal: Fondation du GrandMontreal.https://issuu.com/fgmtl/docs/perspectives_from_young_montrealers


Blanchet-Cohen, N. & Torres, J. [sous la direction de]. (2013). Municipalité amie des enfants: établir une demarche participative avec les jeunes. Carrefour Action Municipale et Famille. Retrieved from http://www.amiedesenfants.ca/attachments/article/88/Guide_FINAL_PDF.pdf

Dozois, E., Langlois, M., & Blanchet-Cohen, N. (2010). DE 201: Practitioner’s guide to developmental evaluation. Victoria: McConnell Foundation and International Institute for Child Rights and Development. Retrieve from : http://www.mcconnellfoundation.ca/en/resources/publication/de-201-a-practitioner-s-guide-to-developmental-evaluation

Blanchet-Cohen, N., Mack, E., & Cook, M. (2010). Changing the landscape: Engaging youth in social change. Victoria: International Institute for Child Rights and Development. See: http://www.mcconnellfoundation.ca/en/resources/report/youthscape-guidebook-changing-the-landscape-involving-youth-in-s

Book chapters

Blanchet-Cohen, N., (2017). Apportdes pédagogies autochtones à l’apprentissage de l’écocitoyenneté dans L. Sauvé, I. Orellana, C.Villemagne, et B. Bader. Éducation environnement Écocitoyenneté (pp. 67-80). Québec. Presse Universitaire duQuébec.


Torres, J., & Blanchet-Cohen, N. (2016). Reaching youth: tools for participating in the upgrading and evaluation of municipal equipment and services. In R. Thomas (Ed.) Planning Canada: A case study approach (ch. 6.4). Oxford University Press: Toronto.


Blanchet-Cohen, N., & Torres, J. (2015). Enhancing citizen engagement at the municipal level:youth’s perspectives. In J. Wyn, & H. Cahill (Eds.). Handbook of Children and Youth Studies (pp.391-404). Singapore: Springer.doi 10.1007/978-981-4451-96-3_62-1


Blanchet-Cohen, N. (2015). Indigenous children’s rights: Opportunities in Appropriation and Transformation. In W. Vandenhole, E. Desmet, D. Reynaert,& S. Lembrechts (Eds). Routledge International Handbook Children’s rights studies (pp.371-386). London: Routledge.

Lundy, L., Welty,E., Swadener, B.B., Blanchet-Cohen, N.,Smith, K. & Dympha, D. (2015). What if children had been involved indrafting the UNCRC? In A. Diduck, H.Reece, & P. Noam (Eds.). Law in Society: reflections on children, family, culture and Philosophy. Essays in honour of Michael Freeman (pp.223-242). Brill Publishers.


Participation activities

Peer-reviewed conferences & presentations (selected)

Richardson, C., & Blanchet-Cohen, N. (2019, April). Into the future: doing Indigenous,collaborative, youth-centered, participatory action research in the QuebecChair youth Research Network, Child &Youth Care in Action VI. Moving through trails and trials towards communitywellness. Victoria, BC.


Blanchet-Cohen, N.(2018, March). Shifting paradigms through developmental evaluation: Towardscultural safety in servicesfor Indigenous mothers. In Shifting paradigms inthe design and implementation of ECEC programs: the roles ofresearch anddevelopmental evaluation (Chair, panelist, discussant). CIES, Mexico.

 

Blanchet-Cohen,N. (2017, Oct31). Children’s perspectives on vital signs in Montreal:expressing andrequesting citizenship. Engaging with children, seeing meaning through theirworlds (panel). Reconceptualizing early childhood education conference.Finding a home in theworld. Toronto.

 

Sioui,G.,Blanchet-Cohen, N., & Di Mambro, G. (2017, Oct). Comité Kacterimosiwin: larecherche-actioncomme soutien à la persévérance scolaire au secondaire. Perséverance etréussitescolaire chez les premiers peuples, Québec.

 

Blanchet-Cohen,N. & Sioui, G. (2017, June). IgnitingIndigenousstudent-school-community relationships: A participatory actionresearch process. CINSA. Puebla, Mexico.

 

Blanchet-Cohen, N
. (2017,avril). Seeking Minomagi8inthrough developmental evaluation. Child and youth care in action: Embracingchallenge, Victoria.


Blanchet-Cohen, N. (2016, October). Expériencesen évaluation évolutive : freins et possibilités pour une “revolution”. SQEP panel chair.


Blanchet-Cohen, N. (2016,april). Cultural safety: applications and implications for Indigenous Children’s rights education. In Childwell-being and social progress: moving beyond health, safety and standards. AmericanEducation Research Association, Washington DC.

Gagné-Vollant, V., Caron, D. et Blanchet-Cohen, N. (2015, octobre). La concertation en milieu urbain : une condition facilitantepour la réussite des élèves autochtones dans les villes? Colloque sur la persévérancescolaire des autochtones,UQAT, Chicoutimi.

Blanchet-Cohen, N. & Thériault, B. (2015, octobre). Fonds surla persévérance scolaire des autochtones. Colloquesur la persévérance scolaire des autochtones, UQAT, Chicoutimi.

Blanchet-Cohen, N.  & C. Richardson. (2015, June 7). Cultural safety: applications andimplications for Indigenous children, families and communities. Panel co-chair,CINSA 2015- Survivance andreconciliation: 7 forward 7 back. Montreal, Canada.

 


 


Invited presentations (selected)

La question écologique en éducation : vivre ici, ensemble. LesRencontres EDUCERE. UQAM, Montréal.

 

Blanchet-Cohen, N. (2017,30 mars). Promouvoir l’écocitoyenneté avec les enfants à l’école. 22e Colloque pédagogique. S’engager pourdemain. Palais des congrès de Montréal.

 

Blanchet-Cohen, N. (2016,décembre 2). L’approche communautaire des peuples autochtones du Québec pourfaire face aux enjeux d’éducation. Persévérancescolaire, ressource et usages des territoires. France-Québec :qu’avons-nous à apprendre les uns des autres? Journée d’étude internationalorganisée par CÉREQ-ESO-Université de CAEN, Caen, France.

 

Blanchet-Cohen, N.(2016, april). Evaluation in youth andfamily contexts. Discussant lead. Roundtable. Youth and Society, Victoria.

Blanchet-Cohen, N. (2015, April). Walrus Talk: Thriving with youth. http://thewalrus.ca/tv-thriving-with-youth/

Blanchet-Cohen, N. (2015, February). Keynote: Developmental evaluation more than a trend. Canadian evaluation National Chapter. Ottawa

Blanchet-Cohen, N. (2013, June). Dispositions des politiques internationales à l’égard des enfants autochtones. Rencontre de l’Alliance de recherche ODENA avec la délégation vietnamienne de l’Académie des sciences, Wendake.

Torres, J., & Blanchet-Cohen, N. (2013, May). Susciter la participation citoyenne des jeunes avec Municipalité amie des enfants. Workshop at the 25 ans de révolution dans les familles, Carrefour Action Municipale, Boucherville.

Blanchet-Cohen, N. (2013, March). Youth engagement. Roundtable at Metropolis, Ottawa.

Website design

     Signes vitaux- démarcheparticipative avec des jeunes de Montréal. https://vimeo.com/224418288

Webinar: Building on failure: Learning when things go wrong. Available from http://www.mcconnellfoundation.ca/en/resources/multimedia/video/building-on-failure-learning-when-things-go-wrong

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