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The intersect of social justice and children's right to participation: Implications for the field of school psychology by Z. Vaghri, S Jimerson; C. Pearson and C. Sinclair

Accountability in protection of children against violence: Monitoring and measurement by Z. Vaghri & M. Samms-Vaughan

Thirtieth Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: Advancing a Child Rights Based Approach to Child Health and Well-Being by J. Goldhagen, A. Clark, P. Dixon, A.I. Guerreiro, G. Lansdown, & Z. Vaghri

Articles published in refereed journals

Z. Vaghri and L. De Souza. (2021). Child Protection in British Columbia: Moving Toward Primary Prevention. Canadian Public Administration, 64(3), 1-18. DOI: 10.1111/capa.12430

Z. Vaghri and M. Samms-Vaughan. (2020). Accountability in protection of children against violence: Monitoring and measurement. Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, Online ahead of print. (Invited submission in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child)

Vaghri, Z., Tessier, Z., & Whalen, C. (2019). Refugee and Asylum-Seeking Children: Interrupted Child Development and Unfulfilled Child Rights. Children (Special issue on Children on the Move), 6(11),120, 1-16. DOI: 10.3390/children6110120.

Vaghri, Z., Krappman L., & Doek, J. (2019). From the Indicators of General Comment 7 to GlobalChild: A Decade of Work to Enhance Accountability to Children. International Journal of Children’s Rights, 27(4), 1-31. DOI: 10.1163/15718182-02704009. 

Vaghri, Z., & Erdemli, I. (2019). A Desk Top Review of the Existing Indicators on Articles and General Comments of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Zeitschrift für Menschenrechte, Journal for Human Rights, 13(1), 94-117.

Vaghri, Z., Covell, K. & Clow, H. (2018). Wiring the brain for participation through active listening and active learning. (2018). Canadian Journal of Children’s Rights, 5(1). 

Vaghri, Z. (2018). Climate change, an unwelcome legacy for our children: The need to support children’s rights to participate in global conversations. Journal of Children, Youth and Environments, 28(1), 104-114. 

Simonelli, I., Mercer, R., Bennett, S., Clarke, A., Fernandes, G., Fløtten, K., … Goldhagen, J. (2014). A rights and equity-based “Platform and Action Cycle” to advance child health and well being by fulfilling the rights of children. Canadian Journal of Child Rights, 1(1), 199-218.

Vaghri, Z., Guhn, M., Weinberg, J., Grunau, R.E., Yu, W. & Hertzman, C. (2013). Hair Cortisol Reflects Socio‐economic Factors and Hair Zinc in Preschoolers. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 38(3), 331-40.

Molina, H., Morales, F., Muñoz, R., Hertzman, C., Vaghri, Z., & Bedregal, P. (2012). Piloto de aplicación en Chile de un modelo de evaluación del cumplimiento de la Convención de Derechos de los Niños en su comentario general número 7. Cuadernos Pediatria Social, 18, 37-38.

Vaghri, Z., Arkadas, A., Kruse, S., & Hertzman, C. (2011). CRC General Comment 7 Indicators Framework: A tool for monitoring the implementation of child rights in early childhood. Journal of Human Rights, 10(2), 178-188.

Vaghri, Z., Wong, H., Barr, S.I., Chapman, G.E. & Hertzman, C. (2011). Associations of Socio-demographic and Behavioral Variables with Hair Zinc of Vancouver Preschoolers. Biological Trace Element Research, 143(3), 1398-1412. 

Östlin, P., Schrecker, T., Sadana, R., Bonnefoy, J., Gilson, L., Hertzman, C., … Vaghri, Z. (2011). Priorities for research on equity and health: Towards an equity-focused health research agenda. PLoS Medicine, 8(11), 1-6.

Hertzman, C., Siddiqi, A., Hertzman, E., Irwin, L. G., Vaghri, Z., Houweling, T. A. J., … Marmot, M. (2010). Bucking the inequality gradient through early child development. British Medical Journal, 340(468).

Hertzman, C., Siddiqi, A., Hertzman, E., Irwin, L., Vaghri, Z. Houweling, T.A.J., Bell, R., Tinajero, A., & Marmot, M. (2010). Tackling inequality: Get them while they’re young.” British Medical Journal, 340(7742), 346-348.

Vaghri, Z., Arkadas, A., Hertzman, E., & Hertzman, C. (2008). The Early Childhood Rights Indicators: A tool to monitor the Convention on the Rights of the Child and raise its profile globally. Early Childhood Matters, 113, 53-57. 

Blas, E., Gilson, L., Kelly, M. P., Labonté, R., Lapitan, J., Muntaner, C., … Vaghri, Z. (2008). Addressing social determinants of health inequities: What can the state and civil society do? The Lancet, 372(11), 1684 – 1689.


Z. Vaghri, J. Zermatten, G. Lansdown and R. Ruggiero (Eds.). Attributes of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: Analysis for State Compliance. Geneva, Switzerland: Springer Nature. (In preparation).

Chapters in books

Vaghri, Z., Flores, R., & Mojtabavi, S. (2020). Promoting healthy child development: A child rights perspective. In S. Hart, B. Nastasi, & S. Naser (Eds.), International handbook on child rights and school psychology (pp. 175-195). Springer Nature Switzerland.

Mercer, R., Hertzman, C., Molina, H., & Vaghri, Z. (2013). Promoting equity from the start through early child development and health in all policies (ECD-HiaP). In K. Leppo, E. Ollila, S. Pena, M. Wismar, & S. Cook (Eds.), Health in All Policies: Seizing Opportunities, Implementing Policies (pp. 105-124). Finland: Ministry of Social Affairs and Health.

Hertzman, C., Vaghri, Z., & Arkadas-Thibert, A. (2013). Monitoring progress toward fulfilling rights in early childhood under the Convention on the Rights of the Child to improve outcomes for children and families. In P. Rebello Britto, P.L. Engle, & C.M. Super (Eds.), Handbook of early childhood development research and its impact on global policy (pp. 371- 388). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Hertzman, C., Irwin, L. G., Siddiqi, A., Hertzman, E., & Vaghri, Z. (2012). Early childhood strategies for closing the socioeconomic gap in school outcomes (pp. 247-264). In J. Heymann & A.Cassola (Eds.), Lessons in educational equality: Successful approaches to intractable problems around the world. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Bonnefoy, J., Gilson, L., Hertzman, C., Kelly, M. P., Kjellstrom, T., Lapitan, J., … Vaghri, Z. (2011). The way forward: Acting on the evidence and filling in the knowledge gaps (pp. 294-312). In J.H. Lee & R. Sadana (Eds.), Improving equity in health by addressing social determinants.

Papers published in refereed conference proceedings

Vaghri, Z. (2018). CRAN 2018: Children on the Move,” in Proceedings of the 8th Annual Meeting of the Child Rights Academic Network (CRAN). Ottawa: Landon Pearson Centre for Children’s Rights, pp. 35-38.

Vaghri, Z. (2017). Response to ‘Shaking the Movers’ 2017 – Children and Climate Change: They contributed less to its cause but they will suffer more from it,” Landon Pearson Center.

Vaghri, Z. & Lancaster, P. (2016). Synopsis of Ziba Vaghri’s presentation at CRAN meetings 2016,” in Proceedings of the Child Rights Academic Network (CRAN). Ottawa: Landon Pearson Centre for Children’s Rights, pp. 25-26.

Vaghri, Z. (2014). Early Childhood Rights Indicators (ECRI): A rights-based approach to enhancing young children’s health and development (pp. 44-46). In The cost of inaction: For young children globally. Washington, DC: National Academy of Sciences.

Vaghri, Z. (2008). Total environment assessment module for ECD (p. 12). In The early child development forum: Exploring the contribution of public health early child home visiting, Saskatoon, CA: National Collaborating Centres for Aboriginal Health and Determinants of Health.

Other resources

Z. Vaghri et al. (2018). Piloting Early Childhood Rights Indicators in British Columbia: Protection against violence. Victoria, Canada.

Lifton, B. (2018). King of children: The life and death of Janusz Korczak (9th ed.). Portland, OR: Valentine Mitchell.

World Health Organization Commission on Social Determinants of Health. Closing the gap in a generation: Health equity through action on the social determinants of health. Final Report. 2008.