Archived Reports

At the request of the government of British Columbia, we prepared reviews and syntheses of the best available research evidence on the prevention and treatment of children’s mental disorders. Each link provides a report summary and further links to short and full reports. For more recent research evidence about preventing and treating child mental health problems, please see our Quarterly publication, which tackles a different issue with each edition.


Improving Children’s Mental Health: Six highly effective psychosocial interventions

June 1, 2015

This research report was prepared in May 2015 at the request of the BC Ministry of Children and Family Development. It aims to inform policymaking by providing a review of highly effective Children’s mental health psychosocial prevention and treatment interventions — based on randomized-controlled trial evidence of benefits in young people as well as policy feasibility. Read More »


Child and Youth Mental Disorders: Prevalence and Evidence-Based Interventions

June 17, 2014

Child and Youth Mental Disorders: Prevalence and Evidence-Based Interventions is a report that was prepared for the BC Ministry of Children and Family Development. It provides the latest research evidence on the prevalence of mental disorders in children and youth along with estimates of the number affected in BC and Canada. It also presents the latest research evidence on effective prevention and treatment interventions and makes recommendations for new public investments needed to improve child and youth mental health.

Charlotte Waddell, the lead author of the report and the Director of the Children’s Health Policy Centre, presented this evidence to BC’s Legislative Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth on June 11, 2014.

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Treating Concurrent Substance Use and Mental Disorders in Children and Youth

November 11, 2007

Summary:
Substance use disorders (SUDs) are conditions involving a maladaptive pattern of substance use leading to adverse consequences. Children and youth with SUDs also frequently display mental disorders.

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Preventing Substance Use Disorders in Children and Youth

October 11, 2007

Summary:
Substance use disorders (SUDs) are conditions involving a maladaptive pattern of substance use leading to adverse consequences.
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Preventing and Treating Childhood Sexual Abuse

December 11, 2006

Summary:
Children who have been sexually abused constitute a heterogeneous group with diverse experiences and outcomes. Experiences of childhood sexual abuse are associated with as many as 60 different negative outcomes best addressed by preventing abuse.

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