This page contains our reports to government as well as information on the Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) we are conducting on the Nurse-Family Partnership. As well, it also includes academic publications we have written for peer-reviewed journals.
For reports, 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.
For peer-reviewed journals, each link provides the full abstract to the article and, from there, a link to the journal that published it. Some of the journals are accessible to all; others require a subscription. Please contact the Children’s Health Policy Centre if you would like more information about any of the articles.
In the second Child and Youth Mental Health Research Report, produced in April 2002, preliminary research evidence was summarized in the form of draft interdisciplinary practice parameters for five key children’s mental disorders: attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorder, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and schizophrenia.
Child and Youth Mental Health Research Reports: 1. Population Health and Clinical Service Considerations
To improve child and youth mental health outcomes in British Columbia, the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) has undertaken a comprehensive planning process.
Child Psychiatric Epidemiology and Canadian Public Policy-Making: The State of the Science and the Art of the Possible
Charlotte Waddell, David Offord, Cody A. Shepherd, Josephine M. Hua, and Kimberley McEwan (2002). Child psychiatric epidemiology and Canadian public policy-making: The state of the science and the art of the possible. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 47(9).
Charlotte Waddell, Jonathan Lomas, David Offord, and Mita Giacomini. (2001). Doing better with “bad kids”: Explaining the policy-research gap with conduct disorder in Canada. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, Vol. 20, No. 2, 2001
Charlotte Waddell. So much research evidence, so little dissemination and uptake: Mixing the useful with the pleasing. (2001). Evidence-Based Mental Health, 4(1).