Publications

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.


Supporting Children — By Supporting Practitioners and Families During COVID-19 and Beyond

June 26, 2020

Schwartz C, Yung D, Barican J, Gray-Grant D, Waddell C. Supporting Children — By Supporting Practitioners and Families During COVID-19 and Beyond. Rapid Research Review on Effective Approaches for Reducing Childhood Anxiety. Vancouver, BC: Children’s Health Policy Centre, Simon Fraser University, 2020.

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Retaining participants in community-based health research: a case example on standardized planning and reporting

May 11, 2020

Catherine, N.L.A., Lever, R., Marcellus, L. et al. Retaining participants in community-based health research: a case example on standardized planning and reporting. Trials 21, 393 (2020).  Read More »


The British Columbia Healthy Connections Project: findings on socioeconomic disadvantage in early pregnancy

August 26, 2019

Nicole L. A. Catherine, Rosemary Lever, Debbie Sheehan, Yufei Zheng, Michael H. Boyle,
Lawrence McCandless, Amiram Gafni, Andrea Gonzalez, Susan M. Jack, Lil Tonmyr, Colleen Varcoe, Harriet L. MacMillan, Charlotte Waddell and For the British Columbia Healthy Connections Project Scientific Team. (2019, August). The British Columbia Healthy Connections Project: findings on socioeconomic disadvantage in early pregnancy. BMC Public Health.

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Six decades of preventing and treating childhood anxiety disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysis to inform policy and practice

July 17, 2019

Christine Schwartz, Jenny Lou Barican, Donna Yung, Yufei Zheng, Charlotte Waddell (2019, July). Six decades of preventing and treating childhood anxiety disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysis to inform policy and practice. Evidence-Based Mental Health.  Read More »


Preparing to Parent in British Columbia: A Profile of Participants in the BC Healthy Connections Project

October 25, 2018

Charlotte Waddell, Nicole Catherine, Harriet MacMillan, Rosemary Lever, Patricia Wallis, Debbie Sheehan, Michael Boyle, Amiram Gafni, Lawrence McCandless, Lil Tonmyr, Andrea Gonzalez, Susan Jack, Ron Barr, Colleen Varcoe and Lenora Marcellus for the BC Healthy Connections Project Scientific Team. Preparing to Parent in British Columbia: A Profile of Participants in the BC Healthy Connections Project. Vancouver, BC: Children’s Health Policy Centre, Simon Fraser University, 2018.

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