This page contains our reports to government as well as information on the randomized controlled trial (RCT) we conducted on the Nurse-Family Partnership. 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.

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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Creating Comprehensive Children’s Mental Health Indicators for British Columbia

April 15, 2013

Charlotte Waddell, Cody Shepherd, Alice Chen, and Michael Boyle. (2013, April). Creating comprehensive children’s mental health indicators for British Columbia. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health.

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Home Visitation in the Prevention of Child Maltreatment: An Evidence-Based Overview

September 15, 2012

H. MacMillan and C. Waddell. (2012). Home visitation in the prevention of child maltreatment: An evidence-based overview. World Perspectives on Child Abuse, 10, 103–106.

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Knowledge Translation in Mental Health: From Epidemiology to Policy

May 1, 2010

Goering, P., Waddell, C. (2010). Knowledge translation in mental health: From epidemiology to policy. In Cairney, J., Streiner, D. (Editors), Mental disorder in Canada: An epidemiological perspective (pp. 431–447). Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press.

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