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.
Developmental disabilities are conditions affecting a range of social and cognitive functions, including communications, learning, and interpreting and responding to social cues.
Research evidence in children’s mental health is constantly evolving, as in many fields. The ongoing process of communicating and using the research evidence has been termed “evidence-based practice.”
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a disruptive and persistent mental disorder affecting as many as 2,000 children in BC. This report outlines the best currently available research evidence on treating childhood obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Eating disorders affect approximately 1,000 children in BC and are characterized by distortions in the perception of body shape and weight, coupled with severe disturbances in eating behaviours.
Suicide is a serious public health issue. It continues to be the second leading cause of death among BC youth aged 15 to 24 years.