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.
Balancing Rigour and Relevance: Researchers’ Contributions to Children’s Mental Health Policy in Canada
Charlotte Waddell, Cody A. Shepherd, John N. Lavis, Jonathan Lomas, Julia Abelson, and Twylla Bird-Gayson. (2007). Balancing rigour and relevance: Researchers’ contributions to children’s mental health policy in Canada. Evidence & Policy, 3(2), 181–195.
Charlotte Waddell, Cody A. Shepherd, and Jayne Barker. (2007). Developing a research-policy partnership to improve children’s mental health in British Columbia. In James A. LeClair and Leslie T. Foster (Eds.), Contemporary issues in mental health: Concepts, policy and practice. Canadian Western Geographical Series, vol. 41 (pp. 183–198). Victoria, BC: Western Geographical Press.
Kimberly McEwan, Charlotte Waddell, and Jayne Barker. (2007). Bringing children’s mental health “out of the shadows.” Canadian Medical Association Journal, 176(4).
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.
Developmental disabilities are conditions affecting a range of social and cognitive functions, including communications, learning, and interpreting and responding to social cues.