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.

Bringing Children’s Mental Health “Out of the Shadows”

January 11, 2007

Kimberly McEwan, Charlotte Waddell, and Jayne Barker. (2007). Bringing children’s mental health “out of the shadows.” Canadian Medical Association Journal, 176(4).

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Preventing and Treating Childhood Sexual Abuse

December 11, 2006

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.

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Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities in Children

October 11, 2006

Developmental disabilities are conditions affecting a range of social and cognitive functions, including communications, learning, and interpreting and responding to social cues.

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Implementing Evidence-Based Practice in Children’s Mental Health

December 11, 2005

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.”

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Preventing and Treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Children and Youth

November 11, 2005

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.

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