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.
Charlotte Waddell, John N. Lavis, Julia Abelson, Jonathan Lomas, Cody A. Shepherd, Twylla Bird-Gayson, Mita Giacomini, and David R. (Dan) Offord. (2005). Research use in children’s mental health policy in Canada: Maintaining vigilance amid ambiguity. Social Science & Medicine, 61(8).
Charlotte Waddell, Kimberley McEwan, Cody A. Shepherd, David. R. Offord, and Josephine M. Hua. (2005). A public health strategy to improve the mental health of Canadian children. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 50(4).
The Mental Health and Well-Being of Aboriginal Children and Youth: Guidance for New Approaches and Services
The Sal’i’shan Institute has produced two reports on the mental health of First Nations children in partnership with the Children’s Health Policy Centre.
Depression is relatively common, affecting over 35,000 children in BC. Children with depression feel sadness or irritability, lose pleasure in normal activities, and experience other symptoms that cause significant distress and impairment at home, at school or in the community.
Psychosis is a serious public health issue that can lead to severe long-term disability. A new paradigm has emerged in the past decade that aims to decrease the pain and risks associated with psychosis and optimize the chances of a successful recovery.