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.
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental disorders in children. Over 64,000 children in BC are affected. These disorders are characterized by excessive worry that interferes with healthy development and that causes distress and impairment at home, at school and in the community.
Conduct disorder (or severe antisocial behaviour) affects over 40,000 children in BC. This systematic review outlines the best currently available approaches for children with conduct disorder.
How Important Is Permanency Planning for Children? Considerations for Pediatricians involved in Child Protection
Charlotte Waddell, Harriet MacMillan, and Anna Marie Pietrantonio. (2004). How important is permanency planning for children? Considerations for pediatricians involved in child protection. Journal of Developmental and Behavioural Pediatrics, 25(4).
Child and Youth Mental Health Research Reports: 3. Prevalence of Mental Disorders in Children and Youth
The third Child and Youth Mental Health Research Report, prepared in October 2002, provides an update on the prevalence of mental disorders in children and youth, including new findings from recent epidemiological surveys.
In the second Child and Youth Mental Health Research Report, produced in April 2002, preliminary research evidence was summarized in the form of draft interdisciplinary practice parameters for five key children’s mental disorders: attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorder, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and schizophrenia.