Dr. Cindy Blackstock to visit SFU as 2013 Mowafaghian Visiting Scholar

January 4, 2013


The Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada and an Associate Professor at the University of Alberta, Dr. Cindy Blackstock (right) will be the third annual Mowafaghian Visiting Scholar, speaking at the Wosk Centre for Dialogue on Wednesday, May 8.

Her topic: Mosquito advocacy: Effective strategies for tackling structural risks affecting First Nations children.

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Autism study findings being prepared for publication…

October 17, 2012

In a qualitative study we examined the sometimes-contentious arena of policy-making for children with autism. We explored the perspectives of policy-makers, researchers and parents of children with autism to learn how programs and services for these and other vulnerable children may be improved.

We completed interviews with people from all three groups, across the country, and presented our findings at the May 2012 International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) held in Toronto. Research participants will be sent a report and given the chance to provide feedback.

Findings are now being prepared for publication.


Project on indicators for monitoring BC children’s mental health is complete

September 6, 2012

Our project on the indicators for monitoring BC children’s mental health in the population is now complete. This project explored how we may use existing public data to develop indicators for monitoring Children’s mental health outcomes in British Columbia. Our findings are now being shared with policy-makers. As well, a paper has been accepted for peer-reviewed publication and a link will be published on this website as soon as it is available.

BC government announces Nurse-Family Partnership plan

June 8, 2011

British Columbia will become the first province in Canada to implement and evaluate the landmark Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) program, BC Health Minister Michael de Jong announced on June 7, 2011. The Children’s Health Policy Centre will lead a scientific evaluation of the program in partnership with the BC Ministry of Health, the BC Ministry of Children and Family Development, and the Offord Centre for Child Studies at McMaster University.

This 4-minute video explains the program.