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ONTARIO PARENT SURVEY

Understand how families and children
have been affected by the lockdown
due to COVID-19.

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Promoting Healthy Families

Promoting Healthy Families aims to rigorously implement and evaluate the effectiveness of Triple P – Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) and Circle of Security Parenting Program (COSP), in promoting healthy family relationships, positive child outcomes and preventing child maltreatment.

Healthy Foundations
InHamilton

InHamilton is a proposed multi-phased, longitudinal, intergenerational cohort study which will serve as a data platform to enable multi-disciplinary teams to address a wide variety of research questions.

SafeCare
SafeCare

SafeCare® is a brief, evidence-based behavioural parenting program that focuses on building parenting skills

Three Hands
Healthy Foundations

An innovative birth cohort which will evaluate the impact of the NFP on biological outcomes of mothers and their infants.

Resources:

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Impact on brain, body and behaviour.

NEWS

Promoting Healthy Families Study Update

“The Promoting Healthy Families study has officially launched at four agencies across Ontario. Two summer 2021 updates can be downloaded here: pdf1, pdf2 Study Overview The Promoting Healthy Families Study aims to rigorously implement and evaluate the effectiveness of Triple P – Positive Parenting Program and Circle of Security Parenting Program (COSP), in promoting healthy […]

COVID-19 and Wellbeing
During Pregnancy Update

Study Overview Our goal is to understand how the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic affects psychological wellbeing and stress during and after pregnancy. Participants began Phase 1 when they were in their first, second, or third trimester of pregnancy. We continued following them during early postpartum(Phase 2) and the 6-month follow-up (Phase 3).

Resources for Families with Young Children

COVID-19 and Wellbeing During Pregnancy and Postpartum Study CONTENTS Parenting Resources and Support Virtual Activities for You and Your Baby Mental Health and Wellness COVID-19 Health

Ontario Parent Survey reveals troubling trends

HAMILTON, ON — McMaster University and Offord Centre for Child Studies researchers have released the results of a province-wide online survey, the Ontario Parent Survey. The purpose of study, which was conducted between May 5 and June 19, is to help understand what families with children are experiencing in the context of COVID-19, and what […]