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ONTARIO PARENT SURVEY 2

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

McMaster Institute for Research on Aging – Intergenerational Study (MIRA-iGeN)

The McMaster Institute for Research on Aging – Intergenerational Study (MIRA-iGeN) has officially launched in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area (GTHA). The study aims to create an intergenerational cohort that includes grandparents, their children, and their grandchildren to investigate how family networks and intergenerational relationships impact health and aging, and to examine how biological, […]

Promoting Healthy Families

With COVID-19 not yet in our rear-view mirror, there has never been a more poignant time to look at strengthening families. The Promoting Healthy Families Study aims to implement and evaluate the effectiveness of Triple P – Positive Parenting Program and Circle of Security Parenting Program (COSP), in promoting healthy family relationships, and encouraging positive […]

The 2014 Ontario Child Health Study (OCHS)

Project summary: The research team recently published a manuscript in the journal of Child Abuse & Neglect, using data collected from the 2014 Ontario Child Health Study (OCHS). The 2014 OCHS is a province-wide study of child and youth health. The current paper includes data from almost 3,000 youth (age 14-17) and their parents. The […]

Parenting Under Pressure (PuP) program

The Promoting Healthy Families: Pregnancy to Early Years study has officially launched at five agencies located in Ontario and Quebec. The Pregnancy to Early Years study aims to implement and assess the feasibility and acceptability of the Parenting Under Pressure (PuP) program. The PuP program seeks to improve family functioning and child outcomes by supporting […]

Ontario Parent Survey 2

Project Summary: Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Ontario Families with Children: Findings from the Third Wave The purpose of the present report is to summarize findings from our second Ontario Parent Survey, conducted from May 4, 2021 to July 3, 2021, exactly one year after the first survey. This second survey was completed during […]

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

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