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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

3 in 5 middle-aged and older Canadians had ‘traumatic’ childhood experiences: report

3 in 5 middle-aged and older Canadians had ‘traumatic’ childhood experiences: report | CBC NewsMcMaster University researchers estimate that around three in every five Canadian adults aged 45 to 85 have been exposed to “adverse childhood experiences,” including abuse, neglect, intimate partner violence or other household adversity. The study said that cases of these harmful experiences were […]

COVID-19 and Wellbeing During Pregnancy

Our goal is to understand how the coronavirus (COVID-19)pandemic affects psychological well being and stress during andafter pregnancy. The knowledge gained from this research willinform support services for families during this challenging time.We will follow participants during each trimester of pregnancyand 6 weeks postpartum. Participants began Phase 1 of the studywhen they were in their […]

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 […]

COVID-19 and Wellbeing During Pregnancy Study

The goal of this research is to understand how the Coronavirus pandemic affects psychological well being and stress during and after pregnancy.

Examining the effects of household chaos on child executive functions: A meta-analysis

Household chaos describes a home environment characterized by disorganization (e.g. clutter, crowding, ambient noise) and instability (e.g. lack of routines, frequent moves, changes in caregivers)