Congratulations to Principal Investigator Dr. Terry Bennett for being awarded the RBC – Brain Canada Research Partnership in Mental Health Services for Children & Youuth MIRI Grant!  The RBC – Brain Canada Research Partnership supports one multi-investigator three-year research project focused on improved delivery of mental health services through the identification and validation of innovative interventions and practices that are cost-effective, and delivered at the right place and time to support affected individuals and their families.

The project, “Making the Race Fair for Young Children at Risk: A Targeted Prevention Approach to Reducing Child Emotional and Behaviour Problems” will pilot and evaluated the effects of the Family Check-Up on biological and behavioural indices of child and family mental health, well-being and development.  This will involve a coalition of McMaster Children’s Hospital, Offord Centre for Child Studies and Hamilton community agencies, and the first Canadian demonstration project of the Family Check-Up.  Numerous Offord Centre members are co-investigators on this project, including Dr. Eric Duku, Dr. Stelios Georgiades, Dr. Ellen Lipman, Dr. Andrea Gonzalez, Dr. Michael Boyle, Dr. Magdalena Janus, and Dr. Kathy Georgiades.

For more information, see the Brain Canada Foundation Annual Report – the “Making the Race Fair” project is listed on page 18.

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