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Offord Centre members part of gender-based violence research initiative


December 5, 2018

 

On Monday December 3, 2018 Federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor and Minister of Seniors Filomena Tassi came to McMaster to personally delivered the news that researchers from the Offord Centre for Child Studies will lead a $3.4 million study over the next five years, working to evaluate positive parenting initiatives in a drive to help end gender-based violence.

The McMaster study will evaluate the effectiveness of the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program, which is a public health intervention developed in the 1980s to reduce behavioural and emotional problems in children and improve parenting practices by increasing parents’ knowledge, skills and confidence. The research also includes an evaluation of the related Baby Triple P Program. Its principal investigator is Andrea Gonzalez, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioural neurosciences, and a core member of the Offord Centre.

To learn more about the announcement, click here.  To learn more about the Government of Canada’s initiatives to end gender-based violence, click here.

Pictured at the grant announcement above are (left to right), Dr. Nick Kates – head of the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioural Neurosciences, and Offord Centre members Dr. Terry Bennett, Dr. Ellen Lipman, Dr. Harriet MacMillan, Dr. Andrea Gonzalez, Dr. Eric Duku, Dr. Melissa Kimber, Dr. Kathy Georgiades, and Dr. Susan Jack. 

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