Mental Health

Posted on August 2, 2018

“The research has shown that the earlier we can intervene, particularly with evidence-based interventions, the better outcomes we see later on. The early years of childhood lay a foundation for future academic, social, emotional, and behavioural success. If we can teach children the skills they need in their formative years, they can carry these skills with them through their elementary years and beyond. On the other hand, if we ignore a problem a child is having, that problem can grow over time and become difficult to remediate.” – Danielle Rannazzisi, PhD [1]

Toronto 5-year Old Waiting 10 Months for Care (Children’s Mental Health Ontario, 2018)

How Family Separation Can Affect Kids’ Brains (NY Post, June 2018)

‘I’m in Crisis’ – Services Lacking for Teens with Serious Mental Health Issues (Windsor Star, May 2018)

Judge Darcy Urges Educators to Address ‘Very Big Gap’ in Youth Mental Health (The Star, May 2018)

New Mental Health and Addiction Plan to Address Service Gaps (Manitoba Post, May 2018)

Experiences and Perceptions of Indigenous Patients Connecting with Indigenous Elders in an Inner City Primary Care Partnership for Mental Health and Wellbeing (CMAJ, May 2018)

All Foster Carers Need Mental Health Training (Huffington Post, May 2018)

Why Early Intervention is so Important for Children’s Mental Health Issues (Health Line, May 2018)

Anishinaabe Police Officer Walking Across Canada for Indigenous Youth Mental Health (CBC News, May 2018)

Wait Times for Youth Mental-Health Services in Saskatchewan ‘Shameful’ (CJME, April 2018)

Province Developing Youth Suicide Prevention Plan (Calgary Herald, April 2018)

Losing Children to Foster Care Endangers Mothers’ Lives (National Post, March 2018)

[1] Leah Campbell, “Why Early Intervention Is So Important for Children’s Mental Health Issues” May 1, 2018

A Neurocomputational Investigation of Reinforcement-Based Decision Making as a Candidate Latent Vulnerability Mechanism in Maltreated Children (Cambridge University, December 2017)

Nadine Burke Harris: How Does Trauma Affect a Child’s DNA? (National Public Radio, August 2017)

Youth Mental Health in the Unaccompanied Refugee Minors Program: Findings from a Descriptive Study (May 13, 2021)

The asylum-process, bicultural identity, and depression among unaccompanied young refugees (December 8, 2020)

Mental Health of Refugee Children and Youth: Epidemiology, Interventions, and Future Directions (January 7, 2020)

The mental health and wellbeing of Unaccompanied Refugee Minors (URMs) (September 12, 2019)

Mental Health Outcomes of Unaccompanied Refugee Minors: A Rapid Review of Recent Research (July 1, 2021)

Youth Mental Health in the Unaccompanied Refugee Minors Program: Findings from a Descriptive Study (May 13, 2021)

Foster care during the COVID-19 pandemic: A qualitative analysis of caregiver and professional experiences (February 2022)

Challenges and Strategies in Foster Care (May 15, 2020)

Understanding Mental Illness in Foster Care (October 5, 2021)

Advocates want governments to better support youth leaving foster care amid pandemic (March 10, 2021)

‘Time to Take Action:’ Children Advocates Call for National Youth Suicide Strategy (September 2019)

Failure to Track Risk is a Fatal Flaw in Child Protection (September 17, 2019)

Child Advocates Call for a National Youth Prevention Strategy (September 17, 2019)

Stress is Hurting Kids Heath. California’s New Surgeon General has a Plan to Help (Quartz, February 2019)

As Mental Illness Rate Rise, Georgia Parents Struggle to Find Resources for Their Kids (The Telegraph, January 2019)

5 Therapy Apps that Could Change the Mental Health Game for Foster Youth (Chronicle of Social Change, January 2019)

Shortage of Mental Health Care in Georgia is Called a Crisis (U.S. News, January 2019)

Foster Care System Needs Resources for Addicts Children (The Herald-Dispatch, January 2019)

To Get Mental Health Help for a Child, Desperate Parents Relinquish Custody (National Public Radio, January 2019)

Toxic Stress

Manitoba to Look at the Connection Between Youth Incarceration and Child Welfare (CTV News, February 2019)

Study Will Probe Link Between CFS and Jailed Youth (Winnipeg Free Press, February 2019)

Program Gives Youths Close Look at Criminal Justice System (The Chronicle Journal, January 2019)

Suicide Deaths Among Incarcerated Youth (Eurek Alert, January 2019)

The Link Between Incarcerated Youth and Suicide (Health Europa, January 2019)

Teens’ Odds for Suicide May Triple While in Jail: Study (Health Day, January 2019)

‘Toxic Stress’ on Children can Harm Their Lifelong Learning, Mental and Physical Health (USA Today, October 2018)

12 Youths Who Died in Ontario Child Welfare Lacked Mental Health Support, Coroner’s Report Finds (CBC News, September 2018)