Experiences from conception to age six have the most important influence of any time in the life

Affiliated Projects

Current CHILD Affiliated Projects

Determinants of disorganized attachment: Contributions of maternal stress and behaviour 

Conceptualizing and operationalizing compassion in paediatric healthcare

Supporting Somali and Syrian Refugee Adolescents


Completed CHILD Affiliated Projects

Advanced Neuroimaging of the Effects of Prenatal BPA Exposure on brain structure: A Translational Study

(more info to come)

EpiBrain: Epigenetic effects of B-vitamins on brain health throughout life: Scientific substantiation and translation of evidence for health-improvement strategies

(more info to come)

The Social Support Networks and Need for Social Support Among Adults with Chronic Pain who are Enrolled in Methadone Treatment

The goal of this study was to conduct qualitative research over a two year period to explore and describe needs for social support among adults with chronic pain who are enrolled in a methadone treatment (MT) program. (read more)

The Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of Strategies to Promote the Well-Being of Children and Youth with Allergies and/or Asthma

The AllerGen mission was to reduce the morbidity, mortality and socio-economic impact of allergic and related immune disease by undertaking and applying innovative, multidisciplinary research on the development, persistence, prevention and treatment of the allergic state. (read more).

Purple Crying Early Intervention Program

The period of Purple Crying program was a new prevention program produced by the National Centre on shaken Baby Syndrome. It approached prevention by helping parents and caregivers understand the features of crying in normal infants that are frustrating and can lead to shaking or abuse. (read more)

Canadian observatory on the justice system’s response to intimate partner violence

The Canadian observatory on the justice system’s response to intimate partner violence maximized the knowledge mobilization impact of the Alliance of Canadian Research Centres on Violence in communities. (read more)

Mobilizing intergenerational support during the transition to motherhood

The purpose of this research was to examine intergenerational social support mobilization during the transition to parenthood and its influence on health among parents and grandparents. (read more)

Raising and leveling the bar: A collaborative research initiative on children, learning, behavioural, and health outcomes

Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council's Initiative on the New Economy Collaborative Research Grant in 2003. This research was conducted by a team of scholars from across Canada.

Evaluating success: The Mother Earth’s Children’s Charter School longitudinal study

In the fall of 2002, researchers from the University of Alberta were invited to participate in a three year longitudinal evaluation of the effect of culturally compatible education, as understood and offered by Mother Earth’s Children’s Charter School (MECCS), on the mental and physical health of Aboriginal children. (read more)

Support intervention for low income women smokers

The purpose of this research was to (1) assess the support needs and support intervention preferences of low income women who engage in smoking behaviour; and (2) design and test the impact of a comprehensive support intervention that reflects the support needs of low-income women smokers, the individual and systemic factors influencing their smoking behaviour, and their preferred form of intervention. (read more)

MOMS Link - PPD Telephone Support

This study emerged from an ongoing program of research on PPD support needs and interventions for women and families affected by PPD, and a CIHR funded meeting of key stakeholders on screening and intervention for Postpartum depression (PPD) in the Maritimes. A collaboration between the CHILD Studies Program, New Brunswick Department of Health, and Sykes Telecare, the study aims to develop and test an integrated, telephone-based, peer support program for mothers with (PPD). (read more)

MELT - Maritime Early Literacy Team 

Researchers worked with the Read to Me (Nova Scotia), Born to Read (New Brunswick; Charlottetown, PEI), and Little Readers (Summerside, PEI) programs to study the impacts of these programs, which are designed to increase literacy by encouraging parents to read with their infants. (read more)