The Child and Youth Psychiatry Division is a hub for research and community partnerships focused on improving the lives of children, youth and families affected by mental illness. Beyond the pursuit of leading-edge research, the division serves as a resource for professionals, organizations and government bodies from a local to international level. In addition, the division provides research training opportunities for residents, graduate students and other trainees in medicine and allied health professions.
The broad areas of research conducted in the division are:
• Biological bases of behaviour and health
• Psychosocial bases of behaviour and health
• Developmental trajectories and predicting outcomes
• Assessment tools and processes
• Innovative intervention research
• Knowledge translation and exchange and systems-level research
The Division is also home to several centres dedicated to specific aspects of child and youth: The Cundill Centre for Child and Youth Depression, and the McCain Centre for Child, Youth & Family Mental Health, which is focused on driving research, partnerships and youth engagement to influence mental health policy and practice. The Slaight Family Centre for Youth in Transition serves youth with severe mental illness.
Visit our Programs & Services Directory for information on Child and Youth Services.