CRFH engages in research aimed at improving the lives of people in our communities. If you have any questions, or would like to learn more about the research projects listed below, please contact us.
- HealthEnSuite: Currently under development and in collaboration with the College of Family Physicians of Canada, HealthEnSuite brings together a suite of eHealth applications that can be prescribed by family doctors to their patients.
- Strongest Families Neurodevelopmental: Part of the SPOR ChildBright Network exploring whether emotional and behavioural regulation can be improved in children with brain-based disorders through parenting programs.
- DoNamic: The development and initial testing of a mobile optimized app for adolescents with mild to moderate depression.
- Tonsil-Text-To-Me: Development and testing of a text messaging service for improving perioperative care of tonsillectomy patients and their families.
Transitions in Care
Visit Dr. Janet Curran’s lab, Strengthening Transitions in Pediatric Care, for a list of current projects.
- Wireless Headache Intervention (WHI): Development and initial testing of a smartphone-based psychological treatment for adolescents and young adults with headache.
- Team in Access to Children’s Mental Health Services: A five phase program of research that is designed to change the way children’s mental health waiting lists are managed across Canada.
- Strong Starts Healthier Futures Together (SSHFT): Neonatal education & caregiving support: Development of a distance intervention for premature infants and their families.
- Strongest Families – Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD): Developing an Internet-based intervention program for parents/guardians of children with FASD between the agesof 4-12 years.
- Strongest Families – Anxiety: Developing a web-based program to assist parents in helping the anxious child: A public health approach for prevention and early intervention.
- Strongest Families Ontario (SFO): Delivering intervention for pediatric behaviour problems at a distance: A randomized trial
- Strongest Families Finland-Canada (SFFC): A cost-effective, family-based, prevention and treatment program of early childhood behaviour problems: A Finland-Canada collaboration.
- Anxious Youth in the Emergency Department (Breathe): Produce and test Breathe, a web-based treatment for youth with anxiety problems that they can access from home after an emergency department visit.
- Painful Procedures in the Emergency Department: Does a Formal Program of Distraction Techniques for Parents and Children Reduce Pain and Anxiety in Children?
- Pain in Infants at Risk for Neurological Impairment (PINI): Phase III in a Comprehensive Study of Pain in the Most Highly Vulnerable Newborns.
- Feeling Better: A controlled clinical trial of an internet-based, guided self-help program for students suffering from anxiety, depression and stress.
- Helping Teachers Deal with ADHD in the Classroom: A randomized controlled trial of a classroom-based distance intervention for teachers of elementary school-aged children with ADHD.
- Stroke Help: Turning SMART Goals into smart actions: Evaluating ‘Stroke Help’ distance interventions to improve cognitive performance post-stroke.
- Maritime Early Literacy Team (MELT): Evaluation of newborn family literacy programs in the maritime provinces.