News Category: Research


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A Systematic Review on the Relationship between the Neighbourhood Built Environment and Time Spent in Outdoor Play

A recent study examined the relationship between attributes of the neighbourhood built environment and the time BC children and adolescents (0–18 years) spend in self-directed outdoor play. They found moderate evidence that lower traffic volumes, yard access, and increased neighbourhood greenness were positively associated with time spent in outdoor play for MORE


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West Coast LEAF’s New ‘Pathways in a Forest’ Report

This week, West Coast Leaf released Pathways in a Forest: Indigenous guidance on prevention-based child welfare. The report highlights efforts by Indigenous families, communities, and Nations to revitalize Indigenous approaches to child welfare, develop comprehensive community-based supports, and fight for self-determination. It centres the voices of 64 caregivers who share their MORE


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Research to Practice Network: Mental Health Literacy and Community Social Service Practice

The Research to Practice Network is a collection of academics and researchers working in collaborative partnership with The Federation of Community Social Services of BC to provide practitioners with insight into emerging research in the field of child and family practice. They recently released an article by Patty Ranahan from Concordia University to discuss MORE


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Study on Association between Moving Home/School Frequently and the Early Childhood Formal Educational Achievement

A recent UK study researched the association between moving home and moving school frequently and the early childhood formal educational achievement. The study found that children who moved home frequently were more likely not to achieve in formal assessments compared with children not moving. Therefore, the report recommends that children experiencing MORE


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Working Together to Improve the Mental Health of Indigenous Children: A Systematic Review

Compelling global evidence indicates that making a positive difference to children’s mental health requires community-driven systems-level integration to address the determinants of mental health. A recent review analyses the available literature that underpins intersectoral service integration processes and tools designed to improve mental healthcare for Indigenous children. The review found that MORE


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Policy Researchers Find Investments in Children’s Health Pay for Themselves

Nathaniel Hendren & Ben Sprung-Keyser released their research on historical policy changes in the US over the past half century, including social insurance, education and job training, taxes and cash transfers, and in-kind transfers. Not only did the research find that direct investments in the health and education of low-income children yield MORE


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Report Card on Homelessness for Nelson BC

 This week the Nelson Committee on Homelessness released its 11th Annual Report Card on Homelessness. The report found that vacancy rates from purpose-built rent-controlled units in buildings of more than 3 units remain at effectively 0% for the fifth year in a row. The report ends with recommendations including: the development of MORE