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With the past few years bringing unprecedented hardship to all families, especially those with young and school-aged children, there has never been a greater need to provide support. The Offord Centre for Child Studies at McMaster University has partnered with four mental health agencies across Ontario to launch a parenting and family support study called Promoting Healthy Families. The overall goal is to take a closer look at two parenting programs (Triple P and Circle of Security) and to understand if, and how, families can benefit from these programs.
Both the Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) and Circle of Security Parenting Program (COSP) offer a structured way for parents and caregivers to develop practical skills to help decrease challenging behaviours and emotions in young children and help family relationships. By taking part in this study, parents and caregivers may find that they feel more positive about themselves and their caregiving skills, while providing valuable information on how we help other families in the future.
Our research team is committed to ensuring our programs are accessible to all families, with additional care to reach families who may face traditional barriers to services such as limited access to technology and wi-fi services. To ensure equal opportunity, our study will provide:
Our study is actively looking for families with children aged 2-6 years to enroll in this study.
York University Masters Student is looking for Adult Caribbean Immigrant women in Ontario to participate in a study on their time use. Do you have the chronic feeling of having too many things to do and not enough time? (Time Poverty)
Who Do We Need?
Contact for more information:
*DATES AND TIMES FLEXIBLE FOR INTERVIEWS
*$25 GIFT CARDS WILL BE PROVIDED FOR PARTICIPATION
Recruitment for this study will continue throughout the Fall and we could use your support with sharing our back-to-school campaign:
With September just around the corner, it is time to start to get your child ready for back to school! Poor sleep can negatively impact attention, behaviour, and learning. So, working on improving your child’s sleep will help prepare them for going back to school!
To see if the Better Nights, Better Days for Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders program is a good fit for you and your child visit: www.ndd.betternightsbetterdays.ca
Thank you for helping us get the word out about the study! Have questions? Reach out to us at [email protected].
A study by the University of Waterloo: School of Optometry & Vision Science
This study has been reviewed and received ethics clearance through a University of Waterloo Research Ethics Committee
PARTICIPANTS NEEDED: Have you ever wondered how infants’ vision can be measured when they can’t read letters? We are developing a new method of assessing detail vision in infants aged 18-47 months
TIME COMMITMENT: Your child’s participation would involve 1 session, which takes approximately 20- 30 minutes with an optional second visit later.
HONORARIUM: In appreciation you will receive $20, plus the cost of parking or public transportation if needed.
CONTACT: For more information, please contact Supriya Aryal at the University of Waterloo: 519-888-4567 ext. 36760 or [email protected]