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New Research from KBHN Improves Options for Identifying FASD in Children and Youth

Diagnosing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is not a simple task. There is no blood test to determine whether a child has the disorder; instead, a battery of tests and a clinical evaluation are typically required, steps that can take the equivalent of an entire day for a professional to complete. But early and accurate [...]

March 5th, 2019|News|
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Acquire Practical Tips for Achieving Research Impact: Webinar

Join us January 31 as our KT Manager, Dr. Anneliese Poetz, and KBHN Trainee Stephanie Glegg, a knowledge broker based at Sunny Hill Health Centre in Vancouver, present a skill-building webinar aimed at Kids Brain Health trainees, but useful for budding and experienced researchers and KT professionals alike. Last summer, Stephanie expanded her knowledge brokering [...]

January 17th, 2019|Event, News|
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An Animated Short Conveys the Heart of Caregiving

A lot goes into caregiving. Above all it takes love, patience, and compassion. The Stories for Caregivers Initiative has created a new animated video drawing from themes in "The Unexpected Journey of Caring", a book co-authored by KBHN Board Member Donna Thomson and Dr. Zachary White. "It's very relevant to the lived experience of families [...]

January 16th, 2019|News|
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Parenting and Disability – an English as an Additional Language Class in BC

The Pacific Immigrant Resources Society is hosting a free class to support parents raising children, or caring for adults with a disability. Parenting and Disability runs from Jan 17 through March 7, 2019, on Thursdays from 12:15-2:15 p.m.  at the Burnaby Neighbourhood House. To register, call 604.298.5888 or email Valerie at vlai(AT)pirs.bc.ca. PIRS' facilitators will [...]

December 10th, 2018|Event, News|
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Announcement Concerning the Future of the NCE Program

Dear KBHN Community, The federal government announced today that the Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) program will be phased out over the next three years. For thirty years, the Networks funded under the NCE program have focused research, training and partner resources on some of Canada’s most critical social, health and economic challenges. The [...]

December 8th, 2018|News|
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Former Board Chair Appointed Medical Advisor of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

Dr. Sheila Laredo, immediate past chair of KBHN's Board of Directors has been selected by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) as the College’s first Chief Medical Advisor, following an extensive search. Dr. Laredo is an MD and specializes in endocrinology and metabolism. She is a healthcare leader and is recognized for [...]

December 7th, 2018|News|
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New KBHN Online KT Course on Udemy: Advancing Research Impact

Join David Phipps, KBHN's KT lead, and Executive Director, Research and Innovation Services, for an in-depth immersion in the  Co-Produced Pathway to Impact (CPPI) Framework for Planning and Evaluation of Research, KT, and Commercialization. Advancing Research Impact is a brand new addition to Udemy's suite of research methods courses, developed by KBHN KT Manager Anneliese [...]

December 5th, 2018|News|

Working to Understand and Ease the Stress of Transitions

Kids Brain Health projects study and strive to support transitions from toddler years through young adulthood and beyond, because families tell us the system is failing to maximize the potential of people with neurodisabilities. In honour of the International Day for Persons with Disabilities, we highlight our researchers' work in social determinants of health, and [...]

December 3rd, 2018|News|
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Understanding Families’ Experiences: Why a Diagnosis Doesn’t Tell the Whole Story

In the early 2000s, Sharon McCarry was a globe-trotting Fortune-500 marketing director working ten to 12 hours a day. When her second child, Colm, started showing developmental delays during his first year, it was the beginning of “a life that was different, in every single aspect,” she says. McCarry, who lives in Montreal, left behind [...]

November 6th, 2018|News|
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The Clocks are About to Change: Just the Right Time for a Sleep Show on Facebook Live

Shifting the clock back and forth in the fall and spring can cause havoc in households with young children. But sleep issues for up to 90% of of families raising children with neurodisabilities go far beyond disruption for a week or so. Perennial early waking, and trouble getting to, or staying asleep are all signs [...]

November 2nd, 2018|News|