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Training Families and Researchers to Build Better Research Together

FER 2018 parent graduate Kirsti Mardell with her family. Kirsti Mardell never thought she would have a role to play in health research. But her whole perspective changed when her son was diagnosed with autism in 2012. Her journey began as a participant in an early detection and sibling research study. Mardell subsequently [...]

April 18th, 2019|News|
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FASD Through a Variety of Lenses – Dr. James Reynolds

Our newly appointed Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. James Reynolds, will speak with the Hastings and Prince Edward County FASD Care Giver Support Group on April 18 to share his research on the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on the developing brain. During the workshop, he will also explore the resulting cognitive, behavioural and socio-emotional deficits that may occur [...]

April 8th, 2019|News|
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Announcing Dr. James Reynolds’ Appointment as Chief Scientific Officer

The Board of Directors of Kids Brain Health is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. James Reynolds as Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) of the Network. Dr. Reynolds, a Professor of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, and Associate Dean in the School of Graduate Studies at Queen’s University, has been serving as KBHN’s interim CSO since [...]

April 5th, 2019|News|
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Celebrating World Autism Awareness Day: Social ABCs and Early Intervention

In an increasingly globalized world, unique approaches to early intervention for autism are becoming possible through enhanced collaboration across national borders. In honour of World Autism Awareness Day 2019, Kids Brain Health is celebrating our Social ABCs research project, a parent-delivered program guided by a trained parent coach. Targeting children three and under showing early [...]

April 2nd, 2019|News|
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Hand in Hand: Changing At-Risk Kids’ Trajectories by Supporting Early Development

Sadie started life as a child at risk. Exposed to alcohol and drugs before birth, she also experienced domestic violence and neglect as an infant in her Toronto home. Taken into care and placed with a foster family at 21 months, Sadie (not her real name) was screened for developmental delays. Concerns were identified in [...]

March 26th, 2019|News|
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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|