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2022-2023 Research Projects 

The pandemic and the resulting lockdowns and upheaval have had a serious impact on the mental health of children and youth. 

The after-effects of this unprecedented event are countless, and include anxiety, isolation, depression, eating disorders and adjustment problems. 

With its 2022 campaign, Child and Youth Mental Health Research, the Pediatric Research Foundation was able to support four key prevention research projects at the four major pediatric research centres in Quebec.  

Horyzons-Canada: An online social therapy platform to support the mental health and well-being of youth accessing outpatient services in Quebec. 

Assessment of cannabis use among Canadian adolescents after legalization. 

Protocole SécUrgencePed: Adaptation and validation of an assessment and support protocol for young people at risk of suicide who present to pediatric emergency departments in Quebec. 

Fathers mental health and that of their children: a longitudinal study beginning in the prenatal period.

2021-2022 Research Projects 

The early years of this decade marked by the global pandemic will certainly go down in history.  

Children and youth will undoubtedly have sad memories of extended lockdowns, isolation and a lack of social life. 

How has this tragic page of our recent history affected the mental health of young people? 

Several teams of researchers have been studying this issue. Here are the research projects funded for 2021-2022. 

The how and why of problematic eating attitudes and behaviour in children 

Research focus: Adolescent mental health  

Impact of the pandemic on the mental health of youth living with an attention deficit disorder, with or without hyperactivity (ADHD) – COMPASS QUÉBEC 

Research focus: Adolescent mental health/ADHD 

Mindfulness and philosophy of mindfulness, and their impacts on the mental health of primary school age children during the COVID-19 pandemic

Research focus: Mother-child mental health 

Research on a virtual therapeutic approach to eating disorders during the pandemic and thereafter 

Research focus: Adolescent mental health/anorexia, bulimia and other restrictive eating disorders 

2020-2021 Research Projects 

The 2020-2021 campaign entitled Help Advance Pediatric Research on COVID-19 raised $110,000. 

Research on the COVID-19 virus begins. The health of children and families is an ongoing priority.  

While there is still much we don’t know about the virus, your generosity has come at the right time to help advance research. 

Here are the research projects funded for 2020-2021. 

Perinatal consequences of COVID-19: Impact on the health of mothers and newborns

The COVID-19 family cohort: Understanding childrens different responses to the virus

Impacts of COVID-19-related measures on perinatal health and services

Testing for urinary biomarkers of congenital cytomegalovirus in newborns

The how and why of problematic eating attitudes and behaviour in children