Canadian Child Welfare Research Portal (CWRP)

The Canadian Child Welfare Research Portal (CWRP) provides access to up-to-date research on Canadian child welfare programs and policies. The Portal is a partnership supported by the McGill Centre for Research on Children and Families (CRCF), the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at University of Toronto and the Alberta Centre for Child, Family and Community Research.

Originally developed through the Centre of Excellence for Child Welfare (CECW), the Portal continues to maintain links with the Child Welfare League of Canada (CWLC), the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society, the Groupe de recherche et d'action sur la victimisation des enfants (GRAVE-ARDEC), and other groups and organizations that collaborated with the CECW.

The Portal is designed to provide child welfare professionals, researchers, and the general public with a single point of access to Canadian child welfare research, i.e. research on abused and neglected children and on the programs and policies developed to support and protect these children and to support their families. The Portal includes a searchable data base of Canadian research publications, a data base of Canadian researchers, and information and statistics about provincial, territorial, aboriginal and national child welfare policies, legislation and programs.

Website: cwrp.ca
Contact: Rachael Lefebvre

The Centre for the Study of Resilience (CRS)

The Vision of the Centre is to be known as a knowledge generation platform of merit that makes a meaningful contribution to generating knowledge on Global South resilience.

Read their newsletter: Issue 3, 2017

Website: www.up.ac.za/centre-of-the-study-of-resilience
Contact: Prof Liesel Ebersöhn

#CIHRTeamSV: Boys' and Men's Health

Our CIHR Team group has been looking to fill in the gaps in literature on youth health, looking into collegiate health and resilience, sexual minority youth, high school youth, child welfare-involved youth, street-involved youth with projects developing with youth who contact national helplines and youth who receive services in child and youth advocacy centres. We are focusing on intervention innovations in targeting adolescent dating violence, trauma symptomatology, and relationship/interpersonal resilience.

For Grant information, see: https://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/49638.html#a8
For Project information, see: https://www.researchgate.net/project/Understanding...
For Presentations, see: https://www.slideshare.net/search/slideshow...

Contact: Christine Wekerle, Associate Professor, Pediatrics, McMaster University

McGill Centre for Research on Children and Families

The McGill Centre for Research on Children and Families (CRCF) is home to cutting-edge research on effective programs and policies for children and their families.

Website: mcgill.ca/crcf
Contact: Dr. Delphine Collin-Vézina

The Partnership for Male Youth

The mission of the Partnership for Male Youth is to identify and advance the unique and unmet health related needs of adolescent and young adult (AYA) males, or those between 11 and 27.

Many other organizations address adolescent health issues for both males and females or are focused on females. What makes the work of the Partnership distinct from and of added value to these efforts is the fact that its single focus is the health related needs of AYA males that are both unique to their sex and unmet. The Partnership is the only national organization that has this as its sole focus.

Website: partnershipformaleyouth.org
Contact: Dennis Barbour

Regional Alcohol and Drug Abuse Resources Center (RADAR)
Ben Gurion University, Israel
Spitzer Department of Social Work 

The Regional Alcohol and Drug Abuse Resources (RADAR) Center, Spitzer Department of Social Work, Ben Gurion University promotes education, training and research contributing to informed policy and prevention/treatment program decision-making.  The Center targets the needs of youth, young adults, women, immigrants, the elderly and others throughout the region including people in rural and remote areas.

Website: in.bgu.ac.il/en/radar
Contact: Richard Isralowitz, Ph.D.

Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre (SARAVYC)

The Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre (SARAVYC) aims to understand the influences of stigma and discrimination on health disparities of marginalized youth, including sexually exploited, street-involved, and LGBTQ2S (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Queer and Questioning, and Two Spirit) youth. We use mixed-methods approaches to explore how stigma and trauma lead to mental health issues, problem coping strategies such as substance use, and barriers to health care; as well as, how protective factors (e.g., supportive relationships) can buffer the distress and trauma. In collaboration with youth and their communities, we develop interventions to improve health outcomes and equity for marginalized youth.

Since 2006, SARAVYC has been dedicated to identifying evidence-based strategies to reduce stigma and improve resilience among marginalized youth populations, and share those results with the public. We collaborate with health professionals, policy-makers, educators, service providers, and youth to produce evidence-based research that influences policy, practice, and health.

Website: saravyc.ubc.ca
Contact: Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc

Violence Prevention, Resilience, and Justice
Research Centre for Advances in Behavioural Science
Coventry University, Coventry, UK

Our strength lies in our growing reputation as a violence prevention hub; we have capability to tap a critical mass of experience and expertise through our established Violence and Interpersonal Aggression network that extends into the wider community and reaches the many charities, policy-makers, and practitioners working locally and nationally to prevent violence and its adverse effects on society. Our membership is open to anyone who has a research or practice-based interest in combating interpersonal violence, and we particularly welcome non-academic members. Please email via.hls@coventry.ac.uk for information.

Website: coventry.ac.uk
Contact: Dr. Sarah Brown

Wisdom to Action (W2A)

Wisdom2Action (W2A) is a national knowledge mobilization (KMb) initiative funded by the Government of Canada through the Network of Centres of Excellence Knowledge Mobilization Initiative (NCE-KM). They support researchers, community based organizations, educators, policy makers, and others working to improve the mental health and wellbeing of vulnerable children and youth.

Knowledge Mobilization and Evaluation Toolkit

Website: wisdom2action.org
Contact: Lisa Lachance, Executive Director