Video Introduction

Affiliated with

Offord Centre for Child Studies

McMaster University - Health Sciences

McMaster Children's Hospital

The Centre of Knowledge on Healthy Child Development gives you access to important and up-to-date information that is based on the best scientific research currently available. It's designed to help you sort through all the conflicting information about what promotes, and what hinders, healthy child development so you can make better choices that will result in better outcomes for children.

The Centre of Knowledge on Healthy Child Development gives readers access to important and up-to-date information that is based on the best scientific research currently available.  It’s designed to sift through all the conflicting information about what promotes, and what hinders, healthy child development so better choices that will result in better outcomes for children can be made by parents and professionals.

The Centre of Knowledge on Healthy Child Development  was designed to focus on certain disorders, behaviour problems, and life circumstances that can have a significant impact on children’s health and well-being.

So, there is information on

  • anger, aggression and bullying, conduct disorder and oppositional defiant disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety and depression., eating disorders, and substance abuse.
  • the role that parenting plays in fostering the healthy development of children, and what it means to grow up in a lone parent or low-income family or an environment of abuse or neglect.
  • how to distinguish mental health problems from normal development.
  • the impact of problems left untreated, such as poor school performance, juvenile delinquency, substance abuse, and poor peer relationships in adolescence.

There are also book, DVD, and video listings about these problems shown at the end of each section.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 February 2009 17:48
 

Special Thanks To

The Provincial Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health

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