Child & Family WISE lab

We work with two main populations: 1. Mothers who experience problematic substance use who are parenting young children (WISE Mothers). 2. Children and Adolescents with learning disabilities and mental health challenges and their families (LD WISE). Learn about our research by clicking the links below!

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Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up Parenting Intervention: Training for Addiction Counsellors and Pilot Implementation Funding Success! This fall members of our Healthy Mothers Health Families Research team won Ryerson’s Innovation Circle Discovery prize. We received $70,000 to train counsellors in maternal substance use treatment programs in a parenting intervention called Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up (ABC) and…

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Integra Mindfulness Martial Arts (R), commonly known as Integra MMA or MMA is a 20-week transdiagnostic group treatment for adolescents with learning disabilities (LD) and mental health problems (MH) developed by the Integra Program at the Child Development Institute. Adolescents with a broad range of mental health disorders (e.g., ADHD, anxiety, depression, oppositional defiant disorder) and…

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