Preschool services provide many benefits for children, but many studies lack socioeconomic data to see whether these benefits are equal for all children. Continue reading Does preschool benefit everyone equally?
Antisocial behaviour can pass on from one generation to the next. New research shows the seeds may already be planted by the time a child enters school. Continue reading Parental criminality and early childhood aggression
The EDI is a key piece of a new government initiative to track and report on health inequalities. Continue reading EDI included in Health Inequalities Data Tool
Home visiting programs are one of the most widespread family interventions. However, not a lot is known about how effective they are scaled up to the population level in the real world. Continue reading Can the Families First Home Visiting Program reduce child maltreatment and improve child development?
Child mental health promotion usually focuses on reducing problems. But focusing on psychological strengths can potentially improve positive mental health as well. Continue reading What builds positive mental health?
Nova Scotia’s experience with the EDI began over ten years ago, with the Understanding the Early Years (UEY), the national initiative aimed at strengthening the capacity of communities to use quality local research to help them make decisions to enhance children’s lives. Continue reading History of the EDI in Nova Scotia
The EDI team is proud to release the Winter 2017 edition of our newsletter.
The feature this quarter is a new story about the EDI’s history in Nova Scotia.
This edition of the newsletter also features the results from CIHR’s video awards competition, recent EDI reports and publications, and a spotlight on the mental health of Manitoba’s children.
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The early years are important for laying the foundation for the future. Unfortunately, a chronic illness during these years may impact the skill development needed for future success. Continue reading The lasting effects of early chronic illness
The EDI and the Early Years video was announced as a runner-up for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research 2016 IHDCYH Talks Video Competition. Continue reading EDI video runner-up for CIHR award