The LaMarsh Centre for Child and Youth Research is a collaborative group of faculty and students that supports community-engaged interdisciplinary research in health, education, relationships and development of infants, children, adolescents, emerging adults and families everywhere.
Our research programs are based on three common themes:
- Research on children and youth, defined as the first two decades of the life span. The problems of youth are of broad concern not only to the academic community but also to society at large.
- Factors and conditions that place youth at risk for maladaptive outcomes, both physical and psychological. Risk factors of interest include ecological, social, behavioral, and physical conditions that impede well-being. This focus includes applied research that investigates programs designed to prevent risky behavior, such as violence or HIV/AIDS risk.
- Programs that promote positive physical or mental health in youth. The scientific study of risk implies a complementary examination of factors which protect against risk and promote resiliency. LaMarsh faculty members are committed to research which promotes positive youth development.
•Fall Open House
•Jackman Scholars’ Learning Forum
•Fall research talk with Dr. Heather Prime research lab
Family stress during the pandemic: It’s impact on caregivers, families, and children
Heather Prime, Article summary was written with Alexandra Markwell
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 global pandemic, there have been unprecedented population-level disruptions to the daily lives of children and families worldwide.
Exciting news! 🍁 Drop by for the Fall 2023 Open House event. Feel free to share your ideas while grabbing a coffee!!☕🍪💡#YorkUniversity #yorku #lamarsh #FallOpenHouse2023 #ShareYourThoughts pic.twitter.com/16cdWWe5fB— LaMarsh Centre for Child & Youth Research (@LaMarshCentre) November 6, 2023
Congratulations to LaMarsh faculty member Debra Peplar for being elected to the Royal Society of Canada! This is one of the country’s highest honours in recognition of exceptional career achievements in the arts, social sciences and sciences. Read more: https://t.co/a7XZaRShDo pic.twitter.com/wYpu6Rg3Zz— LaMarsh Centre for Child & Youth Research (@LaMarshCentre) September 11, 2023
We are thrilled to announce the release of our Summer Newsletter! Discover the latest news as we update our community on the exceptional work that LaMarsh members have been doing over the summer☀️ Read the newsletter here: https://t.co/Rd7WkqpZ9R pic.twitter.com/Izv6ZHCX9o— LaMarsh Centre for Child & Youth Research (@LaMarshCentre) July 31, 2023