The Anxiety Epidemic Among Children and Adolescents During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Review, Conceptualization, and Recommendations for Prevention and Intervention This article summarizes contemporary evidence indicating how the COVID-19 pandemic has escalated the already high prevalence of anxiety among children and adolescents. This paper also illustrates the need for an explanatory approach and how the interactional […]
Article of the month from Dr. Jessica Fraser-Thomas and Rebecca Bassett-Gunter (November 2021 selection)
Exploring parents’, coaches’, and children’s experiences and perceived outcomes in preschooler sport Over the past two decades there has been a tremendous increase in availability and uptake of organized sport programming for preschool aged children – but research supporting the benefits of this form of physical activity for this age group has been lacking. In […]
LaMarsh Member Dr. Rebecca Pillai Riddell one of the two York professors appointed Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Fellows
Two York professors appointed Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Fellows "Professors Steven Hoffman and Rebecca Pillai Riddell are among 74 new Fellows elected to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Election to fellowship in the academy is considered one of the highest honours for individuals in the Canadian health sciences community. It carries with it […]
Childhood unintentional injury: The impact of family income, education level, occupation status, and other measures of socioeconomic status. A systematic review "Unintentional injuries represent a substantial public health burden among children and adolescents, and previous evidence suggests that there are disparities in injury by socioeconomic status (SES). This paper reports on a systematic review of […]
LaMarsh member Professor Jennifer Connolly describes the impact of extended periods of distance learning on youth mental health and development
Think you’ve been working remotely too long? These students haven’t been to class since 2019 "Rachel Perzan has tried to imagine a high-school experience without panic attacks, strained interpersonal connections, and monotonous days spent at home, but it’s all she’s ever known. The Hammarskjold High School student, who finished Grade 11 in June, has been […]
LaMarsh Member Lyndsay Hayhurst appointed as York Research Chair in Sport, Gender and Development and Digital Participatory Research.
York University announces 14 York Research Chair appointments "Fourteen researchers across the University will join the York Research Chairs (YRC) program, York University’s internal counterpart to the national Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program, which recognizes outstanding researchers. Four of these appointments are renewals. These YRCs belong to the eighth cohort of researchers to be appointed […]
Professor Nazilla Khanlou Interview by CityNews: Canadians grieve after successive national tragedies.
Canadians grieve after successive national tragedies "A heartbreaking few weeks has some Canadians feeling taxed beyond their limits at a time when their mental health was already on the ropes. How can Canadians find the mental strength to persevere after successive national tragedies? Xiaoli Li reports ..." Watch the interview
Sarah Flicker among the Four York professors receive awards from Government of Canada’s New Frontiers in Research Fund.
Four York professors receive awards from Government of Canada's New Frontiers in Research Fund "Four York University researchers have received research awards from the Government of Canada’s New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF)-Exploration stream. Professors Cristina Delgado Vintimilla (Faculty of Education), Sarah Flicker (Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change), Matthew Perras (Lassonde School of Engineering) and Dayna Scott (Osgoode Hall Law School) are […]
Professor Nazilla Khanlou Interview: Supporting the mental health of racialized women at risk of gender-based violence. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR): COVID-19 and Mental Health Initiative.
Dr. Nazilla Khanlou: Supporting the mental health of racialized women at risk of gender-based violence "As the Women’s Health Research Chair in Mental Health for the Faculty of Health at York University, Dr. Nazilla Khanlou says gender-based violence didn’t start with the pandemic, but the pandemic has made it worse. ..." See full article
Professor Yvonne Bohr interview: CBC As it Happens, How a fantasy video game aims to help youth in Nunavut with their mental health.
How a fantasy video game aims to help youth in Nunavut with their mental health "Youth across Nunavut can play the game online and restore power to the universe on Dec 4. When Chelsea Singoorie was growing up in Pond Inlet, Nunavut, she found that talking about mental health was highly stigmatized. Now, she's opening […]