UPDATE: CIHR Operating Grant: COVID-19 Mental Health & Substance Use Service Needs and Delivery

Our project “Reducing Risk and Promoting Health Among Vulnerable Teens and their Families in the Context of COVID-19: A Multisite National and International Implementation and Evaluation Study”, funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), is currently underway! Our main goals are as follows:

  1. Mitigate the negative impact that COVID-19 is having on the mental health of teens and their families nationally & internationally
  2. Evaluate the training, implementation, uptake, client fit, and mental health outcomes associated with eConnect Online
  3. Compare eConnect Online to in-person Connect at 5 sites (BC & Quebec; Sweden; Italy; Australia)
  4. Evaluate training and program outcomes at 2 pilot implementation sites in South Africa & Mexico
  5. Assess feasibility in countries with high rates of child and family poverty

See our infographic for more about our progress.