My primary motivation for conducting research is to influence the type and quality of therapeutic services provided to individuals, primarily adolescents. Most of my work is foundational by identifying the characteristics associated with emotional and behavioural problems so that certain factors can be targeted for intervention. However, I have also been involved more directly in evaluating community-based services with youth.
I am currently involved with colleagues and various community partners across Atlantic Canada on a 5-year, CIHR-funded project to examine the access and barriers to youth mental health services within the region. We hope that findings from this project will directly benefit youth and families in the region and that our efforts will be used as a model for work elsewhere.
Borduin, C. M., Schaeffer, C., & Ronis, S. T. (2003). Multisystemic treatment of serious antisocial behavior in adolescents. In C. A. Essau (Ed.), Conduct and oppositional disorders in children and adolescents: Epidemiology, risk factors, and treatment (pp. 299-318). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum. View
Graef, D. M., Sawyer, A. M., Ronis, S. T., & Borduin, C. M. (2008, May). Family functioning and adolescent delinquency in the context of neighborhoods among juvenile offenders participating in Multisystemic Therapy. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
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