COLLOQUIA - Tracy Vaillancourt


TRACY VAILLANCOURT | University of Ottawa

Title: The Impact of COVID-19 on Child and Youth Mental Health

Abstract: Research on the impact of COVID-19 on child and youth mental health suggests a deterioration on most mental health indicators, but not all, and for many children and youth, but not all. In this presentation, result discrepancies will be explained, and key evidence gaps will be highlight. Public health implications will also be addressed, along with best practice recommendations for a post-pandemic recovery in this area of health.

Bio: Dr. Tracy Vaillancourt is a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in School-Based Mental Health and Violence Prevention at the University of Ottawa where she is cross-appointed as a full professor in Counselling Psychology, Faculty of Education and the School of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences. Dr. Vaillancourt is also a member of the Brain and Mind Institute, Faculty of Medicine and the Centre for Health Law, Policy, and Ethics, Faculty of Law, uOttawa. She is the president of the International Society for Research on Aggression, a fellow and Chair of the COVID-19 Task Force for the Royal Society of Canada, the Chief Editor, Frontiers in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry –Child Mental Health and Interventions, and a Senior Fellow with the Centre for International Governance Innovation.

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