SF Neuro

2017-18 Report to Community Now Available

The CHILD-BRIGHT Network Report to Community for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018 is now available. 

A special thank you to our financial partners for their ongoing contributions and commitment, and to all the patients, families, committee members, and CHILD-BRIGHT supporters who guide us in our work.

Our Report to Community is also available in French

Meet 2017 Summer Studentship Recipient: Chelsea Yeo

CHILD-BRIGHT is proud to offer opportunities to help involve future generations of researchers, health professionals and leaders in patient-oriented work in Canada. Meet Chelsea Yeo, one of our 2017 Summer Studentship recipients, and read her reflections on her time at CHILD-BRIGHT.

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Name: Chelsea Yeo
Studying: BSc (Psychology), St. Francis Xavier University
Focus of internship:
CHILD-BRIGHT Strongest Families Neurodevelopmental project

"The opportunity I had to work on the Strongest Families Neurodevelopmental CHILD-BRIGHT research project opened my eyes to patient-oriented research and what it involves. I learned from collaborating with parent advisors, synthesizing their thoughts and ideas, and learned about the program's themes. Not only did this studentship give me the opportunity to experience a different type of research process, it helped me to see its value.

Everyone has a story that makes their experiences, ideas and thoughts unique.

As a young career-minded individual, I believe that working on the SF Neurodevelopmental project reinforced my pre-existing beliefs concerning the value of others’ experiences and will help me in my career going forward. Everyone has a story that makes their experiences, ideas and thoughts unique. This speaks to the importance of being open and able to listen.

Hearing the stories and speaking with parents about obstacles they’ve overcome allowed the intervention to be more specific to the needs of children with disabilities and their families. Specifically, there were many things that these parents experience that can’t be found in a book that made their advice invaluable to our project.

Going forward I will apply this lesson to my career path but also to life in general."

Meet 2017 Summer Studentship Recipient: Shannon Morrison

CHILD-BRIGHT is proud to offer opportunities to help involve future generations of researchers, health professionals and leaders in patient-oriented work in Canada.  Meet Shannon Morrison, one of our 2017 Summer Studentship recipients, and read her reflections on her time at CHILD-BRIGHT.

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Name: Shannon Morrison
Studying: Master's (Social Work), McGill University
Focus of internship:
CHILD-BRIGHT Strongest Families Neurodevelopmental Project

"This summer I had the opportunity to not only learn about patient-oriented research through the CHILD-BRIGHT Student Fellowship but to also experience how this type of research is done through my involvement with CHILD-BRIGHT’s Strongest Families Neurodevelopmental Team.

I feel that I cannot proceed with future projects without thinking about who I should be talking to from the community.

The value of hearing feedback from families and patients who are able provide comments on the direction, goals, and methods of a project that are grounded in their lived experience has been undeniable. This experience will affect any future research endeavors.

I feel that I cannot proceed with future projects without thinking about who I should be talking to from the community where the research will be based and how to incorporate their thoughts and ideas into the project so that it can create outcomes that are meaningful and useful for their community. "