Strongest Families Neurodevelopmental Program (Strongest Families ND)


Children with brain-based developmental disabilities often face emotional and behavioural difficulties. These challenges can negatively impact their quality of life and the quality of life of their families. Our Strongest FamiliesTM project explores whether emotional and behavioural regulation can be improved in children with neurodisabilities through parenting programs that include education, telephone support, parent-to-parent connections, and resource information.

Research theme:
BRIGHT Supports: Projects to integrate mental health into care

Age range: 
3–14 years

Start date:
October 2016

Principal Investigators: 
Patrick J. McGrath, IWK Health Centre and Nova Scotia Health Authority
Dr. Lucyna Lach, McGill University Health Centre


Karen Turner
Coordinator, IWK Health Centre
Toll-free: 1-877-341-8309 (ext. 1-1) | Email


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