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Centre for Brain & Mental Health

Social Work Research Activities

Research in the Department of Social Work encompasses extensive examination of qualitative and quantitative research related to the psychosocial experiences of health and illness for children and families. 

Social workers lead, collaborate extensively with, and support, other disciplines, including child life, nursing, psychology, medicine, and surgery. The function of social work research is to advance evidence based knowledge to benefit patients, families, health-care professionals, SickKids and the profession. 

The purpose of this program is to advance the development of knowledge and theory to help inform policy, clinical practice, and education in social work. Research activities complement clinical practice and support best practices and evidence based practice. Some of the research studies include systematic studies and in depth explorations of coping, quality of life measurements, parents' experiences with children who are ill, the use of online social support, and children’s experiences of hospitalization.

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