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Below please find stakeholder projects and reports of relevance to the independent residential care sector.  Please email info@oarty.net should you be aware of other research of value to our members and the sector as a whole.

Child Trends’ Research Brief - The Developing Brain – Implications for Youth Programs - 2015

This brief from Child Trends highlights the presentation of a leading neuroscientist about the impact of early experiences on the brain, and opportunities to mitigate damage throughout the lifespan.
www.childtrends.org/?publications=the-developing-brain-implications-for-youth-programs
 

Continuity of Care Study in Children's Mental Health - Data Collection Completed in 2012

This study was conducted at Western Univeristy, and looked continuity of care in children's mental health from the perspective of families.  For details please see the below link.
http://www.continuitystudy.uwo.ca 

 

 

 

Developmental Services: Results from the Survey of People Receiving Residential Supports - November 2011

From November 2010 to January 2011 the Ministry of Community and Social Services, Policy Research & Analysis Branch, surveyed individuals receiving MCSS residential supports from developmental service providers.  The survey results were compiled and released in November of 2011 and can be accessed via the document below.

Developmental Services: Results from the Survey of People Receiving Residential Supports (pdf)

 

Personalized Service Delivery for Young People and Families: A Sythesis Review - June 2010

This literature review was conducted by Dr. Carol Stuart, Ph.D and Dr. Kiaras Gharabaghi, Ph.D.  The publication looks at current approaches to personalized service delivery, and was published by the School of Child and Youth Care at Ryerson University in June 2010.

Personalized Service Delivery for Young People and Families: A Synthesis Review - Carol Stuart, Ph.D. and Kiaras Gharabaghi, Ph.D., Ryerson University(pdf)

 

Private Service, Public Rights: The Private Children's Residential Group Care Sector in Ontario, Canada - July 2009

This research article was written by Dr. Kiaras Gharabaghi, Ph.D., of the School  of Child and Youth Care at Ryerson University.  Released in July 2009, the article explores the core themes and issues of private residential service delivery for children and youth in Ontario, with a specific focus on staffed group care within this sector.

Private Service, Public Rights - Kiaras Gharabaghi, Ph.D., Ryerson University (pdf)