Has your child had a concussion?

Has your child ever had a concussion? We want to hear from you!   Has your child ever had a concussion? We want to talk to you and your child about your experiences. Your story will help us understand how health professionals & researchers can support families affected by concussions. Interviews will be 30-60 minutes, and all information gathered will be kept confidential and private. Participants will receive a $25 Chapters giftcard. Please contact us or email echokt@ualberta.ca for more information about participating in this study! Continue reading →

Parents Needed for COVID-19 Study

Has your child tested positive for COVID-19? We want to understand parent experiences and information needs!   We are interviewing Canadian parents of children who tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Our goal is to understand parent experiences and information needs. Interviews will be 30-60 minutes, and all information gathered will be kept confidential and private. Participants will receive a $25 Superstore giftcard. Please contact us or email echokt@ualberta.ca for more information about participating in this study. This study is being conducted at Continue reading →

Specially Commended – 2019 IHDCYH Talks Video Competition

The CIHR Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health (IHDCYH) is dedicated to developmental, physical and mental well-being throughout the life cycle from a population perspective. Their annual video competition, called IHDCYH Talks, is intended to improve knowledge translation of research within IHDCYH’s strategic research priorities, and help demonstrate the impact that evidence can and does have on maternal, reproductive, child and youth health in Canada.   We are thrilled to announce that our video on bronchiolitis was awarded a Special Commendation Prize in Continue reading →

Videos, ebooks help parents decide when children need to go to ER

Featured in the University of Alberta Folio, Drs. Shannon Scott and Lisa Hartling talk about their research programs and the health resources we have developed. The best way to inform parents of the latest evidence on the diagnosis and treatment of childhood illnesses is to tell them a story, according to the researchers behind an innovative program at the University of Alberta. “In Canada, one in five kids who go to the emergency room department don’t need to be there and could be treated elsewhere,” Continue reading →

From Clinical Trials to Picture Books: The Creative Challenge of Translating Research 

Featured in the University of Alberta Quad, our Stakeholder Engagement and Research Coordinator Michelle Chan writes about our research. If you have, or have ever taken care of, a young child, you might have experienced an unsettling panic when they start to exhibit symptoms of being unwell. Is that cough normal? Is it a cold? Is it croup? And what do you do about it? Instead of scrolling through websites with complex and confusing information, you could instead look through a simple and engaging infographic Continue reading →

Interested in our tool development process?

When it comes to developing our parent tools, we make sure to involve families in the process from start to finish.  This image gives you a snapshot into what our research process looks like for each of the knowledge translation (KT) tools we develop for families and caregivers. These tools/health resources provide information based on the latest research about the symptoms of common childhood conditions, how to manage them at home, and when to seek care. If you are interested in getting involved in our Continue reading →

Specially Commended – 2018 IHDCYH Talks Video Competition

The CIHR Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health (IHDCYH) is dedicated to developmental, physical and mental well-being throughout the life cycle from a population perspective. Their annual video competition, called IHDCYH Talks, is intended to improve knowledge translation of research within IHDCYH’s mandate and help demonstrate the impact that evidence can and does have on maternal, reproductive, child and youth health in Canada.   We are thrilled to announce that our video on ear infections in children was awarded a Special Commendation supported Continue reading →

What to do when your child has croup

  Croup is a common respiratory illness caused by a viral infection. Croup can cause swelling of the upper airways, including the windpipe (trachea), voice box (larynx) and vocal cords. This swelling can lead to a hoarse voice, barky cough and sometimes difficulty breathing. Infections are common in babies and children up to 2 years of age because their airways are smaller, but older children can also get group. Croup is especially common in the fall and winter months, but children can get infected  any time Continue reading →

When to go to the hospital with childhood vomiting and diarrhea

Gastroenteritis is an infection of the bowel (intestines) caused by a virus or bacteria that can cause diarrhea and vomiting. It is common in infants and children, and can cause the loss of important fluids and minerals (dehydration). Find out about Salima and Ali’s experiences with gastroenteritis through this interactive story book. Throughout the book you can find information on the signs, symptoms, treatment and management of gastroenteritis and what to do if you are a parent or family dealing with gastroenteritis. This eBook was created by Continue reading →