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Dr. Evelyn Vingilis and an interdisciplinary research team receive a new CIHR grant

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Dr. Evelyn Vingilis and an interdisciplinary research team have received a new grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)[Partnerships for Health Improvement] for their project: Connecting youth in custody with mental health services.

This multi-centre, interdisciplinary research team from Western, University of Toronto, Child and Parent Resource Institute (CPRI) and Centre for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH) together with the lead decision-maker partner, Ministry of Child and Youth Services, and other partners, the Ministry of Health and Long term Care and Justice Canada's Youth Justice and Strategic Initiatives Division, will introduce and evaluate a new screening protocol to improve the assessment of mental and substance use problems and care planning among youth admitted to secure custody facilities in Ontario in order to achieve better access to mental health services for these vulnerable youth than is currently available.