Lauren Campbell - 2016 to 2017
York University

"Children’s Negative Affect Regulation and Early Mental Health: The Roles of Parent Sensitivity and Children’s Coping"

The total cost of mental health problems on the Canadian economy is significant, at a current estimate of $50 billion per year. Nine to 14% of children experience mental health difficulties. Moreover, children with mental heath difficulties are more likely to become adults with mental health difficulties. Given this information, it is important to understand what aspects in early childhood might contribute to having mental health difficulties in the future. It is also important to understand what aspects in early childhood might protect children from developing such difficulties.