WCHRI Engaging social actors in health research Lunch and Learn: “A more stable place: Collaborating to develop supportive housing for young families”

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Welcome to a newly developed WCHRI Lunch and Learn theme for the year with sessions related to community and patient engagement. The series has been named: Engaging social actors in health research. This WCHRI Lunch and Learn workshop series will introduce to our members a number of research projects that have effectively engaged different social actors (patients, community organizations, community members, clinicians, decision/policy makers) as active partners in research. 

The workshops in this series are interactive, with two primary aims: 1) to discuss the process of working together with different social actors in health research and 2) to present the outcomes of such a research approach.

Join us for our first session. Together, the Terra Centre, Brentwood Community Development Group, and the Community-University Partnership (CUP) have partnered to collaboratively develop and evaluate a supportive housing program for teen families.

Presented by:

  • Alex Carlson, who has been living in Brentwood since September 2016 with her five year old son, Caleb. 
  • Bethan Kingsley, postdoctoral fellow in the Community-University Partnership (CUP) for the Study of Children, Youth and Families in the Faculty of Extension.
  • Gary Benthem is the manager of Housing Support Services at the Terra Centre for Teen Parents.
  • Melissa Tremblay is currently completing her fourth year as a doctoral student in the school and clinical child psychology program at the University of Alberta.

Date: March 9
Time: noon – 1 p.m.
Location: ECHA 1-498

Pizza lunch provided. Please register by March 7.

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