Aline joined the Centre for Research on Children and Families in 2009 and is a research coordinator on the CIHR team in Parenting Matters! The Biopsychosocial Context of Parenting Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders (NDD) in Canada. She is currently working on two concurrent research projects, a systematic literature review and a multi-site, multi-method clinical study on parenting children with NDD.
Aline is beginning the third year of a doctoral degree at McGill University, School of Social Work. Her research and clinical interests lie in the experiences, challenges and realities of families, mothers and fathers of children and adolescents with chronic health conditions and disabilities. Aline's doctoral research focuses on the lived experiences of fathers of children with neurodevelopmental conditions and is funded by Fonds de recherche du Québec en société et culture (FRQSC) and the Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program (CCHCSP), a transdisciplinary training and mentorship program for future independent scientists in child health research. Through her work, Aline aims to redress gaps in knowledge about how fathers experience and negotiate their role in order to ultimately enhance and develop services and programs relevant to fathers of children with NDD.
Aline has been a member of the Ordre des travailleurs sociaux et des thérapeutes conjugaux et familiaux du Québec and a part-time clinical social worker within the Department of Social Services of the Montreal Children’s Hospital since 2009.
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