Gina has been a member of the Centre for Research on Children and Families since June 2009 and is currently working as a research coordinator for the two Montreal study sites (Montreal Children’s Hospital and Hôpital Sainte-Justine) involved in the Pan-Canadian study entitled Outcome Trajectories in Children with Epilepsy. Gina is also involved in the policy related project stemming from the larger CIHR Team in PARENTING MATTERS! study and is involved in exploring provincial and territorial policies that affect children with neurodevelopmental disorders and their families. Gina received her Bachelor of Social Work at McGill University in 2009 and has been pursuing her Master’s degree in social work part-time since the fall 2010. Her thesis (anticipated completion December 2013) will compare the income support, case management and respite needs expressed by parents of children with neurodevelopmental disorders with the currently available federal and provincial support services. It will also highlight parents’ experience as they navigate access to support services. Gina has 19 years of clinical experience as a special care counselor where her main areas of interest have been the social/professional reintegration of young adults who have experienced a stroke as well as the issues faced by their caregivers.
Centre for Research on Children and Families
McGill University, School of Social Work
3506 University St., Suite 106
Email: gina [dot] glidden [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca