Project Related Publications

Poster Presentations

McGill's Global Health Night (2020)

Development and Cultural Adaptation of a Mental Health Toolkit for Indigenous Youth - Tristan Supino

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Building a Community of Practice through Online Knowledge Translation: Lessons from the Listening to One Another to Grow Strong (LTOA) Program- Leah Birch

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Network for Aboriginal Mental Health Research (2019)

Implementation Research in Indigenous Contexts: Creating Culturally Safe Spaces – Michaela Field, Tristan Supino, Mia Messer, Nicole D’souza, Michelle Kehoe, & Laurence J. Kirmayer and LTOA Team Members, McGill University

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Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture (2019) 

Members of the LTOA team travelled to Toronto, ON to take part in the SSPC's annual conference and presented the following posters: 

Culturally-safe space and empowerment: Reflections in adapting and implementing the Listening to One Another to Grow Strong Program in Nlaka'Pamux First Nation - Mia Messer, Erin Aleck, Ina Dunstan Nicole D’souza, Dominique Geoffroy, & Laurence J. Kirmayer, McGill University

Engaging Indigenous organizations in the training and implementation of a mental health promotion program with frontline workers - Michaela Field, Celina Blackhawk, Preston Copenace, Karen Taylor, Michelle Kehoe, Nicole D’souza, Dominique Geoffroy, & Laurence J. Kirmayer, McGill University 

Working in Partnership with Indigenous Communities to Adapt a Mental Health Wellness Program (LTOA) to School-Settings: Preliminary findings from a pilot study with Anishinaabe of Treaty #3 - Tristan Supino, Stefanie Bryant, Michelle Kehoe, Nicole D’souza, Dominique Geoffroy, & Laurence J.  Kirmayer,  McGill University & Kenora Chiefs Advisory 

You can learn more about our experience at this conference by reading our blog post.

 

Pictured from left to right: Tristan Supino, Laurence J. Kirmayer, Nicole D'souza, Michaela Field and Erin Aleck

Network for Aboriginal Mental Health Research (2018)

Strengthening family services in First Nations communities: ​Development of a training model for implementation of a family program with frontline workers - Michaela Field, Celina Blackhawk, Preston Copenace, Karen Taylor, Michelle Kehoe, Nicole D’souza, Dominique Geoffroy, & Laurence J. Kirmayer, McGill University

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Culturally-safe space and empowerment: Reflections in adapting and implementing the Listening to One Another to Grow Strong Program in Nlaka'Pamux First Nation - Mia Messer, Erin Aleck, Ina Dunstan Nicole D’souza, Dominique Geoffroy, & Laurence J. Kirmayer, McGill University

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Adaptation of the Listening to One Another School-Based Program: Findings, challenges, and opportunities from a pilot program with Anishinaabe of Treaty #3 - Tristan Supino, Stefanie Bryant, Michelle Kehoe, Nicole D’souza, Dominique Geoffroy, & Laurence J.  Kirmayer,  McGill University & Kenora Chiefs Advisory

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Publications

Kirmayer, L.K., Oda Sheiner, E., Geoffroy, D., (2016). Mental Health Promotion for Indigenous Youth. In Hodes, M. and Gau, S. eds., Positive Mental Health, Fighting Stigma and Promoting Resiliency for Children and Adolescents. Published by Elsevier. 

Boksa, P., Joober, R. & Kirmayer, L.J. (2015). [Editorial] Mental wellness in Canada’s Aboriginal communities: Striving towards reconciliation. Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, 40(6): 263-365.

Kirmayer, L.J. (2015). [Editorial] The health and well-being of Indigenous youth. Acta Paediatrica, 104(1): 2-4.

Kirmayer, L. J., Sehdev, M., & Isaac, C. (2009). Community resilience: Models, metaphors and measures. International Journal of Indigenous Health, 5(1), 62.

Wexler, L., Chandler, M., Gone, J., Cwik, M., Kirmayer, L.J., LaFromboise, T., Brockie, T., O’Keefe, V., Walkup, J. & Allan, J. (2015). Advancing suicide prevention research with rural American Indian and Alaska Native populations. American Journal of Public Health, 105(5): 891-899

Crawford, D. (2016). Sustainable community based prevention work: An example from collaboration with our Indigenous partners. In Dombrowski, K. and Gocchi Carrasco, K. eds., Reducing Health Disparities: Research Updates from the Field

Walls, M. L., & Whitbeck, L. B. (2011). Distress among Indigenous North Americans generalized and culturally relevant stressors. Society and mental Health, 1(2), 124-136.

Whitbeck, L. B. (2006). Some guiding assumptions and a theoretical model for developing culturally specific preventions with Native American people.Journal of Community Psychology, 34(2), 183-192.

 

Presentations

“Culture and community resilience: A social-ecological perspectives,” institute of Health and Social Policy, McGill, January 23, 2015.

 “Cultural safety in mental health services for Indigenous peoples,” Wabano Healing Centre, Ottawa, February 19, 2015.

 “Understanding suicide among Indigenous peoples: From social determinants to prevention,” Brain and Mind Research Institute, Mental Health Policy Unit, University of Sydney, Australia March 13, 2015.

 “The well-being of Northern Indigenous peoples: An overview,” Circumpolar Wellness Conference, Arctic Council, Iqaluit, March 25, 2015.

 “Culture and context in global mental health,” Global is Local: Advancing Community Mental Health Globally, McGill University, April 14, 2015.

Kirmayer, L.J. “Suicide Prevention with Indigenous Peoples” (Chair), International Association for Suicide Prevention, Montreal, June 17, 2015.

Moderator, “Mobilizing youth for resilience and healing,” Reducing the Incidence of Suicide in Indigenous Groups (RISING SUN), Anchorage, Alaska, September 19, 2015.

 “Co-constructing knowledge in global mental health,” & “Interdisciplinarity in Global Mental Health Research,” (Talk to the Expert), 22nd Canadian Conference on Global Health, Montreal, November 5, 2015.

Kirmayer, L.J. Global Mental Health, American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Denver, November 22, 2015.

 

Results from the original evidenced-based program: Strengthening Family Program (SFP)

Johnson-Motoyama, M., Brook, J., Yan, Y., & McDonald, T. P. (2013). Cost analysis of the strengthening families program in reducing time to family reunification among substance-affected families. Children and Youth Services Review, 35(2), 244-252.

Bröning, S., Kumpfer, K., Kruse, K., Sack, P. M., Schaunig-Busch, I., Ruths, S., ... & Thomasius, R. (2012). Selective prevention programs for children from substance-affected families: a comprehensive systematic review. Substance abuse treatment, prevention, and policy, 7(1), 1.

Gomila, M. A., Orte, C., & Ballester, L. (2012). Le Programme de compétences familiales en Espagne: l’efficacité de l’approche familiale dans les programmes de prévention des dépendances à la drogue et l’alcool chez l’enfant. Drogues, santé et société, 11(2), 18-39.

Kumpfer, K. L., Alvarado, R., Smith, P., & Bellamy, N. (2002). Cultural sensitivity and adaptation in family-based prevention interventions. Prevention Science, 3(3), 241-246.

 

Indigenous perspectives on research collaboration and knowledge creation

Walker, R. D., & Bigelow, D. A. (2011). A constructive Indian country response to the evidence-based program mandate. Journal of psychoactive drugs, 43(4), 276-281.

 

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