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Thriving Together: Assessing the Mental Health Needs of Newcomer Students and their Families

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To assess the mental health needs of newcomer children and families, including levels and types of common mental health concerns, mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, barriers and facilitators to receiving care, and sources of strength and resilience.


A community-based participatory study with newcomer students and parents/caregivers in Hamilton schools.


Findings will be used to inform a strategic framework for developing, implementing, and evaluating mental health promotion and prevention interventions for newcomer children and families.