As a centre of excellence in children's mental health, Youthdale is committed to best practices, public education, and advocacy on behalf of children and families in Ontario.

Ongoing research has lead to continuous improvement in Youthdale’s clinical services, with current studies focusing on:

  • The biological, familial, and psycho-social factors that contribute to mental health problems in children
  • Effective strategies for treating children with complex emotional, behavioral, cognitive, and neurological difficulties

Our research team consists of child psychiatrists, child psychologists, social workers, registered nurses, and child and youth workers. All are experienced clinicians involved in the day-to-day treatment of children and families at Youthdale.

Our collaboration with leading researchers in the medical and university communities ensures the ethical and scientific integrity of all our studies.