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The Institute's Mission

The Institute will research the underlying bio-psychosocial factors inherent in children, youth, adults, and family systems dealing with mental health issues, with a focus on developing appropriate innovative, best practice mental health prevention, early intervention and treatment interventions that can be empirically studied.

The Institute's Mission

The Institute encourages a fusion of ideas and knowledge between faculty from educational institutes such as Brock University, Niagara College, McMaster University through the Niagara Regional Campus of the Michael DeGroote School of Medicine, Niagara University and Penn State University, as well as staff from Pathstone and other Community Associates.

The Institute will engage in research both on its own initiative and by working with Associate members from other institutions. Community Associates will be able to collaborate with Associate and Research Associate members on research projects that are of joint interest.

The Institute, through its relationship with Pathstone Mental Health, will also provide a Training Centre for students specializing in a variety of human services, social work, psychology and counselling programs at the College and University levels. The Institute will engage in research both on its own initiative and by working with Associate members from other organizations. Community Associates will be able to collaborate with Associate and Research Associate members on research projects that are of joint interest.

Scientific Advisor

Dr. Sid Segalowitz, Professor at Brock University, is the Scientific Advisor for the Institute. Dr. Sid Segalowitz is also Director of the Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory at Brock University, Director of The Jack and Nora Walker Centre for Lifespan Development Research and Editor of the journal Brain and Cognition from 2002-2014.