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Evaluation of the Family Engagement in Research Course

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Calling all FER 2019/2020 Winter Grads!

Help us understand the long-term impacts of the FER course on graduate's knowledge, attitudes, self-confidence, and involvement in family engagement in research. 

If you are interested in participating in a survey and interview or focus group, please contact Alice Soper at fer@mcmaster.ca.

As a token of our appreciation, you will also receive a $20.00 gift card to Indigo, Amazon, or Starbucks! 

 

Presentations:

Ketelaar, M., Cross, A., van Meeteren, K., Thomson, D., Putterman, C,M Voorman, J., & Gorter, J.W. (May 22 – 25 2019). Building capacity in family engagement in research: how do we move from participation to meaningful partnership. European Academy of Childhood Disability Conference, Paris, France. (Presentation)

Cross, A., Thomson, D., Putterman, C., McCauley, D., Solomon, P., & Gorter, J.W. (December 10 - 11 2019). Building capacity for families as partners in research: A family engagement in research certificate program. Kids Brain Health Network Conference. Ottawa, Ontario (Poster)

Cross, A., Thomson, D., Putterman, C., Martens, R., Mardell, K., & Shannon, C. (December 8 2019). Family Engagement in Research Workshop. Kids Brain Health Network Conference. Ottawa, Ontario. (Invited Workshop)

Cross, A., Thomson, D., Putterman, C., McCauley, D., Solomon, P., & Gorter, J.W. (Feb 25-27 2020). Building capacity for families as partners in research: A family engagement in research certificate program. Israeli Meeting for Autism Research, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheva, Israel.  (Poster)

Cross, A., Thomson, D., & Putterman, C. (October 23 2020). A national training program: How are researchers and families partnering together to build capacity in family engagement in research? Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance (CADDRA) Research Day. (Invited Presentation)

Putterman, C., Thomson, D., Buchanan, F., Winkler, J., Martens, A., & Martens, R. (November 10 2020). Being a family research partner: What does this mean for families, research, and the larger childhood disability community? Luke’s Legacy Lecture. Kids Brain Health Network Virtual Conference. (Invited panel presentation)

 Cross, A. (June 17 2019). Building capacity in stakeholder engagement in research: How do we move from participation to meaningful partnership? McMaster University Developmental Pediatrics Academic Hour. 

Cross, A, Putterman, C., Gabison, S., & Skorska, M. (March 21 2019). The Family Engagement in Research Certificate Program. Kids Brain Health Network Board Meeting. 

Cross, A., Thomson, D., & Putterman, C. (April 17 2019). The Family Engagement in Research Certificate Program. Kids Brain Health Network Principal Investigator Meeting. 

Cross, A., Thomson, D., Putterman, C., Martens, R., Mardell, K., & Shannon, C. (December 11 2019). Family Engagement in Research Workshop. Kids Brain Health Network Conference. Ottawa, Ontario. (Invited Workshop)

Cross, A. (February 20 2020). Family Engagement in Research Certificate of Completion Program. CanChild Research Rounds. 

Cross, A. (November 20 2020). A national training program: How are researchers and families partnering together to build capacity in family engagement in research? McMaster University Department of Pediatrics Research Roundtable.

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Shannon C. & Mardell K. Family engagement in child health research needed. Kids Brain Health Annual Conference, December 10-11, 2019. Ottawa, ON. (Poster).

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Cross, A., Thomson, D., Putterman, C., McCauley, D., Solomon, P., & Gorter, J.W. (May 22 – 25 2019). Building capacity for families as partners in research: A family engagement in research certificate program. European Academy of Childhood Disability Conference, Paris, France. 

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Cross, A., Thomson, D., Putterman, C., McCauley, D., Solomon, P., & Gorter, J.W. (December 5 – 7 2018). Building capacity for families as partners in research: A family engagement in research certificate program. Child Bright Annual Meeting, Montreal, Quebec.

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Ketelaar, M., Cross, A., van Meeteren, K., Thomson, D., Putterman, C, Voorman, J., & Gorter, J.W. (May 22 – 25 2019). Building capacity in family engagement in research: how do we move from participation to meaningful partnership. European Academy of Childhood Disability Conference, Paris, France. (75-minute Instructional Course)


Longitudinal evaluation of the Family Engagement in Research Certificate of Completion Program

We are conducting a longitudinal evaluation of the Family Engagement in Research Certificate of Completion Program. We aim to gain a better understanding of the feasibility of the program, participants’ satisfaction and experience in the program, and the impact of the program on participants’ knowledge, attitudes, self-confidence, and involvement in family engagement in research.

To evaluate the Family Engagement in Research Certificate of Completion Program, we are using a mixed-methods before‐after follow‐up study design. The quantitative data collection involves surveys completed pre- and post- the 10-week certificate program and at 1-year and 2-year follow-ups. The qualitative data collection involves semi-structured interviews at post the 10-week certificate program and focus groups/interviews completed 1-year and 2-years post-intervention to explore longer term impacts.

For more information, please contact fer@mcmaster.ca