The Garry Hurvitz Centre for Community Mental Health at SickKids (GH-CCMH) has been chosen to participate in a clinical research initiative called CARIBOU-2 (Care for Adolescents who Receive Information ‘Bout Outcomes). CARIBOU-2 explores a flexible, integrated care pathway for adolescents experiencing depression. Led by and in collaboration with the Cundill Centre at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the initiative examines the effectiveness of this treatment pathway in six community mental health clinics across Ontario. CARIBOU-2 builds on the original CARIBOU pathway piloted at CAMH and refers specifically to the pilot project with the community sites.
“We are thrilled that GH-CCMH has been chosen as one of the six participating sites,” says Amanda Uliaszek, Clinician Scientist, GH-CCMH. “This will provide the Centre with training and implementation of this evidence-based treatment that is client-centred and sensitive to the diversity of youth we serve. It establishes the Centre as a home for cutting-edge scientific research.”
The official launch of CARIBOU-2 was Friday, Jan. 7, and the CCMH research team will begin recruiting existing and new clients who seem appropriate for this treatment. For more information on CARIBOU-2, please refer to the pathway manual.