Dr Shannon Stewart

Associate Professor

Profile

I am a Registered Psychologist and joined the Faculty of Education in the area of Applied Psychology in July of 2014. Prior to my position at Western, I was the Head of Research at the Child and Parent Resource Institute, a tertiary care facility for children and youth with complex mental health needs within the Ministry of Children and Youth Services. I am also an Associate Scientist at the Children’s Health Research Institute (CHRI) as well as an interRAI Research Fellow. As a interRAI Research Fellow, I am leading the international efforts for the development of the interRAI Child and Youth mental health suite of instruments, InterRAI is a not for profit consortium of expert researchers and clinicians committed to improving care for vulnerable populations.

My overarching program of research focuses on:

  1. Improving early identification of mental health and substance use
  2. Enhancing access to mental health care services
  3. Contributing to increased evidence-informed care planning to improve the functionality of mental health services across multiple service sectors

By providing a more systematic, coordinated and integrated approach to early identification and improved access to services, many of the childhood mental health problems can be improved through early diagnosis and intervention. My research focuses on ways to better understand the complex medical, environmental, social, and psychiatric factors associated with mental health problems, treatment trajectories, and service use to better meet the needs of our children and youth. This research aims to reduce and potentially alleviate the negative consequences of mental health issues across the lifespan.

A major initiative I have been focusing on over the last several years includes the international development of the interRAI suite of instruments for children and youth with mental health needs within a variety of service sectors (e.g., education, health, youth justice) at different levels of service intensity (e.g., community and inpatient services for primary, secondary and tertiary care). This also includes Applications for the instruments such as: a) Collaborative Action Plans (CAPS) to support evidence-informed care planning; b) outcome measurement to evaluate programs; c) case mix systems to address resource allocation and intensity of services; and d) quality indicators for bench marking to improve outcomes across hospitals, agencies and facilities. An essential part of this process is the facilitation and transfer of evidence to enhance knowledge mobilization to improve capacity building within the child and youth mental health service system.

Other areas of interest include non-suicidal self-injury, suicide risk, aggression, substance use, complex special needs, predictors of re-hospitalization, residential outcomes related to treatment sustainability, continuity of care and transition across service sectors. I hold grants at the National and International levels concentrating on improving services for vulnerable children and youth exhibiting mental health struggles.

Expertise Areas

Research

Research funding has been obtained from a variety of sources including: The Centre of Excellence in Children’s Mental Health, Canadian Institute of Health Research, Greenshield Foundation, Ontario Government’s Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Trillium Foundation, London Community Foundation, and the Volunteer Organization for the Child and Parent Resource Institute.

To Be Submitted

Reid, R. J. (PI), Brown, J. B. (Co-PI), Stewart, S. L., Carter, J., Forchuk, C., Leschied, A., Ryan, B., Wickett, J. (2015-2018). Perspectives on Transition into Adult Care for children and youth with Ongoing Mental Health Problems: Building a Foundation for New Models of Care. To be submitted to Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

Stewart, S.L. (P.I), Hirdes, J. (Co-PI.), Gilpin, M., King, C., Leschied, A., & Perlman, C. (2015-2018). The interRAI Education instrument: Identifying and responding to student mental health needs. To be Submitted to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

Awarded

Collin-Vexina, E., Stewart, S.L., et al. (2019-2020). Canadian Consortium on Child Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care. SSHRC Partnership Grant, 20,000.00.

Goodman, D., (PI), Snow, K., Stewart, S. L., Duku, E. (2019-2021). The JoyPop App:  An intervention for adolescents experiencing challenges.  Ontario Centre of Excellence for Children's Mental Health, $50,000.

Collin-Vezina, D., (PI), Wekerle, C., Stewart, S. L., Daigneault, I., Laurier, C, Godbout, N., Milot, T., Romano, E., Milne, L., Alaggia, R., (2019-2020).  A One-Year Series of Outreach Activities on Childhood Complex Trauma: Developing a Cohesive Intersectoral Approach to Trauma-Informed Child & Youth Services, SSHRC Connection Grant $50,000.00

Lu, Shang (PI), Lu, Hao, Zhu, Shimin, Ni, Shiguang, & Stewart, S. L. (2019).  Assessing Chinese Child and Youth Mental Health: Validation and Localization of the interRAI Child and Youth Mental Health Screener (ChYMH-S). University of Hong Kong. $119, 837 (HKD)

Stewart, S. L. (2018-2019).  Family factors, psychiatric issues and mental health of children and adolescents with developmental disabilities with intellectual disability in Canada. C. K. Kingsley Award, $8500.

Perlman, C. M., Stewart, S. L., Ferro, M., Porath, A., Hall, B. (2017-2018). Cannabis legalization and mental health outcomes monitoring system. CIHR Catalyst Grant: Population Health Intervention Research on the Legalization and Regulation of Non-Medicinal Cannabis. $119,985.00

Stewart, S. L., & Hassani, K. F.  (2017-2018). Mental health of children and adolescents with developmental disabilities with intellectual disability in Canada. C. K. Kingsley Award, $9000.

Stewart, S. L. & Arbeau, K. (2017-2018). Criterion validity of the child and youth mental health and developmental disability instrument. C. K. Kinsley award, $8,985.

Stewart, S. L. (P.I) & Leschied, A. (2016 – 2021). Domestic violence, abuse and trauma: The implementation of interRAI Child and Youth Collaborative Action Plans to improve outcomes for children and youth. Public Health Agency of Canada, $999,289

Stewart, S. L. (PI). (2015-2018). Construction and validation of the interRAI 0-3. Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems (MITACS), $180,000

Stewart, S. L. (PI), Iantosca, J., & Wittstein, A. (2015-2018). Construction and validation of the interRAI 0-3. London Community Foundation Grant, $77,000

Stewart, S. L. (2016-2019).  interRAI 0-3: Care planning development for high risk infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Funded by the Local Poverty Reduction Grant, $470, 000.

Reid, G.J., Barwick, M., Cairney, J., Carter, P., Kurdyak, P., Neufeld, R., Schraeder, K., St. Pierre, J., Stewart, S. L., Tobon, J., Vingilis, E., & Zaric, G. (2015-2017) Before, during, and after: Service use in the mental health and health sectors within Ontario for children and youth with mental health problems. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), $630,232.

Stewart, S. L. (PI), Schwean, V., & Saklofske, D. (2014-2017). The Single Ceiling Project. Community Vitality Grant from the London Community Foundation, $150,000.

Reid, G. J., Schraeder, K., Brown, J., Stewart, S. L., Forchuk, C., Ryan, B., Wickett, J., Leschied. A., & Carter, J. (2013-2016). A Multiperspective study on transition to adult care for youth with mental health issues. Lawson Health Research Institute Internal Research Fund (IRF), $15,000.

Erickson, P. (Co-PI), Vingilis, E. (Co-PI), Stewart, S. L. (Co-PI), Bondy, S., Carlisle, C., Kolla, N., Hamilton, N., & Wheeler, P. (2013-2020). Connecting youth in custody with mental health services. Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Partnership for Health Service Improvement, (PHSI), $589,011

Stewart, S. L. (2014-2015). Arkansas Universal Assessment Project.  Funded by the Behavioral Health Division of the Government of Arkansas, $157,006.

Fisman, S., Jeanson, J., Sukkera, J., & Stewart, S. L. (2014-2015).  Enhancing Dialectical Behaviour Therapy:  Program training and research initiative.  Children’s Health Foundation, $105,164.

Stewart, S. L. (PI), & Kelly, T. (2013-2015).  Development, piloting, statistical analysis of interRAI Child and Youth Mental Health (ChYMH) and Child and Youth Mental Health-Developmental Disability suite of tools.  London Community Foundation, $100,000.

Reid, G. J. (PI), Stewart, S. L., Cairney, J., Alders, G., & Chong, N. (2013-2014).  Data linkage for children’s mental health and health services: Proof of concept.  Western University, $4,637.

Canadian Youth Network for Innovation in Mental Health. (2013). Transformational research in adolescent mental health. Combination of Graham Boeckh Foundation and CIHR, $24,832 (Phase 1).

Stewart, S. L. (2011-2013).  RAI Mental Health System for children and youth:  Development, implementation and evaluation.  Volunteer Organization of Child and Parent Resource Institute (VOCPRI), $100,000.

Reid, G. J. (Co-PI), Stewart, S. L. (Co-PI), Barwick, M., Carter, J., Evans, B., Leschied, A. W., Neufeld, R., St. Pierre, J., Tobon, J., Vingilis, E., & Zaric, G. (2010-2013).  Predicting and understanding patterns of service utilization within children's mental health agencies. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), $336,160.

Ninan, A. (PI), Stewart, S. L., Evans, R., & Theall-Honey, L. A. (2011-2012).  Conducting the second phase of an evaluation of evidence-based side-effect monitoring checklists for psychotropic medications with youth in residential care. AHSC AFP Innovation Fund, $21,513

Reid, G. J. (Co-PI), Tobon, J. (Co-PI), Stewart, S. L., Evans, B., Brown, J. B., & Goffin, R. (2010-2012).  Continuity of care in children's mental health:  Development of a measure (2 years).  Canadian Institutes of Health Research: Advancing Theoretical and Methodological Innovations in Health Research, $195,482.

DeOlivera, C. A., Stewart, S. L., & Rupert, K. (2011).  Evaluation of the Circle of Security program.  The Arcangelo Rea Family Foundation, $30,000.

Stewart, S. L. (2010-2011).  Working together for kids’ mental health.  Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Policy Development and Program Design Division, $75,000.

Stewart, S. L. (PI), Leschied, A. W., & Swart, G. T. (2010-2011).  Planning, access, and use of mental health services for youth in care:  Review of research literature.  Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Research and Outcome Measurement Branch, Strategic Research Fund, $29,982.

Stewart, S. L. (PI), & Marshman, M. (2010-2011).  A specialized sexual behaviour team:  Reduction of sexually inappropriate behaviours in children/youth with complex mental health and developmental difficulties.  The Provincial Centre of Excellence at CHEO, $31,683.

Reid, G. J. (Co-PI), Stewart, S. L. (Co-PI), Barwick, M., Cunningham, C., Carter, J., Evans, B., Leschied, A. W., Neufeld, R., St. Pierre, J., Tobon, J., Vingilis, E., & Zaric, G. (2008-2010).  Exploring patterns of service utilization within children’s mental health agencies (2 years).  The Provincial Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health at CHEO, $149,467.

Stewart, S. L. (Co-PI), & Leschied, A. W. (Co-PI) (2008-2009).  Investigating the impact of intensive residential treatment on children referred from the Child Welfare System:  The nature of maltreatment.  The Canadian Institutes of Health Research, $30,000 as part of 2003-2008 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) New Emerging Team (NET) Violence, Gender, and Health Program: The Impact of child maltreatment on adolescent and adult health outcomes $1,295,531.00 awarded across 5 years. Principal Investigator: C. Wekerle, Co-Investigators (in alphabetical order):  N. Comeau, P. Conrod, G. Flett, D. Goodman, P. Hoaken, P. Links, G. Millar, E. Sta Mina, S. Stewart, G. Swihart, A-M. Wall.

King, G. (PI), Specht, J., Bartlett, D., Stewart, S. L., Servais, M., Gilpin, M., & Petersen, P. (2008).  A longitudinal, naturalistic cohort study of professional expertise in the delivery of social, health, and education services to children and families.  Letter of intent funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, $18,210.

Stewart, S. L. (PI), & Currie, M. (2008).  Residential program evaluation:  A cognitive-behavioral approach for children/youth with explosive behaviors.  Evaluation Implementation Grant, the Provincial Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health at CHEO, $26,960.

Hamza, C. A., & Stewart, S. L. (2008). Young children at high-risk: Child compliance and parental warmth, sensitivity and the interpretation of emotion in a clinical sample. Undergraduate research grant awarded by The Provincial Center of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health at CHEO, $5000.

Wekerle, C. (PI), Links, P., MacMillan, H., Trocme, N., Tonmyr, L., Bergmans, Y., Rhodes, A. E., Bennett, M., Wathen, C. N., Jack, S. M., Lewis, S., Wolfe, D., Waechter, R. L., Leung, E., Goodman, D., Stewart, S. L., & Paglia-Boak, A. (2008).  Childhood maltreatment and deliberate self-harm:  Impacts to caregivers and their children and youth.  Letter of Intent funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research, $10,000.

Reid, G. J. (PI), Evans, B., Leschied, A. W., St. Pierre, J., Wolfe, V., Carter, J., Stewart, S. L., Tobon, J., & Vingilis, E. (2007-2008).  Patterns of service utilization within children’s mental health agencies:  Pilot studies.  Green Shield Foundation, $18, 259.

Stewart, S. L. (2007-2008).  Ethics and children’s mental health (EMA 445).  The Provincial Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health at CHEO, $20,000.

Stewart, S. L. (2007-2008).  Short-term residential treatment: Effectiveness of intensive intervention for children with complex mental health needs (PEG 657).  The Provincial Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health at CHEO, $14,938.

St. Pierre, J. (Co-PI), Leschied, A. W. (Co-PI), Stewart, S. L., Cullion, C., & Johnson, A. (August 2006-August 2008).  Situating the role of residential treatment for high needs, high risk children and youth: Evaluating outcomes and service utilization. RG 160106-003.  The Provincial Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health at CHEO, $146,179.

Stewart, S. L. (2006-2007).  Ethics and children’s mental health (EMA 040706-003).  The Provincial Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health at CHEO, $20,000.

Stewart, S. L. (2006).  Evaluation of the bipolar clinic: Treatment of children with bipolar disorder (PEG 160206-006).  The Provincial Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health at CHEO, $9,000.

Stewart, S. L. (2006).  Evaluation of the brake shop:  Intervention for Tourette Syndrome and related disorders (PEG 160206-005).  The Provincial Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health at CHEO, $9,000.

Reid, G. J. (Co-PI), Shanley, D. (Co-PI), Goffin, R., Brown, J. B., Evans, B., Stewart, S. L., & Wolfe, V. (June 2005-October 2007).  Parents' conceptualization of child mental health problems:  Development of a self-report measure.  The Provincial Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health at CHEO, $148,665.

St. Pierre, J. (Co-PI), Leschied, A. W. (Co-PI), Stewart, S. L., & Cullion, C. (2005).  Follow-up study of residential treatment.  The Provincial Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health at CHEO, Grant-in-aid, $9,450.

Stewart, S. L. (PI), Chen, X., & Cullion, C. (2005).  Early identification of mental health problems:  A long term follow-up.  The Provincial Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health at CHEO, Grant-in-aid, $9,900.

Stewart, S. L. (2004).  Internalizing and externalizing problems in young children at risk:  The relationship between children’s intellectual abilities and their socio-emotional presentation.  Research Alliance for Children with Special Needs (RACSN), $6,500.

King, G. (PI), Killip, S., Bartlett, D., DeWit, D., Kertoy, M., Miller, L., Specht, J., Stewart, S. L., & Spencer, T. (2003-2005).  Research alliance for children with special needs.  Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) through the Community-University Research Alliance (CURA), $397,800.

Stewart, S. L. (PI), Bachand, C., Harris, K., Johnston, K., Lawrence, J., & Rupert, K. (2003).  Young children with disruptive problems:  The impact of maternal depression.  Research Alliance for Children with Special Needs (RACSN), $6,500.

Rupert, K., (Co-PI) & Stewart, S. L. (Co-PI). (2002). Early intervention with young children: Comparing thera-play and play therapy as treatment modalities.  Research Alliance for Children with Special Needs (RACSN), $3,200.

Stewart, S. L. (2001).  Early intervention with children with disruptive problems:  The impact of maternal depressive symptomatology.  Research Alliance for Children with Special Need (RACSN), $6,000.

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Nov 20, 2015 - Western Education

Recent Publications

Manuals, Instruments And Tool Developments

InterRAI Tools and Applications

Morris, J. N., Berg, K., Björkgren, M., Declercq, A., Finne-Soveri, H., Fries, B. E., Frijters, D., Gilgen, R., Gray, L., Henrard, J., Hirdes, J. P., Ljunggren, G., Nonemaker, S., Steele, K., Szczerbinska, K. (2019). interRAI Community Health (CHA) Assessment Form and User’s Manual and Related Materials. Version 9.1.4, Electronic Canadian Edition. Washington, DC: interRAI.

Morris, J. N., Berg, K., Björkgren, M., Declercq, A., Finne-Soveri, H., Fries, B. E., Frijters, D., Gilgen, R., Gray, L., Henrard, J., Hirdes, J. P., Ljunggren, G., Nonemaker, S., Steele, K., Szczerbinska, K. (2019). interRAI Community Health (CHA) Assessment Form and User’s Manual and Related Materials. Version 9.1.4, Canadian Edition. Washington, DC: interRAI.

Morris, J. N., Howard, E. P., Geffen, L. N., Hirdes, J.P., Hogeveen, S., Morris, J. L., Berg, K., Bjorkgren, M., Declercq, A., Finne-Soveri, H., Fries, B. E., Gray, L., Head, M. J., James, M. L., Ljunggren, G., Martin, L., Meehan, B., Szcerbinska, K ., Stewart, S. L. & Topinkova, E. (2018 ).  interRAI Check-UP (CU) Assessment, Supplement, and Self-Reported Forms and User’s ManualVersion 10.1. Washington, DC: interRAI.

Stewart, S. L., Hirdes, J. P., McKnight, M., Curtin-Telegdi, N., Perlman, C. M., MacLeod, K., Ninan, A., Currie, M., Carson, S., Morris, J. N., Berg, K., Björkgren, M., Declercq, A., Finne-Soveri, H., Fries, B. E., Gray, L., Head, M. J., James, M. L., Ljunggren, G., Meehan, B., Steel, K., Szczerbińska, K., &Topinková, E. (2017). interRAI Child and Youth Mental Health Screener (ChYMH-S) Assessment Form and User’s Manual. Version 9.3. Washington, DC: interRAI.

Berg, K., Arino-Blasco, S., Bescart, V. M., Gray, L., Hirdes, J. P., Jonsson, P. V., Meehan, B., Morris, J. N., Peel, N. M., Nimm, B., Topinkova, E., Wheeler, L., Morris, J. L., Ljunggren, G., Martin, L., Meehan, B., Smith, T. F., Steel, K., Stewart, S. L., Szczerbinska, K., Topinkova, E. (2017).  interRAI Post-Acute Care and Rehabilitation (PAC-Rehab) Assessment Form and User's Manual. Version 9.3.  Washington, DC:  interRAI.

Costa, A. P., Hirdes, J. P., Arino-Blasco, S., Berg, K., Boscart, V. M., Carpenter, C. R., Curtin-Telegdi, N., Emond, M., Gray, L., Heckman, G., Jonsson, P. V., Leyenaar, M., Martin-Khan, M., Melady, D., Sinha, S. K., Singler, K., Sjostrand, F., Swoboda, W., Wellens, N. I. H., Morris, J. L., Ljunggren, G., Martin, L., Meehan, B., Smith, T. F., Steel, K., Stewart, S. L., Szczerbinska, K., Topinkova, E. (2017).  interRAI Emergency Department (ED) Assessment System Manual:  For Use with the interRAI ED Screener (EDS) and ED Contact Assessment (ED-CA).  Version 9.3.  Washington, DC:  interRAI.

Gray, L., Arino-Blasco, S., Berg, K., Fries, B., Heckman, G., Jonsson, P. V., Kergoat, M-J., Morris, J. N., Peel., N. M., Sinha, S. K., Sjostrand, F., Steel., K., Wellens, N. I. H., Ljunggren, G., Martin, L., Meehan, B., Smith, T. F., Steel, K., Stewart, S. L., Szczerbinska, K., Topinkova, E. (2017).  interRAI Acute Care for Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (AC-CGA) Form and User's Manual. Version 9.3.  Washington, DC:  interRAI.

Gray, S., Arino-Blasco, K., Berg, V., Boscart, G., Heckman, R., Hubbart, P., Jonssón, N., Peel, B., Pimm, S., Sinha, N., Wellens, S., Wood, J., Morris, J. N., Berg, K., Björkgren, M., Declercq, A., Finne-Soveri, H., Fries, B. E., Head, M., Hirdes, J. P., James, M., Ljunggren, G., Meehan, B., Smith, T., Steel, K., Stewart S. L., Szczerbinska, K., & Topinková, E. (2017). interRAI Acute Care (AC) Assessment form and user’s manual. Washington, DC: interRAI.

Morris, J. N., Fries, B. E., James, M., Hirdes, J. P., Berg, K., Björkgren, M., Declercq, A., Finne-Soveri, H., Curtin-Telegdi, N., Perlman, C., MacLeod, K., Ninan, A., Hall, M., Currie, M., Carson, S., Gray, L., Head, M., Ljunggren, G., Martin, L., Meehan, B., Smith, T., Steel, K., Stewart S. L., Szczerbinska, K., & Topinková, E. (2017). interRAI Self-Reported Quality of Life (QOL) Surveys and User's Manual. Version 9.3. Washington, DC: interRAI.

Stewart, S. L., Theall, L. A., Morris, J. N., Berg, K., Björkgren, M., Declercq, A., Finne-Soveri, H., Fries, B. E., Gray, L., Hirdes, J. P., Head, M., James, M., Ljunggren, G., Meehan, B., Smith, T., Steel, K., Szczerbinska, K., & Topinková, E. (2016). interRAI Child and Youth Mental Health Collaborative Action Plans (CAPs) for use with the interRAI Child and Youth Mental Health Developmental Disability (ChYMH-DD) Assessment Instrument. Version 1, Standard Edition. Washington, DC: interRAI.

Stewart, S. L., Hirdes, J. P., Curtin-Telegdi, N., Perlman, C., MacLeod, K., Ninan, A., Hall, M., Currie, M., Carson, S., Morris, J. N., Berg, K., Björkgren, M., Declercq, A., Finne-Soveri, H., Fries, B. E., Gray, L., Head, M., James, M., Ljunggren, G., Meehan, B., Smith, T., Steel, K., Szczerbinska, K., & Topinková, E. (2015). interRAI Child and Youth Mental Health (ChYMH) Assessment Form and User’s Manual. Version 9.3. Washington, DC: interRAI.

Stewart, S. L., Theall, L. A., Morris, J. N., Berg, K., Björkgren, M., Declercq, A., Finne-Soveri, H., Fries, B. E., Frijters, D., Gray, L., Head, M., Hirdes, J. P., James, M., Ljunggren, G., Meehan, B., Smith, T., Steel, K., Szczerbinska, K., & Topinková, E. (2015). interRAI Child and Youth Mental Health Collaborative Action Plans (CAPs) for use with the interRAI Child and Youth Mental Health (ChYMH) Assessment Instrument. Version 9.3, Standard Edition. Washington, DC: interRAI.

Hirdes, J. P., Hoffman, R., Brown, G. P., Barbaree, H., Curtin-Telegdi, N., Morris, J. N., Berg, K., Björkgren, M., Declercq, A., Finne-Soveri, H., Fries, B. E., Frijters, D., Gray, L., Head, M., James, M., Ljunggren, G., Meehan, B., Smith, T., Steel, K., Stewart, S. L., Szczerbinska, K., & Topinková, E. (2015). interRAI Brief Mental Health Screener (BMHS) Assessment Form and User’s Manual. Version 9.3, Standard Edition. Washington, DC: interRAI.

Stewart, S. L., LaRose, L., Gleason, K., Nicolson, R., McKnight, M., Knott, W., Currie, M., Hirdes, J. P., Curtin-Telegdi, N., Perlman, C. M., MacLeod, K., Ninan, A., Carson, S., Morris, J. N., Berg, K., Björkgren, M., Declercq, A., Finne-Soveri, H., Fries, B. E., Gray, L., Head, M., Hirdes, J. P., James, M., Ljunggren, G., Meehan, B., Smith, T., Steel, K., Szczerbinska, K., & Topinková, E. (2015). interRAI Child and Youth Mental Health — Developmental Disabilities (ChYMH-DD) Assessment Form and User’s Manual. Version 1. Washington, DC: interRAI.

Hirdes, J., Curtin-Telegdi, N., Mathias, K., Perlman, C., Saarela, T., Kohlbeinsson, H., Valdimarsdottir, R., Morris, J., Fries, B., Rabinowitz, T., Martin, L., Barbaree, H., Brown, G., & Stewart, S. L. (2011). interRAI Mental Health Clinical Assessment Protocols (CAPs). Version 9.1, Canadian Edition. Washington, DC: interRAI.

InterRAI Tools and Applications (in Press)

Stewart S. L., Morris, J. N., Berg, K., Björkgren, M., Declercq, A., Finne-Soveri, H., Frijters, D., Fries, B. E., Gray, L., Henrard, J., Hirdes, J. P., James, M., Ljunggren, G., Martin, L., Meehan, B., Smith, T., Steel, K., Szczerbinska, K., & Topinková, E. (in press). interRAI 0-3 Collaborative Action Plans (CAPs) for use with the interRAI 0-3 Assessment Instrument. Version 9.3, Standard Edition. Washington, DC: interRAI

Stewart, S. L., Theall, L. A., Morris, J. N., Berg, K., Björkgren, M., Declercq, A., Finne-Soveri, H., Fries, B. E., Gray, L., Head, M., Hirdes, J. P., James, M., Ljunggren, G., Meehan, B., Smith, T., Steel, K., Szczerbinska, K., & Topinková, E. (in press). interRAI Self-Report Quality of Life - Child and Youth Mental Health Instrument (SQoL-ChYMH) and Family Self-Report Quality of Life-SQoL-F. Research Version 1, Standard Edition. Washington, DC: interRAI.

InterRAI Tools and Applications (in Pilot or Development)

Stewart S. L., Iantosca J. M., Klassen, J. A., Tucker, M., Fisman, S., & McLean, J., Morris, J. N., Berg, K., Björkgren, M., Declercq, A., Finne-Soveri, H., Frijters, D., Fries, B. E., Gray, L., Henrard, J., Hirdes, J. P., James, M., Ljunggren, G., Martin, L., Meehan, B., Smith, T., Steel, K., Szczerbinska, K., & Topinková, E. (in pilot). interRAI 0-3 Assessment Form and User’s Manual.Version 1. Washington, DC: interRAI.

Stewart, S. L., Hirdes, J., Morris, J. N., Berg, K., Björkgren, M., Declercq, A., Finne-Soveri, H., Fries, B. E., Gray, L., Head, M., James, M., Ljunggren, G., Meehan, B., Smith, T., Steel, K., Szczerbinska, K., Topinková, E. (in pilot). interRAI Emergency Screener in Psychiatry for Child and Youth (ESP-CY) Assessment Form and User’s Manual. Version 1. Washington, DC: interRAI.

Stewart, S. L., Leschied, A. W., Hirdes, J., Mathias, K., Currie, M., McKnight, M., Curtin-Telegdi, N., Perlman, C., MacLeod, K., Ninan, A., Hall, M., Currie, M., Carson, S., Morris, J. N., Berg, K., Björkgren, M., Declercq, A., Finne-Soveri, H., Fries, B. E., Gray, L., Head, M., Hirdes, J. P., James, M., Ljunggren, G., Meehan, B., Smith, T., Steel, K., Szczerbinska, K., & Topinková, E. (in pilot).  interRAI Youth Justice Custodial Facilities (YJCF) Assessment Form and User’s Manual. Washington, DC: interRAI.

Stewart, S. L., McKnight, M., Currie, M., Gilpin, M., Evans, B., Richards, P., Leatham, A., Dromgole, L., Sabourin, T., Morris, J. N., Berg, K., Björkgren, M., Declercq, A., Finne-Soveri, H., Fries, B. E., Gray, L., Head, M., Hirdes, J. P., James, M., Ljunggren, G., Meehan, B., Smith, T., Steel, K., Szczerbinska, K., & Topinková, E. (in pilot) interRAI Education (EDU) Assessment Form and User’s Manual. Version 1. Washington, DC: interRAI.

Stewart, S. L., Leschied, A. W., Hirdes, J., Mathias, K., Currie, M., McKnight, M., Curtin-Telegdi, N., Perlman, C., MacLeod, K., Ninan, A., Hall, M., Currie, M., Morris, J. N., Berg, K., Björkgren, M., Declercq, A., Finne-Soveri, H., Fries, B. E., Gray, L., Head, M., Hirdes, J. P., James, M., Ljunggren, G., Meehan, B., Smith, T., Steel, K., Szczerbinska, K., & Topinková, E.  (in development). interRAI Youth Justice Supplement to the ChYMH and User’s Manual. Washington, DC: interRAI.

Publications

Manuscripts Submitted for Publication

Lau, C., Stewart, S. L., Saklofske, D. H., & Hirdes, J. P. (submitted for publication). Development and psychometric validation of the interRAI ChYMH externalizing subscale. European Journal of Psychological Assessment.  

Stewart, S. L., Thornley, E., Lapshina, N., Erickson, P., Vingilis, E., & Hamilton, H.  (submitted for publication).  A gendered examination of youth with mental health problems using interRAI instruments in inpatient, outpatient and youth justice settings.  International Journal of Forensic Mental Health.

Li, Y., Babcock, S., Stewart, S.L., Hirdes, J. P. & Schwean. V. L. (submitted for publication). Psychometric Evaluation of the Depressive Severity Index (DSI) among Children and Youth using the interRAI Child and Youth Mental Health (ChYMH) Assessment Tool. Child Psychiatry & Human Development.

Stewart, S. L., & Hassani, F. (submitted for publication).  Prevalence and determinants of psychiatric disorders in children with intellectual disability.  Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

Klassen, J. A., Hamza, C. A., & Stewart, L. S. (submitted for publication). BRIEF REPORT: interRAI’s Child and Youth Risk for School Disruption Scale (RSD): Validation of a new scale to measure school disruption among children and youth. School Psychology Quarterly Journal.

Manuscripts in Preparation

Gerrard, L., Hamza, C. A., & Stewart, S. L. (in progress). Self-injury and ADHD among children and youth in clinical care.

Hamza, C. A., & Stewart, S. L. (in progress). Self-injurious behaviors, mental state indicators, and stress and trauma (ChYMH).

Marfil, P. V., Hamza, C. A., & Stewart S. L. (in progress). Differentiating self and other-directed aggression among clinically referred children and youth.

Stewart, S. L., Hirdes, J. P., & Poss, J. (in progress). Assessment urgency for children and youth mental health:  A decision support algorithm for decision making.

Stewart, S. L., Babcock, S., Li, Y., Dave, H. (in progress). Psychometric Evaluation of the Anxiety Scale within the interRAI Child and Youth Mental Health Instruments.

Journals

Reid G.J., Stewart S.L., Barwick M., Carter J., Leschied A., Neufeld R.W.J.., St. Pierre J., Tobon J., Vingilis E., Zaric G. Predicting patterns of service utilization within children’s mental health agencies. BMC Health Services Research.

Lau, C., Stewart, S. L., Saklofske, D. H., & Hirdes, J. P. (2019). The interRAI Child and Youth Mental Health Internalizing Subscale: Scale development and psychometric properties. Psychiatric Research, 278, 235-241.

Baiden, P., Stewart, S.L., Fallon, B. (2019). Rola negatywnych doświadczeń w dzieciństwie jako uwarunkowań samookaleczeń bez intencji samobójczych wśród dzieci i młodzieży. Dziecko Krzywdzone. Teoria, badania, praktyka 17 (3), 102-137.

Reid, G. J., Stewart, S. L., Barwick, M., Cunningham, C., Carter, J., Evans, B., Zaric, G. (2019). Exploring patterns of service utilization within children's mental health agencies. Journal of Child and Family Studies.

Stewart, S. L., Thornley, E., Poss, J., & Hirdes, J. (2019).  Resource intensity for children and youth (RIChY):  The development of an algorithm to identify high service users in children’s mental health. Health Services Insights, 12, https://doi.org/10.1177/1178632919827930

Billawala, A. S., Hamza, C. A., & Stewart, S. L. (2018). Risk factors for complex special needs among male children seeking mental health services. Journal on Developmental Disabilities, 23(2), 17-26.

Lapshina, N., & Stewart, S. L. (2018). Examining service complexity in children with intellectual disability and mental health problems who receive inpatient or outpatient services. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 1-10.

Lau, C., Stewart, S. L., Sarmiento, C., Saklofske, D. H., & Tremblay, P. F. (2018). Who is at risk for problematic video gaming?  Risk factors in problematic video gaming in Canadian clinically referred children and adolescents.  Mulitmodal Technologies and Interaction, 2(2), 19.

Lau, C., Stewart, S. L., Saklofse, D. H., Tremblay, P. F., & Hirdes, J. (2018). Psychometric evaluation of the interRAI Child and Youth Mental Health Disruptive/Aggression Behaviour Scale (DABS) and Hyperactive/Distraction Scale (HDS). Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 49, 279–289.

Stewart, S. L., Hassani, F. K., Poss, J., & Hirdes, J. P. (2017). The determinants of service complexity in children with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 61(11), 1055-1068.

Arbeau, K., Theall, L., Willoughby, K., Berman, J., & Stewart, S. L. (2017). What happened? Exploring the relationship between trauma and provisional mental health diagnoses for children and youth. Psychology, 8(14), 2485-2495.

Klassen, J., Hamza C. A., & Stewart, S. L. (2017). An examination of correlates for adolescent engagement in nonsuicidal self-injury, suicidal self-injury, and substance use. Journal for Research on Adolescence, 1-12.

Baiden, P., Stewart, S. L., & Fallon, B. (2017a).  The mediating effect of depressive symptoms on the relationship between bullying victimization and non-suicidal self-injury among adolescents: Findings from community and inpatient mental health settings in Ontario, Canada. Psychiatry Research, 255, 238-247.

Baiden, P., Stewart, S. L. & Fallon, B. (2017b). The role of adverse childhood experiences as determinants of non-suicidal self-injury among children and adolescents referred to community and inpatient mental health settings. Child Abuse & Neglect, 69, 163-176.

Stewart, S. L., & Hamza. C. A. (2017). The Child and Youth Mental Health Assessment (ChYMH): An examination of the psychometric properties of an integrated assessment developed for clinically referred children and youth. BMC health services research, 17(1), 82, 1-10.

Stewart, S. L., Klassen, J., & Hamza, C. (2016). Emerging mental health diagnoses and school disruption: An examination among clinically referred children and youth. Exceptionality Education International26, 5-20.

Armiento, J., Hamza, C., Stewart, S. L., & Leschied, A. (2016). Direct and indirect forms of childhood maltreatment and nonsuicidal-self-injury among clinically-referred children and youth.  Journal of Affective Disorders, 200, 212-217.

Stewart, S. L., & Hirdes, J. P. (2015).  Identifying mental health symptoms in children and youth in residential and inpatient care settings. Healthcare Management Forum, 28(4), 150-156.

Stewart, S. L., Baiden, P., den Dunnen, W., Hirdes, J. P., & Perlman, C. M. (2015). Prevalence and correlates of criminal activity among adolescents treated in adult mental health beds in Ontario, Canada. International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, 14(1), 33-40.

Baiden, P., Stewart, S. L., & den Dunnen, W. (2014). Childhood abuse and cannabis use among adolescents with mental health needs in Ontario, Canada. Journal of Substance Use, 19(1-2), 18-24.

King, G., Specht, J., Petersen, P., Servais, M., Stewart, S. L., Young, G., & Brown, H. (2014). The development of expertise in children’s mental health therapists and teachers: Changes in perspective and approach. Educational Research, 56(3), 277-294.

Ninan, A., Kriter, G., Steele, M., Baker, L., Boniferro, J., Crotogino, J., Stewart, S. L., & Dourova, N. (2014). Developing a clinical framework for children/youth residential treatment. Residential Treatment for Children and Youth, 31(4), 282-300.

Ninan, A., Stewart, S. L., Theall, L., Katuwapitiya, S., & Kam, C. (2014). Adverse effects of psychotropic medications in children: Predictive factors. Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 23(3), 218-225.

Ninan, A., Stewart, S. L., Theall, L., King, G., Evans, R., Baiden, P., & Brown, A. (2014). Psychotropic medication monitoring checklists: Use and utility for children in residential care. Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 23(1), 38-47.

Reid, G. J., Stewart, S. L., Zaric, G. S., Barwick, M., Carter, J. R., Neufeld, R. W. J., Tobon, J. I., Vingilis, E. R. (2014). Defining episodes of care in children's mental health using administrative data. Administration and Policy in Mental Health, 42(6), 737-747.

Stewart, S. L, Baiden, P., & Theall-Honey, L. A. (2014). Examining non-suicidal self-injury among adolescents with mental health needs. Archives of Suicide Research,18(4), 392-409.

Stewart, S. L., Kam, C., & Baiden, P. (2014). Predicting length of stay and readmission for psychiatric inpatient youth admitted to adult mental health beds in Ontario, Canada. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 19(2), 115-121.

Stewart, S. L., Baiden, P., Theall-Honey, L., & den Dunnen, W. (2014). Deliberate self-harm among children in tertiary care residential treatment: Prevalence and correlates. Child and Youth Care Forum, 43(1), 63-81.

Baiden, P., den Dunnen, W., & Stewart, S. L. (2013).  Discharge of adolescents with mental health problems against medical advice: Findings from adult mental health inpatient facilities across Ontario, Canada. Psychiatry Research, 210(3), 1161-1167.

Cook, S., Leschied. A. W., St. Pierre, J., Stewart, S. L., den Dunnen, W., Johnson, A. M. (2013). BCFPI validation for a high-risk high-needs sample of children and youth admitted to tertiary care.  Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 22(2), 147-152.

den Dunnen, W., Stewart, S. L., Currie, M., Willits, E. C., & Baiden, P. (2013).  Predictors of out-of-home placement following residential treatment.  Children and Youth Services Review, 35(3), 518-524.

Stewart, S. L., & Baiden, P. (2013).  An exploratory study of the factors associated with medication nonadherence among youth in adult mental health facilities in Ontario, Canada.  Psychiatry Research, 207(3), 212-217.

Stewart, S. L., Baiden, P., & den Dunnen, W. (2013).  Prescription medication misuse among adolescents with severe mental health problems in Ontario, Canada.  Journal ofSubstance Use and Misuse,48(5), 404-414.

Stewart, S. L., Baiden, P., & Theall-Honey, L. A. (2013).  Factors associated with the use of intrusive measures at a tertiary care facility for children and youth with mental health and developmental disabilities. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 22(1), 56-68.

Stewart, S. L., Leschied, A. W., den Dunnen, W., Zalmanowitz, S., & Baiden, P. (2013). Treating mental health disorders for children in child welfare care: Evaluating the outcome literature.  Child and Youth Care Forum, 42(2), 131-154.

den Dunnen, W., St. Pierre, J., Stewart, S. L., Johnson, A., Cook, S., & Leschied, A. W. (2012).  Predicting residential treatment outcomes with seriously emotionally and behaviourally disordered youth: The role of pre-treatment factors.  Residential Treatment for Children and Youth, 29(1), 13-31.  

Hamza, C. A., Stewart, S. L., & Willoughby, T. (2012).  Examining the link between nonsuicidal self-injury and suicidal behavior: A review of the literature and an integrated model.  Clinical Psychology Review, 32(6), 482-495.

Cuthbert, R., Stewart, S. L., St. Pierre, J., Johnson, A., Cook, S., & Leschied, A. W. (2011).  Symptom persistence in seriously emotionally disordered children: Findings of a two-year follow-up after residential treatment. Child and Youth Care Forum, 40(4), 267-280.

Noftle, J., Cook, S., Leschied, A. W., St. Pierre, J., Stewart, S. L., & Johnson, A. (2011).  The trajectory of change for children and youth in residential treatment: Implications for policy and program. Journal of Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 42(1), 65–77.

Swart, G. T., Siman, E., & Stewart, S. L. (2011).  The use of ProReNata or statim medications for behavioural control: A summary of experience at a tertiary care children’s mental health centre.  The Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, 21(1), 67-77.

King, G., Specht, J., Bartlett, D., Servais, M., Petersen, P., Brown, H., Young, G., & Stewart, S. L. (2010).  A qualitative study of workplace factors influencing expertise in the delivery of children's education and mental health services.  Journal of Research in Interprofessional Practice and Education, 1(3), 265-283.

Stewart, S. L., Leschied, A. W., Newnham, C., Somerville, L., Armieri, A., & St. Pierre, J. (2010).  Residential treatment outcomes with maltreated children who experience serious mental health disorders.  Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies Journal, 55(1): 23-27.

Stewart, S. L., Theall-Honey, L. A., Armieri, A., & Cullion, C. (2010).  Predicting the utilization of intrusive interventions at a tertiary residential treatment centre.  ResidentialTreatment for Children and Youth, 27(3), 175-190.

Tahhan, J., St. Pierre, J., Stewart, S. L., Leschied, A. W., & Cook, S. (2010).  Families of children with serious emotional disorder: Maternal reports on the decision and impact of their child’s placement in residential treatment. Residential Treatment for Children and Youth, 27(3), 191-213.

DeWit, D. J., Chandler-Coutts, M. A., Offord, D. R., King, G., McDougall, J., Specht, J., & Stewart, S. L. (2005). Gender differences in the effects of family adversity on the risk of onset of DSM-III –R social phobia. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 19(5), 479-502.

Chen, X., Hastings, P., Rubin, K. H., Chen, H., Cen, G., & Stewart, S. L. (1998).  Childrearing attitudes and behavioral inhibition in Chinese and Canadian toddlers: A cross-cultural study. Developmental Psychology, 34, 677-686.

Rubin, K. H., Hastings, P., Chen, X., Stewart, S. L., & McNichol, K. (1998).  Intrapersonal and maternal correlates of aggression, conflict and externalizing problems in toddlers.  Child Development, 69(6), 1614-1629.

Rubin, K. H., Hastings, P. D., Stewart, S. L., Henderson, H. A., & Chen, X. (1997).  The consistency and concomitants of inhibition: Some of the children, all of the time.  Child Development, 68(3), 467-483.

Fox, N. A., Rubin, K. H., Calkins, S. D., Marshal, T. R., Coplan, R. J., Porges, S. W., Long, J., & Stewart, S. L. (1995). Frontal activation symmetry and social competence at four years of age: Left frontal hyper- and hypo-activation as correlates of social behavior in preschool children.  Child Development, 66, 1770-1784.

Rubin, K. H., Stewart, S. L., & Hastings, P. (1995).  The development of social withdrawal and aggression.  The Canadian Family Psychologist, 4, 6-7.

Stewart, S. L., & Rubin, K. H. (1995). The social problem-solving skills of anxious withdrawn children. Development and Psychopathology, 7(2), 323-336.

Coplan, R. J., Rubin, K. H., Fox, N. A., Calkins, S. D., & Stewart, S. L. (1994).  Being alone, playing alone and acting alone:  Distinguishing among reticence, and passive-, and active-solitude in young children.  Child Development, 64(1), 129-137.

Collaborative Action Plans

DeOliveira, C.A., Rupert, K., Arbeau, K., Stewart, S.L., & Theall, L.A. (forthcoming). Attachment. In S.L. Stewart, L.A. Theall, J.N. Morris, K. Berg, M. Björkgren, A. Declercq, et al. interRAI (CAPs) for use with the interRAI (ChYMH) Assessment Instrument, Research Version 1 Standard Edition.Washington, DC: interRAI.

Theall, L., Sommers, J., Stewart, S.L., Henderson, J., Owen-Anderson, A., & Chaim, G. (forthcoming). Caffeine use. In S.L. Stewart, L.A. Theall, J.N. Morris, K. Berg, M. Björkgren, A. Declercq, et al. interRAI (CAPs) for use with the interRAI (ChYMH) Assessment Instrument, Research Version 1 Standard Edition.Washington, DC: interRAI.

Theall, L., Stewart, S.L., Arbeau, K., DeOliveira, C.A., Rupert, K., & Henderson, J. (forthcoming). Caregiver distress. In S.L. Stewart, L.A. Theall, J.N. Morris, K. Berg, M. Björkgren, A. Declercq, et al. interRAI (CAPs) for use with the interRAI (ChYMH) Assessment Instrument, Research Version 1 Standard Edition.Washington, DC: interRAI.

Theall, L., Stewart, S.L., Archibald, L., Gardiner, J., Blydorp, A., Martin, L., & Ashworth, M. (forthcoming). Communication. In S.L. Stewart, L.A. Theall, J.N. Morris, K. Berg, M. Björkgren, A. Declercq, et al. interRAI (CAPs) for use with the interRAI (ChYMH) Assessment Instrument, Research Version 1 Standard Edition.Washington, DC: interRAI.

Stewart, S.L., Theall, L.A., Carter, J., Day, D.M., Sheppard, P., & Curtin-Telegdi, N. (forthcoming). Control interventions. In S.L. Stewart, L.A. Theall, J.N. Morris, K. Berg, M. Björkgren, A. Declercq, et al. interRAI (CAPs) for use with the interRAI (ChYMH) Assessment Instrument, Research Version 1 Standard Edition.Washington, DC: interRAI.

Reif, K., Arbeau, K., Viljoen, J., Stewart, S.L., & Leschied, A.W. (forthcoming). Criminality prevention. In S.L. Stewart, L.A. Theall, J.N. Morris, K. Berg, M. Björkgren, A. Declercq, et al. interRAI (CAPs) for use with the interRAI (ChYMH) Assessment Instrument, Research Version 1 Standard Edition.Washington, DC: interRAI.

Pearce, J., Stewart, S.L., Theall, L., Gilpin, M., Kehyayan, V., St. Pierre, J., King, K., & Hirdes, J.P. (forthcoming). Education. In S.L. Stewart, L.A. Theall, J.N. Morris, K. Berg, M. Björkgren, A. Declercq, et al. interRAI (CAPs) for use with the interRAI (ChYMH) Assessment Instrument, Research Version 1 Standard Edition.Washington, DC: interRAI.

Derevensky, J.L., Theall, L., Stewart, S.L., & Arbeau, A. (forthcoming). Gambling. In S.L. Stewart, L.A. Theall, J.N. Morris, K. Berg, M. Björkgren, A. Declercq, et al. interRAI (CAPs) for use with the interRAI (ChYMH) Assessment Instrument, Research Version 1 Standard Edition.Washington, DC: interRAI.

Stewart, S.L., Kam, C., Marshman, M.E., Leschied, A.W., Perlman, C.M., Brown, G.P., Theall, L., Ali, U., & Hirdes, J.P. (forthcoming). Harm to others. In S.L. Stewart, L.A. Theall, J.N. Morris, K. Berg, M. Björkgren, A. Declercq, et al. interRAI (CAPs) for use with the interRAI (ChYMH) Assessment Instrument, Research Version 1 Standard Edition.Washington, DC: interRAI.

Arbeau, K., Cunningham, A., Warling, D., MacKay, S., Stewart, S.L., Bax, K., Acton, W., & Whitfield, M. (forthcoming). Hazardous fire involvement. In S.L. Stewart, L.A. Theall, J.N. Morris, K. Berg, M. Björkgren, A. Declercq, et al. interRAI (CAPs) for use with the interRAI (ChYMH) Assessment Instrument, Research Version 1 Standard Edition.Washington, DC: interRAI.

Theall, L., Stewart, S.L., Carter, J., & Beharry, P. (forthcoming). Informal support. In S.L. Stewart, L.A. Theall, J.N. Morris, K. Berg, M. Björkgren, A. Declercq, et al. interRAI (CAPs) for use with the interRAI (ChYMH) Assessment Instrument, Research Version 1 Standard Edition.Washington, DC: interRAI.

Stewart, S.L., McKnight, M., Beharry, P., DeOliveira, C.A., Kehyayan, V., Andrade, B., Rupert, K., Theall, L., Hirdes, J.P., Martin, L., Pritchard, H., & Curtin-Telegdi, N. (forthcoming). Interpersonal conflict. In S.L. Stewart, L.A. Theall, J.N. Morris, K. Berg, M. Björkgren, A. Declercq, et al. interRAI (CAPs) for use with the interRAI (ChYMH) Assessment Instrument, Research Version 1 Standard Edition.Washington, DC: interRAI.

Theall, L., Stewart, S.L., McLean, J., Mathias, K., Swart, G.T., & Willoughby, C. (forthcoming). Life skills. In S.L. Stewart, L.A. Theall, J.N. Morris, K. Berg, M. Björkgren, A. Declercq, et al. interRAI (CAPs) for use with the interRAI (ChYMH) Assessment Instrument, Research Version 1 Standard Edition.Washington, DC: interRAI.

Ninan, A., Kam, C., Stewart, S.L., Steele, M., Kehyayan, V., Theall, L., Curtin-Telegdi, N., Bender, G., Saarela, T., & Hirdes, J.P. (forthcoming). Medication adherence. In S.L. Stewart, L.A. Theall, J.N. Morris, K. Berg, M. Björkgren, A. Declercq, et al. interRAI (CAPs) for use with the interRAI (ChYMH) Assessment Instrument, Research Version 1 Standard Edition.Washington, DC: interRAI.

Ninan, A., Steele, M., Stewart, S.L., Theall, L.A., & Dillon, J. (forthcoming). Medication review. In S.L. Stewart, L.A. Theall, J.N. Morris, K. Berg, M. Björkgren, A. Declercq, et al. interRAI (CAPs) for use with the interRAI (ChYMH) Assessment Instrument, Research Version 1 Standard Edition.Washington, DC: interRAI.

Arbeau, A., Stewart, S.L., Theall, L., DeOliveira C.A., Rupert, K., Sheppard, P., & Skutovich, S. (forthcoming). Parenting. In S.L. Stewart, L.A. Theall, J.N. Morris, K. Berg, M. Björkgren, A. Declercq, et al. interRAI (CAPs) for use with the interRAI (ChYMH) Assessment Instrument, Research Version 1 Standard Edition.Washington, DC: interRAI.

Isserlin, L., Theall, L., Wellwood, C., Ecker, E., & Stewart, S.L. (forthcoming). Physical activity. In S.L. Stewart, L.A. Theall, J.N. Morris, K. Berg, M. Björkgren, A. Declercq, et al. interRAI (CAPs) for use with the interRAI (ChYMH) Assessment Instrument, Research Version 1 Standard Edition.Washington, DC: interRAI.

Stewart, S.L., Theall, L.A., Kam, C., Ninan, A., Dourova, N., & Perlman, C.M. (forthcoming). Readmission. In S.L. Stewart, L.A. Theall, J.N. Morris, K. Berg, M. Björkgren, A. Declercq, et al. interRAI (CAPs) for use with the interRAI (ChYMH) Assessment Instrument, Research Version 1 Standard Edition.Washington, DC: interRAI.

Marshman, M.E., Stewart, S.L., Brown, G.P., Barbaree, H., Mathias, K., & Theall, L. (forthcoming). Sexual behaviour. In S.L. Stewart, L.A. Theall, J.N. Morris, K. Berg, M. Björkgren, A. Declercq, et al. interRAI (CAPs) for use with the interRAI (ChYMH) Assessment Instrument, Research Version 1 Standard Edition.Washington, DC: interRAI.

Reid, G.J., Turnbull, K.A., & Currie, M. (forthcoming). Sleep disturbance. In S.L. Stewart, L.A. Theall, J.N. Morris, K. Berg, M. Björkgren, A. Declercq, et al. interRAI (CAPs) for use with the interRAI (ChYMH) Assessment Instrument, Research Version 1 Standard Edition.Washington, DC: interRAI.

Arbeau, A., Stewart, S.L., Jordan, P., Smith, T., Theall, L., Hirdes, J.P., Thorsdottir, R., & Szczerbinska, K. (forthcoming). Social and peer relationships. In S.L. Stewart, L.A. Theall, J.N. Morris, K. Berg, M. Björkgren, A. Declercq, et al. interRAI (CAPs) for use with the interRAI (ChYMH) Assessment Instrument, Research Version 1 Standard Edition.Washington, DC: interRAI.

Arbeau, K., Liebenberg, L., Stewart, S.L., Marshman, M.E., MacLeod, K., Theall, L., & Gallant, N. (forthcoming). Strengths. In S.L. Stewart, L.A. Theall, J.N. Morris, K. Berg, M. Björkgren, A. Declercq, et al. interRAI (CAPs) for use with the interRAI (ChYMH) Assessment Instrument, Research Version 1 Standard Edition.Washington, DC: interRAI.

Henderson, J., Stewart, S.L., Theall, L., Selby, P., Owen-Anderson, A., Perlman, C., Curtin-Telegdi, N., Chaim, G., Perez, E., Martin, L., Kolbeinsson, H., Hirdes, J.P. (forthcoming). Substance use. In S.L. Stewart, L.A. Theall, J.N. Morris, K. Berg, M. Björkgren, A. Declercq, et al. interRAI (CAPs) for use with the interRAI (ChYMH) Assessment Instrument, Research Version 1 Standard Edition.Washington, DC: interRAI.

Arbeau, K., Stewart, S. L., Fisman, S., Neufeld, E., Rabinowitz, T., Theall, L., Hirdes, J. (forthcoming). Suicidality and purposeful self-harm. In S.L. Stewart, L.A. Theall, J.N. Morris, K. Berg, M. Björkgren, A. Declercq, et al. interRAI (CAPs) for use with the interRAI (ChYMH) Assessment Instrument, Research Version 1 Standard Edition.Washington, DC: interRAI.

Stewart, S.L., McKnight, M., Carter, J., Beharry, P., Mathias, K., Theall, L., Rielly, N., Eckel, L., & Hirdes, J.P. (forthcoming). Support systems for discharge. In S.L. Stewart, L.A. Theall, J.N. Morris, K. Berg, M. Björkgren, A. Declercq, et al. interRAI (CAPs) for use with the interRAI (ChYMH) Assessment Instrument, Research Version 1 Standard Edition.Washington, DC: interRAI.

Theall, L., Leatherdale, S., Valdimarsdottir, R., Mathias, K., Selby, P., & Stewart, S.L. (forthcoming). Tobacco and nicotine use. In S.L. Stewart, L.A. Theall, J.N. Morris, K. Berg, M. Björkgren, A. Declercq, et al. interRAI (CAPs) for use with the interRAI (ChYMH) Assessment Instrument, Research Version 1 Standard Edition.Washington, DC: interRAI.

Harris, B., Targett, P.S., Sukhera, J., Westelaken, K., Theall, L., Stewart, S.L., & Arbeau, K. (forthcoming). Transitions. In S.L. Stewart, L.A. Theall, J.N. Morris, K. Berg, M. Björkgren, A. Declercq, et al. interRAI (CAPs) for use with the interRAI (ChYMH) Assessment Instrument, Research Version 1 Standard Edition.Washington, DC: interRAI.

Stewart, S.L., Theall, L., Perry, B., MacLeod, K., Smith, C., Mathias, K., Henderson, J., Rupert, K., Hirdes, J.P. (forthcoming). Traumatic life events. In S.L. Stewart, L.A. Theall, J.N. Morris, K. Berg, M. Björkgren, A. Declercq, et al. interRAI (CAPs) for use with the interRAI (ChYMH) Assessment Instrument, Research Version 1 Standard Edition.Washington, DC: interRAI.

Isserlin, L., Theall, L., Swart, G.T., Mathias, K., McClure, C., Stewart, S.L., & Dillon, J. (forthcoming). Weight management. In S.L. Stewart, L.A. Theall, J.N. Morris, K. Berg, M. Björkgren, A. Declercq, et al. interRAI (CAPs) for use with the interRAI (ChYMH) Assessment Instrument, Research Version 1 Standard Edition.Washington, DC: interRAI.

Palisano, R.J., Theall, L., Stewart, S.L., Desserud, S., & Willoughby, C. (forthcoming). Accessibility and mobility. In S.L. Stewart, L.A. Theall, J.N. Morris, K. Berg, M. Björkgren, A. Declercq, et al. interRAI (CAPs) for use with the interRAI Developmental Disability (ChYMH-DD) Assessment Instrument, Research Version 1 Standard Edition.Washington, DC: interRAI.

Harris, B., Theall, L., Stewart, S.L., Arbeau, K., DeOliveira, C.A., Rupert, K., Henderson, J. (forthcoming). Caregiver distress. In S.L. Stewart, L.A. Theall, J.N. Morris, K. Berg, M. Björkgren, A. Declercq, et al. interRAI (CAPs) for use with the interRAI Developmental Disability (ChYMH-DD) Assessment Instrument, Research Version 1 Standard Edition.Washington, DC: interRAI.

Theall, L.A., Stewart, S.L., Gardiner, J., Blydorp, A., Martin, L., Ashworth, M., & Baas, R. (forthcoming). Communication. In S.L. Stewart, L.A. Theall, J.N. Morris, K. Berg, M. Björkgren, A. Declercq, et al. interRAI (CAPs) for use with the interRAI Developmental Disability (ChYMH-DD) Assessment Instrument, Research Version 1 Standard Edition.Washington, DC: interRAI.

Lau, J., Theall, L., Stewart, S.L., Reimers, T., Ashworth, M., McLean, J., Belleville-Taylor, P., Martin, L., Rabinowitz, R. (forthcoming). Continence. In S.L. Stewart, L.A. Theall, J.N. Morris, K. Berg, M. Björkgren, A. Declercq, et al. interRAI (CAPs) for use with the interRAI Developmental Disability (ChYMH-DD) Assessment Instrument, Research Version 1 Standard Edition.Washington, DC: interRAI.

Lau, J., Theall, L., Stewart, S.L., Gill, A., Schwartz, N., Dromgole, L. (forthcoming). Education support. In S.L. Stewart, L.A. Theall, J.N. Morris, K. Berg, M. Björkgren, A. Declercq, et al. interRAI (CAPs) for use with the interRAI Developmental Disability (ChYMH-DD) Assessment Instrument, Research Version 1 Standard Edition.Washington, DC: interRAI.

Stewart, S.L., Theall, L., Gleason, K., Bodison, S., Isaacs, B., Martin, L., Ashworth, M., Brown, G.P., Baas, R., & Rabinowitz, T. (forthcoming). Injurious behaviour. In S.L. Stewart, L.A. Theall, J.N. Morris, K. Berg, M. Björkgren, A. Declercq, et al. interRAI (CAPs) for use with the interRAI Developmental Disability (ChYMH-DD) Assessment Instrument, Research Version 1 Standard Edition.Washington, DC: interRAI.

Theall, L., Stewart, S.L., McLean, J., Mathias, K., Swart, G.T., & Willoughby, C. (forthcoming). Life skills. In S.L. Stewart, L.A. Theall, J.N. Morris, K. Berg, M. Björkgren, A. Declercq, et al. interRAI (CAPs) for use with the interRAI Developmental Disability (ChYMH-DD) Assessment Instrument, Research Version 1 Standard Edition.Washington, DC: interRAI.

Theall, L., Stewart, S.L., Mitchell, C., McDonald, L., Londono, S., & Ashworth, M. (forthcoming). Modified nutrition. In S.L. Stewart, L.A. Theall, J.N. Morris, K. Berg, M. Björkgren, A. Declercq, et al. interRAI (CAPs) for use with the interRAI Developmental Disability (ChYMH-DD) Assessment Instrument, Research Version 1 Standard Edition.Washington, DC: interRAI.

Hanley, G.P., Beaulieu, L., Paton, A., Concannon, D., Theall, L., Crotogino, J., & Stewart, S.L. (forthcoming). Parenting. In S.L. Stewart, L.A. Theall, J.N. Morris, K. Berg, M. Björkgren, A. Declercq, et al. interRAI (CAPs) for use with the interRAI Developmental Disability (ChYMH-DD) Assessment Instrument, Research Version 1 Standard Edition.Washington, DC: interRAI.

Theall, L., Stewart, S.L., James, M.,Graham, M., Martin, L., Ellis, R., Bodison, S., & Hirdes, J.P. (forthcoming). Play and leisure. In S.L. Stewart, L.A. Theall, J.N. Morris, K. Berg, M. Björkgren, A. Declercq, et al. interRAI (CAPs) for use with the interRAI Developmental Disability (ChYMH-DD) Assessment Instrument, Research Version 1 Standard Edition.Washington, DC: interRAI.

Theall, L., Stewart, S.L., Mitchell, C., & Ashworth, M. (forthcoming). Problematic eating behavior. In S.L. Stewart, L.A. Theall, J.N. Morris, K. Berg, M. Björkgren, A. Declercq, et al. interRAI (CAPs) for use with the interRAI Developmental Disability (ChYMH-DD) Assessment Instrument, Research Version 1 Standard Edition.Washington, DC: interRAI.

Hanley, G.P., Jin, C.S., Theall, L., & Stewart, S.L. (forthcoming). Sleep management. In S.L. Stewart, L.A. Theall, J.N. Morris, K. Berg, M. Björkgren, A. Declercq, et al. interRAI (CAPs) for use with the interRAI Developmental Disability (ChYMH-DD) Assessment Instrument, Research Version 1 Standard Edition.Washington, DC: interRAI.

Stewart, S.L., Theall, L., Marshman, M.E., Moody, K., & Martin, L. (forthcoming). Social relations. In S.L. Stewart, L.A. Theall, J.N. Morris, K. Berg, M. Björkgren, A. Declercq, et al. interRAI (CAPs) for use with the interRAI Developmental Disability (ChYMH-DD) Assessment Instrument, Research Version 1 Standard Edition.Washington, DC: interRAI.

Gallant, N., Stewart, S.L., Theall, L., Arbeau, K., Marshman, M.E., Liebenberg, L., & MacLeod, K. (forthcoming). Strengths. In S.L. Stewart, L.A. Theall, J.N. Morris, K. Berg, M. Björkgren, A. Declercq, et al. interRAI (CAPs) for use with the interRAI Developmental Disability (ChYMH-DD) Assessment Instrument, Research Version 1 Standard Edition.Washington, DC: interRAI.

Stewart, S. L., Arbeau, K., Theall, L., Fisman, S., Neufeld, E., Rabinowitz, T., Hirdes, J. (forthcoming). Suicidality and purposeful self-harm. In S.L. Stewart, L.A. Theall, J.N. Morris, K. Berg, M. Björkgren, A. Declercq, et al. interRAI (CAPs) for use with the interRAI Developmental Disability (ChYMH-DD) Assessment Instrument, Research Version 1 Standard Edition.Washington, DC: interRAI.

Stewart, S.L., Gallant, N., Theall, L., Carter, J., Mathias, K., McKnight, M., Beharry, P., Rielly, N., Eckel, L., & Hirdes, J.P. (forthcoming). Support systems. In S.L. Stewart, L.A. Theall, J.N. Morris, K. Berg, M. Björkgren, A. Declercq, et al. interRAI (CAPs) for use with the interRAI Developmental Disability (ChYMH-DD) Assessment Instrument, Research Version 1 Standard Edition.Washington, DC: interRAI.

Harris, B., Sukhera, J., Menel, C., Ierullo, M.,Gandhi, T., Theall, L., Stewart, S.L., Targett, P.S., Westelaken, K., & Arbeau, K. (forthcoming). Transitions. In S.L. Stewart, L.A. Theall, J.N. Morris, K. Berg, M. Björkgren, A. Declercq, et al. interRAI (CAPs) for use with the interRAI Developmental Disability (ChYMH-DD) Assessment Instrument, Research Version 1 Standard Edition.Washington, DC: interRAI.

Lau, J., Stewart, S.L., Theall, L., Gleason, K., Beharry, P., Rupert, K., Perry, B., Smith, C., Mathias, K. (forthcoming). Traumatic life events. In S.L. Stewart, L.A. Theall, J.N. Morris, K. Berg, M. Björkgren, A. Declercq, et al. interRAI (CAPs) for use with the interRAI Developmental Disability (ChYMH-DD) Assessment Instrument, Research Version 1 Standard Edition.Washington, DC: interRAI.

Chapters

Stewart, S. L., Currie, M., Arbeau, K., Leschied, A., & Kerry, A. (in press). Assessment and Planning for Community and Custodial Services: The Application of interRAI Assessment in the Youth Justice System. In R. Corrado & A. Leschied (Eds.), Serious and Violent Young Offenders and Youth Criminal Justice: A Canadian Perspective. Vancouver: Simon Fraser University Press.

Rubin, K. H., Burgess, K., Kennedy, L., & Stewart, S. L. (2003). Social withdrawal in childhood. In E. Mash & R. Barkley (Eds.), Child Psychopathology(pp. 372-406). New York: Guilford Press.

Rubin, K. H., & Stewart, S. L. (1996). Social withdrawal in childhood. In E. Mash & R. Barkley (Eds.), Child Psychopathology(pp. 277-307). New York: Guilford Press.

Rubin, K. H., Stewart, S. L., & Chen, X. (1995). The parents of aggressive and withdrawn children. In M. Bornstein (Ed.), Handbook of Parenting. (Vol. 1), (pp. 255-284). New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

Rubin, K. H., Stewart, S. L., & Coplan, R. J. (1995). Social withdrawal in childhood: Conceptual and empirical perspectives. In T. Ollendick & R. Prinz (Eds.), Advancesin Clinical Child Psychology. (Vol. 17), (pp. 157-196). New York: Plenum Publishing.

Abstracts

Reid, G. J., Tobon, J. I., Evans, B., Leschied, A. W., St. Pierre, J., Wolfe, V., Carter, J., Stewart, S. L., Vingilis, E., & Cunningham, C. (2008). Patterns of service use within a children’s mental health agency.  Canadian Psychology, 49(2a), 84.

Non-Peer Reviewed Publications

Marshman, M. E., & Stewart, S. L. (2011).  A specialized sexual behaviour team: Reduction of sexually inappropriate behaviours in children/youth with complex mental health and developmental difficulties. Final Report to the Provincial Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health (EDG #1319). London, ON: CPRI, Applied Research & Education

Reid, G. J., Stewart, S. L., Barwick, M., Cunningham, C. E., Carter, J. R., Evans, B., Leschied, A. W., Neufeld, R. W. J., St. Pierre, J., Tobon, J. I., Vingilis, E. R., & Zaric, G. S. (2011).  Exploring patterns of service utilization within children's mental health agencies. Report submitted to The Provincial Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health at CHEO, Ottawa ON.

Stewart, S. L., Leschied, A. W., den Dunnen, W., Zalmanowitz, S., & Baiden, P. (2011).  Planning, access, and use of mental health services for youth in care: Review of research literature. Final Report to The Ministry of children and youth Services Research and Outcome Measurement Branch, Strategic Research Fund. London, ON: CPRI, Applied Research & Education.

Stewart, S. L., Rick, J., Currie, M., Rielly, N. (2009).  Collaborative problem-solving approach in clinically-referred children: a residential program evaluation. Final Report to the Provincial Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health at CHEO. London, ON: CPRI, Applied Research & Education.

Stewart, S. L., Cullion, C., Hamza, C., & Currie, M. (2008, November).  Evaluation of the Short Term Residential Treatment unit serving children/youth ages 6-13. Final Report to the Provincial Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health at CHEO, London, ON: CPRI, Applied Research & Education.

St. Pierre, J., Leschied, A. W., Stewart, S. L., & Cullion, C. (2008).  Differentiating three year outcomes following tertiary child and youth psychiatric treatment. Final Report to the Provincial Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health at CHEO. London, ON: CPRI, Applied Research & Education.

Stewart, S. L., Johnston, K., Braimoh, G., Cullion, C., & Currie, M. (2007, October).  Bipolar clinic program evaluation. Final Report to the Provincial Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health at CHEO, London, ON: CPRI, Applied Research & Education.

Stewart, S. L., McKinlay, B. D., Cullion, C., & Currie, M. (2007, October).  Brake shop clinic program evaluation. Final Report to the Provincial Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health at CHEO, London, ON: CPRI, Applied Research & Education.

Stewart, S. L., Bachand, C., Cullion, C., Harris, K., Johnston, K., Lawrence, J., Marshall, S., Rupert, K., Scott, C., & Wallace-Piccin, C. (2006).  Young children with disruptive problems: The impact of maternal depression. Focus On, 6, (issue 2). London, ON: Research Alliance for Children with Special Needs.

Presentations

Invited Presentations

Stewart, S. L. (2014, September), Resource Intensity for Children and Youth: A Decision Support Tool for Mental Health Issues. Paper presented to the International Network of Excellence in Mental Health, Madrid, Spain.

Fries, B., James, M. J., Stewart, S. L., Perlman, C. (2014, August). Developing a Preliminary Tier Algorithm for Children’s Behavioral Health Services. Keynote at the University of Michigan for the Arkansas Division of Behavioral Health, Expert Panel Meeting. Little Rock, AR, United States.

Fries, B., James, M. J., Stewart, S. L., Perlman, C. (2014, August). Developing a Preliminary Tier Algorithm for Adult Behavioral Health Services. Keynote at the University of Michigan for the Arkansas Division of Behavioral Health, Expert Panel Meeting. Little Rock, AR, United States.

Stewart, S. L. (2014, January), Child and Youth Mental Health Suite. Paper presented to the Louisiana Government. Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Fries, B., James, M. J., Stewart, S. L., Perlman, C. (2014, April). Using Assessment Information to Inform Tier Assignment. Keynote at the University of Michigan for the Arkansas Division of Behavioral Health, Expert Panel Meeting. Little Rock, AR, United States.

Stewart, S. L. (2013, October).  Assessing Mental Health Needs of children and youth through interRAI: Supporting an Integrated, Lifespan Approach to Needs Assessment and Treatment Planning. Keynote presented at the 2013 Canadian interRAI Conference, Ottawa, ON.

Stewart, S. L., (2013, June).  interRAI Children’s and Youth’s Mental Health.Presented at the Mental Health Annual Research Day Retreat, Lawson Health Research Institute, London, ON. 

Stewart, S. L., (2013, May). Assessing Mental Health Needs of children and youth with the InterRAI suite: Supporting an Integrated, Lifespan Approach to Needs Assessment and Care Planning. Paper presented at the CHRI Seminar Series, Children’s Health Research Institute, London, ON.

Stewart, S.L. & Kerr, I.T. (2013, March). The interRAI Child and Youth Suite: An Integrated Response to Identifying and Responding to Child/Youth Mental Health Needs. Paper presented to the Child and Youth Advisory Committee (CYAC) at the Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health, Toronto, ON.

Stewart, S. L. (2012, March).  The interRAI Quality of Life Measure for children and youth. Paper presented at the Ministry of children and youth Services, Lunch and Learn Series, Toronto, ON.

Stewart, S. L. (2011, November).  Child and Youth Mental Health Needs: Information for Educators. Paper presented at the Regional Services and Education Center (RSEC), Windsor, ON.

Reid, G. J., Stewart, S. L., Barwick, M., Cunningham, C. E., Carter, J. R., Evans, B., Leschied, A. W., Neufeld, R. W. J., St. Pierre, J., Tobon, J. I., Vingilis, E. R., & Zaric, G. S. (2011, November).  Exploring patterns of service utilization within children's mental health agencies. Paper presented at the Ministry of children and youth Services SPARKS Research Conference, Toronto, ON.

Stewart, S. L. (2005, June).  Early identification of mental health concerns. Keynote address presented at the Birth to Six Mental Health 3 rdAnnual Symposium, London, ON.

King, G., & Stewart, S. L. (2005, February).  Research Alliance for Children with Special Needs: Enhancing community participation of children with special needs. Paper presented at the 31 Cluster Design Grant Teams and 26 INE Teams SSHRC Event, Ottawa, ON.

Peer Reviewed Presentations

Lapshina, N., & Stewart, S. L. (2019, August). Poly-victimization, internalizing and externalizing symptoms in children with IDD. Presentation at the American Psychological Association Convention 2019. Chicago, Illinois.

Stewart, S. L. (2019, June).  Examining the impact of domestic violence and abuse on children's mental health.  Complex trauma symposium:  Canadian perspectives and initiatives. Montreal, Quebec.

Reid, G. J., Barwick, M., Cairney, J., Carter, J. R., Kurdyak, P., Lau, C., Mowat, S., Neufeld, R. W. J., Schraeder, K. E., St. Pierre, J., Stewart, S. L., Tobon, J. I., Vingilis, E.R., Yang, X.Q., & Zaric, G. S. (2019, June) Patterns of physician services among children and youth seen in community mental health agencies within Ontario. Poster presented at the Trillium Primary Health Care Research Day, 5-June-2019, Toronto, ON.

Stewart, S. L., Celebre, A., Hirdes, J., Poss, J. (2019, June). Risk of suicide and self-harm in kids (RiSsK): The development of an algorithm to identify high-risk individuals within the children’s mental health system. Oral presentation at the Complex Trauma Symposium 2019. Montreal, Quebec.

Hiten, P.D., Stewart, S.L., & Lapshina, N. (2019, May). Family dynamics, trauma, and child-related characteristics: Examining factors associated with co-morbidity in children with and without an intellectual development disorder. Poster presentation at the Department of Psychiatry, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Conference, London, ON.

Ried, G.J., Barwick, M., Cairney, J., Carter, J., Kurdyak, P., Neufeld, R., Schraeder K., St. Peirre, J., Stewart, S.L., Mowat, S., Tobon, J., Vingilis, E., Zaric, G. (May 2019). Before, during and after: Service use in the mental health and health sectors for children and youth with mental health problems in Ontario. Presentation at the Department of Psychiatry, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Conference, London, ON.

Lapshina, N., & Stewart, S.L. (2019, May). Traumatic Life Events, Internalizing and Externalizing Symptoms in Children with IDD. Oral presentation at the 4th Annual Developmental Disabilities Academic Research Day, London, Ontario.

Lapshina, N., Stewart, S.L., Vingilis, E., Hamilton, H., Kolla, N. (2019, August). Risk Factors Associated with Forensic Problem Behavior Scale. 2018. Paper to be presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, Division 41 — Psychology and Law, San Francisco, CA

Stewart, S. L., Lapshina, N., Erickson, P., Vingilis, E., Hamilton, H., Kolla, N. (2019, August).  Traumatic life events and polyvictimization in inpatient, outpatient and youth justice settings. Paper to be presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, Division 41—Psychology and Law, San Fransisco, CA.

Gwynne, Ng. & Stewart, S. L. (2019, March). Trauma Matters: Identification and Treatment for Children and Youth. Poster presented at the Child Health Symposium, London Ontario.

Stewart, S. L., & Theall, L (2019, February). interRAI Family Quality of Life.  Paper presented at the Instrument and Survey Development Committee, San Juan, Puerto Rico.  

Stewart, S. L., & Lapshina, N. (2019, February).  Care Planning Approaches to Foster Trauma-Informed Care:  The Impact of Domestic Violence.  Paper presented at the Instrument and Survey Development Committee, San Juan, Puerto Rico.  

Stewart, S. L., Garad, Y., Lapshini, N., & Tiwari, A. (2018, December). Child Maltreatment, Substance Abuse and Interventions: Pathways to Risk and Resiliency- The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children’s Functioning: Care Planning Approaches to Foster Trauma-Informed Care. To be presented at the 1st ISPCAN Caribbean Regional Conference, Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Stewart, S. L., Lapshina, N., Thornley, E., Vingilis, E., Erickson, P., Hamilton, H., Kolla, N., Abbas, S. (2018, November). Prevalence of Substance Use, Internalizing and Externalizing Problems in Youth in Custody, Inpatient and Outpatient Settings. Poster to be presented at the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (DCAP) Conference, London, ON.

Theall, L., & Stewart, S. L. (2018, November). Engaging Families in their Child’s Mental Health Care: Development of a Family Quality of Life Tool. Poster to be presented at the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Research Half Day, London, Ontario.

Bartholomew, K., Fadiya, B., Theall, L., Arbeau, K., & Stewart, S. L. (2018, November). Clinical scale cut-points for the interRAI Child and Youth Mental Health (ChYMH) and their use in intervention planning and evaluation. Poster to be presented at the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (DCAP) Conference, London, ON.

Hocko, A., Fisman, S., Hamza, C., Davidson, B., Egan, R., Wilson, J., Travis, P., Bogaert, D., Stewart, S. L., & Sukhera, J. (2018, September). Advanced dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) program clinical training and research initiative. Poster to be presented at the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CACAP) 2018 conference.

Schraeder, K., Cairney, J., Carter, J. R., Kurdyak, P., Vingilis, E. E., Barwick, M., Neufeld, R.W.J., St. Pierre, J., Stewart, S. L., Tobon, J. I., Zaric, G. S., Ahmed, T., Craig, M., Hameed, S., Reid., G.J. (2018, September). Cross-Sectoral Data Linkage: Tracking Mental Health Service Utilization from Childhood into Adulthood. Poster presented at the International Population Data Linkage Network (IPDLN): Banff, Alberta, Canada.

Hocko, A., Fisman, S., Hamza, C., Davidson, B., Egan, R., Wilson, J., Travis, P., Bogaert, D., Stewart, S. L., & Sukhera, J. (2018, September). Advanced dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) program clinical training and research initiative. Abstract submitted for presentation at the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 38th Annual Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Thornley, E., Lapshina, N., Vingilis, E., & Hamilton, H. (2018, June). The examination of youth with mental health problems using interRAI instruments in inpatient, outpatient and youth justice settings. Poster presented at the 29th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Hamilton, H., Stewart, S. L., Vingilis, E., Erickson, P., Kolla, N., Bondy, S. (2018, June). Substance use and other risks associated with offence types among justice involved youth. Paper presented at the CPDD 80th Annual Scientific Meeting, Hilton San Diego Bayfront, San Diego, California, USA.

Stewart, S.L. (2018, May). The Mental Health Assessment for Children and Youth: Evidence informed care and the interRAI ChYMH. Paper presented at the Canadian interRAI Conference, Calgary, AB.

Theall, L., Arbeau, K., & Stewart, S.L. (2018, May). The right time:  Supporting children and youth getting services when they need them using the interRAI ChYMH Screener. Paper presented at the Canadian interRAI Conference, Calgary, AB.

Theall, L., Arbeau, K., & Stewart, S.L. (2018, May). Supporting children/youth receiving intensive services: Using the interRAI ChYMH scales to determine needs and outcomes. Paper presented at the Canadian interRAI Conference, Calgary, AB.

Theall, L., Arbeau, K., Willoughby, K., Berman, J., & Stewart, S. L. (2018, May). History matters: Trauma and provisional mental health diagnoses in childhood. Paper presented at the Canadian interRAI Conference, Calgary, AB.

Theall, L., Arbeau, K. & Stewart, S. L. (2018, May). An examination of adverse life events and traumatic stress in a sample of children and youth receiving mental health services in Ontario. Paper presented at Development 2018: A Canadian Conference on Developmental Psychology, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

Theall, L., Arbeau, K., & Stewart, S. L. (2018, May). The relation between internalizing and externalizing problems with peer relationships in a sample of children and youth receiving mental health services in Ontario. Paper presented at Development 2018: A Canadian Conference on Developmental Psychology, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

Theall, L., Arbeau, K., & Stewart, S. L. (2018, May). Let’s play! Helping kids with special needs to join in activities and have fun. Paper presented at Development 2018: A Canadian Conference on Developmental Psychology, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

Baiden, P., Stewart, S. L., & Fallon, B. (2018, May). Bullying victimization and non-suicidal self-injury among adolescents with mental health needs in Ontario. Paper presented Canadian interRAI Conference, Calgary, Ontario, Canada.

Baiden, P., Stewart, S. L., & Fallon, B. (2018, January). An examination of non-suicidal self-injury among children and adolescents referred to community and inpatient mental health settings in Ontario, Canada. Paper presented at the 22nd Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR), Washington DC Marriott Marquis, Washington DC, USA.

Baiden, P., Stewart, S. L., & Fallon, B. (2018, January). Bullying victimization and non-suicidal self-injury among adolescents from community and inpatient mental health settings in Ontario, Canada. Paper presented at the 22nd Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR), Washington DC Marriott Marquis, Washington DC, USA.

Stewart, S. L., Thornley, E., Lapshina, N., Erikson, P., Vingilis, E., & Hamilton, H. (2017, November). The examination of youth with mental health problems using interRAI instruments in inpatient, outpatient and youth justice settings. Poster presented at the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Research Half Day, London, Ontario.

Lapshina, N., Stewart, S. L., Vingilis, E., Hamilton, H., & Kolla, N. (2017, November). Risk factors associated with forensic problem behaviour scale. Poster presented at the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Research Half Day, London, Ontario.

Babcock, S., Thornley, E., Stewart, S. L., Schwean, V., & Tucker, B. (2017, November). Examining the criterion validity of the interRAI Child and Youth Mental Health Assessment Screener (ChYMH-S). Poster presented at the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Research Half Day, London, Ontario.

Lau, C., Stewart, S. L., Saklofske, D. H., Babcock, S., & Hirdes, J. (2017, November). The interRAI Child and Youth Mental Health Assessment (ChYMH) Externalizing Subscale: Bayesian correlations of the measure with criterion measures of conduct and externalizing behaviours. Poster presented at the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Research Half Day, London, Ontario.

Iantosca, J., & Stewart, S. L. (2017, November). Measuring childhood developmental outcomes for early intervention using the interRAI 0-3. Poster presented at the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Research Half Day, London, Ontario.

Stewart, S. L., & Hassani, F. (2017, November). Assessing the validity of the interRAI Parenting Scale. Poster presented at the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Research Half Day, London, Ontario.

Theall, L., Arbeau, K., Willoughby, K., & Stewart, S. L. (2017, November). Considering trauma with provisional mental health diagnoses in childhood. Paper presented at the 18th Annual Parkwood Mental Health Research & Innovation Half Day. London, Ontario.

Downes, C., Theall, L. & Stewart, S.L. (2017, November). Helping exceptional students with mental health challenges to stay in school: Identifying risk factors and overcoming obstacles. Paper presented at the Ontario Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Annual Special Education Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Moody, K., Lambert, L., Theall, L., Stewart, S. L. (2017, November). What makes a good CAP? Research! (How Collaborative Action Plans promote best practices). Poster presented at the Health and Wellbeing in Developmental Disabilities Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Hirdes, J. P., & Poss, J. W. (2017, October). Resource intensity for children and youth (The RIChY Algorithm): A decision-support system for allocating mental health resources. Paper presented at the Instrument and Survey Development Committee (ISD), Hong Kong, China.

Lau, C., Stewart, S. L., Saklofske, D. H., & Hirdes, J. (2017, October). Development and psychometric validation of the internalizing and externalizing subscales on the interRAI ChYMH. Paper presented at the 6th European Conference on Mental Health, Berlin, Germany.

Fleischhauer, A., Arbeau, K. & Stewart, S. L. (2017, October). Using the interRAI Child and Youth Mental Health (ChYMH) assessment to understand child and youth mental health in Ontario. Paper presented at the Health Quality Transformation Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Erickson, P. G., Vingilis, E., Stewart, S. L., Hamilton, H. (2017, October). Connecting youth with mental health services. Paper presented at the Canadian Youth & Justice Congress, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Lapshina, N., Stewart, S. L., Vingilis, E., Erickson, P., & Hamilton, H. (2017, August). Care planning needs for youth in custody, inpatient and outpatient settings. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, Division 41 — Psychology and Law. Washington, District of Columbia.

Vingilis, E., Stewart, S. L., Erickson, P., Hamilton, H., Einerson, K., Seeley, J., Kolla, N., Bondy, S., & Carlisle, C. (2017, July). Mental health problems of youth in custody compared to in-patient and out-patient youth. Paper presented at the 12th International Conference on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, London, United Kingdom.

Fleischhauer, A., Arbeau, K., & Stewart, S. L. (2017, June). Healthy environment, healthy weight: Using the interRAI Weight Management Collaborative Action Plan to support healthy weight for children and youth receiving mental health services. Paper presented at the Children’s Health and Environment Workshop and Symposium, London, Ontario, Canada.

Clow, K, Stewart, S. L., & Leschied, A. (2017, June). Aggression among children and youth: An examination of service allocation for subtypes of aggression. Poster presented at the Canadian Psychological Association Convention, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Lau, C., Stewart, S. L., Saklofske, D. H., & Tremblay, P. F. (2017, June). Diagnostic agreement of the interRAI Child and Youth Mental Health (ChYMH) Sleep Scale and sleep disorder diagnosis: A multisite study. Poster presented at the Canadian Psychological Association 78th Annual Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Lau, C., Stewart, S. L., Saklofske, D. H., & Tremblay, P. F. (2017, June). Development of the Internalizing Scale on the interRAI ChYMH. Poster presented at the Canadian Psychological Association 78th Annual Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Klassen J., & Iantosca, J. A. (2017, June). The interRAI 0-3: Using a comprehensive measurement system to identify and intervene on the needs of young children. Paper presented at the 6th Conference of the International Society for Child Indicators. Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Reinders, N. J., Fletcher, P. C., Stewart, S, L., & Bryden, P. J. (2017, June). Physical activity and behaviour of children with neurodevelopmental disorders. Poster presented at the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA), Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Einarson, K., Erickson, P., Vingilis, E., Stewart, S. L., & Hamilton, H. (2017, May). Lifetime trauma of Ontario youth detained in secure custody facilities. Paper presented at the Canadian Sociological Association session on “Canadian scholarship in childhood and youth studies: Childhood, youth and social institutions”. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Arbeau, K. & Stewart, S. L. (2017, May). An examination of adverse life events experienced by children and youth with a developmental disability in Ontario. Paper presented at the Developmental Disabilities Research Day, London, Ontario, Canada.

Stewart, S. L.  (2017, April). The implementation of the interRAI child and youth Collaborative Action Plans to improve outcomes for children exposed to domestic violence and abuse. Paper presented at the InterRAI International Network for Mental Health, Leuven, Belgium.

Stewart, S. L.  (2017, April).  Youth justice population needs: Data on youth under the age of 19 years in secure custody and detention.  Paper presented at the international interRAI Network of Mental Health, Leuven, Belgium.

Saklofske, D. H., Lau, C., Stewart, S. L., & Tremblay, P. F. (2017, January). A concurrent validity study of the interRAI-ChYMH aggressive disruptive behaviour and hyperactivity-distractibility scales. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Convention, San Antonio, Texas, United States.

Lau, C., Saklofske, D. H., Stewart, S. L., & Tremblay, P. F. (2017, January). Sex differences in risk factors for problematic video gaming in children and adolescents. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Convention, San Antonio, Texas, United States.

Barbaree, H., Mathias, K., Ham, E., Stewart, S. L., Brown, G., & Hirdes, J. (2016, November).  The forensic supplement to the RAI-MH: Cross validation.  Paper presented at the International InterRAI Network of Mental Health Conference, Capetown, South Africa.

Stewart, S. L., & Fadiya, B. (2016, November). Developing cut points for selected sub-scales on the interRAI Child and Youth Mental Health Instrument.  Paper presented at the International InterRAI Network of Mental Health Conference, Capetown, South Africa.

Lau, C., Saklofske, D. H., & Stewart, S. L. (2016, November). Validation of the interRAI ChYMH Sleep Scale. Poster presented at the Fourth Annual Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Research Half Day, London, Ontario, Canada.

Arbeau, K., Jones-Chick, R., Yu, S., & Stewart, S. L. (2016, November). An examination of sleep and psychosocial symptoms in children and youth receiving mental health services in Ontario. Poster presented at the Fourth Annual Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Research Half Day, London, Ontario, Canada.

Currie, M., Arbeau, K., Yu, S., & Stewart, S. L. (2016, November). Characteristics of multiple residential admissions: factors to consider in quality residential treatment. Paper presented at the Children’s Mental Health Ontario Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Arbeau, K., Yu S., & Stewart, S. L.  (2016, October). An examination of sleep and psychosocial symptoms in children and youth receiving mental health services in Ontario.  Paper presented at the Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres (CAPHC), Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Bartholomew, K., Theall, L., & Stewart, S. L. (2016, October). Thinking CAPs: Promoting evidence-informed care with Collaborative Action Plans. Poster presented at the Health Quality Transformation Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Arbeau, K., Yu, S., & Stewart, S. L. (2016, October). Using a domains framework to measure outcomes and improve health quality. Poster presented at the Health Quality Transformation Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Arbeau, K., Yu, S., & Stewart, S. L. (2016, October). Assessing trauma in children and youth receiving mental health services:  The psychological ramifications and evidence-informed guidelines for treatment. Poster presented at the Health Quality Transformation Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Lau, C., Stewart, S. L., Tremblay, P. F., & Saklofske, D. H. (2016, June).  Evaluating the validity of interRAI-ChYMH scales in children diagnosed with externalizing disorders. Paper presented at the Canadian Psychological Association 76th Annual Conference, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Iantosca, J. M., & Stewart, S. L. (2016, April). Constructing and validating the interRAI 0-3. Oral Paper presentation at interRAI World Conference. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Kerr, I., Paller, C., & Stewart, S. L. (2016, April). Development of the interRAI Child and Youth Suite of Assessments. Paper presented at Accreditation Canada Quality Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Theall, L., Kerr, I., & Paller, C., & Stewart, S. L. (2016, April). Client-centered tools to hear the voices of children, youth and their families. Paper presented at Accreditation Canada Quality Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Stewart, S. L. (2016, April). Identifying mental health symptoms in children and youth in residential and in-patient care settings. Paper presented at World interRAI Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Lambert, L., McKnight, M., Kerr, I., Moody, K., & Kerr, I., & Stewart, S. L. (2016, April). Training…More than a free lunch! Paper presented at World interRAI Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

McKnight, M., Kerr, I., Theall, L. & Moody, K., & Stewart, S. L. (2016, April). Making it meaningful: Moving from data to utility in the children’s mental health sector. Paper presented at World interRAI Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Paller, C., Yu, S., & Currie, M., & Stewart, S. L. (2016, April). Telling your organization’s story: Using a framework for reporting. Paper presented at World interRAI Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Theall, L., Stewart, S. L., & Aslam, A. (2016, April). Collaborative Action Plans (CAPs): Best practice for mental health intervention with children and youth. Poster presented at World interRAI Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Theall, L., & Stewart, S. L. (2016, April). Families and kids “ChYMH” in with the interRAI quality of life. Poster presented at World interRAI Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Theall, L., & Stewart, S. L. (2016, April). interRAI quality of life tools: Hearing the voices of children/youth and their families. Paper presented at World interRAI Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Currie, M., Kerr, I., Moody, K., Lambert, L., Hawes, G., & Britton, L., Stewart, S. L. (2016, April). Supporting successful implementation of interRAI tools: Preparing, executing and learning. Paper presented at World interRAI Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Kerr, I., Paller, C., & Stewart, S. L.  (2016, April). It starts with kids: An overview of the interRAI child and youth suite of assessments. Paper presented at World interRAI Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Fadiya, B. & Stewart, S. L. (2016, April). Determinants of self-harm among children and youth receiving treatment in mental health facilities across Ontario. Paper presented at the World interRAI Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Fadiya, B. & Stewart, S. L. (2016, April). Self-harm as a predictor of service use. Poster presented at the World interRAI Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Klassen, J., Aslam, A., Jones-Chick, R., Wheatley, M., Arbeau, A., Paller, C., & Stewart, S. L. (2016, April). Foster care and complex trauma: Behavioural safety concerns among clinically referred children and youth. Poster presented at the World interRAI Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Theall, L., Arbeau, K., & Stewart, S. L. (2016, April). Collaborative Action Plans (CAPs): Best practice for mental health intervention with children and youth. Paper presented at the World interRAI Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Theall, L. & Stewart, S. L. (2016, April). Families and kids “ChYMH” in with the interRAI quality of life. Paper presented at the World interRAI Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Theall, L. & Stewart, S.L. (2016, April). interRAI quality of life tools: Hearing the voices of children/youth and their families. Poster presented at the World interRAI Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Pandori, J., & Stewart, S. L. (2016, April). Examining the parent-youth relationship across different high-risk samples. Poster presented at World interRAI Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Thornley, L. & Stewart, S. L. (2016, April). Understanding comorbid mental health disorders in children using a network approach to symptom-level analyses. Poster presented at World interRAI Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Kerry, A. & Stewart, S. L. (2016, April). Children and youth at risk of criminal involvement based on the interRAI ChYMH: Descriptive analysis. Poster presented at World interRAI Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Armiento, J., Hamza, C., Klassen, J., & Stewart, S. L. (2016, April). Nonsuicidal self-injury: Assessment and intervention using the Child and Youth Mental Health Assessment (ChYMH). Paper presented at World interRAI Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Billawala, A., & Stewart, S. L. (2016, April). An examination of risk among children and youth with complex special needs. Poster presented at World interRAI Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Klassen, J., Hamza, C., & Stewart, S. L. (2016, April). Emerging mental health diagnoses and school disruption: An examination among clinically referred children and youth. Poster presented at World interRAI Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Elrofai, A., Stewart, S. L., & Lapshina, N. (2016, April). Internalizing problems and challenges: Examining child and youth victims of emotional abuse and bullying. Poster presented at World InterRAI Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Lau, C., & Stewart, S. L. (2016, April). Evaluating the diagnostic sensitivity of interRAI-ChYMH questions on DSM-IV criteria. Poster presented at World interRAI Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Lapshina, N., Stewart, S. L., Einarson, K. et al., (2016, April). Sociodemographic risk factors and care planning needs for youth in the Ontario justice system. Paper presented at the 2016 World interRAI Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Lapshina, N., Stewart, S. L. et al., (2016, April). Comparing mental health needs and care planning for youth in justice, inpatient and outpatient setting. Paper presented at the 2016 World interRAI Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Klassen, J. A., Stewart, S. L., & Hamza, C. A. (2016, March). Autism spectrum disorders and mental health comorbidities among children and youth: An examination of the risk for school disruption. Poster presented at the International Conference on Behavioural Science - School Mental Health: Challenges and Opportunities, Banff, Alberta, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Iantosca, J. M., (2015, December). For their future wellness: Using the interRAI 0-3 to assess early childhood mental health and development. Paper presented at the National Training Institute, Zero to Three. Seattle, Washington, United States.

Klassen, J. A., Aslam, A., Jones-Click, R., Wheatley, M., Paller, C., & Stewart, S. L. (2015, November).  Is a history of foster care placement and complex trauma related to the risk of harm to others among a clinically referred sample of children and youth in the Province of Ontario.  Poster presented at the Schulich Psychiatry Half Day Research Symposium, London, Ontario, Canada.

Hamilton, H. A., Erickson, P. G., Stewart, S. L., Vingilis, E., Wheeler, P., Bondy, S., Carlisle, C., Kolla, N., Seeley, J., & Einarson, K. M. (2015, October). Connecting youth in custody with mental health services. Poster presented at the 2015 Social and Epidemiological Research Day, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Ontario, Canada.

Armiento, J., Hamza, C., & Stewart, S. L. (2015, October).  An examination of peer criticism and non-suicidal self-injury.  Poster presented at the PREVnet conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Stewart, S. L. (November, 2015). The interRAI 0-3 development efforts.  Paper presented at the interRAI international Network of Excellence for Mental Health, New Platz, New York, United States.

Klassen, J. A. & Stewart, S. L. (2015, August). The interRAI Risk for School Disruption Scale:  A new scale to measure school disengagement and disruption. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  

Stewart, S. L., Tohvner, G., & Klassen, J. (2015, July). The validation of the interRAI ChYMH Internalizing Subscale in Canadian children and youth. Poster presented at the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences Conference, London, Ontario, Canada.

Stewart, S. L.,Klassen, J., & Tohvner, G. (2015, July). The interRAI School Disruption Scale:  A new scale to measure school engagement and disruption.  Poster presented at the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences Conference, London, Ontario, Canada.

Elrofaie, A., Lapshina, N., Stewart, S. L., & Schwean, V. (2015, July). Child abuse and domestic violence:  An examination of mental health outcomes in a clinical sample. Poster presented at the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences Conference.

Stewart, S. L., Klassen, J. A., & Tohver, G. C. (2015, July). Validation of the interRAI Risk of School Disruption Scale: A measurement of school disengagement and disruption. Poster presented at the International Society for the Study of Individual Biannual Differences Conference, London, Ontario, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., & Iantosca, J-A.  (2015, July).  The interRAI 0-3: Assessing individual differences in temperament, early childhood mental health and development.  Paper presented at the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences, London, Ontario, Canada.

Armiento, J., Arbeau, K., Liu, C., & Stewart, S. L.  (2015, June).  An examination of nonsuicidal self-injury and family dynamics.  Poster presented at the Canadian Psychological Association, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Sciaraffa, J., Stewart, S. L., Arbeau, K., & Lui, Chenyu.  (2015, June).  The relationship between bullying and peer and parenting characteristics in a clinical sample of youth exposed to domestic violence.  Poster presented at the Canadian Psychological Association, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Stewart, S. L. & Iantosca, J. M. (2015, May). Construction of the interRAI 0-3 to assess early childhood mental health and development. Paper presented at the Child Health Symposium, London, Ontario, Canada.

Stewart, S. L. (2015, May).  Evidence base decision making:  The researchers’ panel. Paper presented at Achieving Excellence Together 2015, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Theall, L. A. & Stewart, S. L. (2015, May). interRAI self-report quality of life: Developing a tool to hear the voices of youth. Paper presented at the Child Health Symposium, London, Ontario, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., & Iantosca, J.  (2015, May). The interRAI 0-3.  Paper presented at the 2015 Child Health Symposium, London, Ontario, Canada.

Gallant, N., Arbeau, K., Lui, C., & Stewart, S. L. (2015, May).  An examination of the association between pain and family functioning using the interRAI Child and Youth Mental Health instrument.  Poster presented at the 36th Annual Scientific Meeting Canadian Pain Society. Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

Elrofai, A., Stewart, S. L., & Schwean, V.  (2015, May).  Socioeconomic status, family relationships and parental education as determinants of mental health symptoms in first, second, and third generating immigrant children.  Paper presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Sciaraffa, J., Stewart, S. L., Arbeau, K., & Lui, Chenyu.  (2015, April).  The relationship between bullying and peer and parenting characteristics in a clinical sample of youth exposed to domestic violence.  Paper presented at the Robert Macmillan Graduate Research in Education Symposium (GRiES), London, Ontario, Canada.

Aslam, A., MacDonald, K., Theall, L., Arbeau, K., & Stewart, S. L. (2015, August).  Collaborative Action Plans (CAPs):  Introduction to the interRAI ChYMH Suicidality and Purposeful Self-Harm CAP. Poster presented at the 2015 American Psychological Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Reid, G., Stewart, S. L., Barwick, M., Carter, J., Evans, B., Leschied, A., Neufield, R., St. Pierre, J., Tobon, J., Vingilis, E., & Zaric, G.  (2015, August).  Predicting patterns of service use within children’s mental health agencies.  Paper presented at the 2015 American Psychological Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Misiorowski, J., Erickson, P., Vingilis, E., Palinski, S. P, Bondy, S, Hamilton, H., Kolla, N., & Carlisle, C.  (2014, November) Ensuring youth in conflict with the law receive proper assessment and care: An introduction to the interRAI Youth Justice Facilities (YJCF) instrument and pilot project. Paper presented at the 2014 Children’s Mental Health Ontario Conference. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Armiento, J., Arbeau, K., Liu, C., & Stewart, S. L.  (2014, November).  An examination of nonsuicidal self-injury and family dynamics.  Poster presented at the Second Annual Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Research Half Day, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada.

Aslam, A., MacDonald, K., Theall, L., Arbeau, K., & Stewart, S. L. (2014, November).  Collaborative Action Plans (CAPs):  Introduction to the interRAI ChYMH Suicidality and Purposeful Self-Harm CAP.  Poster presented at the Second Annual Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Research Half Day, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada.

Fisman, S., Jeanson, J., Sukhera, J., Wilson, J., Egan, R., Stewart, S. L., & Davidson, B.  (2014, November).  Comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Research Initiative.  Poster presented at the Second Annual Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Research Half Day, Western University, London, Ontario.

Sciaraffa, J., Stewart, S. L., & Arbeau, K.  (2014, November).  The relationship between bullying, peer and parenting characteristics in a clinical sample of youth exposed to domestic violence.  Poster presented at the Second Annual Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Research Half Day, Western University, London, Ontario.

Armiento, J., Stewart, S.L., Liu, C., & Arbeau, K. (2014, October). An examination of nonsuicidal self-injury and family dynamics. Poster presented at 2014 CASP/MHCC Suicide Prevention Conference, Virtual Conference.

Aslam, A., MacDonald, K., Theall, L., Arbeau, K., Stewart, S. L. (2014, October). Collaborative Action Plans (CAPs):  Introduction to the interRAI ChYMH Suicidality and Purposeful Self-Harm CAP.  Poster presented at 2014 CASP/MHCC Suicide Prevention Conference, Virtual Conference.

Sciaraffa, J., Arbeau, K., Liu, C., & Stewart, S. L. (2014, October). Domestic violence exposure, deliberate self-harm and self-injurious ideation:  The role of peers. Poster presented at 2014 CASP/MHCC Suicide Prevention Conference, Virtual Conference.

Currie, M., Arbeau, K., Armiento, J., Aslam, A., MacDonald, K., Lui, C., Theall, L., & Stewart, S.L. (2014, October). Addressing non-suicidal self-injury and suicidality using the interRAI ChYMH and Collaboration Action Plans. Paper presented at Canadian interRAI Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Kerr, I., & Stewart, S. L. (2014, October). The interRAI Child and Youth Assessment suite and the promotion of seamless, client-focused care throughout the lifespan. Paper presented at the Canadian interRAI Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Stewart, S. L. (2014, October).  An examination of children’s mental health problems in Ontario and Arkansas.  Paper presented at the Canadian interRAI Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. 

Stewart, S.L., & Arbeau, K. (2014, October).  The interRAI Education Assessment:  Supporting an integrated, standardized response to student mental health needs.  Paper presented at the Canadian interRAI Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Arbeau, K., & Kerr, I. (2014, October).  Screening for child/youth mental health problems:  How can the child/youth suite of interRAI instruments help?  Paper presented at the Canadian interRAI Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Palinski, S., Erickson, P., Vingilis, E., Wheeler, P, Palinski, S., Bondy, S., Hamilton, H., Kolla, N. J., & Carlisle, C. (2014, October). The interRAI Youth Justice Custodial Facilities (YJCF) instrument:  Assessment and pilot project overview.  Paper presented at the Canadian interRAI Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Stewart, S. L. (2014, September).  Overview of the interRAI Child and Youth Suite of Instruments. Symposium paper presentation at the XVI World Congress of Psychiatry Conference Focusing On Accessing, Quality and Humane Care, Madrid, Spain.

Stewart, S.L., Baiden, P., den Dunnen, W., Arbeau, K., & Hirdes, J. (2014, September) Discharge of adolescents with mental health problems against medical advice: Findings from adult mental health inpatient facilities across Ontario, Canada. Paper presented at the XVI World Congress of Psychiatry Conference Focusing On Accessing, Quality and Humane Care, Madrid, Spain.

Stewart, S. L., Baiden P., & Theall, L. (2014, September) Intentional misuse of prescription medication: It’s relationship to non-suicidal self-injury among adolescents receiving inpatient mental health services. Paper presented at the XVI World Congress of Psychiatry Conference Focusing On Accessing, Quality and Humane Care, Madrid, Spain.

Arbeau, K., Theall, L., Liu, C., & Stewart, S.L. (2014, September) Exploring factors associated with medication non-adherence in children and youth receiving mental health services. Poster presented at Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Conference. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Baiden, P., Stewart, S. L., & den Dunnen, W. (2014, June). Prevalence and correlates of adolescents’ insight into mental illness:  Findings from the Ontario Mental Health Reporting System (OMHRS).  Paper presented at the 64th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Psychiatric Association, The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Tobon, J. I., Reid, G. J., Goffin, R., Brown, J. B., Stewart, S. L., & Evans, B.  (2014, June). Measuring Inter-Sectorial collaboration in Children’s Mental Health. Paper presented the Canadian Collaborative Mental Health Care Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Reif, K., Arbeau, K., Stewart, S. L., Viljoen, J., & Leschied, A. W. (2014, June). The interRAI Criminality Prevention Collaborative Action Plan (CAP): Identifying children and youth at risk for involvement with the Law. Poster presented at the International Association for Forensic Mental Health Services (IAFMHS) Conference, June 19-22, 2014. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Baiden, P., Theall, L, den Dunnen, W., & Arbeau, K.  (2014, June). Deliberate self-harm among children in tertiary care residential treatment: Prevalence and correlates. Paper presented at the International Association for Forensic Mental Health Services (IAFMHS) Conference. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Stewart, S., Erickson, P., Vingilis, E., Wheeler, P, Palinski, S., Bondy, S., Hamilton, H., Kolla, N. J., & Carlisle, C. (2014, June). Piloting the interRAI Youth Justice Custodial Facilities (YJCF) instrument in Ontario, Canada: Connecting youth in custody with mental health services. XIV Annual Meeting of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services. Toronto, ON.

Arbeau, K., Stewart, S. L., Reif, K., & Theall, L. (2014, June). Collaborative Action Plans (CAPs): Building effective capacity through the interRAI Youth Justice Custodial Facilities (YJCF). Poster presented at the International Association for Forensic Mental Health Services (IAFMHS) Conference. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 

Reid, G. J., Stewart, S. L., Barwick, M., Carter, J., Evans, B., Leschied, A., Neufeld, R., St. Pierre, J. Tobon, J., Vingilis, E., & Zaric, G. (2014, April). Patterns and predictors of children's mental health service use over multiple years. Paper presented at the 22nd National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Conference on Mental Health Services Research: Research in Pursuit of a Learning Mental Health Care System, Bethesda, Maryland, United States.

Tobon, J., Reid, G., Goffin, R., Brown, J., Stewart, S. L., & Evans, B. (2013, November).  Continuity of care in children’s mental health: A new measure of inter-sectorial collaboration.  Poster presented at Children’s Mental Health ON’s Annual Conference. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Ninan, A., Stewart, S. L., Katuwapitiya, S., Kam, C., & Theall-Honey, L. (2013, November). Side effects of psychotropic medications in children: Predictive factors. Poster presented at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CACAP). Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Baiden, P., & Ninan, A. (2013, November). Medication nonadherence among youth in adult mental health facilities. Poster presented at 33rd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CACAP). Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Baiden, P., & Ninan, A. (2013, November). The Aggressive Behavior Scale and predicting control interventions among youth. Poster presented at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CACAP). Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel, November 17th – 19th, 2013. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Baiden, P., den Dunnen, W., & Theall-Honey, L. (2013, October). Prevalence and factors influencing prescription medication misuse among adolescents: Findings from adult mental health inpatient facilities across Ontario. Poster presented at the Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres (CAPHC) 2013 Annual Conference. Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Hirdes, J. P., Perlman, C. M., & Baiden, P. (2013, October). The interRAI Child and Youth Suite of Assessments: An innovative and integrated way of assessing child and youth mental health needs across service sectors. Poster presented at the Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres (CAPHC) 2013 Annual Conference. Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Theall-Honey, L., Perlman, C. M., Hirdes, J. P., Cuthbert, R., & Baiden, P. (2013, October). Examining mental health service utilization among youth occupying adult inpatient mental health beds in Ontario. Poster presented at the Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres (CAPHC) 2013 Annual Conference. Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Baiden, P., & Arbeau, K. (2013, October). Problem video gaming among children and youth with mental health problems: Findings from the interRAI Child/Youth Mental Health (ChYMH) Pilot Project. Paper presented at the 2013 Canadian interRAI Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Baiden, P., den Dunnen, W., & Stewart, S. L. (2013, October). Discharge of adolescents in adult mental health beds in ON against medical advice. Paper presented at the 2013 Canadian interRAI Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Baiden, P., & Theall-Honey, L. (2013, October). Non-suicidal self-injury among adolescents with mental health needs in Ontario, Canada. Paper presented at the 2013 Canadian interRAI Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Kam, C., & Baiden, P. (2013, October). Examining length of stay and psychiatric readmission for youth in adult mental health beds. Paper presented at the 2013 Canadian interRAI Conference. The Westin Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Ninan, A., & Baiden, P. (2013, October).  Predictors of medication management/adherence among youth admitted into adult mental health beds in Ontario, Canada. Paper presented at the 2013 Canadian interRAI Conference. The Westin Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Stewart, S. L, Baiden, P., & den Dunnen, W. (2013, June). Childhood abuse and cannabis use among adolescents with mental health needs in Ontario, Canada.  Paper presented at the 13th Annual International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services Conference, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Stewart, S. L, Baiden, P., & Arbeau, K (2013, June).  Violent and non-violent crime among patients with first hospitalization for psychosis: Prevalence and correlates.  Paper presented at the 13th Annual International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services Conference, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Stewart, S. L., Leschied, A., Mathias, K., Currie, M., & Hall, M. (2013, June).  interRAI mental health assessments for juvenile offenders: Transforming needs assessment and treatment planning through an integrated, lifespan approach.  Paper presented at the 13th Annual International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services Conference, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Stewart, S. L., LaRose, L., Gleason, K., Nicolson, R., Hall, M., Knott, W., & Currie, M. (2013, April).  Assessing mental health needs of children/youth with developmental disabilities: Supporting an integrated, lifespan approach to needs assessment and treatment planning through the interRAI Child/Youth Mental Health - Developmental Disability Instrument.  Paper presented at the ON Association of Developmental Disabilities Conference, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

Reid, G. J., Stewart, S. L., Zaric, G. S., Carter, J., Neufeld, R. W. J., Tobon, J. I., Barwick, M., & Vingilis, E. R. (2013, March). Defining episodes of care in children’s mental health using administrative data. Poster presented at: the 26th Annual Children’s Mental Health Research and Policy Conference, Tampa, Florida, United States.

Stewart, S. L. & Marshman, M. E. (2013, February).  A specialized sexual behaviour team: Reduction of sexually inappropriate behaviours in children/youth with complex mental health and developmental difficulties.  Paper presented at the Provincial ON Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health's Knowledge Exchange Event for Doing Evaluation Grant Recipients, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Leschied, A. W., Mathias, K., Currie, M., & Hall, M. (2012, August).  interRAI assessments for custodial and community-based youth justice services: Supporting an integrated, lifespan approach to needs assessment and treatment planning.  Paper presented at the International Conference on Special Needs Offenders, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Leschied, A. W., den Dunnen, W., Zalmanowitz, S., & Baiden, P. (2012, June).  Treating mental health disorders for children in child welfare care: Evaluating the outcome literature.  Poster presented at the Ontario Association of Community Care Access Centres, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., & Baiden, P. (2012, May).  Examining the association between trauma and depression among children/youth in adult mental health facilities.  Poster presented at the Canadian interRAI Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., & Kam, C. (2012, May).  Gender differences in the effect of psychiatric re-admission on subsequent stay length among child patients.  Poster presented at the Canadian interRAI Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., & Kam, C. (2012, May).  Predictive model of length of stay versus admission instances into psychiatric institutions among child patients.  Paper presented at the Canadian interRAI Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Watson, C., Perlman, C., & Hirdes, J. (2012, May). interRAI Child and Youth Mental Health (ChYMH): Overview and preliminary findings of a multi-site evaluation.  Paper presented at the Canadian interRAI Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Crotogino, J., Gleason, K., Stewart, S. L., Currie, M., & Hall, M. (2012, April).  An intensive service model for children and youth with dual diagnosis: Treatment outcome and caregiver satisfaction.  Poster presented at the ON Association of Developmental Disabilities, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

Baiden, P., Stewart, S. L., & Theall-Honey, L. A. (2011, November).  Factors predicting use of chemical restraints, physical restraints and secure isolations at a tertiary care facility.  Poster presented at the Health and Wellbeing in Developmental Disabilities:  Engaging Health Care Professionals, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Theall-Honey, L. A., Watson, C., & Marshman, M. E. (2011, November).  Sexual behaviour problems in children/youth with and without a developmental disability.  Poster presented at the Health and Wellbeing in Developmental Disabilities:  Engaging Health Care Professionals, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

den Dunnen, W., Stewart, S. L., Currie, M., & Willits, E. C. (2011, October).  Predictors of out-of-home placement following residential treatment for children with severe mental health problems.  Poster presented at the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)/Canadian Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (CACAP) Joint Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

King, C., Theall-Honey, L. A., Stewart, S. L., & McKinlay, B. D. (2011, October).  Treatment outcomes for Comorbid Tourette's Disorder and associated disorders in a specialized outpatient tertiary clinic.  Poster presented at the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)/Canadian Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (CACAP) Joint Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Perlman, C., Hirdes, J. P., Stewart, S. L., Mathias, K. (2011, June). Understanding risk in forensic mental health settings: Applications for measurement, care planning, and outcomes using interRAI assessment systems. Paper presented at International Association for Forensic Mental Health Services. Barcelona, Spain.

Stewart, S. L., Theall-Honey, L. A., Watson, C., & Marshman, M. E. (2011, November). Sexual behaviour problems in children/youth with and without a Developmental Disability. CMHO Conference: Partnering for a Better Child and Youth Mental Health System. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Currie, M., & Stewart, S. L. (2011, June).  Profiles of self-harming behaviour among children/youth in tertiary level residential treatment for serious mental health disorders.  Poster presented at the Canadian Psychological Association conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

den Dunnen, W., Currie, M., Stewart, S. L., & Leschied, A. W. (2011, June).  Residential treatment outcomes for children in the child welfare system.  Poster presented at the Canadian Psychological Association conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Reid, G. J., Stewart, S. L., Barwick, M., Cunningham, C. E., Carter, J., Evans, B., Leschied, A. W., Neufeld, R., St. Pierre, J., Tobon, J. I., & Vingilis, E. (2011, June).  Drop-out and need for treatment among children using children's mental health agencies over multiple years.  Paper presented at the Canadian Psychological Association conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

St. Pierre, J., Leschied, A. W., & Stewart, S. L. (2011, June).  Developmental trajectory models in children and youth requiring tertiary mental health care.  Paper presented at the Canadian Psychological Association conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Shanahan, M., Bruyns, K., Stewart, S. L., & Currie, M. (2011, June).  Child/youth and parent/caregiver experiences of intrusive measures during residential treatment for serious mental health issues.  Poster presented at the Canadian Psychological Association conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Hirdes, J., Perlman, C., & Theall-Honey, L. A. (2011, June).  Characteristics of chronic inpatient use among youth occupying adult inpatient mental health beds.  Paper presented at the Canadian Psychological Association conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Quinlan, D., Swart, G. T., & Siman, E. (2011, June).  Sex differences in administration of Pro Re Natas within a tertiary mental health care facility.  Poster presented at the Canadian Psychological Association conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Rick, J., Currie, M., & Siman, E. (2011, June).  Residential treatment outcomes:  A comparison of different therapeutic approaches within a tertiary regional mental health agency.  Poster presented at the Canadian Psychological Association conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Theall-Honey, L. A., Armieri, A., & Cullion, C. (2011, June).  A predictive model of intrusive interventions in a tertiary residential treatment centre:  The impact of sex differences, self-harm and age when managing aggressive behaviours. Poster presented at the Canadian Psychological Association conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Theall-Honey, L. A., Cuthbert, R., & Stewart, S. L. (2011, June).  Investigating sex differences among children and youth referred to tertiary mental health outpatient clinics.  Poster presented at the Canadian Psychological Association conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., & Currie, M. (2011, June).  Callousness in children/youth admitted to tertiary level residential mental health treatment.  Paper presented at the International Association for Forensic Mental Health Services conference, Barcelona, Spain.

Stewart, S. L., Hirdes, J., Perlman, C., Currie, M., & Tobon, J. (2011, June).  Characteristics of youth admitted to adult psychiatric beds:  differentiating non-offenders from violent and non-violent offenders.  Paper presented at the International Association for Forensic Mental Health Services conference, Barcelona, Spain.

Stewart, S. L., & Theall-Honey, L. A. (2011, June).  iCYQLS: interRAI Child and Youth Quality of Life Survey.  Paper presented at the International Association for Forensic Mental Health Services, Barcelona, Spain.

Stewart S. L., Theall-Honey, L. A., Willits, E. C., Perlman, C., & Hirdes, J. (2011, June).  Police involvement predicts multiple admissions of youth to adult inpatient mental health.  Paper presented at the International Association for Forensic Mental Health Services conference, Barcelona, Spain.

Theall-Honey, L. A, Stewart, S. L., Marshman, M. E., & Watson, C. (2011, June).  Mental health characteristics of youth with problematic sexual behaviours. Poster presented at the International Association for Forensic Mental Health Services conference, Barcelona, Spain.

Currie, M., Stewart, S. L., Gonsalves, T., & Parkin, C. (2011, April).  ‘Working Together for Kids’ Mental Health: The importance of cross-sector partnerships in helping educators enhance the learning environment by supporting student mental health.  Poster presented at the American Educational Research Conference, New Orleans, LA.

denDunnen, W., Leschied, A. W., St. Pierre, J., & Stewart, S. L. (2011, April). Child and youth resilience in residential treatment.  Paper presented at the American Educational Research Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Stewart, S. L., Theall-Honey, L. A., King, C., & McKinlay, B. D. (2011, April).  Promoting partnerships between mental health and education to improve outcomes for children/youth with Tourette Syndrome and associated disorders.  Paper presented at the American Educational Research Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Boland, C., Currie, M., & Stewart, S. L. (2011, April).  Children and youth who drop-out of residential treatment:  A comparison of characteristics at admission, Canada.  Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development, (SRCD) conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Rowe, J., & Stewart, S. L. (2011, April).  Protective factors affecting youth in residential care.  Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development, (SRCD) conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

King, C., Stewart, S. L., Theall-Honey, L. A., & McKinlay, B. D. (2011, March).  Promoting partnerships between mental health and education to improve outcomes for children/youth with Tourette Syndrome and associated disorders.  Poster presented at Disseminating Evidence-Based Practices in Children’s Mental Health, Banff, Alberta, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Hirdes, J., Perlman, C., & Currie, M. (2010, October).  Comparative study of psychopathology and mental health service utilization across the life span.  Paper presented at the Canadian interRAI conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Hirdes, J., Perlman, C., Currie, M., & Martin, L. (2010, October).  An examination of criminal behaviour in youth admitted to adult psychiatric beds using the RAI-MH.  Paper presented at the Canadian interRAI conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Currie, M., & Siman, E. (2010, September).  Residential treatment outcomes: A comparison of different therapeutic approaches within a tertiary regional mental health agency.  Poster presented at the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 30th Annual Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Hirdes, J., & Currie, M. (2010, September). Criminality of youth accessing adult inpatient mental health service: Implications.  Poster presented at the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 30th Annual Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Hirdes, J., & Currie, M. (2010, September).  Needs of children/youth accessing inpatient psychiatric services: Child/Youth interRAI Module.  Poster presented at the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 30th Annual Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Swart, G. T., & Siman, E. (2010, September).  Controlling aggression of children and youth at a tertiary mental health center:  What does guardianship of children and youth indicate about the use of intrusive measures?  Poster presented at the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 30th Annual Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Swart, G. T., & Siman, E. (2010, September).  Predicting the time of the first intrusive measure used for controlling aggressive behaviour in mental health institutions.  Poster presented at the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 30th Annual Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Cuthbert, R., Stewart, S. L., Theall-Honey, L. A., & Siman, E. (2010, June).  Moderating effects on the relationship between child maltreatment and behaviour problems.  Poster presented at Pathways to Resilience II Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Hirdes, J., & Currie, M. (2010, June).  Acknowledging age differences in the needs of inpatient psychiatric service users: The development of a child/youth InterRAI module.  Poster presented to Pathways to Resilience II Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Leschied, A. W., Newnham, C., Somerville, L., Armieri, A., & Currie, M. (2010, June).  A profile of maltreated children who experience serious mental health disorder.  Poster presented at Pathways to Resilience II Conference, Halifax, Nova, Scotia, Canada.

Reid, G. J., Stewart, S. L., Zaric, G. S., Barwick, M., Carter, J., Neufeld, R. W. J., Tobon, J. I., Vingilis, E., & Quinlan, D. J. (2010, May).  Definingepisodes of care in children's mental health using administrative data.  Paper presented at the Health Policy Initiative – Showcase Western conference, London, Ontario, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Swart, G. T., & Siman, E. (2010, April).  Patterns ofutilization of seclusion and restraints in dual diagnosis and mental health programs.  Poster presented at the National Association for the Dually Diagnosed (NADD) conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Armieri, A., Cullion, C., & Stewart, S. L. (2009, November).  Predicting the utilization of intrusive measures in an inpatient treatment centre.  Poster presented at the Canadian Academy for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 29th annual conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Rick, J., Stewart, S. L., Currie, M., & Rielly, N. (2009, November).  Collaborative problem-solving approach in clinically-referred children:  A residential program evaluation, Canada.  Poster presented at the Canadian Academy for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 29th annual conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Rick, J., Stewart, S. L., & Currie, M. (2009, August).  Young clinically-referred high risk children: The impact of parental expressed emotion on child behaviour.  Poster presented at American Psychological Association annual conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

St. Pierre, J., Leschied, A. W., Stewart, S. L., Cullion, C., & Cook, S. F. (2009, August).  Differentiating three year outcomes following tertiary child and youth psychiatric treatment.  Poster presented at the American Psychological Association annual conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Cullion, C., Hamza, C., & Currie, M. (2009, August).  Short-term residential treatment: Effectiveness for child/youth complex mental health needs.  Poster presented at the American Psychological Association annual conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Reid, G. J., Stewart, S. L., Zaric, G. S., Barwick, M., Carter, J., Neufeld, R. W. J., Tobon, J. I., Vingilis, E., & Quinlan, D. J.  (2009, May). Defining episodes of care in children's mental health using administrative data.  Paper presented at the Health Policy Initiative – Showcase Western conference, London, Ontario, Canada.

Hamza, C., Stewart, S. L., Cullion, C., & DeOliveira, C. A. (2009, April).  Young children at high-risk: parenting stress, depression, sensitivity and the interpretation of emotion in a clinical sample.  Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, Colorado, United States.

Hamza, C., Stewart, S. L., Cullion, C., DeOliveira, C., & Rick, J. (2009, April).  Young children at high-risk: child compliance, parental warmth and emotional understanding.  Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, Colorado, United States.

Stewart, S. L., Cullion, C., Hamza, C., St. Pierre, J., Cook, S., Leschied, A. W., Johnson, A., & Rielly, N. (2009, April). Short- and long-term residential treatment:  Effectiveness of intensive intervention for children with complex mental health needs.  Poster presented at the Biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, Colorado, United States.

Stewart, S. L., & Leschied, A. W. (2009, January).  Investigating the impact of intensive residential treatment on children referred from the child welfare system:  The nature of maltreatment.  Poster presented at the Knowledge Exchange in Family Violence Research Stakeholder-Research Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Braimoh, G., Stewart, S. L., & Johnston, K. (2008, November).  CPRI’s Bipolar Prescreening Clinic.  Poster presented at the 2008 Children’s Mental Health Ontario Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Crotogino, J., Cullion, C., Currie, M., & Schepens, T. (2008, November).  The Brief Child and Family Phone Interview with children and youth with co-morbid mental health and Developmental Disabilities:  Implications for the mental health service delivery system within Ontario, Canada.  Poster presented at the National Association for the Dually Diagnosed (NADD) 25th Annual Conference, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

Stewart, S. L. (2008, October).  Children’s mental health.  Paper presented at the interRAI Network of Excellence in Mental Health Meeting, North Bay, Ontario, Canada.

Cullion, C., Stewart, S. L., Currie, M., & O’Keefe, E. (2008, July).  Symptom presentation and intrusive measures: Managing destructive behaviors in residential care.  Poster presented at 20th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development, Wurzburg, Germany.

Hamza, C., Stewart, S. L., Cullion, C., & DeOliveira, C. (2008, July).  Youngchildren at high risk: Parental warmth, sensitivity and interpretation of emotion in a clinical sample.  Poster presented at the 20th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development, Wurzburg, Germany.

Stewart, S. L., Hirdes, J., O’Keefe, E., & Currie, M. (2008, July).  Chronic users of inpatient psychiatric services: Comparisons of pre-admission and inpatient risk indicators for children and youth.  Poster presented at the 20th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development, Wurzburg, Germany.

Cook, S., Cullion, C., Noftle, J. W., St. Pierre, J., Leschied, A. W., Stewart, S. L., & Johnson, A. M. (2008, June).  Construct validation of the Brief Child and Family Phone Interview in a population of high-risk, high-needs children.  Poster presented at the 69th Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Cook, S., Cullion, C., St. Pierre, J., Leschied, A. W., Stewart, S. L., & Johnson, A. M. (2008, June).  Situating the role of residential treatment for high needs, high risk children and youth: Preliminary outcomes.  Poster presented at the 69th Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Rick, J., Stewart, S. L., Cullion, C., & Currie, M. (2008, June).  Nervous conditions in parents of young clinically-referred high risk children: Maternal warmth, control and sensitivity.  Poster presented at the 69th Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Braimoh, G., Johnston, K., O’Keefe, E., Cullion, C., & Currie, M. (2008, June).  Evidence-based treatment for pediatric bipolar disorder: Evaluation of cognitive-behavioral therapy in a real-world setting.  Poster presented at the 2008 Children’s Mental Health ON and ON Association of Children’s Aid Societies Joint Conference: Shoulder to Shoulder: Strengthening Partnerships for Positive Outcomes, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Cullion, C., Schepens, T., O’Keefe, E., & Currie, M. (2008, June).  Referral differences for boys and girls: Similarities and differences in symptomatology.  Poster presented at the 69th Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Cullion, C., Wallace-Piccin, C., Swart, G. T., Fry, G., O’Keefe, E., & Currie, M. (2008, June).  Tracking intrusive measures during residential treatment: An innovative and clinically relevant approach to assessment, data collection and clinical programming.  Poster presented at the 69th Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Halifax, Nova, Scotia, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Hirdes, J., Currie, M., & O’Keefe, E. (2008, June).  Children and youth in adult mental health beds: Comparisons of risk indicators, intrusive measures and resource allocation.  Poster presented at the 2008 Children’s Mental Health Ontario and Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies Joint Conference: Shoulder to Shoulder: Strengthening Partnerships for Positive Outcomes, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Tobon, J. I., Reid, G. J., Evans, B., Leschied, A. W., St. Pierre, J., Wolfe, V., Carter, J., Stewart, S. L., & Vingilis, E. (2008, June).  Exploring service utilization patterns within a children's mental health agency: A pilot study.  Poster presented at the 2008 Children’s Mental Health ON and ON Association of Children’s Aid Societies Joint Conference: Shoulder to Shoulder: Strengthening Partnerships for Positive Outcomes, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Reid, G. J., Tobon, J. I., Evans, B., Leschied, A. W., St. Pierre, J., Wolfe, V., Carter, J., Stewart, S. L., Vingilis, E., & Cunningham, C. (2008, February).  How to examine patterns of service utilization within children's mental health agencies.  In G.J. Reid (Chair) Methods for Understanding Parent Preferences, Patient Utilization and Outcomes.  Paper presented at the Research and Training Centre for Children’s Mental Health 21st Annual Research Conference-A System of Care for Children's Mental Health: Expanding the Research Base, Tampa, Florida, United States.

St. Pierre, J., Cook, S., Leschied, A. W., Cullion, C., Johnson, A., & Stewart, S. L. (2008, February).  How can data collection and analysis choices aid outcome evaluations?  Paper presented at the Research and Training Centre for Children’s Mental Health 21st Annual Research Conference-A System of Care for Children's Mental Health:  Expanding the Research Base, Tampa, Florida, United States.

Cullion, C., Stewart, S. L., Currie, M., O’Keefe, E., Wallace-Piccin, C., Fry, G., Swart, G. T., Schepens, T., & Stephenson, G. (2007, November).  Managing destructive behaviours in residential care:  The relationship between symptom presentation and intrusive measures.  Poster presented at the 2007 Children’s Mental Health ON Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Hamza, C., Cullion, C., Stewart, S. L., & DeOliveira, C. (2007, November).  Young children at high risk: Parental interpretation of emotion and clinical implications for intervention.  Poster presented at the 2007 Children’s Mental Health ON Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., & O’Keefe, E. (2007, November).  Ethical decision making in child and youth mental health: A toolkit.  Poster presented at the 2007 Children’s Mental Health Ontario Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Cook, S., Cullion, C., Stewart, S. L., & Johnson, A. (2007, June).  Showing “restraint”:  Understanding the management of aggressive behaviour in a residential care facility.  Poster presented at the 2007 Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Cordick, J., Cullion, C., Cook, S., St. Pierre, J., Stewart, S. L, Johnson, K., Schepens, T., & Johnson, A. M. (2007, June).  A longitudinal assessment of the trajectory of change for children and youth in mental health treatment.  Poster presented at the 2007 Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Cullion, C., Cook, S., Stewart, S. L., Johnson, A., & Swart, G. T. (2007, June).  The proactive use of medications to manage aggressive behaviour in residential care.  Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Cullion, C., Stewart, S. L., Rupert, K., Wallace-Piccin, C., Bachand, C., Lawrence, J., Harris, K., Marshall, S., Kelly, T., Scott, C., & Johnston, K. (Jun. 2007). Early intervention for children with behavioural problems:  The effect of parent-child conflict.  Poster presented at the 2007 Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Cullion, C., Rupert, K., Wallace-Piccin, C., Bachand, C., Lawrence, J., Harris, K., Marshal, S., Kelly, T., Scott, C., & Johnston, K. (2007, June).  Early intervention for children with behavioural problems: Factors affecting treatment engagement.  Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Stewart, S. L. (2007, May). Children and youth in inpatient psychiatry: Evidence based on the RAI MH.  Paper presented at the Canadian Resident Assessment Instrument Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

King, C., Stewart, S. L., Cullion-Hicks, C., Harris, K., Lawrence, J., Wallace-Piccin, C., Rupert, K., Scott, C., Kelly, T., & Johnston, K. (2007, March).  Children with behavioural problems: Expression of emotion, parenting beliefs and warmth.  Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

Stewart, S. L., Cullion-Hicks, C., O’Keefe, E., Johnston, K., Kelly, T., Marshall, T., Wallace-Piccin, C., Bachand, C., Harris, C., & Lawrence, J. (2007, March).  Parental medical illness: A risk factor for behavioural problems in young children.  Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, Massachusetts, United States. 

Stewart, S. L., Cullion, C., & Johnson, A. (2007, March).  Early intervention for high-risk children: Cost effectiveness and long-term sustainability in a perpetual system of care.  Paper presented at the International Center of Mental Health Policy and Economics 8th Workshop on Costs and Assessment in Psychiatry, Venice, Italy.

Stewart, S. L., Cullion, C., Harris, K., Rupert, K., Johnston, K., Marshall, S., Kelly, T., Wallace-Piccin, C., Lawrence, J., Bachand, C., & Scott, C. (2006, November).  Sex differences in clinically referred youngsters.  Poster presented at the Annual Meeting for the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Cullion, C., Rupert, K., Wallace-Piccin, C., Bachand, C., Lawrence, J., Harris, K., Marshall, S., Kelly, T., Scott, C., & Johnston, K. (2006, November). Young children with disruptive problems: The impact of maternal depression.  Poster presented at the Annual Meeting for the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Cullion, C., Scott, C., Johnston, K., Harris, K., Marshall, S., Rupert, K., Bachand, C., Wallace-Piccin, C., Lawrence, J., & Kelly, T. (2006, November).  Pediatric bipolar disorder and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: Differential presentation in early childhood.  Poster presented at the Annual Meeting for the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Cullion, C., Bachand, C., Marshall, S., Johnston, K., Harris, K., Kelly, T., Scott, C., Wallace-Piccin, C., Lawrence, J., & Rupert, K. (2006, November).  Efficacy of early intervention for high-risk children: An examination of child behaviour and temperament.  Poster presented at the Children’s Mental Health ON Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Cullion, C., Lawrence, J., Johnston, K, Wallace-Piccin, C., Kelly, T., Bachand, C., Harris, K., Rupert, K., Marshall, S., & Scott, C. (2006, November).  Comparing parent and family outcomes of two early intervention programs for high-risk youth.  Poster presented at the Children’s Mental Health ON Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Cullion, C., Lawrence, J., Johnston, K., Wallace-Piccin, C., Kelly, T., Bachand, C., Harris, K., Rupert, K., Marshall, S., & Scott, C. (2006, November).  Evidence-based intervention for young children at extreme risk. Poster presented at the Children’s Mental Health ON Conference. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Johnston, K., Braimoh, G., & Cullion, C. (2006, November).  The Pediatric Bipolar Clinic: Evidence based treatment and evaluation.  Poster presented at the 2006 Children’s Mental Health ON Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., McKinlay, B. D, & Cullion, C. (2006, November).  Program evaluation of the “Brake Shop”:  intervention for co-morbid Tourette Syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorder.  Poster presented at the Children’s Mental Health ON Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Cullion, C., McKinlay, B. D., & Stewart, S. L. (2006, September).  Tourette Syndrome:  Multi-informant ratings on behaviour. Poster presented at the International Symposium on Tourette Syndrome and other Neurodevelopment Disorders, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

McKinlay, B. D., Stewart, S. L., & Cullion, C. (2006, September).  Program evaluation of the “Brake Shop”: Intervention for co-morbid Tourette Syndrome and intermittent explosive disorder (IED).  Poster presented at the International Symposium on Tourette Syndrome and other Neurodevelopment Disorders, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

McKinlay, B. D., Stewart, S. L., & Cullion, C. (2006, September).  The“Brake Shop”: Co-morbid Tourette Syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorder.  Poster presented at the International Symposium on Tourette Syndrome and other Neurodevelopment Disorders, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., McKinlay, B. D., & Cullion, C. (2006, September).  Tourette Syndrome: The impact of co-morbid anxiety symptoms.  Poster presented at the International Symposium on Tourette Syndrome and other Neurodevelopment Disorders, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

St. Pierre, J., Chung, J., Stewart, S. L., & Cullion, C. (2006, July).  Situating the role of residential treatment for high needs, high risk children and youth.  Poster presented at the 19th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development, Melbourne, Australia.

Stewart, S. L., Chung, J., Harris, K., Rupert, K., Johnston, K., Marshall, S., Kelly, T., Wallace-Piccin, C., Lawrence, J., Cullion, C., Bachand, C., & Scott, C. (2006, July).  Sex differences in clinically referred youngsters.  Paper presented at the 19thBiennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development, Melbourne, Australia.

Stewart, S. L., Chung, J., Johnston, K., Rupert, K., Wallace-Piccin, C., Bachand, C., Lawrence, J., Harris, K., Cullion, C., Bachand, C., Marshall, S., & Kelly, J. (2006, July).  Behavioural problems in young clinically referred children: Impact of alcohol abuse/dependence within the family.  Paper presented at the 19th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development, Melbourne, Australia.

Stewart, S. L., Chung, J., Rupert, K., Wallace-Piccin, C., Bachand, C., Lawrence, J., Harris, K., Cullion, C., Marshall, S., Kelly, T., Scott, C., & Johnston, K. (2006, July).  Young children with disruptive problems: The impact of maternal depression.  Poster presented at the 19thBiennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development, Melbourne, Australia.

Stewart, S. L., Chung, J., Scott, C., Johnson, K., Harris, K., Marshall, S., Rupert, K., Cullion, C., Bachand, C., Wallace-Piccin, C., Lawrence, J., & Kelly, T. (2006, July).  Pediatric bipolar disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder:  Differential presentation in early childhood.  Poster presented at the 19th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development, Melbourne, Australia.

Stewart, S. L., Rupert, K., Johnston, K., Lawrence, J., Cullion, C., Wallace-Piccin, C., Marshall, S., Kelly, T., Scott, C., Bachand, C., & Harris, K. (2005, June).  Internalization and externalization in clinically-referred pre-school children.  Paper presented at the Canadian Psychological Association Annual Convention, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Stewart, S. L. (2005, April).  Disruptive behaviors in early childhood: Evidence-based treatment.  Paper presented at the E.C.R.T.N.O. Annual Provincial Conference, Brantford, Ontario, Canada.

Stewart, S. L. (2005, April).  Maternal depression and disruptive problems in young children.  Paper presented at the Biennial meeting of the Society of Research on Child Development, Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

Stewart, S. L., Harris, K., Lawrence, J., Bachand, C., Rupert, K., Wallace-Piccin, C., Cullion, C., & Johnston, K. (2005, April).  The relationship between children's intellectual abilities and their socio-emotional presentation in a clinically referred sample.  Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

King, G., & Stewart, S. L. (2005, February).  Research alliance for children with special needs: Enhancing community participation of children with special needs.  Paper presented at the 31 Cluster Design Grant Teams and 26 INE Teams SSHRC Event, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Servais, M., King, G., Bartlett, D., DeWit, D., Kertoy, M., Killip, S., Miller, L., Specht, J., Spencer, T., & Stewart, S. L. (2003, May).  Strategies for improving research dissemination and uptake:  Supporting community collaboration as a tool for success.  Paper presented at the 2003 CUExpo Conference on community-university research:  Partnerships, Policy & Progress, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Stewart, S. L. (2003, April).  Young children with disruptive problems: The impact of maternal depression.  Paper presented at the International Society of Behavioural Development Conference, Tampa, Florida, United States.

Stewart, S. L. (2002, May). Targeting children at extreme risk: Screening for early intervention and prevention. Paper presented at Children’s Mental Health ON Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Hermann, D., Rubin, K. H., Stewart, S. L., & Hastings, P. D. (1996, August).  Relations between toddlers' inhibition during peer-play and their behavioural inhibition, temperament and cardiac vagal tone.  Paper presented at the XIVth Biennial ISSBD Conference, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

McKinnon, J., Stewart, S. L., Rubin, K. H., Booth, C. L., & Rose-Krasnor, L. (1995, March).  A longitudinal study investigating maternal sensitivity, depression and maladaptation in children.  Paper presented at The Society for Research in Child Development, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States.

Stewart, S. L., McKinnon, J. E., Rubin, K. H., Booth, C. L., & Rose-Krasnor, L. (1994, July).  Maternal sensitivity and the development of internalizing disorders:  Comparison of children of well, "socioeconomically at risk" and depressed mothers. Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Stewart, S. L., & Rubin, K. H. (1994, July).  Parenting during the toddler years:  A comparison of mothers and fathers.  Paper presented at the Biennial Meetings of the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Stewart, S. L., & Rubin, K. H. (1994, May).  Parents of toddlers: A comparison of maternal and paternal belief systems.  Paper presented at the University of Waterloo Conference on Child Development, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Skwarchuk, S., Rubin, K. H., Zahn-Waxler, C., & Cummings, M. (1993, August).  The social problem-solving skills of children of well and depressed mothers.  Paper presented at the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., & Rubin, K. H. (1993, March).  The social problem-solving skills of anxious- withdrawn children.  Paper presented at the Society for Research in Child Development conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.

Coplan, R. J., Rubin, K. H., Fox, N. A., Calkins, S. D., & Stewart, S. L. (1992, May).  Being alone versus playing alone: Distinguishing among passive-withdrawn behaviors of young children.  Paper presented at the University of Waterloo Conference on Child Development, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

Fox, N. A., Calkins, S. D., Rubin, K. H., & Stewart, S. L. (1992, May).  Patterns of hemispheric balance and imbalance distinguishing among different types of isolated four year old children.  Paper presented at the International Conference on Infant Studies, Miami Beach, Florida, United States.

Stewart, S. L., & Chrisjohn, R. D. (1989, June).  Psychometric assessment of the multi-score depression inventory.  Paper presented at the Canadian Psychological Association, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Non-Peer Reviewed Presentations

Stewart, S. L., Stark, A., Kerr, I. (2014, May). CPRI and interRAI: The Child and Youth Suite of Assessments. Presented to Executive Representatives from partnership agencies. London, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S.L., Kerr, I. (2014, May). The Child and Parent Resource Institute (CPRI) and the interRAI Youth Justice Custodial Facilities (YJCF) Instrument. Presented at the Implementation Workign Group in Toronto, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Kerr, I. (2014, February). Piloting the interRAI Child and Youth Mental Health (ChYMH).Presented for informational session to Hincks-Dellcrest in Toronto, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Kerr, I. (2014, February). Piloting the interRAI Child and Youth Mental Health (ChYMH). Presented for informational session to Kinark in Toronto, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L. (2013, December). InterRAI Child and Youth Suite of Assessments: Overview for Pratten 1. Presented for informational session with Pratten I staff at Child and Parent Resource Institute (CPRI). London, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L. (2013, December). InterRAI Child and Youth Suite of Assessments. Presented to the Children’s Team at Child and Parent Resource Institute (CPRI) as introductory to suite. London, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L (2013, June).  Adolescent Addictions Supplement. Presented at international interRAI Network of Excellence for Mental Health (iNEMH) Conference, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Stewart, S. L (2013, June). Youth Justice Custodial Facilities. Presented at international interRAI Network of Excellence for Mental Health (iNEMH) Conference, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Stewart, S. L (2013, June).  Child and Youth Mental Health - Screener. Presented at interRAI iNEMH Conference, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Stewart, S.L. (2013, April). An update on the Child and Youth Suite. Paper presented at the interRAI Instrument and Systems Development (ISD) Committee conference, Leuven, Belgium.

Stewart, S.L. (2012, December). The interRAI Child and Youth Suite: An Integrated Response to Identifying and Responding to Child/Youth Mental Health Needs.Paper presented at the interRAI Instrument and Systems Development (ISD) committee conference, Canary Islands.

Ninan, A. Kriter, G. Steele, M., Baker, L., Boniferro.J, Crotogino, J., Stewart, S.L., & Dourova, J. (2012). Developing a clinical framework for children and youth residential treatment. Paper presented to senior management at the Child and Parent Resource Institute. London, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L. (2012, May).  Child and Youth Intellectual Disability instrument: Development update. Paper presented at the interRAI Instrument and Survey Development (ISD) committee conference, Vancouver, BC.

Stewart, S. L. (2012, May).  Child and Youth Mental Health instrument Clinical Assessment Protocols: Development update. Paper presented at the interRAI Instrument and Survey Development (ISD) committee conference, Vancouver, BC.

Stewart, S. L. (2012, May).  Child and Youth Mental Health instrument: Development update. Paper presented at the interRAI Instrument and Survey Development (ISD) committee conference, Vancouver, BC.

Stewart, S.L. (2012, May).  Youth Justice instruments: Development update. Paper presented at the interRAI Instrument and Survey Development (ISD) committee conference, Vancouver, BC.

Stewart, S. L. (2012, May).  Child and Youth Intellectual Disability instrument: Development update. Paper presented at the interRAI Network of Excellence in Mental Health (iNEMH) conference, St. John’s, NL.

Stewart, S.L. (2012, May).  Child and Youth Mental Health instrument: Development update. Presented at the interRAI Network of Excellence in Mental Health (iNEMH) conference, St. John’s, NL.

Stewart, S. L. (2012, May).  Child and Youth Mental Health instrument Clinical Assessment Protocols: Development update. Paper presented at the interRAI Network of Excellence in Mental Health (iNEMH) conference, St. John’s, NL.

Stewart, S. L. (2012, May).  Youth Justice instruments: Development update. Paper presented at the interRAI Network of Excellence in Mental Health (iNEMH) conference, St. John’s, NL.

Stewart, S. L. (2012, January).  Child and Youth Mental Health instrument: Development update. Paper presented at the interRAI Network of Excellence in Mental Health (iNEMH) webinar series, London, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L. (2011, November).  Overview of CPRI research projects. Paper presented to South West Regional Staff at the Child and Parent Resource Institute (CPRI), London, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L. Hirdes, J. P, Curtin-Telegdi, N., Perlman, C. M., Macleod, K., Ninan, A., Currie, M., & Carson, S. (2011, October).  Development of the interRAI Child and Youth Mental Health Instrument (ChYMH): Pre-Pilot Results. Presented at the InterRAI Survey and Instrument Development Committee, Hawaii.

Stewart, S. L., & Theall-Honey, L. A., & Baiden, P. (2011, October).  interRAI Child and Youth Quality of Life Survey (CYQLS). Paper presented at the InterRAI Survey and Instrument Development Committee, Hawaii.

Stewart, S. L. (2011, May).  Out of home placement data. Paper presented to MCYS regional Community Services Unit and Municipal/First Nations Services staff, London, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., & Reid, G. (2011, May).  Exploring patterns of service utilization over multiple years within children’s mental health agencies. Paper presented to Ministry of children and youth Services regional Community Services Unit and Municipal/First Nations Services staff, London, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Reid, G., Barwick, M., Carter, J., Cunningham, C., Evans, B., Leschied, A. W., Neufeld, R., St. Pierre, J., Tobon, J., Vingilis, E., & Zaric, G. (2011, April).  Exploring patterns of service utilization over multiple years within children’s mental health agencies. Paper presented to South West Region Program Directors, Ministry of children and youth Services, London, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Reid, G., Barwick, M., Carter, J., Cunningham, C., Evans, B., Leschied, A. W., Neufeld, R., St. Pierre, J., Tobon, J., Vingilis, E., & Zaric, G. (2011, April).  Exploring patterns of service utilization over multiple years within children’s mental health agencies. Paper presented to Vanier Children's Services, London, ON, Canada.

Swart, G. T., Siman, E., & Stewart, S. L. (2011, April).  The use of Pro Re Nata medication for behavioural control: A summary of experience at a tertiary care children’s mental health centre. Paper presented to CPRI residential staff (Unit 4), London, ON, Canada.

den Dunnen, W., Leschied, A. W., St. Pierre, J., Stewart, S. L., & Cook, S. (2011, March).  The role of resilience in accounting for residential treatment outcomes with seriously emotionally and behaviourally disordered children and youth. Paper presented at the Western Faculties of Arts and Humanities, Information and Media Studies, and Education Research Day, London, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L. (2010, November).  CPRI research projects: An update. Paper presented at CPRI Academic Rounds, London, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L. (2010, October). C hildren and youth Quality of Life Measure. Paper presented at the interRAI Network of Excellence in Mental Health (iNEMH) Seminar, Helsinki, Finland.

Stewart, S. L., Hirdes, J., & Currie, M. (2010, October).  Needs of children/youth accessing inpatient psychiatric services: Child/Youth interRAI Module. Paper presented at the interRAI Network of Excellence in Mental Health (iNEMH) Seminar, Helsinki, Finland.

Stewart, S. L., Hirdes, J., Perlman, C., & Currie, M. (2010, October).  An examination of criminal behaviour in youth admitted to adult psychiatric beds using the RAI-MH. Paper presented at the interRAI Network of Excellence in Mental Health (iNEMH) Seminar, Helsinki, Finland.

Stewart, S. L., Hirdes, J., Perlman, C., Currie, M., & Martin, L. (2010, October).  Comparative study of psychopathology and mental health service utilization across the lifespan. Paper presented at the interRAI Network of Excellence in Mental Health (iNEMH) Seminar, Helsinki, Finland.

Stewart, S. L. (2010, October).  Opportunities for research in a clinical setting. Paper presented at UWO Department of Psychology Lunch and Learn series, London, ON, Canada.

Reid, G., & Stewart, S. L. (2010, September).  Exploring patterns of service utilization over multiple years within children’s mental health agencies. Paper presented to the Research Advisory Board, Child and Parent Resource Institute, London, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L. (2010, September).  An overview of the Applied Research & Education Division at CPRI. Paper presented at UWO Department of Psychology Lunch and Learn series, London, ON, Canada.

Swart, G. T., Siman, E., & Stewart, S. L. (2010, September).  The use of pro re nata medication for behavioural control: A summary of experience at a tertiary care children’s mental health centre. Paper presented at the Clinical Services Program meeting, Child and Parent Resource Institute, London, ON, Canada.

Ninan, A., & Stewart, S. L. (2010, June).  A preliminary evaluation of the use and utility of evidence-based checklists for monitoring the side effects of psychotropic medication for children and youth in residential care. Paper presented at the University Of Western Ontario Department Of Psychiatry Academic Research Day.

Stewart, S. L. (2010, April). The interRAI Quality of Life Measure for children and youth. Paper presented to Medical Staff, Child and Parent Resource Institute, London, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L. (2010, April).  Update on the Research Program. Paper presented to Psychology Department, Child and Parent Resource Institute, London, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L. (2010, March).  Predicting the utilization of intrusive measures in an inpatient treatment centre. Paper presented at the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Lunch and Learn Series, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L. (2010, March).  Update on research program activities. Paper presented to the Clinical Services Team, Child and Parent Resource Institute, London, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L. (2010, March).  Update on research program activities. Paper presented to the Physician Disciplinary Team, Child and Parent Resource Institute, London, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L. (2010, March).  Update on research program activities. Paper presented to the Research Advisory Committee, Child and Parent Resource Institute, London, ON, Canada.

Reid, G. J., Shanley, D., Goffin, R., Brown, J. B., Evans, B., Stewart, S. L., & Wolfe, V. (2010, February).  Parents' conceptualization of child mental health problems: Development of a self-report measure. Paper presented at the Lunch and Learn Series, Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Reid, G.J., Shanley, D., Goffin, R., Brown, J.B., Evans, B., Stewart, S.L., & Wolfe, V. (2010, February).  Parents' conceptualization of child mental health problems: Development of a self-report measure. Paper presented to Policy Analysts, Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L. (2010, February).  The interRAI Quality of Life Measure for children and youth. Paper presented at Clinical Services Meeting, Child and Parent Resource Institute, London, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L. (2010, February).  The interRAI Quality of Life Measure for children and youth. Paper presented at the Professional Practice Council, Child and Parent Resource Institute, London, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., & Leschied, A. W. (2010, February).  Crown Wards of the Children’s Aid Society: Maltreatment and residential outcome. Presented to the Senior Management Team, Child and Parent Resource Institute, London, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., & Leschied, A. W. (2010, February).  Residential treatment outcomes with maltreated children who experience serious mental health disorder. Paper presented to the Executive Directors and Program Supervisors across the South West Region, London, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., & Leschied, A. W. (2010, February).  Residential treatment outcomes with maltreated children who experience serious mental health disorder. Paper presented to the Senior Management Team, Child and Parent Resource Institute, London, ON, Canada.

St. Pierre, J., Leschied, A. W., Stewart, S. L., Cullion, C., & Cook, S. F. (2010, January).  Differentiating three year outcomes following tertiary child and youth psychiatric treatment. Paper presented at the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Lunch and Learn Series, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L. (2010, January).  The interRAI Quality of Life Measure for children and youth. Paper presented at the CPRI Management Team, Child and Parent Resource Institute, London, ON, Canada.

Leschied, A. W., & Stewart, S. L. (2009, December).  Residential treatment outcomes with maltreated children who experience serious mental health disorder. Paper presented at the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Lunch and Learn Series, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Reid, G., & Stewart, S. L. (2009, December).  Exploring patterns of service utilization within children’s mental health agencies. Paper presented at the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Lunch and Learn Series. Toronto, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., & Siman, E. (2009, December).  Intrusive measures and its relationship to mental health and developmental status. Paper presented to the Intrusive Measures Committee, Child and Parent Resource Institute, London, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L. (2009, November).  Short-term residential treatment: Effectiveness of intensive intervention for children with complex mental health needs. Paper presented at the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Lunch and Learn Series, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., & Leschied, A. W. (2009, May).  Residential treatment outcomes with maltreated children who experience serious mental health disorder. Paper presented to the Senior Management Team, Child and Parent Resource Institute, London, ON, Canada.

Leschied, A. W., & Stewart, S. L. (2010, February).  Residential treatment outcomes with maltreated children who experience serious mental health disorder. Presented at the Research Day, Child and Parent Resource Institute, London, ON, Canada.

Reid, G., Stewart, S. L., Barwick, M., Cunningham, C., Evans, B., Carter, J., Leschied, A. W., Neufeld, J., Tobon, J., Vingilis, E., & Zaric, G. (2010, February).  Exploring patterns of service utilization within children’s mental health agencies. Presented at the Research Day, Child and Parent Resource Institute, London, ON, Canada.

St. Pierre, J., Leschied, A. W., Stewart, S. L., & Cullion, C. (2010, February).  Differentiating three year outcomes following tertiary child and youth inpatient psychiatry treatment. Paper presented at the Research Day, Child and Parent Research Institute, London, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L. (2010, February).  Short-term residential treatment: Effectiveness of intensive intervention for children with complex mental health needs. Paper presented to Assistant Deputy Minister (Nancy Matthews), Child and Parent Resource Institute, London, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L. (2010, February).  Short-term residential treatment: Effectiveness of intensive intervention for children with complex mental health needs. Paper presented at the Research Day, Child and Parent Resource Institute, London, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L. (2009, October).  Children’s mental health and InterRAI. Paper presented at the iNEMH conference, Reykjavík, Iceland.

Stewart, S. L. (2009, April).  Outside the ivory tower. Paper presented to graduate students in the Faculty of Education, The University of Western ON, London, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L. (2009, February).  Intrusive measures in child and youth mental health. Paper presented to Medical Staff, Child and Parent Resource Institute, London, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L. (2008, November).  Short-term versus long term residential treatment: Effectiveness of intensive intervention for children with complex mental health needs. Paper presented to the Assistant Deputy Minister (Alexander Bezzina), MCYS/MCSS, Child and Parent Resource Institute, London, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L. (2008, October).  All staff research tracking. Paper presented at the Ministry of Children and Youth Services South West Region All Staff Forum, Child and Parent Resource Institute, London, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L. (2008, October).  Children’s mental health. Paper presented at the interRAI Network of Excellence in Mental Health Meeting, North Bay, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., & Reilly, N. (2008, October).  Short-term unit evaluation. Paper presented at the Child and Parent Resource Institute, London, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., & Hirdes, J. (2007, November).  Children and youth in residential care: development of the child and youth mental health and developmental module of the interRAI. Paper presented to the Assistant Deputy Minister (Alexander Bezzina), MCYS/MCSS, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S.L. (2007, September).  Early intervention for high-risk children: Cost and effectiveness of two distinct treatment approaches. Paper presented at the South West Region Program Supervisor Education Day, Child and Parent Resource Institute, London, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L. (2007, July).  Children and youth in inpatient psychiatry: Evidence based on the RAI MH. Paper presented at the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Children at Risk Branch, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L. (2007, February).  Early intervention for high risk children: Cost and effectiveness for two distinct treatment frameworks. Paper presented to Heads of the Facility, Child and Parent Resource Institute, London, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., & Hirdes, J. (2007, February).  The interRAI: A proposal for a child and youth module. Paper presented to the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Outcome and Measurement Branch; Youth Justice; Child Welfare; Finance, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L. (2006, November).  Program evaluations: Bipolar and Brake Shop Clinics. Paper presented to the Provincial Centre of Excellence, Child and Parent Resource Institute, London, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S.L. (2006, October).  Program evaluations: Bipolar and Brake Shop Clinics. Paper presented to the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, South West Region All Staff Forum, Child and Parent Resource Institute, London, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L. (2006, June).  Spectrum of services: Treatment for children with mental health and developmental needs. Paper presented to the Thames Valley District School Board, London, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L. (2006, April).  New research initiatives within the Applied Research Division. Paper presented for the Assistant Deputy Minister (Alexander Bezzina), MCYS/MCSS, at the Child and Parent Resource Institute, London, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L. (2006, March).  Young children at high risk: A comparison of children with bipolar disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Paper presented at Pediatric Rounds, Child and Parent Resource Institute, London, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L. (2006, January).  Young children at high risk: a comparison of children with bipolar disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Paper presented at the London Health Sciences Centre, London, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L. (2005, November).  Young children at high risk: A comparison of children with Bipolar Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Paper presented for the Deputy Minister (Judith Wright), MCYS, at the Child and Parent Resource Institute, London, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L. (2001, May).  Children at risk for conduct disorder. Paper presented at the Huron-Perth Health Unit, Clinton, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., McKinnon, J.E., Rubin, K.H., Booth, C.L., Rose-Krasnor, L. (1995, November).  Children at risk: The development of internalizing and externalizing disorders. Paper presented at the Annual Research Symposium, Child and Parent Resource Institute, London, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S.L., Baiden, P., den Dunnen, W., Arbeau, K., Hirdes, J. (2014, September) Discharge of adolescents with mental health problems against medical advice: Findings from adult mental health inpatient facilities across Ontario.Paper to be presented at World Congress of Psychiatry Conference. Madrid, Spain. September 14-18, 2014.

Stewart, S. L., Baiden P., & Theall, L. (2014, September) Intentional Misuse of Prescription Medication: It’s Relationship to Non-Suicidal Self-Injury among Adolescents Receiving Inpatient Mental Health Services.Paper to be presented at World Congress of Psychiatry Conference. Madrid, Spain. September 14-18, 2014.

Arbeau, K., Theall, L., Liu, C., & Stewart, S.L. (2014, September) Exploring factors associated with medication non-adherence in children and youth receiving mental health services.Poster to be presented at Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Conference. Toronto, ON, Canada. September 14-16, 2014.

Baiden, P., Stewart, S. L., & den Dunnen, W. (2014, June).  Prevalence and correlates of adolescents’ insight into mental illness: Findings from the ON Mental Health Reporting System. Paper presented at the 64 thAnnual Meeting of the Canadian Psychiatric Association, The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Tobon, J. I., Reid, G. J., Goffin, R., Brown, J. B., Stewart, S. L., Evans, B. (2014, June).  Measuring Inter-Sectorial collaboration in Children’s Mental Health. Paper to be presented the Canadian Collaborative Mental Health Care Conference, Toronto, ON, June 20-21, 2014.

Reif, K., Arbeau, K., Stewart, S. L., Viljoen, J., Leschied, A. W. (2014, June). The interRAI Criminality Prevention Collaborative Action Plan (CAP): Identifying children and youth at Risk for Involvement with the Law.Poster to be presented at the International Association for Forensic Mental Health Services (IAFMHS) Conference, June 19-22, 2014. Toronto, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Baiden, P., Theall, L, den Dunnen, W., Arbeau, K. (2014, June). Deliberate Self-harm among Children in Tertiary Care Residential Treatment: Prevalence and Correlates. Paper to be presented at the International Association for Forensic Mental Health Services (IAFMHS) Conference, June 19-22, 2014. Toronto, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Erickson, P., Vingilis, E., Wheeler, P., Bondy, S., Hamilton, H., Kolla, N., Carlisle, C. (2014, June). Piloting the interRAI Youth Justice Custodial Facilities (YJCF) Instrument in Ontario, Canada: Connecting Youth in Custody with Mental Health Services. Paper to be presented at the International Association for Forensic Mental Health Services (IAFMHS) Conference, June 19-22, 2014. Toronto, ON, Canada.

Arbeau, K., Stewart, S. L., Reif, K., Theall, L. (2014, June). Collaborative Action Plans (CAPs): Building effective capacity through the interRAI Youth Justice Custodial Facilities (YJCF).Poster to be presented at the International Association for Forensic Mental Health Services (IAFMHS) Conference, June 19-22, 2014. Toronto, ON, Canada. 

Reid, G.J. ,Stewart, S.L., Barwick, M., Carter, J., Evans, B., Leschied, A., Neufeld, R., St. Pierre, J. Tobon, J., Vingilis, E., & Zaric, G. (2014,April) Patterns and predictors of children's mental health service use over multiple years.Paper presented at the 22nd National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Conference on Mental Health Services Research: Research in Pursuit of a Learning Mental Health Care System, April 23-25, 2014, Bethesda, MD.

Tobon, J., Reid, G., Goffin, R., Brown, J., Stewart, S.L., & Evans, B. (2013, November).  Continuity of Care in Children’s Mental Health: A New Measure of Inter-Sectorial Collaboration. Poster presented at Children’s Mental Health Ontario’s Annual Conference, November 18 th-19 th, 2013, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Ninan, A., Stewart, S. L., Katuwapitiya, S., Kam, C., & Theall-Honey, L. (2013, November). Side Effects of psychotropic medications in children: Predictive factors.Poster presented at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CACAP). Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel, November 17th – 19th, 2013. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Baiden, P., Ninan, A. (2013, November). Medication nonadherence among youth in adult mental health facilities.Poster presented at 33rd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CACAP). Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel, November 17th – 19th, 2013. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Baiden, P., Ninan, A. (2013, November). The Aggressive Behavior Scale and predicting control interventions among youth.Poster presented at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CACAP). Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel, November 17th – 19th, 2013. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Baiden, P., den Dunnen, W., & Theall-Honey, L. (2013, October). Prevalence and factors influencing prescription medication misuse among adolescents: Findings from adult mental health inpatient facilities across Ontario, Canada.Poster presented at the Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres (CAPHC) 2013 Annual Conference. Metro Toronto Convention Centre, October 20th – 23rd, 2013, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Hirdes, J. P., Perlman, C. M., & Baiden, P. (2013, October). The interRAI Child and Youth Suite of Assessments: An innovative and integrated way of assessing child and youth mental health needs across service sectors.Poster presented at the Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres (CAPHC) 2013 Annual Conference. Metro Toronto Convention Centre, October 20th – 23rd, 2013, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Theall-Honey, L., Perlman, C. M., Hirdes, J. P., Cuthbert, R., & Baiden, P. (2013, October). Examining mental health service utilization among youth occupying adult inpatient mental health beds in Ontario.Poster presented at the Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres (CAPHC) 2013 Annual Conference. Metro Toronto Convention Centre, October 20th – 23rd, 2013, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Baiden, P., & Arbeau, K. (2013, October). Problem Video Gaming Among children and youth with Mental Health Problems: Findings From the interRAI Child/Youth Mental Health (ChYMH) Pilot Project. Paper presented at the 2013 Canadian interRAI Conference, Ottawa, ON, Canada.

Baiden, P., Dunnen, W., & Stewart, S. L. (2013, October). Discharge of adolescents in adult mental health beds in Ontario against medical advice.Paper presented at the 2013 Canadian interRAI Conference, Ottawa, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Baiden, P., & Theall-Honey, L. (2013, October). Non-suicidal self-injury among adolescents with mental health needs in Ontario.Paper presented at the 2013 Canadian interRAI Conference, Ottawa, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Kam, C., & Baiden, P. (2013, October). Examining length of stay and psychiatric readmission for youth in adult mental health beds.Paper presented at the 2013 Canadian interRAI Conference. The Westin Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Ninan, A., & Baiden, P. (2013, October).  Predictors of medication management/adherence among youth admitted into adult mental health beds in Ontario.Paper accepted for presentation at the 2013 Canadian interRAI Conference. The Westin Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L, Baiden, P., & den Dunnen, W. (2013, June).  Childhood abuse and cannabis use among adolescents with mental health needs in Ontario, Canada. Paper presented at the 13th Annual International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services Conference, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Stewart, S. L, Baiden, P., & Arbeau, K (2013, June).  Violent and non-violent crime among patients with first hospitalization for psychosis: Prevalence and correlates. Paper presented at the 13th Annual International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services Conference, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Stewart, S. L., Leschied, A., Mathias, K., Currie, M., & Hall, M. (2013, June).  interRAI Mental Health Assessments for Juvenile Offenders: Transforming Needs Assessment and Treatment Planning Through an Integrated, Lifespan Approach. Paper presented at the 13th Annual International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services Conference, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Stewart, S.L., Hall, M. (2013, May) interRAI Child/Youth Mental Health – Developmental Disability (ChYMH-DD) Instrument: Supporting a Needs Based, Lifespan Approach to Assessment and Treatment.  Paper presented at the National Association for the Dually Diagnosed Spring 2013 Webinar Series.

Stewart, S. L., LaRose, L., Gleason, K., Nicolson, R., Hall, M., Knott, W., & Currie, M. (2013, April).  Assessing mental health needs of children/youth with Developmental Disabilities: Supporting an integrated, lifespan approach to needs assessment and treatment planning through the interRAI Child/Youth Mental Health - Developmental Disability Instrument. Paper presented at the O ntarioAssociation of Developmental Disabilities Conference, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada.

Reid, G. J., Stewart, S. L., Zaric, G. S., Carter, J., Neufeld, R. W. J., Tobon, J. I., Barwick, M., & Vingilis, E. R., (2013, March). Defining episodes of care in children’s mental health using administrative data.Poster presented at: the 26th Annual Children’s Mental Health Research and Policy Conference, Tampa, FL.

Stewart, S. L. & Marshman, M. E. (2013, February).  A specialized sexual behaviour team: Reduction of sexually inappropriate behaviours in children/youth with complex mental health and developmental difficulties. Paper presented at the Provincial O ntarioCentre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health's Knowledge Exchange Event for Doing Evaluation Grant Recipients, Ottawa, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L. (2012, November) interRAI Assessments: Supporting an Integrated Approach to Child/Youth Mental Health Assessment and Treatment Planning Across Service Sectors. Paper presented at the Youth Justice Provincial Advisory Committee Meeting, Brampton, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Leschied, A. W., Mathias, K., Currie, M., & Hall, M. (2012, August).  interRAI Assessments for Custodial and Community-based Youth Justice Services: Supporting an Integrated, Lifespan Approach to Needs Assessment and Treatment Planning. Paper presented at the International Conference on Special Needs Offenders, Ottawa, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Leschied, A. W., den Dunnen, W., Zalmanowitz, S., & Baiden, P. (2012, June).  Treating mental health disorders for children in child welfare care: Evaluating the outcome literature. Poster presented at the O ntarioAssociation of Community Care Access Centres, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., & Baiden, P. (2012, May).  Examining the association between trauma and depression among children/youth in adult mental health facilities. Poster presented at the Canadian interRAI Conference, Vancouver, BC.

Stewart, S. L., & Kam, C. (2012, May).  Gender differences in the effect of psychiatric re-admission on subsequent stay length among child patients. Poster presented at the Canadian interRAI Conference, Vancouver, BC.

Stewart, S. L., & Kam, C. (2012, May).  Predictive model of length of stay versus admission instances into psychiatric institutions among child patients. Paper presented at the Canadian interRAI Conference, Vancouver, BC.

Stewart, S. L., Watson, C., Perlman, C., & Hirdes, J. (2012, May).  interRAI Child and Youth Mental Health (ChYMH): Overview and preliminary findings of a multi-site evaluation. Paper presented at the Canadian interRAI Conference, Vancouver, BC.

Crotogino, J., Gleason, K., Stewart, S. L., Currie, M., & Hall, M. (2012, April).  An intensive service model for children and youth with dual diagnosis: Treatment outcome and caregiver satisfaction. Poster presented at the ON Association of Developmental Disabilities, Kingston, ON, Canada.

Baiden, P., Stewart, S. L., & Theall-Honey, L. A. (2011, November).  Factors predicting use of chemical restraints, physical restraints and secure isolations at a tertiary care facility. Poster presented at the Health and Wellbeing in Developmental Disabilities: Engaging Health Care Professionals, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Theall-Honey, L. A., Watson, C., & Marshman, M. E. (2011, November).  Sexual behaviour problems in children/youth with and without a developmental disability. Poster presented at the Health and Wellbeing in Developmental Disabilities: Engaging Health Care Professionals, Toronto, ON, Canada.

den Dunnen, W., Stewart, S. L., Currie, M., & Willits, E. C. (2011, October).  Predictors of out-of-home placement following residential treatment for children with severe mental health problems. Poster presented at the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)/Canadian Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (CACAP) Joint Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON, Canada.

King, C., Theall-Honey, L. A., Stewart, S. L., & McKinlay, B. D. (2011, October).  Treatment outcomes for Comorbid Tourette's Disorder and associated disorders in a specialized outpatient tertiary clinic. Poster presented at the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)/Canadian Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (CACAP) Joint Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Perlman, C., Hirdes, J.P., Stewart, S.L., Mathias, K. (2011, June). Understanding Risk in Forensic Mental Health Settings: Applications for Measurement, Care Planning, and Outcomes using interRAI Assessment Systems.Presented at International Association for Forensic Mental Health Services. Barcelona, Spain.

Stewart, S.L., Theall-Honey, L.A., Watson, C., & Marshman, M.E. (2011, November). Sexual Behaviour Problems in Children/Youth with and without a Developmental Disability.CMHO Conference: Partnering for a Better Child and Youth Mental Health System. Toronto, ON, Canada.

Currie, M., & Stewart, S. L. (2011, June).  Profiles of self-harming behaviour among children/youth in tertiary level residential treatment for serious mental health disorders. Poster presented at the Canadian Psychological Association conference, Toronto, ON, Canada.

den Dunnen, W., Currie, M., Stewart, S. L., & Leschied, A. W. (2011, June).  Residential treatment outcomes for children in the child welfare system. Poster presented at the Canadian Psychological Association conference, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Reid, G. J., Stewart, S. L., Barwick, M., Cunningham, C. E., Carter, J., Evans, B., Leschied, A. W., Neufeld, R., St. Pierre, J., Tobon, J. I., & Vingilis, E. (2011, June).  Drop-out and need for treatment among children using children's mental health agencies over multiple years. Paper presented at the Canadian Psychological Association conference, Toronto, ON, Canada.

St. Pierre, J., Leschied, A. W., & Stewart, S. L. (2011, June).  Developmental trajectory models in children and youth requiring tertiary mental health care. Paper presented at the Canadian Psychological Association conference, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Shanahan, M., Bruyns, K., Stewart, S. L., & Currie, M. (2011, June).  Child/youth and parent/caregiver experiences of intrusive measures during residential treatment for serious mental health issues. Poster presented at the Canadian Psychological Association conference, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Hirdes, J., Perlman, C., & Theall-Honey, L. A. (2011, June).  Characteristics of chronic inpatient use among youth occupying adult inpatient mental health beds. Paper presented at the Canadian Psychological Association conference, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Quinlan, D., Swart, G. T., & Siman, E. (2011, June).  Sex differences in administration of Pro Re Natas within a tertiary mental health care facility. Poster presented at the Canadian Psychological Association conference, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Rick, J., Currie, M., & Siman, E. (2011, June). Residential treatment outcomes: A comparison of different therapeutic approaches within a tertiary regional mental health agency. Poster presented at the Canadian Psychological Association conference, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Theall-Honey, L. A., Armieri, A., & Cullion, C. (2011, June).  A predictive model of intrusive interventions in a tertiary residential treatment centre: The impact of sex differences, self-harm and age when managing aggressive behaviours. Poster presented at the Canadian Psychological Association conference, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Theall-Honey, L. A., Cuthbert, R., & Stewart, S. L. (2011, June).  Investigating sex differences among children and youth referred to tertiary mental health outpatient clinics. Poster presented at the Canadian Psychological Association conference, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., & Currie, M. (2011, June).  Callousness in children/youth admitted to tertiary level residential mental health treatment. Paper poster presented at the International Association for Forensic Mental Health Services conference, Barcelona, Spain.

Stewart, S. L., Hirdes, J., Perlman, C., Currie, M., & Tobon, J. (2011, June).  Characteristics of youth admitted to adult psychiatric beds: Differentiating non-offenders from violent and non-violent offenders. Paper presented at the International Association for Forensic Mental Health Services conference, Barcelona, Spain.

Stewart, S. L., & Theall-Honey, L. A. (2011, June).  iCYQLS: interRAI Child and Youth Quality of Life Survey. Presented at the International Association for Forensic Mental Health Services, Barcelona, Spain.

Stewart S. L., Theall-Honey, L. A., Willits, E. C., Perlman, C., & Hirdes, J. (2011, June).  Police involvement predicts multiple admissions of youth to adult inpatient mental health. Paper presented at the International Association for Forensic Mental Health Services conference, Barcelona, Spain.

Theall-Honey, L. A, Stewart, S. L., Marshman, M. E., & Watson, C. (2011, June).  Mental health characteristics of youth with problematic sexual behaviours. Poster presented at the International Association for Forensic Mental Health Services conference, Barcelona, Spain.

Currie, M., Stewart, S. L., Gonsalves, T., & Parkin, C. (2011, April).  “Working Together for Kids’ Mental Health”: The importance of cross-sector partnerships in helping educators enhance the learning environment by supporting student mental health. Poster presented at the American Educational Research Conference, New Orleans, LA.

denDunnen, W., Leschied, A. W., St. Pierre, J., & Stewart, S. L. (2011, April).  Child and youth resilience in residential treatment. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Stewart, S. L., Theall-Honey, L. A., King, C., & McKinlay, B. D. (2011, April). P romoting partnerships between mental health and education to improve outcomes for children/youth with Tourette Syndrome and associated disorders. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Boland, C., Currie, M., & Stewart, S. L. (2011, April). C hildren and youth who drop-out of residential treatment: A comparison of characteristics at admission. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development, (SRCD) conference, Montreal, QC.

Rowe, J., & Stewart, S. L. (2011, April).  Protective factors affecting youth in residential care. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development, (SRCD) conference, Montreal, QC.

King, C., Stewart, S. L., Theall-Honey, L. A., & McKinlay, B. D. (2011, March).  Promoting partnerships between mental health and education to improve outcomes for children/youth with Tourette Syndrome and associated disorders. Poster presented at Disseminating Evidence-Based Practices in Children’s Mental Health, Banff, AB.

Stewart, S. L., Hirdes, J., Perlman, C., & Currie, M. (2010, October).  Comparative study of psychopathology and mental health service utilization across the life span. Paper presented at the Canadian inter RAIconference, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Hirdes, J., Perlman, C., Currie, M., & Martin, L. (2010, October).  An examination of criminal behaviour in youth admitted to adult psychiatric beds using the RAI-MH. Paper presented at the Canadian inter RAIconference, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Currie, M., & Siman, E. (2010, September).  Residential treatment outcomes: A comparison of different therapeutic approaches within a tertiary regional mental health agency. Poster presented at the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 30th Annual Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Hirdes, J., & Currie, M. (2010, September).  Criminality of youth accessing adult inpatient mental health service: Implications. Poster presented at the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 30th Annual Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Hirdes, J., & Currie, M. (2010, September).  Needs of children/youth accessing inpatient psychiatric services: Child/Youth interRAI Module. Poster presented at the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 30th Annual Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Swart, G. T., & Siman, E. (2010, September).  Controlling aggression of children and youth at a tertiary mental health center: What does guardianship of children and youth indicate about the use of intrusive measures? Poster presented at the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 30th Annual Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Swart, G. T., & Siman, E. (2010, September). P redicting the time of the first intrusive measure used for controlling aggressive behaviour in mental health institutions. Poster presented at the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 30th Annual Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Cuthbert, R., Stewart, S. L., Theall-Honey, L. A., & Siman, E. (2010, June). M oderating effects on the relationship between child maltreatment and behaviour problems. Poster presented at Pathways to Resilience II Conference, Halifax, NS.

Stewart, S. L., Hirdes, J., & Currie, M. (2010, June).  Acknowledging age differences in the needs of inpatient psychiatric service users: The development of a child/youth InterRAI module. Poster presented to Pathways to Resilience II Conference, Halifax, NS.

Stewart, S. L., Leschied, A. W., Newnham, C., Somerville, L., Armieri, A., & Currie, M. (2010, June).  Aprofile of maltreated children who experience serious mental health disorder. Poster presented at Pathways to Resilience II Conference, Halifax, NS.

Reid, G. J., Stewart, S. L., Zaric, G. S., Barwick, M., Carter, J., Neufeld, R. W. J., Tobon, J. I., Vingilis, E., & Quinlan, D. J. (2010, May).  Definingepisodes of care in children's mental health using administrative data. Paper presented at the Health Policy Initiative – Showcase Western conference, London, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Swart, G. T., & Siman, E. (2010, April).  Patterns ofutilization of seclusion and restraints in dual diagnosis and mental health programs. Poster presented at the National Association for the Dually Diagnosed (NADD) conference, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Armieri, A., Cullion, C., & Stewart, S. L. (2009, November).  Predicting the utilization of intrusive measures in an inpatient treatment centre. Poster presented at the Canadian Academy for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 29 thannual conference, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Rick, J., Stewart, S. L., Currie, M., & Rielly, N. (2009, November).  Collaborative problem-solving approach in clinically-referred children: A residential program evaluation. Poster presented at the Canadian Academy for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 29 thannual conference, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Rick, J., Stewart, S. L., & Currie, M. (2009, August).  Young clinically-referred high risk children: The impact of parental expressed emotion on child behaviour. Poster presented at American Psychological Association annual conference, Toronto, ON, Canada.

St. Pierre, J., Leschied, A. W., Stewart, S. L., Cullion, C., & Cook, S. F. (2009, August).  Differentiating three year outcomes following tertiary child and youth psychiatric treatment. Poster presented at American Psychological Association annual conference, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Cullion, C., Hamza, C., & Currie, M. (2009, August).  Short-term residential treatment: effectiveness for child/youth complex mental health needs. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association annual conference, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Reid, G. J., Stewart, S. L., Zaric, G. S., Barwick, M., Carter, J., Neufeld, R. W. J., Tobon, J. I., Vingilis, E., Quinlan, D. J. (2009, May).  Defining episodes of care in children's mental health using administrative data. Paper presented at the Health Policy Initiative – Showcase Western conference, London, ON, Canada.

Hamza, C., Stewart, S. L., Cullion, C., & DeOliveira, C. A. (2009, April).  Young children at high-risk: parenting stress, depression, sensitivity and the interpretation of emotion in a clinical sample. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.

Hamza, C., Stewart, S. L., Cullion, C., DeOliveira, C., & Rick, J. (2009, April).  Young children at high-risk: child compliance, parental warmth and emotional understanding. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.

Stewart, S. L., Cullion, C., Hamza, C., St. Pierre, J., Cook, S., Leschied, A. W., Johnson, A., & Rielly, N. (2009, April). Short- and long-term residential treatment: Effectiveness of intensive intervention for children with complex mental health needs. Poster presented at the Biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.

Stewart, S. L., & Leschied, A. W. (2009, January).  Investigating the impact of intensive residential treatment on children referred from the child welfare system: The nature of maltreatment. Poster presented at the Knowledge Exchange in Family Violence Research Stakeholder-Research Meeting, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Braimoh, G., Stewart, S. L., & Johnston, K. (2008, November).  CPRI’s Bipolar Prescreening Clinic. Poster presented at the 2008 Children’s Mental Health Ontario Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Crotogino, J., Cullion, C., Currie, M., & Schepens, T. (2008, November).  The Brief Child and Family Phone Interview with children and youth with co-morbid mental health and Developmental Disabilities: Implications for the mental health service delivery system within Ontario. Poster presented at the National Association for the Dually Diagnosed (NADD) 25th Annual Conference, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada.

Cullion, C., Stewart, S. L., Currie, M., & O’Keefe, E. (2008, July).  Symptom presentation and intrusive measures: Managing destructive behaviors in residential care. Poster presented at 20th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development, Wurzburg, Germany.

Hamza, C., Stewart, S. L., Cullion, C., & DeOliveira, C. (2008, July).  Youngchildren at high risk: Parental warmth, sensitivity and interpretation of emotion in a clinical sample. Poster presented at the20th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development, Wurzburg, Germany.

Stewart, S. L., Hirdes, J., O’Keefe, E., & Currie, M. (2008, July).  Chronic users of inpatient psychiatric services: Comparisons of pre-admission and inpatient risk indicators for children and youth. Poster presented at the20th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development, Wurzburg, Germany.

Cook, S., Cullion, C., Noftle, J. W., St. Pierre, J., Leschied, A. W., Stewart, S. L., & Johnson, A. M. (2008, June).  Construct validation of the Brief Child and Family Phone Interview in a population of high-risk, high-needs children.  Poster presented at the 69 thAnnual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Halifax, NS.

Cook, S., Cullion, C., St. Pierre, J., Leschied, A. W., Stewart, S. L., & Johnson, A. M. (2008, June).  Situating the role of residential treatment for high needs, high risk children and youth: Preliminary outcomes. Poster presented at the 69 thAnnual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Halifax, NS.

Rick, J., Stewart, S. L., Cullion, C., & Currie, M. (2008, June).  Nervous conditions in parents of young clinically-referred high risk children: Maternal warmth, control and sensitivity. Poster presented at the 69th Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Halifax, NS.

Stewart, S. L., Braimoh, G., Johnston, K., O’Keefe, E., Cullion, C., & Currie, M. (2008, June).  Evidence-based treatment for pediatric bipolar disorder: Evaluation of cognitive-behavioral therapy in a real world setting. Poster presented at the 2008 Children’s Mental Health Ontario and Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies Joint Conference: Shoulder To Shoulder: Strengthening Partnerships for Positive Outcomes, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Cullion, C., Schepens, T., O’Keefe, E., & Currie, M. (2008, June).  Referral differences for boys and girls: Similarities and differences in symptomatology. Poster presented at the 69th Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Halifax, NS.

Stewart, S. L., Cullion, C., Wallace-Piccin, C., Swart, G. T., Fry, G., O’Keefe, E., & Currie, M. (2008, June).  Tracking intrusive measures during residential treatment: An innovative and clinically relevant approach to assessment, data collection and clinical programming. Poster presented at the 69th Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Halifax, NS.

Stewart, S. L., Hirdes, J., Currie, M., & O’Keefe, E. (2008, June).  Children and youth in adult mental health beds: Comparisons of risk indicators, intrusive measures and resource allocation. Poster presented at the 2008 Children’s Mental Health Ontario and Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies Joint Conference: Shoulder To Shoulder: Strengthening Partnerships for Positive Outcomes, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Tobon, J. I., Reid, G. J., Evans, B., Leschied, A. W., St. Pierre, J., Wolfe, V., Carter, J., Stewart, S. L., & Vingilis, E. (2008, June).  Exploring service utilization patterns within a children's mental health agency: A pilot study. Poster presented at the 2008 Children’s Mental Health Ontario and Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies Joint Conference: Shoulder To Shoulder: Strengthening Partnerships for Positive Outcomes, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Reid, G. J. , Tobon, J. I., Evans, B., Leschied, A. W., St. Pierre, J., Wolfe, V., Carter, J., Stewart, S. L., Vingilis, E., & Cunningham, C. (2008, February).  How to examine patterns of service utilization within children's mental health agencies. In G.J. Reid (Chair) Methods for Understanding Parent Preferences, Patient Utilization and Outcomes. Paper presented at the Research and Training Centre for Children’s Mental Health 21st Annual Research Conference-A System of Care for Children's Mental Health: Expanding theResearch Base, Tampa, FL.

St. Pierre, J., Cook, S., Leschied, A. W., Cullion, C., Johnson, A., & Stewart, S. L. (2008, February).  How

can data collection and analysis choices aid outcome evaluations? Paper presented at the Research and Training Centre for Children’s Mental Health 21st Annual Research Conference-A System of Care for Children's Mental Health: Expanding the Research Base, Tampa, FL.

Cullion, C., Stewart, S. L., Currie, M., O’Keefe, E., Wallace-Piccin, C., Fry, G., Swart, G. T., Schepens, T., & Stephenson, G.(2007, November).  Managing destructive behaviours in residential care: The relationship between symptom presentation and intrusive measures. Poster presented at the 2007 Children’s Mental Health Ontario Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Hamza, C., Cullion, C., Stewart, S. L., & DeOliveira, C. (2007, November).  Young children at high risk: parental interpretation of emotion and clinical implications for intervention. Poster presented at the 2007 Children’s Mental Health Ontario Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., & O’Keefe, E. (2007, November).  Ethical decision making in child and youth mental health: A toolkit. Poster presented at the 2007 Children’s Mental Health Ontario Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Cook, S., Cullion, C., Stewart, S. L., & Johnson, A. (2007, June).  Showing “restraint”: Understanding the management of aggressive behaviour in a residential care facility. Poster presented at the 2007 Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Ottawa, ON, Canada.

Cordick, J., Cullion, C., Cook, S., St. Pierre, J., Stewart, S. L, Johnson, K., Schepens, T., & Johnson, A. M. (2007, June).  A longitudinal assessment of the trajectory of change for children and youth in mental health treatment. Poster presented at the 2007 Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Ottawa, ON, Canada.

Cullion, C., Cook, S., Stewart, S. L., Johnson, A., & Swart, G. T. (2007, June).  The proactive use of medications to manage aggressive behaviour in residential care. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Ottawa, ON

Cullion, C., Stewart, S. L., Rupert, K., Wallace-Piccin, C., Bachand, C., Lawrence, J., Harris, K., Marshall, S., Kelly, T., Scott, C., & Johnston, K. (Jun. 2007).  Early intervention for children with behavioural problems: The effect of parent-child conflict. Poster presented at the 2007 Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Ottawa, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Cullion, C., Rupert, K., Wallace-Piccin, C., Bachand, C., Lawrence, J., Harris, K., Marshal, S., Kelly, T., Scott, C., & Johnston, K. (2007, June).  Early intervention for children with behavioural problems: Factors affecting treatment engagement. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Ottawa, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L. (2007, May).  Children and youth in inpatient psychiatry: Evidence based on the RAI MH. Presented at the Canadian Resident Assessment Instrument Conference, Ottawa, ON, Canada.

King, C., Stewart, S. L., Cullion-Hicks, C., Harris, K., Lawrence, J., Wallace-Piccin, C., Rupert, K., Scott, C., Kelly, T., & Johnston, K. (2007, March).  Children with behavioural problems: Expression of emotion, parenting beliefs and warmth. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA.

Stewart, S. L., Cullion-Hicks, C., O’Keefe, E., Johnston, K., Kelly, T., Marshall, T., Wallace-Piccin, C., Bachand, C., Harris, C., & Lawrence, J. (2007, March).  Parental medical illness: A risk factor for behavioural problems in young children. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA. 

Stewart, S. L., Cullion, C., & Johnson, A. (2007, March).  Early intervention for high-risk children: Cost effectiveness and long-term sustainability in a perpetual system of care. Paper presented at the International Center of Mental Health Policy and Economics 8 thWorkshop on Costs and Assessment in Psychiatry, Venice, Italy.

Stewart, S. L, Cullion, C., Harris, K., Rupert, K., Johnston, K., Marshall, S., Kelly, T., Wallace-Piccin, C., Lawrence, J., Bachand, C., & Scott, C. (2006, November).  Sex differences in clinically referred youngsters. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting for the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Cullion, C., Rupert, K., Wallace-Piccin, C., Bachand, C., Lawrence, J., Harris, K., Marshall, S., Kelly, T., Scott, C., & Johnston, K. (2006, November).  Young children with disruptive problems: The impact of maternal depression. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting for the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Cullion, C., Scott, C., Johnston, K., Harris, K., Marshall, S., Rupert, K., Bachand, C., Wallace-Piccin, C., Lawrence, J., & Kelly, T. (2006, November).  Pediatric Bipolar Disorder and Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Differential presentation in early childhood. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting for the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Cullion, C., Bachand, C., Marshall, S., Johnston, K., Harris, K., Kelly, T., Scott, C., Wallace-Piccin, C., Lawrence, J., & Rupert, K. (2006, November).  Efficacy of early intervention for high-risk children: An examination of child behaviour and temperament. Poster presented at the Children’s Mental Health ON Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Cullion, C., Lawrence, J., Johnston, K, Wallace-Piccin, C., Kelly, T., Bachand, C., Harris, K., Rupert, K., Marshall, S., & Scott, C. (2006, November).  Comparing parent and family outcomes of two early intervention programs for high-risk youth. Poster presented at the Children’s Mental Health ON Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Cullion, C., Lawrence, J., Johnston, K., Wallace-Piccin, C., Kelly, T., Bachand, C., Harris, K., Rupert, K., Marshall, S., & Scott, C. (2006, November).  Evidence based intervention for young children at extreme risk. Poster presented at the Children’s Mental Health Ontario Conference. Toronto, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Johnston, K., Braimoh, G., & Cullion, C. (2006, November).  The Pediatric Bipolar Clinic: Evidence based treatment and evaluation. Poster presented at the 2006 Children’s Mental Health Ontario Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., McKinlay, B. D, & Cullion, C. (2006, November).  Program evaluation of the “Brake Shop”: Intervention for co-morbid Tourette Syndrome and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Poster presented at the Children’s Mental Health Ontario Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Cullion, C., McKinlay, B. D., & Stewart, S. L. (2006, September).  Tourette Syndrome: Multi-informant ratings on behaviour. Poster presented at the International Symposium on Tourette Syndrome and other Neurodevelopment Disorders, Edmonton, AB.

McKinlay, B. D., Stewart, S. L., & Cullion, C. (2006, September).  Program evaluation of the “Brake Shop”: Intervention for co-morbid Tourette Syndrome and Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED). Poster presented at the International Symposium on Tourette Syndrome and other Neurodevelopment Disorders, Edmonton, AB.

McKinlay, B. D., Stewart, S. L., & Cullion, C. (2006, September). The “Brake Shop”: Co-morbid Tourette Syndrome and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Poster presented at the International Symposium on Tourette Syndrome and other Neurodevelopment Disorders, Edmonton, AB.

Stewart, S. L., McKinlay, B. D., & Cullion, C. (2006, September).  Tourette Syndrome: The impact of co-morbid anxiety symptoms. Poster presented at the International Symposium on Tourette Syndrome and other Neurodevelopment Disorders, Edmonton, AB.

St. Pierre, J., Chung, J., Stewart, S. L., & Cullion, C. (2006, July).  Situating the role of residential treatment for high needs, high risk children and youth. Poster presented at the 19 thBiennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development, Melbourne, Australia.

Stewart, S. L., Chung, J., Harris, K., Rupert, K., Johnston, K., Marshall, S., Kelly, T., Wallace-Piccin, C., Lawrence, J., Cullion, C., Bachand, C., & Scott, C. (2006, July).  Sex differences in clinically referred youngsters. Paper presented at the 19 thBiennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development, Melbourne, Australia.

Stewart, S. L., Chung, J., Johnston, K., Rupert, K., Wallace-Piccin, C., Bachand, C., Lawrence, J., Harris, K., Cullion, C., Bachand, C., Marshall, S., & Kelly, J. (2006, July).  Behavioural problems in young clinically referred children: Impact of alcohol abuse/dependence within the family. Paper presented at the 19 thBiennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development, Melbourne, Australia.

Stewart, S. L., Chung, J., Rupert, K., Wallace-Piccin, C., Bachand, C., Lawrence, J., Harris, K., Cullion, C., Marshall, S., Kelly, T., Scott, C., & Johnston, K. (2006, July).  Young children with disruptive problems: The impact of maternal depression. Poster presented at the 19 thBiennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development, Melbourne, Australia.

Stewart, S. L., Chung, J., Scott, C., Johnson, K., Harris, K., Marshall, S., Rupert, K., Cullion, C., Bachand, C., Wallace-Piccin, C., Lawrence, J., & Kelly, T. (2006, July). Pediatric Bipolar Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Differential presentation in early childhood. Poster presented at the 19 thBiennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development, Melbourne, Australia.

Stewart, S. L., Rupert, K., Johnston, K., Lawrence, J., Cullion, C., Wallace-Piccin, C., Marshall, S., Kelly, T., Scott, C., Bachand, C., & Harris, K. (2005, June).  Internalization and externalization in clinically-referred pre-school children. Paper presented at the Canadian Psychological Association Annual Convention, Montreal, QC.

Stewart, S. L. (2005, May).  Early intervention for disruptive behavior disorders and conduct problems. Paper presented at the Lansdowne Children's Network, Brantford, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L. (2005, April).  Disruptive behaviors in early childhood: Evidence-based treatment. Paper presented at the E.C.R.T.N.O. Annual Provincial Conference, Brantford, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L. (2005, April).  Maternal depression and disruptive problems in young children. Presented at the Biennial meeting of the Society of Research on Child Development, Atlanta, GA.

Stewart, S. L., Harris, K., Lawrence, J., Bachand, C., Rupert, K., Wallace-Piccin, C., Cullion, C., & Johnston, K. (2005, April).  The relationship between children's intellectual abilities and their socio-emotional presentation in a clinically referred sample. Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Atlanta, GA.

Servais, M., King, G., Bartlett, D., DeWit, D., Kertoy, M., Killip, S., Miller, L., Specht, J., Spencer, T., & Stewart, S. L. (2003, May).  Strategies for improving research dissemination and uptake: Supporting community collaboration as a tool for success. Paper presented at the 2003 CUExpo Conference on community-university research: Partnerships, Policy & Progress, Saskatoon, SK.

Stewart, S. L. (2003, April).  Young children with disruptive problems: The impact of maternal depression. Presented at the International Society of Behavioural Development Conference, Tampa, FL.

Stewart, S. L. (2002, May).  Targeting children at extreme risk: Screening for early intervention and prevention. Paper presented at Children’s Mental Health Ontario Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L. (2001, May).  Shyness and social withdrawal in childhood. Paper presented at the 41 stAnnual Symposium on Early Intervention for Children at Risk, London, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L. (2001, March).  Early intervention and prevention for children at extreme risk for behavioral problems. Paper presented at Annual Symposium for Tyke Talk, London, ON, Canada.

Hermann, D., Rubin, K. H., Stewart, S. L., & Hastings, P. D. (1996, August).  Relations between toddlers' inhibition during peer-play and their behavioural inhibition, temperament and cardiac vagal tone. XIVth Biennial ISSBD Conference, Quebec City, QC.

McKinnon, J., Stewart, S. L., Rubin, K. H., Booth, C. L., & Rose-Krasnor, L. (1995, March).  A longitudinal study investigating maternal sensitivity, depression and maladaptation in children. Paper presented at The Society for Research in Child Development, Indianapolis, IN.

Stewart, S. L., McKinnon, J. E., Rubin, K. H., Booth, C. L., & Rose-Krasnor, L. (1994, July).  Maternal sensitivity and the development of internalizing disorders: Comparison of children of well, "socioeconomically at risk" and depressed mothers. Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Stewart, S. L., & Rubin, K. H. (1994, July).  Parenting during the toddler years: A comparison of mothers and fathers. Paper presented at the Biennial Meetings of the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Stewart, S. L., & Rubin, K. H. (1994, May).  Parents of toddlers: A comparison of maternal and paternal belief systems. Paper presented at the University of Waterloo Conference on Child Development, Waterloo, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., Skwarchuk, S., Rubin, K. H., Zahn-Waxler, C., & Cummings, M. (1993, August).  The social problem-solving skills of children of well and depressed mothers. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Stewart, S. L., & Rubin, K. H. (1993, March).  The social problem-solving skills of anxious- withdrawn children. Paper presented at the Society for Research in Child Development conference, New Orleans, LA.

Coplan, R. J., Rubin, K. H., Fox, N. A., Calkins, S. D., & Stewart, S. L. (1992, May).  Being alone versus playing alone: Distinguishing among passive-withdrawn behaviors of young children. Paper presented at the University of Waterloo Conference on Child Development, Waterloo, ON, Canada.

Fox, N. A., Calkins, S. D., Rubin, K. H., & Stewart, S. L. (1992, May).  Patterns of hemispheric balance and imbalance distinguishing among different types of isolated four year old children. Paper presented at the International Conference on Infant Studies, Miami Beach, FL.

Stewart, S. L., & Chrisjohn, R. D. (1989, June).  Psychometric assessment of the multi-score depression inventory. Paper presented at the Canadian Psychological Association, Halifax, NS.

Teaching and Supervision

Supervisory Experience

  • Supervision of senior honors theses and graduate research projects at "The Laboratory of Child and Family Relationships" located at the University of Waterloo (1993-1995).
  • Supervision of graduate students, research assistants, research coordinators, behavior therapists, psychometrics and psychologists (Supervised Practice) at the Child and Parent Resource Institute (1996 - 2014).
  • Behavioral Unit Level Supervisor for inpatient units at the Child and Parent Resource Institute (1999-2002).
  • Behavior Unit Level Supervisor for an inpatient female adolescent unit (1995-1999).

University Courses Taught

Abnormal Psychology:

Theory and research was presented to address concerns with regard to definitions, the origins of, and the means of studying and changing disordered behaviors. Various categories of abnormal deviant behavior such as mood, personality, schizophrenia, psychophysiological disorders, somatoform, dissociate and anxiety disorders were reviewed. A number of theoretical orientations were discussed and demonstrated. Psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral and humanistic theories were discussed in relation to behavior change. Emphasis was on current practice and research in these areas.

Introductory Psychology:

This course embodied lecturing about selected readings on various domains in psychology. This was a course designed to provide students with an understanding of the basic concepts, strategies, and techniques of psychology as a behavioral science. Seminars were held to discuss any problems associated with in-class materials and assigned readings. These seminar periods were designed as an opportunity to pursue the course objectives in a more active and less prescribed way.

University Guest Lectures

Exceptional Children:

Lectures focused on atypical patterns of socio-emotional development throughout childhood, specifically internalizing and externalizing disorders. A number of issues and approaches were explored in reference to the treatment of emotional disturbances including characteristics and correlates of the disorders, intervention approaches, treatment effectiveness, cultural and epidemiological factors.

Developmental Psychology:

The presentations focused on the application and interpretation of projective testing with children, developmental issues when interpreting child drawings, nature of observational data when testing children.

Academic Appointments

July 2014 - PresentAssistant Professor, Faculty of Education, Western University, London, ON.
2013 - PresentAssociate Scientist, Children’s Health Research Institute, London, ON.
2007 - PresentAdjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University, London, ON.
2013-2015Adjunct Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON.
2007 - 2011Adjunct Research Professor, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Department, the University of Western Ontario, London, ON.
2006 - 2007Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, the University of Western Ontario, London, ON.
2000 - 2014Adjunct Clinical Professor, Psychology Department, Western University, London, ON.
1993 - 1994Visiting Assistant Professor, the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON.

Bachelors Thesis

Joanna Rowe 2009-2010 (Western) - Completed

Julia Rick 2007-2008 (Western) - Completed

Amanda Vine 2005-2006 (Western) - Completed

Bachelor Research Students

Julia Rick 2007-2008 (Western) - Completed

Missy Teatero 2007-2008 (Western) - Completed

Robert Horvath 2005-2006 (Western) - Completed

Masters Research Placememt

Julia Rick2008-2010 (Western) - Completed
Dianne Nguyen2005-2006 (Western) - Completed
Colin King2002-2003 (Western) - Completed
Carolyn Summerhurst2001-2002 (King's University College, Western) - Completed

Ph.D. Research Placements

Chloe Hamza 2011-2012 (Western) - Completed

Aimee Coloumbe 2010-2011 (Western) - Completed

Ph.D. Clinical Students

Matthew Shanahan 2010-2012 (Western) - Completed

Paul Frewen 2004-2005 (Western) - Completed

Joanne Gillespie 2002-2003 (Western) - Completed

Patricia Puhlick-Doris 1998-1999 (Western) - Completed

Medical Clerks

  • Atul Dave Nagpal (Western) -Completed
  • Farhan Siddiqi (Western) -Completed
  • Nabil Sultan (Western) -Completed
  • Aaron Tan (Western) -Completed
  • William Tong (Western) -Completed

Committee Member for Dissertation

  • Mathias, K. (2014). Gender-based analysis of criminogenic risk and clinical need among Ontario forensic patients.In Progress.

Ombudsperson

  • Alexandra Gousse (Psychology Resident, London Health Sciences Centre, 2008) – Completed

Titles of Theses

  • Rowe, J. (2011, April). Protective factors affecting youth in care. University of Western Ontario. Completed.
  • Rick, J. (2008, May).Nervous conditions in parents of young clinically-referred high risk children. University of Western Ontario.Completed.
  • Vine, A. (2006, May).Examining warmth and sensitivity: Parents of clinically referred high risk children. University of Western Ontario.Completed.

Advanced Doctoral Comprehensive Paper

  • Hamza, C. (2011). Examining the link between non-suicidal self-injury and suicidal behavior: Review of the literature.University of Western Ontario.Completed.

University Examiner

  • Gomez, J.P. (2014, March).Childhood abuse and neglect: A profile of associated risk factors for non-suicidal self-injury.University of Western Ontario.Completed.
  • Kerry, A.J. (2013, April).Non-suicidal self-injury with girls in tertiary care: Implications for assessment and treatment.University of Western Ontario.Completed.
  • Oosterveen, J. (2008, April).Client satisfaction with mental health services: A qualitative approach to understanding family experience of residential care. University of Western Ontario.Completed.
  • Yaremko, S. (2009, February). Gender informed analysis of treatment outcomes. University of Western Ontario.Completed.
  • Rick, J. (2011, June).Profiles of children and youth displaying inappropriate sexual behaviors: Relevance for assessment for sexual offending patterns.University of Western Ontario.Completed.
  • Den Dunnen, W. (2011).The role of resilience in accounting for residential treatment outcomes with seriously emotionally and behaviorally disordered children and youth. University of Western Ontario.Completed.
  • O’Keefe, E. (2010).The impacts of child maltreatment on residential treatment outcomes: The effect of multiple forms of victimization.University of Western Ontario.Completed.
  • Reid, N. (2010).Child maltreatment and negative affect states: Impacts on cognition and dating violence behaviors.University of Western Ontario.Completed.

Supervision of Directed Research Projects

Umera Ali
2013Harm to others: A collaborative action plan for children and youth.
Al Armieri
2011A predictive model of intrusive interventions in a tertiary residential treatment center: The impact of sex differences, self-harm and age when managing aggressive behaviors.
Phillip Baiden
2013Discharge of adolescents in adult mental health beds in Ontario against medical advice.
Kaitlyn Bruyns
2010The use of intrusive measures: Perspectives from children and youth.
Steve Cook
2008Situating the role of residential treatment for high needs, high risk children and youth: Preliminary outcomes.
2007Showing “restraint”: Understanding the management of aggressive behaviour in a residential care facility.
2007A longitudinal assessment of the trajectory of change for children and youth in mental health treatment.
2007The proactive use of medications to manage aggressive behaviour in residential care.
Rebecca Cuthbert
2011Symptom persistence in seriously emotionally disordered children: Findings of a two-year follow-up after residential treatment
2011Investigating sex differences among children and youth referred to tertiary mental health outpatient clinics.
2010Moderating effects on the relationship between child maltreatment and behaviour problems.
Wendy den Dunnen
2014Deliberate self-harm among children in tertiary care residential treatment: Prevalence and correlates.
2014Prevalence and correlates of adolescents’ insight into mental illness: Findings from the Ontario Mental Health Reporting System.
2013Childhood abuse and cannabis use among adolescents with mental health needs in Ontario, Canada.
2013Predictors of out-of-home placement following residential treatment for children with severe mental health problems
2013Prevalence and factors influencing prescription medication misuse among adolescents.
2013Prescription medication misuse among adolescents with severe mental health problems.
2013Discharge of adolescents with mental health problems against medical advice.
2012Predicting residential treatment outcomes with seriously emotionally and behaviourally disordered youth.
2011The role of resilience in accounting for residential treatment outcomes with seriously emotionally and behaviorally disordered children and youth.
2011Residential treatment outcomes for children in the child welfare system.
2011Planning, access, and use of mental health services for youth in care: Review of research literature.
Natasha Gallant
2014Childhood pain in children and youth with mental health issues.
2014Strengths: A collaborative action plan for children and youth.
2014Support systems for discharge: A collaborative action plan for children and youth with developmental disabilities
2014Strengths: A collaborative action plan for children and youth with developmental disabilities
Chloe Hamza
2012Examining the link between nonsuicidal self-injury and suicidal behavior: A review of the literature.
2009Short-term residential treatment: Effectiveness for child/youth complex mental health needs.
2008Evaluation of the short term residential treatment unit serving children/youth ages 6-13.
Jacqueline Lau
2014Continence: A collaborative action plan for children and youth with developmental disabilities.
2014Education support: A collaborative action plan for children and youth with developmental disabilities
2014Traumatic life events: A collaborative action plan for children and youth with developmental disabilities.
Vivien Lee
2012Flexibility in parent-child interactions: The application of dynamic systems methodology to dyadic processes in children with behavior problems. University of Western Ontario.
Courtney Newnham
2010Residential treatment outcomes with maltreated children who experience serious mental health disorders.
2010A profile of maltreated children who experience serious mental health disorder.
John Noftle
2011The trajectory of change for children and youth in residential treatment.
2008Construct validation of the Brief Child and Family Phone Interview in a population of high-risk, high-needs children.
Erin O’Keefe
2008Evidence-based treatment for pediatric bipolar disorder: Evaluation of cognitive-behavioral therapy in a real world setting.
2008Symptom presentation and intrusive measures: Managing destructive behaviors in residential care.
2008Chronic users of inpatient psychiatric services: Comparisons of pre-admission and inpatient risk indicators for children and youth.
2008Referral differences for boys and girls: Similarities and differences in symptomatology
2008Tracking intrusive measures during residential treatment: An innovative and clinically relevant approach to assessment, data collection and clinical programming.
2008Children and youth in adult mental health beds: Comparisons of risk indicators, intrusive measures and resource allocation.
Katherine Reif
2014Collaborative Action Plans (CAPs): Building effective capacity through the interRAI Youth Justice Custodial Facilities (YJCF).
2014The interRAI Criminality Prevention Collaborative Action Plan (CAP): Identifying children and youth at risk for involvement with the law.
Julia Rick
2011Residential treatment outcomes: A comparison of different therapeutic approaches within a tertiary regional mental health agency.
2009Young children at high-risk: Child compliance, parental warmth and emotional understanding.
2009Collaborative problem-solving approach in clinically-referred children: A residential program evaluation.
2008Nervous conditions in parents of young clinically-referred high risk children: Maternal warmth, control and sensitivity.
Matthew Shanahan
2011Child/youth and parent/caregiver experiences of intrusive measures during residential treatment for serious mental health issues.
Lyndsay Somerville
2010Residential treatment outcomes with maltreated children who experience serious mental health disorders.
2010A profile of maltreated children who experience serious mental health disorder.
2009Child Maltreatment in children and youth in residential care: Prevalence and correlates.
Elizabeth Willits
2012Predictors of out-of-home placement following residential treatment.
2011Police involvement predicts multiple admissions of youth to adult inpatient mental health.
Sharla Zalmanowitz
2011Treating mental health disorders for children in child welfare: Evaluating the outcome literature.
2011Planning, access, and use of mental health services for youth in care: Review of research literature.
Colin King
2003Tourette’s Syndrome and associated disorders.

Other

Clinical Experience

1996-Present:Psychologist with MacDonald & Bryant.Primary responsibilities focus on assessment and treatment of children, families and adults who have been referred for psychological services. The method of treatment is primarily short-term. Assessments have largely included educational assessments, socio-emotional evaluations with a specialized interest in medical-legal assessments related to trauma and loss.

2004-2014:Psychologist and Program Manager for Applied Research and Education, Child and Parent Resource Institute, Ministry of Child and Youth Services. Responsibilities involved implementation research related to: 1) evidence-informed intervention programs which focus on providing assessment and treatment to high risk children and youth who are displaying behavioral, developmental and socio-emotional problems; 2) program evaluation, bench marking and outcome research; 4) inpatient stabilization; 5) intellectual disabilities; 6) disruptive disorders in childhood; 7) attachment and emotion regulation; 8) mental health and additions in youth; 9) service utilization, resource allocation and case-mix systems; 10) instrument development.

1995-2004:Psychologist and Unit Level Supervisor, Child and Parent Resource Institute. Primary responsibilities focused on providing assessment and treatment services to children (aged 2-18), with behavioral, developmental, intellectual emotional, learning and/or attention difficulties. Specific activities included: 1) comprehensive assessment, crisis intervention and therapy for both inpatient and outpatient services; 2) assessment and interventions services for the both the Dual Diagnosis and the Mental Health interdisciplinary inpatient and outpatient teams; 3) school consultation to assist with programming and interventions within the classrooms; 4) development and implementation of intensive behavioral programs for children/youth with co-morbid mental health and developmental issues (e.g. positive behavior support plans); 5) Program Level Supervisor for the female inpatient unit; and 6) case management.

2000-2004:Psychologist for the Early Intervention and Prevention Program at Child and Parent Resource Institute, Supporting Early Experiences for Kids (SEEK).This position is separated to include both clinical and research responsibilities for young children (aged 2-6 years) who were exhibiting significant behavioral problems. Clinical responsibilities focused on providing assessment and treatment to high risk young children who were displaying behavioral, developmental and socio-emotional problems. This position also included consultation to preschools and elementary schools regarding transition planning, behavioral programming and classroom interventions. Research responsibilities included the design and implementation of program evaluation and research projects in addition to communicating the results in various venues.

1995-2000:Psychologist for the Adolescent Inpatient Units as well as the Emotional Disorders Program, Child and Parent Resource Institute.Primary responsibilities focused on providing assessment and treatment services to children (aged 3-18), with behavioral, developmental, intellectual emotional, learning and/or attention difficulties. In addition to providing psychological services to the female inpatient unit, additional duties included the development of milieu therapy and behavioral programming, quality assurance evaluation, in-service education, program co-ordination, and administrative activities.

October 1994-1995:Clinical Coordinator and Psychologist (Temporary Register) for the Health Service Organization for the Mental Health Program. Responsibilities focused on providing: 1) consultation with regard to assessment, treatment, case management and ethical issues in a multidisciplinary mental health program; 2) program development/evaluation, in-service education, administrative activities; and 3) comprehensive assessments, crisis intervention and therapy with children, adolescents and adults with a wide range of presenting problems.

1992-1993:Intern at the Clark Institute of Psychiatry.This placement involved assessment and treatment of a wide variety of psychiatric disorders for several inpatient programs. This also included specialized assessments within the Gender Disorder Clinic.

1989-1990:Psychometrist for the Learning Disabilities Centre, North York, Ontario. Duties also included psychometric assessments, case management, psycho-educational intervention, and diagnostic interviewing. This position also involved formulating treatment objectives for young adults with a wide range of learning, neurological and emotional difficulties.

Honors and Awards

  • Best Poster Award at the Fifth Annual Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Research Half Day (interRAI Family Quality of Life) (2018)
  • Ontario Association on Developmental Disabilities (OADD) Second Place Prize in the 2017 Journal on Developmental Disabilities Student Publication Prize Competition for Excellence in Writing. Award received for: Billawala, A. S., Hamza, C. A., & Stewart, S. L. (2018). Risk factors for complex special needs among male children seeking mental health services. Journal on Developmental Disabilities, 23(2), 17-26. (2017)
  • Best Poster Award at the Fifth Annual Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Research Half Day (2017)
  • Graduate Excellence in Teaching Award: Western University (2017)
  • Graduate Excellence in Teaching Award: Western University (2016)          
  • Amethyst Award:  Award for Outstanding Achievement by an Ontario Public Servant (2016)          
  • Post-Doctoral Supervisor of the Year Award: Western University (2016)
  • Graduate Excellence in Teaching Award: Western University (2015)          
  • Deputy Minister Pinnacle Award for Outstanding Achievement: Research Division (2014)
  • Best Poster award at the CACAP annual Conference in Vancouver, BC “Side Effects of Psychotropic Medications in Children: Predictive Factors" (2013)
  • 2Divisional Pinnacle Award for Recognition in Partnership (2011)               
  • Divisional Pinnacle Award for Service Excellence (2010)
  • Deputy Minister Pinnacle Award for Outstanding Achievement in Innovation and Creativity for Knowledge Mobilization and Exchange (2010)
  • York Graduate Scholarship (1991-1992)
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Scholarship (1990-1991)
  • Stanley Kushnir Memorial Foundation Scholarship (1990)
  • York Graduate Scholarship (1989-1990)
  • Guelph Graduate Scholarship (1989)
  • Natural Science and Engineering Research Council Scholarship (1988)
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (1988-1989) - declined
  • Huron County Scholarship (1987-1988)
  • Arts Upper Year Scholarship (1987-1988)

Supervisory Experience

  • Supervision of staff, students and service providers at the Child and Parent Resource Institute located in London, Ontario from 2003-2014.
  • Supervision of senior honors theses and graduate research projects at "The Laboratory of Child and Family Relationships" located at the University of Waterloo (1993-1995).
  • Supervision of graduate students, research assessment, research coordinators, behavior therapists, psychometrics and psychologists (Supervised Practice) at the Child and Parent Resource Institute (1996 - Present).
  • Behavioral Unit Level Supervisor for inpatient units at the Child and Parent Resource Institute (1999-2002).
  • Behavior Unit Level Supervisor for an inpatient female adolescent unit (1995-1999).

Clinical Consultation

2001 - 2003Consulting Psychologist for Tyke Talk

Research Consultation

March 2009Consultation for the Paediatric Complex Coordination Model - CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research
1998 - 1999Consultation for evaluation of treatment service and program evaluation for a Young Offender’s Group Home, London, Ontario.
August 1994Ministry of Community and Social Services: Critique and evaluation of an "Impact Study" addressing issues surrounding data utilized in the release of children in secure treatment facilities.

Editorial Consultation and Review

  • Adoption Quarterly
  • Infant and Child Development
  • Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology
  • Journal of Interprofessional Care
  • Journal of Social Development
  • Journal of Substance Use
  • Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety

Expert Witness

January 2011 Expert Testimony

Community Service

2013 - 2014Member of the Canadian Institute of Health Research Knowledge to Action Grant Review Committee
2014 - PresentinterRAI International Instrument and Survey Development (ISD) Committee
2012 - PresentMember of the Planning Committee for Canadian interRAI Conference
2010 - PresentinterRAI Associate Fellow, interRAI international lead for Child and Youth Mental Health
2007 - PresentAffiliated Member of the Joint Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement, CERIS – The Ontario Metropolis Centre
2007 - PresentMember of interRAI Network of Excellence in Mental Health (iNeMH)
2006 - PresentChairperson of the Child and Parent Resource Institute Research Ethics Committee
2011 - 2012Policy Framework Implementation Advisory Committee
2011 - 2012Program Supervisor Committee, Framework Implementation
2011 - 2012Child and Parent Resource Institute Clinical Framework for Intensive Services Steering Committee
2010 - 2011Client Information System Governance Committee
2009 - 2010Member of the Inter-Ministerial Working Group for the Effective Response Initiative. Ministry of Children and Youth Services
2009 - 2010Member of the Steering Committee for the Client Information System
2008 - 2009Member of the Knowledge Mobilization and Exchange Steering Committee, Ministry of Children and Youth Services
2007 - 2009Member of the RITE Committee at the Centre of Excellence at CHEO
2007 - 2008Member of the Expert Panel - Child & Youth Mental Health Indicators Project, Ministry of Children and Youth Services
2007 - 2008Chair of the Western Hub Telepsychiatry Evaluation Committee
2007 - 2008Member of the Provincial Telepsychiatry Evaluation Committee, Ministry of Children and Youth Services
2007 - 2008Centre of Excellence Education and Training Review Sub-Committee Member
2006 - 2007Inter-Ministerial Committees for Children’s Mental Health; Ministry of Children and Youth Services
2005 - PresentMarsden Fund Referee
2005 - 2006Mental Health Accreditation; Child and Parent Resource Institute
2005 - 2006Developmental Services Accreditation; Child and Parent Resource Institute
2005 - 2006Information Management Accreditation; Child and Parent Resource Institute
2005 - 2006Leadership and Partnership Accreditation; Child and Parent Resource Institute
2003 - 2004Committee for Accreditation: Children’s Mental Health; Child and Parent Resource Institute
2003 - 2004Committee for Accreditation: Research and Education, Child and Parent Resource Institute
2002 - 2003Early Years Council
2001 - 2002Special Committee on Psychotropic Medication; Child and Parent Resource Institute
2001 - 20020-3 Community Board Member
1995 - 2004Research Ethics Committee; Child and Parent Resource Institute
1997 - 1998Program Evaluation Committee; Child and Parent Resource Institute
1997 - 1999