Influence of Parent and Peer Relationships

Currently, Dr. Bureau, in collaboration with Dr. Marie-France Lafontaine at the University of Ottawa, and Paula Cloutier at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), is studying the influence of parental and intimate relationships in predicting different negative coping strategies (e.g., risky or self-destructive behaviours) in adolescents and young adults.

It is important to understand the risk factors of different negative coping strategies in order to understand why certain coping strategies are used, how to prevent at-risk adolescents and young adults from engaging in destructive coping behaviours, and what leads adolescents and young adults to use healthy, adaptive coping strategies, despite having experienced some risk factors.

Please note that recruitment for this study was completed in Winter 2012.

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