THE PALIX/ALBERTA CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION CHAIR IN PARENT INFANT MENTAL HEALTH
The Palix Foundation/Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation Chair in Parent and Infant Mental Health establishes a program of research in the field of parenting and healthy child development at the Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary. The research agenda will address topics related to family and childhood mental health, with attention to factors such as healthy family environments, parental attachment, and phenomena such as family violence, maternal depression, and substance abuse. The aim of the program of research is to support knowledge generation, dissemination, and translation for interventions that support child and family health.
FRASER MUSTARD CHAIR IN CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY
From 2005 – 2011 the Fraser Mustard Chair in Childhood Development played a leading role in the development of interdisciplinary programs to further research and practice in child development. It provided resources and workshops for parents, educators, and researchers. While the term of this Chair is now complete, its work lives on through the Alberta Family Wellness Initiative (AFWI) and other entities throughout the province.