Knowledge Translation Efforts in Child and Youth Mental Health: A Systematic Review Academic Article uri icon

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  • The availability of knowledge translation strategies that have been empirically studied and proven useful is a critical prerequisite to narrowing the research-to-practice gap in child and youth mental health. Through this review the authors sought to determine the current state of scientific knowledge of the effectiveness of knowledge translation approaches in child and youth mental health by conducting a systematic review of the research evidence. The findings and quality of the 12 included studies are discussed. Future work of high methodological quality that explores a broader range of knowledge translation strategies and practitioners to which they are applied and that also attends to implementation process is recommended.


  • Barwick, Melanie A
  • Schachter, Howard M
  • Bennett, Lindsay M
  • McGowan, Jessie
  • Ly, Mylan
  • Wilson, Angela
  • Bennett, Kathryn Jane
  • Buchanan, Don H
  • Fergusson, Dean
  • Manion, Ian

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  • July 16, 2012