Building a healthy future for our famlies
NB Social Pediatrics is an interprofessional, community-based approach to care for children and their families in New Brunswick.
New Brunswick Social Pediatrics (NBSP) was developed with the primary purpose of improving the quality of life, health and long-term outcomes of children and their families in our province. It is well-documented that children facing social disparities, trauma and toxic stress will experience a disproportionate number of negative physical and mental health outcomes across their lifespan.
Currently, our Parent-child Assistance Program (PCAP) office is located on 105 Prince Edward Street - the main level of the Wheelhouse of Waterloo Village.
Up until recently, we have operated our Clinic at Saint John the Baptist School and have now opened up a new Community Social Pediatrics Centre in the South-Central Peninsula.
History and Recent News
The Parent-Child Assistance Program office has moved!
The PCAP office has relocated from 139 Prince Edward Street (the Social Enterprise Hub) to 105 Prince Edward Street (the Wheelhouse of Waterloo Village). We are so excited about this new space as the program continues to grow.
Publication: Journal of Pediatric and Child Health
"Disrupting the cycle of adverse childhood experiences by supporting mothers with addiction"
Our research team investigated the predominance of generational addiction in families impacted by maternal addiction to identify potential risks present for the current generation of children.
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Publication: Journal of Paediatric and Child Health
"Innovating Pediatric Behavioural Assessments and Care Pathways: Community Consultation Phase"
Our research team examined the experiences of children and their families during referral and treatment process for pediatric behavioural referrals in our region.
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The PCAP office is now open!
The PCAP Office is now opened, following provincial Covid-19 regulations to keep everyone safe. Please call the office to make an appointment prior to visiting.
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Article: CBC News
"Kids will be kids... and then there's Covid-19"
CBC New Brunswick spoke with Dr. Sarah Gander about raising kids and teens during the Covid-19 pandemic
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Blog Post: Canadian Pediatrics Society
"The essential work of social pediatrics"
Dr. Sarah Gander reflects on the essential role of community social pediatrics in caring for families.
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NB Social Pediatrics Launched
April: NBHRF Clinical Scholarship Awarded to Dr. Gander
September: Received SOAR Grant to grow the Research Team
October: Parent-Child Assistance Program (PCAP) Launched
Move to Social Enterprise HUB
CARE Database collaboration begins with the NB-IRDT
September: Strengthening Families Program delivered to 8 families
November: First Community Social Pediatrics Clinic opens at SJBKE School
February: Social Worker joins clinical team
March: Longitudinal COVID-19 Study launched
June: Attain Non-Profit Status for
NB Social Pediatrics Inc.
August: Collaborated with SJ Community Loan Fund on Eye-ing the ID Project
Fall: First Board Meeting for NB Social Pediatrics Inc.
March: Capacity Building Grant Received
June: PCAP Office Moves to the Wheelhouse of Waterloo Village
July: Community Social Pediatrics Centre opens on Princess Street in Saint John