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Media

Presentations/Talks

Dr. Nicole Letourneau on Canada's approach to early childhood development (Podcast)

Dr. Nicole Letourneau on Global News- How to recognize the signs of postpartum depression (Video)

Dr. Nicole Letourneau on Exploring baby's brain development- How Postpartum Depression Affects Babies (Article, Video)

"Moms and Dads Matter: Building babies' brains through everyday interactions" Dr. Nicole Letourneau at High Country Inn in Whitehorse (Video: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5)

"Uninventing the Modern Family" Dr. Nicole Letourneau at TED (Video)

Dr. Letourneau on Sirius Radio, What She Said (Audio)

Opinion Editorials

2017    Letourneau, N. & Tough, S. Mentorship programs for youth see results. The Province. April 6. Victoria Times Colonist, April 9.

2017    Letourneau, N. & Tough, S. Why The Government Should Be Investing In Youth Mentorship Programs. The Huffington Post. April 5.

2017    Letourneau, N. & Tough, S. Investir dans les programmes de mentorat pour les jeunes. The Huffington Post. April 5.

2017    Letourneau, N. & Tough, S. Des programmes de mentorat pour jeunes. Policy Options. March 30.

2017    Letourneau, N. & Tough, S. Mentorship programs for youth see results. Policy Options. March 30.

2017    Letourneau, N. & Lougheed, M. Breastfeeding: the natural way. The Waterloo Region Record. March 14. The Hamilton Spectator. March 13. (2)

2017    Letourneau, N. & Dennis C.L. Postpartum Depression And Breastfeeding Share An Important Link. Huffington Post. March 16.

2017    Letourneau, N. Quoi de plus naturel que d'allaiter? Quebec Huffington Post. March 16.

2017    Letourneau, N. & Dennis, C.L. Defusing the ticking time bomb that can be postpartum depression. Canadian Healthcare Network, March 16. Cover of March 2017 e-Newsletter, Issue 58., Waterloo Region Record, March 22. Policy Options, April 6.

2017    Lougheed, M. & Letourneau, N. How Baby Formula Companies Undermine Breastfeeding. Huffington Post, March 14.

2017    Lougheed, M. & Letourneau, N. We can do more to promote breastfeeding. The Province, page A26, March 12.

2017    Lougheed, M. & Letourneau, N. All Canadians can promote right to breastfeed in public. Times & Transcript, page A11, March 10.

2017    Letourneau, N. & Dennis C.L. B.C. mom’s death shows we need to better understand – and treat – postpartum depression. The Globe and Mail. March 6. Globe and Mail home page March 6. The Globe and Mail tweeted article as “Popular this week”, March 11. Facebook ad reached more than 13,000 people, was shared more than 80 times and had more than 140 likes and comments. Online home (cover) of G&M.

2017    Lougheed, M. & Letourneau, N. Promouvoir l’allaitement au Canada. Policy Options Politiques, March 2.

2017    Lougheed, M. & Letourneau, N. Promoting a breastfeeding culture in Canada. Policy Options Politiques, March 2.

2017    Lougheed, M. & Letourneau, N. Why is it so hard for mothers to breastfeed in Canada? Evidence Network, March 6, Whitehorse Daily Star, page A9, March 8, The Daily Gleaner, March 15. (3)  

2017    Schryer, E. L. & Letourneau, N. Pour un programme de développement de la petite enfance. Quebec Huffington Post, February 23.

2017    Schryer, E. L. & Letourneau, N. Les inégalités commencent dès le plus jeune âge au Canada. La Presse, February 12.

2017    Schryer, E. L. & Letourneau, N. Give every child a fighting chance by closing the inequality gap

            inequities and not simply access to affordable child care. Times & Transcript, Jan 14.

2017    Schryer, E. L. & Letourneau, N. The more inequality, the more children suffer. The Daily Gleaner, Jan 14.

2017    Flett, L. & Letourneau, N. Sortir les peuples autochtones de l’ombre. La Presse, January 8.

2017    Schryer, E. & Letourneau, N. When inequality in Canada goes up, child well-being goes down. The Hill Times, January 12, Evidence Network, January 12, New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal, Jan 14, Waterloo Chronicle, Hill Times January 13 & 16, January 17, The Hamilton Spectator, January 17, The Huffington Post, Jan 23(8).

2017    Flett, L. & Letourneau, N. The value of indigenous people. The Record, January 8.

2017    Flett, L. & Letourneau, N. Les Premières Nations ne sont pas les « fantômes de l'histoire ». La Presse, January 7, Le Huffington Post, January 13

2017    Flett, L. & Letourneau, N. Indigenous people are not the ‘ghosts of history’. Toronto Star, January 2  Evidencenetwork.ca, January 2, Our Windsor, January 2, Huffington Post, January 4, News Optimist, January 6, New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal, Jan 7, Ottawa Life, January 9, Thompson Citizen, January 11, Evidence Network, Issue 56, The Whitehorse Daily Star, March 17 (9)

2016    Letourneau, N. & Tough, S. Cool the hype around genetics and health care. North Bay Nugget, June 28.

2016    Letourneau, N. & Tough, S. Medical miracles of tomorrow can’t trump quality care today. The Daily Gleaner (Fredericton), June 24. 

2016    Letourneau, N. & Tough, S. Personalized medicine for child health is a distraction. Ottawa Life Magazine, June 21. (3)

2016    Letourneau, N., Tough, S. National Viewpoint--Cool the hype around genetics and health care. The Brandon Sun, June 17.

2016    Letourneau, N., Tough, S. We need to adjust our expectations for personalized medicine. Huffington Post, June 15.

2016    Letourneau, N., Tough, S. Personalized medicine for child health is a distraction. Evidence Network, June. (2)

2016    Letourneau, N., Tough, S. Personalized medicine for child health is a distraction. University Affairs, June 13. (1)

2016    Letourneau, N, & Tough, S. Les investissements publics en médecine personnalisée pour les enfants sont de la poudre aux yeux. Evidence Network May 5, Policy Options May 5. (2)

2015    Letourneau, N, & Joschko, J. Petite enfance: le Canada doit repenser son approche. Quebec Huffington Post June 21. (1)

2015    Letourneau, N. Canada needs to rethink approach to early childhood development. Troy Media, Daily Courier (Kelowna), Beacon News Blog June 9. (3)

2015    Letourneau, N. Healthy children, healthy society: Early education, family supports really pay off. Hamilton Spectator January 14. (1)

2015    Letourneau, N. Fight Crime, invest in kids. Daily Courier (Kelowna), Penticton Herald January 14. (1)

2015    Letourneau, N. Why does Canada do so poorly on children’s health rankings? Ottawa Life (newspaper), January 19; Why Canada Does So Poorly on Children’s Health Rankings. Phillipine Reporter (newspaper), January 23, Troy Media (online), January 10, Guelph Mercury (newspaper) January 14, Battlefords News-Optimist (newspaper) January 12, Medical Post/Canadian Health Care Network (online), January 12, NetNewsLedger (online), Victoria Times Colonist (newspaper) & Grub 4 Life (online), January 10. (8)

2014    Letourneau, N. & Joschko, J. Enjoy some digital family time together. KevinMD August 23.

2014    Letourneau, N. & Joschko, J. Parents have nothing to fear from video games/Le numérique et la vie de famille sont compatibles. Published in the Olds Albertan, Sundre Round Up, Carstairs Courier, August19; Hamilton Spectator, Aug 20; Yorkton News Review Aug. 21; Fox Creek Times Aug. 26; Le Huffington Post, August 28; Waterloo Region Record, Guelph Mercury, Victoria Times Colonist, MySaskNews, August 14, 2014;       Epoch Times, Battleford News-Optimist, Canadian HealthcareNetwork (online home of the Medical Post), August 13. (13)

2014    Letourneau, N. & Joschko, J. Opinion: How toxic stress is hurting our children. Published in  Eckville Echo. July 21, 2014. (1)

2014    Letourneau, N. & Giesbrecht, G. Le pere compte dans la vie dune mere comme dans celle de sa progeniture. Published in Le Huffington Post Quebec, July 25, 2014. (1)

2014    Letourneau, N. & Joschko, J. How toxic stress is hurting our children. Published in the Eckville Echo, July 3, healthydebate, July 21. (2)

2014    Letourneau, N. & Giesbrecht, G. Even When Baby's in the Womb, Dads Have an Influence. Published in the Huffington Post Living Canada, June 10. (1)

2014    Letourneau, N. & Giesbrecht, G. Dad Important to Baby’s Development. Published in the Waterloo Epoch Times, June 7. (1)

2014    Letourneau, N. & Giesbrecht, G. Fathers support is important to baby’s development even in the womb. Published in the Guelph Mercury, June 7. (1)

2014    Letourneau, N. & Giesbrecht, G. Fathers important to a baby’s development. Published in the Waterloo Epoch Times, June 7. (1)

2014    Letourneau, N. & Giesbrecht, G. Fathers critical for baby’s neo-natal development. Published in the Beacon News, June 4. (1)

2014    Letourneau, N. & Joschko, J. We need to do more to help babies avoid toxic stress; Comment le stress parental peut nuire au cerveau du foetus et du bébé. Published in the Medical Post, May 20, Huffington Post Quebec June 4. (2)

2014    Letourneau, N. & Joschko, J. Prenatal stress causes more harm to babies than we think. Published in Huffington Post, May 5. (1)

2014    Letourneau, N. & Joschko, J. Prenatal stress can have toxic effects on infants. Published in Waterloo Region Record, April 30. (1)

2014    Letourneau, N. & Joschko, J. Toxic effects of stress on kids. Published in Winnipeg Free Press,

April 24. (1)

2014    Letourneau, N & Joschko, J. Why family-focused policies are good for everyone.  Published in Huffington Post Living, April 8. (1)

2014    Letourneau, N. & Joschko, J. Extended family benefits kids and parents. Published in the Vancouver Sun, February 6. (1)

2014    Letourneau, N. & Joschko, J. Hidden costs of the modern family. Les coûts cachés de la famille modern. Published in Winnipeg Free Press, February 6; Huffington Post, February 7; The Lakeshore News, February 13; The Daily Courier, Vernon and Kelowna, BC, February 19; Trail Daily Times, February 27; Huffington Post Quebec, March 28. (7)

2014    Letourneau, N. & Joschko, J. Rethinking the modern family. Published in the Ottawa Citizen, February 3. (1)

2013    Letourneau, N. & Joschko, J. Lack of relationship support hurts children’s chances for success. Published online at EvidenceNetwork.ca, October 29; The Reminder, Flin Flon, MB, November 1. (2)

2013    Letourneau, N. & Joschko, J. Good parenting key to breaking cycle of poverty. Published in The Toronto Star, October 26; Waterloo Region Record, November 5. (2)

2013    Letourneau, N. & Joschko, J. Another kind of poverty/Une autre sorte de pauvrete frappe les enfants defavorises. Published in Windsor Star, January 3; Winnipeg Free Press, November 2; Le Huffington Post Quebec, November 11. (3)

2013    Letourneau, N. & Joschko, J. The surprising things parents do that affect children more than poverty. Published online at The BLOG, Huffington Post, October 30. (1)

2013    Letourneau, N. & Joschko, J. Postpartum depression is a family affair/La depression postpartum est une affair de famille. Published in Le Soleil, October 14; Huffington Post, Quebec, October 21; Le Droit, February 19. (3)

2013    Letourneau, N. & Joschko, J. The subtle poison: How toxic stress is hurting our children. Published in Le Huffington Post Quebec, June 3; Lakeshore News, May 16; Brooks Weekend Regional, May 9; Waterloo Record, May 8; Huffington Post, May 1; Guelph Mercury, May 1. (6)

2013    Letourneau, N. & Joschko, J. A parent-first approach helps children/Pour aider les enfants défavorisés, il faut se soucier de leurs parents. Published in Le Huffington Post Quebec, July 20; The Windsor Star, July 22; EvidenceNetwork.ca, Issue 14, July; New Brunswick Telegraph Journal, June 28; Guelph Mercury, June 27;  Yukon News, June 27; Waterloo Region Record, June 27. (7)

2013    Letourneau, N. & Joschko, J. Postpartum depression can affect dads, other children too. Published in Guelph Mercury, October 4, The Record, October 8; Miramichi Leader, November 4. (3)

2013    Letourneau, N. & Joschko, J.  Postpartum depression is a family affair. Published in Troy Media online, September 26; Huffington Post, September 27; Ottawa Life Magazine, October 8. (3)

2013    Letourneau, N. & Joschko, J. Une approache d’abord axe sur les parents aide les enfants.

            Pourquoi des soins prenataux et des politiques axees sur la famille sont une bonne chose

            pour tous? Published by EpochTimes September 2. (1)

2013    Letourneau, N. & Joschko, J. Toxic Stress on Children. Published in the Huffington Post, May 3. (1)

2013    Letourneau, N. & Joschko, J.  The many human benefits of stress. Published in the Winnipeg Free Press, May 4. (1)

Media Mentions

2015    Stewart’s (and research team’s (Letourneau, N.)) findings described in “Peer Power: Helping Allergic Kids to Help Each Other”. In Allergen Success Stories, pp 9-11.

2015    Letourneau, N., Owerko, M., Findlay, R., Owerko, S., & Koonar, S. mentioned in Children’s Hospital e-update, New Owerko Centre Opens at the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute, May 6.

2015    Letourneau’s research featured in CBC news online article “Mom-to-mom mentorship more effective than clinical therapy or medication, findings suggest”, May 9. http://www.cbc.ca/m/news/canada/new-brunswick/postpartum-depression-could-be-easy-cheap-to-treat-unb-study-finds-1.2986921

2015    Letourneau, N. U Voices: Canada needs to rethink approach to early childhood development. UToday University of Calgary, June 11.

2015    Letourneau’s research featured in Breakfast TV blog by Leah Sarich “Phone Support for New Moms” March 3. http://www.btcalgary.ca/2015/03/03/phone-support-for-new-moms/

2015    Letourneau, N. Letourneau mentioned in DMM News article IASA’s First Seven Years. Issue#16.

2015    Letourneau, N. UToday News online, University of Calgary Daily News article, “Help is just a call away for mothers with postpartum depression”. February 23.

2015    Letourneau, N. Apple magazine article “Healthy mom, healthy kids: A mother’s well-being is directly linked to her children’s”. Winter, Issue 16, p. 26.

2014    Letourneau, N. & Joschko, J. Children in poverty. Apple magazine article featuring reference to Scientific Parenting book and research. January 3.

2014    Stewart, M. & Letourneau, N. “Engaging aboriginal families affected by allergies and asthma in support-education program development” research featured online Success Stories 7, Winter edition on AllerGen homepage and website, March 5.

2013    Letourneau, N. & Joschko, J. Time to slay the perfect-mother myth. Article features reference to Moms gone Mad: Motherhood and Madness, Oppression and Resistance, online at Herizons Women’s News & Feminist Views, October 31.

2013    Letourneau, N. & Joschko, J. Toxic Stress on Children. Referenced in the Alberta Children’s Hospital Newsletter, June issue.

Newspaper/Print/Online Media Interviews

2015    Letourneau interviewed by Ruth Logan, American Baby Magazine, for a health short that appears in the July issue of American Baby Magazine, “Got the baby blues?” regarding her research findings.

2015    Letourneau’s research featured in the Globe and mail Online News “How bias in mental health care hurts women, from the lab to the medicine cabinet”. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/how-bias-hurts-women-from-the-lab-to-the-medicine-cabinet/article24622391/, May 22

2015    Letourneau interviewed by Erin Anderssen, The Globe and Mail regarding medication as a treatment for mental illness in women, May 22.

2015     Letourneau’s research featured in CBC Online News “Postpartum depression could be easy, cheap to treat, UNB study finds. Mom-to-mom mentorship more effective than clinical therapy or medication, findings suggest

2015    Letourneau’s research featured in CTV Online News “Peer support for new mothers helps ease postpartum depression”. February 24. http://calgary.ctvnews.ca/peer-support-for-new-mothers-helps-ease-postpa...

2013    Letourneau, N. Building better baby brains. Article featured in What’s Up Yukon, Whitehorse, November 21.

2013    Letourneau interviewed by Lori Gallagher, Daily Gleaner, Fredericton, NB, regarding Scientific Parenting book release, October 7.

2013    Letourneau interviewed by Tralee Pearce, The Globe and Mail regarding Scientific

            Parenting book release and its finding, September 29.

2013    Letourneau interviewed for article titled “Daddy’s got the blues” by Lisa Bendall featured in Today’s Parent magazine, June.

Broadcast (TV, Radio) Media Interviews

2015    Letourneau, N. Postpartum Depression Research. Breakfast TV March 3, 2015 http://www.btcalgary.ca/videos/4090842395001/ (1)

2015    Letourneau, N. Peer support for new mothers helps ease postpartum depression. CTV Calgary Evening News, February 24, 2015. http://calgary.ctvnews.ca/peer-support-for-new-mothers-helps-ease-postpartum-depression-1.2251815 (1)

2015    Letourneau, N. “Help for mothers with postpartum depression is just a call away”. Global Calgary TV interview, February 23, 2015. (1)

2014    Letourneau, N. & Giesbrecht, G. Interviewed for Calgary Breakfast TV by Leah Saarich on paper describing how social support buffers the effect of distress on cortisol published in Journal of Psychosomatic medicine. Calgary, Aired May 15. (1)

2014    Letourneau, N. Interviewed on Tod Vienotte show, New 889, about Scientific Parenting and Why family-focused policies are good for everyone Op-ed, Halifax, Aired April 10. (1)

2013    Letourneau, N. Interviewed live on CBC, Yukon Eye Opener, regarding TEDx talk, Scientific Parenting and research. Whitehorse, Aired November 25. (1)

2013    Letourneau interviewed by Roszan Holmen for CFAX 1070, Victoria, BC, regarding Scientific Parenting book release, September 26. (1)

2013    Letourneau interviewed regarding MOMS Link research study by Christine MacLean on

            Shift program, CBC Radio, July 22. (1)

2013    Letourneau interviewed about shame and parenting by Leah Saarich of Calgary Breakfast TV, May. (1)

2013    Letourneau interviewed and featured live on CKNW Radio on The Morning News with Phillip Till in Vancouver regarding research on toxic stress, May 2. (1)