Healthy Development Depends on Healthy Relationships

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This report, Healthy Development Depends on Healthy Relationships, specifically outlines what research has shown in terms of the links between children’s health and their relationships in the home, school, community, and more broadly. In addition, results of analyses conducted using data from the 2009-2010 Canadian Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children study (HBSC) demonstrate this link between healthy relationships and healthy development in the Canadian context. By Debra Pepler and Wendy Craig, Scientific Co-Directors, PREVNet and Dilys Haner PREVNet and York University Paper prepared for the Division of Childhood and Adolescence, Centre for Health Promotion, Public Health Agency of Canada.

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