This monthly newsletter aims to highlight the participatory research initiatives emerging from Participatory Research @ McGill (PRAM), and Community Information, Empowerment and Transparency (CIET), as well as share new opportunities for projects, courses, funding, and more!
Note, the CIET-PRAM Newsletter is offered in the following languages:
An ever busy team, below are a few updates from the CIET-PRAM network.
Barriers to carer participation from Black communities in first episode psychosis family psychoeducation programming: A qualitative exploratory study
The monthly CIET-PRAM meeting is an opportunity to share project updates, present research protocols, practice dissertations defences, and more.
This month, Michaela Field (MSc Psychiatry) presented findings from her recently completed thesis on the barriers affecting Black caregivers when accessing family psychoeducation programming offered by two first-episode psychosis outpatient clinics in Montreal.
Thank you for sharing your work with us Michaela, and congratulations on achieving your master's!
New Connections, New Opportunities
Sharing lessons about adolescent engagement in Nigeria
On October 19th, Dr Anne Cockcroft gave a short presentation during the Department of Family Medicine Annual Retreat, in a workshop entitled “Research that drives change”. She described the participatory methods the Bauchi team are using to engage adolescents in co-designing ways to improve their sexual and reproductive health and shared some preliminary results.
As a further follow up, Anne Cockcroft and Mark Karanofsky, will be talking about the Bauchi participatory research with adolescents and its possible relevance in Montreal in a seminar organised by the McGill Practice Based Research Network (PBRN) on 24 November 2023. We will send the link for the seminar for anyone interested once it becomes available.
Are you interested in a FCM training for your team or institution? Contact Dr Iván Sarmiento for more information!
CEMI created a documentary series, composed of six short videos, presenting the work of five Indigenous organizations in the Colombian Amazon to protect their territory, strengthen their culture, and preserve the rainforest for future generations.
Click the video below to watch their documentary series!
In addition to the documentary videos, CEMI worked with USAID/Colombia to produce five extraordinary photo essays that weave together the tapestry of their work with Territories for Life. At the heart of each is the story of transformation, inclusion, and community empowerment, capturing the heart and soul of Colombia's diverse landscapes and peoples.