Publications

Children's Outdoor Play and Risky Outdoor Play

Vlaar, J., Brussoni, M., Janssen, I., Mâsse, L.C. (2019). Roaming the neighbourhood: Environmental and parental influences on children’s territorial range. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(17), 3129. [link]

Ball, D. J., Brussoni, M., Gill, T. R., Harbottle, H., & Spiegal, B. (2019). Avoiding a dystopian future for children’s play. International Journal of Play, 8(1), 1-7[link]

Bauer, M., Brussoni, M., Giles, A., & Fuselli, P. (2019). Safe Kids Week: Analysis of gender bias in a national child safety campaign, 1997-2016. Injury Prevention, 25(2), 104-109. [link]

Brunelle, S., Brussoni, M., Herrington, S., Matsuba, M. K., & Pratt, M. (2018). Teens in public spaces and natural landscapes: Issues of access and design. In J. E., Lansford & P. Banati (Eds.). UNICEF and Society for Research in Child Development volume: Handbook of Adolescent Development Research and Its Impact on Global Policy (pp. 361-379). Oxford: Oxford University Press. [link]

Brussoni, M., Ishikawa, T., Han, C., Pike, I., Faulkner, G., & Mâsse, L.C. (2018). Go play outside! Effects of a risk reframing tool on mothers’ tolerance for and parenting practices associated with children’s risky play – a study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 19, 173. DOI: 10.1186/s13063-018-2552-4. [link]

Han, C., Mâsse, L.C., Wilson, A., Janssen, I., Schuurman, N., Brussoni, M., & The Playability Study Research Team. (2018). State of play: Methodologies for investigating children’s outdoor play and independent mobility. Children, Youth & Environments, 28(2), 194-231. doi: 10.7221/chilyoutenvi.28.2.0194 [link]

Brussoni, M., Ishikawa, T., Brunelle, S., & Herrington, S. (2017). Landscapes for play: Effects of an intervention to promote nature-based risky play in early childhood centres. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 54, 139-159. DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvp.2017.11.001. [link]

Herrington, S, Brunelle, S., & Brussoni, M. (2017). Outdoor play spaces in Canada: As if children mattered. In T. Waller, E. Ärlemalm-Hagsér, E. B. H. Sandseter, L. Lee-Hammond, K. Lekies, & S. Wyver (Eds.). SAGE International Handbook of Outdoor Play and Learning (pp. 143-165)London: SAGE Publications. [link]

Sandseter, E. B. H., Little, H., Ball, D., Eager, D., & Brussoni, M. (2017). Risk and safety in outdoor play. In T. Waller, E. Ärlemalm-Hagsér, E. B. H. Sandseter, L. Lee-Hammond, K. Lekies, & S. Wyver (Eds.) SAGE International Handbook of Outdoor Play and Learning (pp. 113-126). London: SAGE Publications. [link]

Brunelle, S., Herrington, S., Coghlan, R., Brussoni, M. (2016). Play worth remembering: Are playgrounds too safe? Children, Youth and Environments. doi: 10.7721/chilyoutenvi.26.1.0017 [link]

Brussoni, M., Gibbons, R., Gray, C. E., Ishikawa, T., Sanseter, E. B. H., Bienenstock, A., Chabot, G., Fuselli, P., Herrington, S., Janssen, I., Pickett, W., Power, M., Stanger, N., Sampson, M. J., Tremblay, M. S. (2015). What is the relationship between risky outdoor play and health in children? A systematic review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. doi: 10.3390/ijerph120606423 [link]

Gray, C. E., Gibbons, R., Larouche, R., Sandseter, E. B. H., Bienenstock, A., Brussoni, M., Chabot, G., Herrington, S., Janssen, I., Pickett, W., Power, M., Stanger, N., Sampson, M. J., Tremblay, M. S. (2015). What is the relationship between outdoor time and physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and physical fitness in children? A systematic review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. doi: 10.3390/ijerph120606455 [link]

Herrington, S., Brussoni, M. (2015). Beyond physical activity: The importance of play and nature-based play spaces for children’s health and development. Current Obesity Reports. doi: 10.1007/s13679-015-0179-2 [link]

Tremblay, M., Gray, C. E., Shawna, B., Barnes, J. D., Bradstreet, C. C., Carr, D. E., Chabot, G., Choquette, L., Chorney, D., Collyer, C., Herrington, S., Janson, K., Janssen, I., Larouche, R., Pickett, W., Power, M., Sandseter, E. B. H., Simon, B., Brussoni, M. (2015). Position statement on active outdoor play. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. doi: 10.3390/ijerph120606475 [link]

Brussoni, M., Olsen, L., Pike, I., Sleet, D. A. (2012). Risky play and children’s safety: Balancing priorities for optimal child development. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. doi: 10.3390/ijerph9093134  [link]

Injury Prevention, Post-Injury Outcomes, and Indigenous Communities

Ishikawa, T., Mâsse, L.C., & Brussoni, M. (2019). Changes in parents’ perceived injury risk after a medically-attended injury to their child. Preventive Medicine Reports, 13, 146-152. doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2018.12.008 [link

Brussoni, M., George, M. A., Jin, A., Amram, O., McCormick, R., & Lalonde, C. E. (2018). Hospitalizations due to unintentional transport injuries among Aboriginal population of British Columbia, Canada: Incidence, changes over time and ecological analysis of risk markers. PLOS ONE, January 26, 2018. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0191384. [link]

Ezzat, A. M., Brussoni, M., Whittaker, J., & Emery, C. A. (2018). A qualitative investigation of the attitudes and beliefs about physical activity and post-traumatic osteoarthritis in young adults 3-10 years after an intra-articular knee injury. Physical Therapy in Sport, 32, 98-108[link]

Gabbe, B., Dipnall, J., Lynch, J., Rivara, F., Lyons, R. A., Ameratunga, S., Brussoni, M. Lecky, F. E., Bradley, C., Simpson, P., Beck, B., Demmler, J., Lyons, J., Schneeberg, A., Harrison, J. (2018). Validating injury burden estimates using population birth cohorts and longitudinal cohort studies of injury outcomes: The VIBES-Junior study. BMJ Open, 8, e024755. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024755 [link]

Bauer, M., Brussoni, M., Giles, A., & Fuselli, P. (2017). Safe Kids Week: Analysis of gender bias in a national child safety campaign, 1997-2016. Injury Prevention. epub. DOI: 10.1136/injuryprev-2017-042442. [link]

Ezzat, A. M., Whittaker, J. L., Toomey, C., Doyle-Baker, P. K., Brussoni, M., & Emery, C. A. (2017). Knee confidence in youth and young adults at risk of post-traumatic osteoarthritis 3-10 years following intra-articular knee injury. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport.  DOI: 10.1016/j.jsams.2017.11.012. [link]

George, M. A., Jin, A., Brussoni, M., Lalonde, C. E., & McCormick, R. (2017). Intentional injury among the Aboriginal and total populations in British Columbia, Canada: Trends over time and ecological analysis of risk. International Journal for Equity in Health, 16, 141[link]

Ishikawa, T., Jiang, A., Brussoni, M., Reyna, V., Weldon, B., Bruce, B., & Pike, I. (2017). Perceptions of injury risk associated with booster seats and seatbelts: The ejection stereotype hypothesis. Hypothesis, 15(1), 1-7[link]

Jin, A., Brussoni, M., George, M. A., Lalonde, C. E., & McCormick, R. (2017). Iatrogenic injury among the Aboriginal and total populations of British Columbia, Canada, 1991-2010: Inequities associated with ethnicity and socioeconomic status. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 28(3), 952-972. [link]

Adams, S., Elkington, J., MacKay, M., O’Sullivan, M., Vincenten, J., Brussoni, M., Towner, E., & Brown, J. (2016). Child Safety Good Practice Guide: Good investments in unintentional child injury prevention and safety promotion. Sydney: Sydney Children’s Hospital Network. [link]

Brussoni, M., George, M.A., Jin, A., & Mccormick, R. (2016). Injuries to Aboriginal populations living on-and-off reserve in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in British Columbia, Canada: Incidence and trends, 1986-2010. BMC Public Health. doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-3078-x [link]

George, M.A., Brussoni, M., Jin, A., & Mccormick, R. (2016). Ecological analyses of the associations between injury risk and socioeconomic status, geography and Aboriginal ethnicity in British Columbia, Canada. Springer Plus. doi: 10.1186/s40064-016-2262 [link]

Jin, A., Brussoni, M., George, M. A., Lalonde, C. E., Mccormick, R. (2016). Risk of hospitalization due to unintentional fall injury in British Columbia, Canada, 1999-2008: Ecological Association with the socioeconomic status, geographic place, and Aboriginal ethnicity. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. doi: 10.1007/s40615-016-0258-4 [link]

Schneeberg, A., Ishikawa, T., Kruse, S., Brussoni, M. (2016). A longitudinal study on quality of life after injury in children. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 14, 120. doi: 10.1186/s12955-016-0523-6 [link] [news]

Yates, M. T., Ishikawa, T., Schneeberg, A., Brussoni, M. (2016). Pediatric Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale (PaedsCTAS) as a measure of injury severity. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. doi: 10.3390/ijerph13070659 [link]

George, M. A., Jin, A., Brussoni, M., Lalonde, C. E. (2015). Is the injury gap closing between the Aboriginal and general populations of British Columbia. Canadian Centre for Health Information. [link]

George, M. A., Jin, A., Brussoni, M., Lalonde, C. E., Mccormick, R. (2015). Injury risk in British Columbia, Canada, 1986 to 2009: Are Aboriginal children and youth over-represented? Injury Epidemiology. doi: 10.1186/s40621-015-0039-2 [link]

Ishikawa, T., & Brussoni, M. (2015). Healthy child development: Childhood and adolescence. In I. Pike, S. Richmond, L. Rothman & A. Macpherson (Eds.). Canadian Injury Prevention Resource: An evidence-informed guide to injury prevention in Canada (pp. 229-236). Toronto, ON: Parachute Canada. [link]

Jin, A., George, M. A., Brussoni, M., Mccormick, R. (2015). Primary care visits due to injuries among the Aboriginal off-reserve population of British Columbia, Canada, 1991-2010. International Journal for Equity in Health. doi: 10.1186/s12939-015-0269-5 [link]

Jin, A., Lalonde, C. E., Brussoni, M., Mccormick, R., George, M. A. (2015). Injury hospitalizations due to unintentional falls among the Aboriginal population of British Columbia, Canada: Incidence, changes over time, and ecological analysis of risk markers, 1991-2010. Public Library of Science. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0121694 [link]

Macpherson, A. K., Brussoni, M., Fuselli, P., Middaugh-Bonney, T., Piedt, S., Pike, I. (2015). An evaluation for evidence-based paediatric injury prevention policies across Canada. BMC Public Health. doi: 10.1186/s12889-015-1986-9 [link]

Pan, S. W., Hsu, C., Brussoni, M., Pike, I. (2015). Indigenous ethnicity as a social determinant of exposure to riskier modes of transport: A survey study in Taiwan. Journal of Transport and Health. doi: 10.1016/j.jth.2015.09.003 [link]

Wilson, D., & Brussoni, M. (2015). Rights of the child. In I. Pike, S. Richmond, L. Rothman & A. Macpherson (Eds.). Canadian Injury Prevention Resource: An evidence-informed guide to injury prevention in Canada (pp. 211-220). Toronto, ON: Parachute Canada. [link]

Bell, N., Brussoni, M., Kruse, S., Simons, R. K. (2014). Geographical analysis of functional health outcomes after pediatric injury using a spatial scan statistic. 142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition 2014.

Bell, N., Kruse, S., Simons, R. K., Brussoni, M. (2014) A spatial analysis of functional outcomes and quality of life outcomes after pediatric injury. Injury Epidemiology. doi: 10.1186/s40621-014-0016-1 [link]

Brussoni, M., Brunelle, S., Pike, I., Sandseter, E. B. H., Herrington, S., Turner, H., Belair, S., Logan, L., Fuselli, P., Ball, D. J. (2014). Can child injury prevention include healthy risk promotion? Injury Prevention. doi: 10.1136/injuryprev-2014-041241 [link]

Brussoni, M., Jin, A., George, M. A., Lalonde, C. E. (2014). Aboriginal community-level predictors of injury-related hospitalizations in British Columbia, Canada. Prevention Science. doi: 10.1007/s11121-014-0503-1 [link]

Brussoni, M., Wong, K., Creighton, G., Olsen, L. (2014). Rise in injury rates for older male motorcyclists: An emerging medical and public health concern: A study of injury data found hospitalization costs for older male motorcyclists in BC rose by 60% from 2001 to 2010. British Columbia Medical Journal. [link]

Brussoni, M., Wong, K., Creighton, G., Olsen, L. (2014). Older motorcyclists as an emerging medical and public health concern. British Columbia Medical Journal. [link]

Brussoni, M., Wong, K., Creighton, G., Olsen, L. (2014). Rise in injury rates for older male motorcyclists: Authors reply. BC Medical Journal.

Ezzat, A., Brussoni, M., Whittaker, J. L., Emery, C. (2014). “It’s part of who I am now:” a qualitative analysis exploring the impact of sport-related knee joint injury on young adults’ perspectives of physical activity and osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. doi: 10.1016/j.joca.2014.02.730 [link]

Jin, A., George, M. A., Brussoni, M., Lalonde, C. E. (2014). Worker compensation injuries amoung the Aboriginal population of British Columbia, Canada: Incidence, annual trends, and ecological analysis of risk markers, 1987-2010. BMC Public Health. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-710 [link]

Kruse, S., Schneeberg, A., Brussoni, M. (2014). Construct validity and impact of mode of administration of PedsQP (TM) among a pediatric injury population. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes. doi: 10.1186/s12955-014-0168-2 [link]

Lindsay, H., Brussoni, M. (2014). Injuries and helmet use related to non-motorized wheeled activities among pediatric patients. Chronic Diseases and Injuries in Canada. [link]

Brussoni, M., Kruse, S. Walker, K. (2013). Validity and reliability of the EQ-5D-3L (TM) among a paediatric injury population. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes. doi: 10.1186/1477-7525-11-15 [link]

Ezzat, A., Brussoni, M., Schneeberg, A., Jones, S. J. (2013). ‘Do as we say, not as we do:’ A cross-sectional survey of injuries in injury prevention professionals. Injury Prevention. doi: 10.1136/injuryprev-2013-040913 [link]

George, M. A., Mccormick, R., Lalonde, C. E., Jin, A., Brussoni, M. (2013). The RISC research project: Injury in First Nations communities in British Columbia, Canada. International Journal of Circumpolar Health. doi: 10.3402/ijch.v72i0.21182 [link]

Lyons, R. A., Kendrick, D., Towner, E. M. L., Coupland, C., Hayes, M., Nicola, C., Sleney, J., Jones, S. J., Kimberlee, R., Rodgers, S. E., Turner, S., Brussoni, M., Vinogradova, Y., Sarvotham, T., Macey, S. (2013). The advocacy for pedestrian safety study: Cluster randomised trial evaluating a political advocacy approach to reduce pedestrian injuries in deprived communities. Public Library of Science. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0060158 [link]

Deave, T. Towner, E. Baset, K. U., Brussoni, M., Pant, P. (2012). Child injury prevention and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Injury Prevention.  doi: 10.1136/injuryprev-2012-040580b.8 [link]

Brussoni, M., Olsen, L., Joshi, P. (2011). Aboriginal community-centered injury surveillance: A community-based participatory process evaluation. Prevention Science. doi: 10.1007/s11121-011-0258-x [link]

Vincenten, J., Mackay, M., Brussoni, M., Towner, E., & Fuselli, P. (2011). Child safety good practice guide: Good invest­ments in unintentional child injury prevention and safety promotion – Canadian edition. Toronto, ON: Safe Kids Canada. [link]

Lyons, R. A., Kendrick, D., Towner, E. M., Coupland, C., Hayes, M., Christie, N., Kimberlee, R., Jones, S. J., Turner, S., Brussoni, M., Groom, L., Macey, S. (2010). The Advocacy In Action Study (AIAS): A randomized controlled trial of an advocacy package directed at elected councillors to improve pedestrian safety in high risk deprived neighbourhoods. Injury Prevention. doi: 10.1136/ip.2010.029215.276 [link]

Middaugh-Bonney, T., Pike, I., Brussoni, M., Piedt, S., Macpherson, A. K. (2010). Bicycle-related head injury rate in Canada over the past 10 years. Injury Prevention. doi:  10.1136/ip.2010.029215.813 [link]

Middaugh-Bonney, T., Pike, I., Brussoni, M., Piedt, S., Macpherson, A. K. (2010). Prevalence of bicycle helmet use among elementary school students in four Canadian cities. Injury Prevention. doi: 10.1136/ip.2010.029215.377 [link]

Oda, J., Macpherson, A. K., Middaugh-Bonney, T., Brussoni, M., Piedt, S., Pike, I. (2010). Prevalence of driving distractions among high school student drivers in three Canadian cities. Injury Prevention. doi: 10.1136/ip.2010.029215.240 [link]

Mytton, J., Towner, E., Brussoni, M. (2009). Unintentional injuries in school-aged children and adolescents: Lessons from a systematic review of cohort studies. Injury Prevention. doi: 10.1136/ip.2008.01947 [link]

Brussoni, M. (2008). Celebrating 15 years of global networking with the International Society of Child & Adolescent Injury Prevention. Injury Prevention. doi: 10.1136/ip.2008.018531 [link]

Lyons, R. A., Towner, E., Christie, N., Kendrick, D., Jones, S. J., Hayes, M., Kimberlee, R., Sarvotham, T., Macey, S., Brussoni, M., Sleney, J. Coupland, C., Phillips, C. J. (2008). The Advocacy in Action Study: A cluster randomized controlled trial to reduce pedestrian injuries in deprived communities. Injury Prevention. doi: 10.1136/ip.2007.017632 [link]

Mulvaney, C., Kendrick, D., Towner, E., Brussoni, M., Hayes, M., Powell, J. E., Robertson, S., Ward, H. (2008). Fatal and non-fatal fire injuries in England 1995-2004: Time trends and inequalities by age, sex and area deprivation. Journal of Public Health. doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fdn103 [link]

Brussoni, M., Towner, E., Hayes, M. (2007). Evidence into practice: Combining the art and science of injury prevention. Injury Prevention. doi: 10.1136/ip.2005.011403 [link]

Khambalia, A., Joshi, P., Brussoni, M., Raina, P., Morrongiello, B., Macarther, C. (2007). Risk factors for unintentional injuries due to falls in children aged 0-6 years: A systematic review. Injury Prevention. doi: 10.1136/ip.2006.01216 [link]

Mackay, M., Vincenten, J., Brussoni, M., & Towner, E. (2006). Child safety good practice guide: Good invest­ments in unintentional child injury prevention and safety promotion. Amsterdam, Netherlands: European Child Safety Alliance. [link]

Brussoni, M., Towner, E. (2005). Is it time to sound the death knell for smoke alarm promotion programmes? Evidence-Based healthcare and Public Health. doi: 10.1016/j.ehbc.2005.09.006 [link]

Chipman, M. L., Desapriaya, E., Brussoni, M., Han, G., Gane, J. (2005). The risk of injury and vehicle damage in intersection right-angle crashes. SAE Technical Papers. doi: 10.4271/2005-01-0285 [link]

Desapriya, E. B. R., Iwase, N., Pike, I., Brussoni, M., Papsdorf, M. (2005). Child motor vehicle occupant and pedestrian casualties before and after enactment of Child Restraint Seats Legislation in Japan. Injury Control and Safety Promotion. doi: 10.1080/156609704/233/289797 [link]

Desapriya, E. B. R., Pike, I., BrussoniM., Han. G. (2004). The injury severity rate differences in passenger cars and pick up trucks related two vehicle involved motor vehicle crashes in British Columbia, Canada. IATSS Research. doi: 10.1016/S0386-1112(14)60107-2 [link]

Iwase, N., Desapriya, E. B. R., Brussoni, M., Rajabali, F., Guanghong, H. (2003). Child casualties before and after enactment of Child Restraint Seats (CRS) Legislation in Japan. IATSS Research. doi: 10.1016/S0386-1112(14)60146-1 [link]

Soubhi, H., Turcotte, K., Brussoni, M., Janssen, P., Hotte, A. (2002). Injury surveillance pilot project. B.C. Injury Research and Prevention Unit. 

Wong, M., Babul, S., Han, G., Brussoni, M. (1998). Organized vs. non-organized sports-related injuries: A five year analysis from BC’s Children’s Hospital Emergency Department Data.

 

Parenting/Fathering

Carbert, N., Brussoni, M., Geller, J., & Mâsse, L.C. (2019). Moderating effects of family environment on overweight/obese adolescents’ dietary behaviours. Appetite, 134, 69-77. [link]

Jellyman, C., McPhee, J., Brussoni, M., Bundy, A., & Duncan, S. (2019). A cross-sectional description of parental perceptions and practices related to risky play and independent mobility in children: The New Zealand State of Play Survey. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health,16(2), 262. [link]

Smith, J., Pike, I., Brussoni, M., Tucker, L., Mâsse, L.C., Mah, J., Boudreau, A., Mount, D., Bonaguro, R., Glegg, S., & Amed, S. (2019). Mixed methods study exploring parent engagement in child health research in British Columbia. BMJ Open, 9e025404. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-025404  [link]

Olsen, L., Ishikawa, T., Mâsse, L., Chen, G., & Brussoni, M. (2018). Risk Engagement and Protection Survey (REPS): Developing and validating a survey tool on fathers’ attitudes towards child injury protection and risk engagement. Injury Prevention, 24(2), 106-112. doi: 10.1136/injuryprev-2017-042413 [link]

Creighton, G., Brussoni, M., Oliffe, J. L., Olsen, L. (2017). “It’s good for the kids.” Journal of Family Issues. doi: 10.1177/0192513X15584679 [link]

Olsen, L., Ishikawa, T., Mâsse, L., Chen, G., & Brussoni, M. (2017). Risk Engagement and Protection Survey (REPS): Developing and validating a survey tool on fathers’ attitudes towards child injury protection and risk engagement. Injury Prevention, epub. DOI: 10.1136/injuryprev-2017-042413. [link]

Olsen, L., Brussoni, M., Ishikawa, T., Chan, G. (2016). 928 development and validation of a survey on fathers’ attitudes towards child injury prevention. Injury Prevention. doi: 10.1136/injuryprev-2016-042156.928 [link]

Olsen, L., Kruse, S. Miller, A. R., Brussoni, M. (2016). Safety-related concerns of parents for children with disabilities and chronic conditions. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.doi: 10.1097/DBP.0000000000000256 [link]

Creighton, G., Brussoni, M., Oliffe, J. L., Han, C. S. (2015). Picturing masculinities: Using photo-elicitation in men’s health research. American Journal of Men’s Health. doi: 10.1177/1557988315611217 [link]

Creighton, G., Brussoni, M., Oliffe, J. L., Olsen, L. (2014). Fathers on child’s play: Urban and rural Canadian perspectives. Men and Masculinities. doi: 10.1177/1097184X14562610 [link]

Brussoni, M., Olsen, L., Creighton, G., Oliffe, J. L. (2013). Heterosexual gender relations in and around childhood risk and safety. Qualitative Health Research. doi: 10.1177/1049732313505916 [link]

Olsen. L., Oliffe, J. L., Brussoni, M., Creighton, G. (2013). Fathers’ views on their financial situation, father-child activities, and preventing child injuries. American Journal of Men’s Health. doi: 10.1177/1557988313515699 [link]

Brussoni, M., Creighton, G., Olsen, L., Oliffe, J. L. (2012). Men on fathering in the context of children’s unintentional injury prevention. American Journal of Men’s Health. doi: 10.1177/1557988312462739 [link]

Brussoni, M., Olsen, L. (2012). The perils of overprotective parenting: Fathers’ perspectives explored. Child Care Health and Development. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2214.2011.01361.x [link]

Olsen, L., Kruse, S., Brussoni, M. (2012). Unheard voices: A qualitative exploration of fathers; access of child safety information. Journal of Community Health. doi: DOI: 10.1007/s10900-012-9601-9 [link]

Brussoni, M., Olsen, L. (2011). Striking a balance between risk and protection: Fathers’ attitudes and practices toward child injury prevention. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. doi: 10.1097/DBP.0b013e31821bd1f [link]

Boon, S. D., Brussoni, M. (2005). Popular images of grandparents: examining young adults’ views of their closest grandparents. Personal Relationships. doi: 10.1111/j.1475-6811.1998.tb00162.x [link]

Brussoni, M. (2000). We are family: Sibling attachment relationships among young adults. [link]

Brussoni, M., Jang, K. L., Livesley, W. J., Macbeth, T. M. (2005). Genetic and environmental influences on adult attachment styles. Personal Relationships. doi: 10.1111/j.1475-6811.2000.tb00017.x [link]

Brussoni, M., Boon, S. D. (1998). Grandparental impact in young adults’ relationships with their closest grandparents: The role of relationship strength and emotional closeness. The International Journal of Aging and Human Development. doi: 10.2190/2B7B-E3LH-74JJ-UJRY [link]

Boon, S. D., Brussoni, M. (1996). Young adults’ relationships with their “closest” grandparents: Examining emotional closeness. Journal of Social Behavior and Personality. [link]

Media

Blogs

UBC Teaching and Learning Media [September 18, 2019] – Running Free: Children’s Independent Mobility 

The Other Literacies [August 29, 2019] – Episode 3. Play & Schools [link]

Active for Life [June 6, 2019] – The value of risky play [link]

Canadian Child Care Federation and Child + Nature Alliance of Canada [May 16, 2019] – CCCF-CNAC Risky Play Outdoors [link]

LOOP Fall Prevention Community of Practice [April 11, 2019] – Re-thinking risk: Are children too safe for their own good? [link]

Huffington Post (Canada) [April 4, 2019] – Playing in nature deserves the respect we give organized sports [link]

Nurtured Neurons [March 23, 2019] – Developmental digest #1- A closer look at some interesting things [link]

Rethinking Childhood (UK) [March 11, 2019] – Risk, fear and freedom: a plea to parents [link]

Sunshine Coast Child Care Resources & Referral [Spring 2019] – Sunshine Coast Child Care and Community Connections [link]

For the Love of the Game [February 22, 2019] – Risky play- a right of passage! [link

The Conversation [November 1, 2018] – One man’s trash: how using everyday items for play benefits kids [link]

The Conversation [October 28, 2019] – Ensuring children get enough physical activity while being safe is a delicate balancing act [link]

Children & Nature Network [April 5, 2018] – Risky Play: Losing a childhood “right” of passage – and a tool to help protect that right [link]

Children & Nature Network [December 22, 2017] – Nature-based risky play can promote young children’s development [link]

The Conversation Canada [November 23, 2017] – Indigenous women suffer greatest risk of injury (article co-written with Dr. Anne George)  [link]

The Conversation Indonesia [September 5, 2017] – Mengapa anak-anak butuh risiko, rasa takut, dan keriangan ketika bermain [Why kids need risk, fear and excitement in play] (Reprint of article written by Dr. Brussoni originally published August 1, 2017) [link]

The Conversation Canada [August 1, 2017] – Why kids need risk, fear and excitement in play [link]

Technology Rich Inquiry Based Research [March 4, 2017] – Adventurous, challenging and risky play for children: The time is now! [link]

Media Coverage

Ottawa Citizen [September 30, 2019] – Pop-up adventure playground gives kids a taste of playing the old-fashioned way [link]

Active for Life [September 18, 2019] –  Be a lifeguard to your child’s “risky” play [link]

Keeping In Touch: An eNewsletter to Support BC Families [August 29, 2019] –  Nature and Children [link]

Pride: Canada’s Leader in African Canadian and Caribbean News Magazine [August 19, 2019] – Why children need risk, fear and excitement in play (reprint of my post in The Conversation Canada) [link]

Active for Life: Raising physical literate kids [August 16, 2019] – Six ways kids should engage in “risky play” [link]

Uppsala Health Summit [August 15, 2019] – Why keeping children ultra-safe is not good parenting – Interview with plenary speaker Dr. Mariana Brussoni [link]

Vancouver Sun [August 12, 2019] – Has Delta adventure park for kids gone too far? Industrial safety expert says yes [link]

Le Devoir [July 19, 2019] – À vos marques, prêts, jouez! [link]

The Star [July 17, 2019] – Halifax university researchers on the importance of risk in child’s play [link]

Red Tricycle [July 10, 2019] – The benefits of risky play [link]

Natural Awakenings [June 30, 2019] – The Pure Joy of Play- Why Kids Need Unstructured Fun [link]

The Epoch Times (US) [June 19, 2019] – Outdoor play is the best medicine for children (reprint of Dr. Brussoni’s post in The Conversation Canada) [link]

Medical Xpress [June 12, 2019] – From obesity to allergies, outdoor play is the best medicine for children [link]

Big News Network [June 12, 2019] – From obesity to allergies, outdoor play is the best medicine for children [link]

The Conversation Canada [June 11, 2019] – From obesity to allergies, outdoor play is the best medicine for children  [link]

MENAFN [June 11, 2019] – From obesity to allergies, outdoor play is the best medicine for children [link]

Estadāo (National Brazilian newspaper) [June 1, 2019] – Estudos contrariam pais superprotetores e sugerem parquinhos ‘perigosos’ a crianças [Studies counter against overprotective parents and suggest ‘dangerous’ playgrounds for children] [link]

The New York Times [May 10, 2019] – Making Playgrounds a Little More Dangerous [link]

CBC Martitime Noon with Bob Murphy [April 16, 2019] – Rough play zone [link]

Castanet Canada [March 21, 2019] – The kids are alright, sort of [link]

Vernon Morning Star [March 7, 2019] – Speaker at Okanagan College questions if children are too safe [link]

Vernon Morning Star [March 7, 2019] – Researchers rethink risk [link]

CBC The Current [February 27, 2019] – Why experts say schools shouldn’t shy away from a little physicality during recess [link]

770 CHQR Global News Radio (ON) [February 26, 2019) – Schools experiment with “rough play” zones [link]

Global News [February 25, 2019] – Don’t worry, parents, rough play is normal part of childhood: expert [link]

The Globe and Mail [February 21, 2019] – When kids dread recess, we have a problem. [link]

Fortune [February 19, 2019] – The Tragic Side of Tide Pods [link]

CBC Listen- BC Today [January 30, 2019] – First Responders’ Mental Health. Children and nature. [link]

Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers [January 29, 2019] – Transportation Talk – Winter 2018-2019 [link]

CBC [January 20, 2019] – The Power of Play [link]

Naturesense Podcast [January 4, 2019] – Driving Fast, Taking Chances. Why Risk Taking Supports Healthy Development. [link]

Education Vanguard 21stCL RADIO [December 3, 2018] – Letting our kids get risky with Dr. Mariana Brussoni [link]

Active For Life [July 5, 2018] – How to create a risky backyard playground [link]

Times Colonist [June 3, 2018] – Playgrounds shouldn’t be entirely free of risks  [link]

News 1130 [May 5, 2018] – Vancouver researcher urges parents to let kids climb trees [link]

Mountain Times [April 26, 2018] – Kids need Vitamin N [link]

Today’s Parent [April 20, 2018] – This new urban adventure camp will teach your kids how to navigate the big city [link]

Le Devoir [March 17, 2018] – Des terrains de jeu penses pour briser le cercle de la surprotection [link]

New York Times [March 10, 2018] –In Britain’s playgrounds: ‘Bringing in risk’ to build resilience [link]

Psychology Today (US) [February 25, 2018] – Conquering a dragon [link]

Treehugger [February 6, 2018] – Introduce risky play into your kid’s life [link]

Richmond News [January 31, 2018] – Indigenous people at higher risk of transport injuries [link]

UBC [January 31, 2018] – Indigenous people at higher risk of transport injuries [link]

Vancouver Courier [January 31, 2018] – Indigenous people at higher risk of transport injuries [link]

CBC Radio One BC Almanac [January 9, 2018] –Walking to school [link]

980 CKNW Jon McComb Show [January 8, 2018] – Should kids walk to school again? [link]

CBC News [January 7, 2018] – Kids commuting to school: what’s driving the conversation? [link]

Parks Canada [December 21, 2017] – #NatureForAll [link]

Lethbridge Herald [December 15, 2017] – Outdoor activity important for children [link]

CTV News Calgary [December 12, 2017] – Lethbridge daycare replaces all plastic toys [link]

Business Insider [November 7, 2017] – Jeff Bezos let his kids use knives and power tools from an early age – and experts say that could be a good thing [link]

Active for Life [November 6, 2017] – “As safe as necessary”: A new way of looking at risk [link]

Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs (FRP Canada) Magazine, Vol 1(1) [October 2017] – Outdoor risky play [link]

Globe & Mail [September 20, 2017] – The kids on the bus [link]

Fairchild TV [September 18, 2017] – Children taking the bus to school alone [link]

24 Hours Newspaper (Vancouver) [September 8, 2017] – How are we supposed to get our kids to school safely? [link]

CBC News [September 8, 2017] – Here are the rules about putting kids on a bus alone: There aren’t any [link]

CBC Radio One BC Almanac [September 8, 2017] – Parental supervision vs. children’s independence [link]

Child in the City, European Network, Child Friendly Cities [September 8, 2017] – How to talk to parents about risky play [link]

The Daily Courier [September 7, 2017] – Case of BC dad barred from letting kids ride bus alone prompts debate [link]

Yahoo! News [September 7, 2017] – Case of BC dad barred from letting kids ride bus alone prompts debate [link]

CTV National News [September 6, 2017] – Single dad barred from sending kids to school on city bus [link]

Huffpost [September 6, 2017] – BC father challenges ruling that school-age kids can’t ride transit alone [link]

Metro News (Front page) [September 6, 2017] – Bus order restricting kids worries expert [link]

MSN [September 6, 2017] – BC dad barred from letting kids ride bus alone [link]

News 1130 [September 6, 2017] – Case of BC dad barred from letting kids ride bus alone prompts debate [link]

Squamish Chief [September 6, 2017] – Can I climb to the top of the tree? Kids need to take risks, says child expert [link]

Times Colonist (Victoria) [September 6, 2017] – Case of BC dad barred from letting kids ride bus alone prompts debate [link]

Toronto Star [September 6, 2017] – A dad in BC let his kids ride the bus alone – and it sparked a national debate about parenting [link]

CTV News Vancouver [September 5, 2017] – Dad told children too young to ride bus by themselves [link]

Ottawa Citizen [September 4, 2017] – When can my child walk to school alone? [link]

Tri City News [September 2, 2017] – Let kids walk to school, parents urged [link]

Vancouver Sun [September 2, 2017] – Should I let my child walk to school alone? Risks come with reward, says expert [link]

Black Press – Okanagan Valley (7 papers from Penticton to Salmon Arm) [September 1, 2017] – Shielding our children from risk: UBC researcher says parents need to manage their fears; Kelowna Capital News [link], Vernon Morning Star [link], Lake Country Calendar [link], Summerland Review [link], and Penticton Western News [link]

Breakfast Television [August 31, 2017] – Why kids need risk, fear & excitement in play [link]

Breakfast Television [August 31, 2017] – Why kids need risk, fear & excitement in play [link]

CBC Radio One Early Edition (Vancouver) [August 30, 2017] – Walking to school. [link] (at 1:21)

Charles Adler Show (broadcast on CKNW AM980, CJOB AM 680, CHED AM 630, NewsTalk AM 770) [August 29, 2017] – Why kids aren’t walking to school anymore [link]

Vista Radio (Sunshine Coast & Vancouver Island) [August 29, 2017] – Researcher believes parents should let their kids out more [link]

Global news at noon [August 28, 2017] – ‘Project Wild Thing’ aims to get kids outside [link]

Delta Optimist [August 26, 2017] – Delta adventure playgrounds aim to take ‘bubble wrap’ off kids [link]

Tri-City News [August 22, 2017] – The best fun for kids is getting messy [link]

Today’s Parent (US) [August 21, 2017] – Why kids need risk, fear and excitement in play (reprint of Dr. Brussoni’s article in The Conversation) [link]

Business Insider [August 19, 2017] – Protecting your kids is a good thing – but sometimes you just need to get out of their way (reprint of Dr. Brussoni’s article in The Conversation) [link]

All 4 Women (South Africa) [August 13, 2017] – Why kids need risk, fear and excitement in play (reprint of Dr. Brussoni’s article in The Conversation) [link]

Trail Times [August 10, 2017] – Why kids need risk, fear and excitement in play (reprint of Dr. Brussoni’s article in The Conversation) [link]

National Post [August 2, 2017] – Why kids need risk, fear and excitement in play (reprint of Dr. Brussoni’s article in The Conversation) [link]

World Economic Forum [August 2, 2017] – These modern parenting styles can harm our children – but there’s a solution [link]

Inner Self [August 2017] – Why kids need risk, fear and excitement in play (reprint of Dr. Brussoni’s article in The Conversation) [link]

Coventry Telegraph (UK) [July 29, 2017] – Parents are either helicopter or lawnmower when it comes to their kids – which are you? [link]

Channel NewsAsia [July 25, 2017] – Are you a helicopter parent? [link]

WalesOnline [July 24, 2017] – Parents are either helicopter or lawnmower when it comes to their kids, according to Swansea professor [link]

Bullfax.com [July 23, 2017] – The way we raise children today might do more harm than good [link]

Business Insider [July 23, 2017] – The way we raise children today might do more harm than good [link]

Latest Nigerian News [July 23, 2017] – The way we raise children today might do more harm than good [link]

International Business Times (US) [July 22, 2017] – Do helicopter parents do more harm than good? [link]

New Zealand Herald [July 21, 2017] – Lessons from our hazy childhoods [link]

The Niagara Gazette [July 21, 2017] – Helicopter or lawnmower? Modern parenting styles can get in the way of balanced children [link]

The Sentinel Echo (US) [July 21, 2017] – Helicopter or lawnmower? Modern parenting styles can get in the way of balanced children [link]

The Independent (UK) [July 20, 2017] – Helicopter or lawnmower? Modern parenting styles can get in the way of balanced children [link]

CBC Radio One All Points West (Victoria) [July 19, 2017] – The lost art of play: Risk taking in a safety-conscious world [link]

CBC Radio One On the Coast (Vancouver) [July 19, 2017] – The lost art of play: Risk taking in a safety-conscious world [link]

CBC Radio One Radio West (Kelowna) [July 19, 2017] – The lost art of play: Risk taking in a safety-conscious world [link]

Medical Xpress [July 19, 2017] – Helicopter or lawnmower? Modern parenting styles can get in the way of balanced children [link]

The Conversation UK [July 19, 2017] – Helicopter or lawnmower? Modern parenting styles can get in the way of balanced children [link]

Yahoo! News [July 19, 2017] – Helicopter or lawnmower? Modern parenting styles can get in the way of balanced children [link]

Globe and Mail [July 4, 2017] – What’s the point of booster seats? [link]

The Social (CTV) [June 26, 2017] – Why letting your kids play alone outside is good for them [link]

Delta Optimist [June 23, 2017] – Delta facing major cost as it looks to upgrade playground equipment [link]

News 1130 [June 21, 2017] – Relax, it’s ok for your kids to run wild [link]

The Pulse FM 107.7 [June 8, 2017] – Safe Kids Week Pedestrian Safety [link]

Treehugger [May 11, 2017] – This app could help you become a free-range parent [link]

The Wild Network [May 3, 2017] – Do you pass the Outside Play test? [link]

Freerange Kids [May 2, 2017] – This is it! A concrete plan for parents who want to start free-ranging! [link]

Child in the City Newsletter (European Network Child Friendly Cities) [April 25, 2017] – Online tool supports ‘risky play’ [link]

New York Times [April 14, 2017] – The wrong way to keep your kids safe from predators [link]

Recreation Canada [March 29, 2017] – Risky outdoor play positively impacts children’s health: UBC study [link]