Publications

Children's Outdoor Play and Risky Outdoor Play

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]

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]

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]

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

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]

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]

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

Smith, J., Pike, I., Brussoni, M., Tucker, L., Mâsse, L.C., Mah, J., Boudreau, A., Mount, D., Bonaguro, R., Glegg, S., & Amed, S. (In Press). A Mixed Methods Study Exploring Parent Engagement in Child Health Research in British Columbia. BMJ Open. 

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]

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]  

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]

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

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

The New York Time [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]