Recent Publications

Hamel, K., Abdelmaseh, M. & Bohr, Y. (in Press). An Exploration of Parenting Styles, Cultural Values and Infant Development in a Sample of Latin American Immigrants in Canada. Infant Mental Health Journal.


Bohr, Y., Litwin, L., Hankey, J., McCague, H., Singoorie, C., Lucassen, M., Shepherd, M., & Barnhardt, J. (2022). Evaluating the utility of a psychoeducational serious game in protecting Inuit youth from depression: A SPARX pilot modified randomized control study. Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR Serious Games).


Litwin, L., Hankey, J., Lucassen, M., Shepherd, M., Singoorie, C. & Bohr, Y. (2022). Reflections on SPARX, a Self-Administered e-Intervention for Depression, for Inuit Youth in Nunavut. Journal of Rural Mental Health.


Albaum, C.S., Vashi, N., Bohr, Y. & Weiss, J. (2022). A Systematic Review of Therapeutic Process Factors in Mental Health Treatment for Autistic Youth. Clin Child Fam Psychol Rev.


Roudbarani, F., Tablon, Modica P, Maddox BB, Bohr, Y., Weiss, JA. (2022). Clinician factors related to the delivery of psychotherapy for autistic youth and youth with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Autism. doi:1177/13623613221106400


Vashi, N., Bohr, Y. & Weiss, J. (under review). Associations Between Transdiagnostic Symptoms and Parent-Child Relationship Quality in Families of Children with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology.


Thomas, A., Bohr, Y., Hankey, J., Oskalns, M., Barnhardt, J., & Singoorie, C. (2022). How did Nunavummiut youth cope during the COVID-19 pandemic? A qualitative exploration of the resilience of Inuit youth leaders involved in the I-SPARX project. International Journal of Circumpolar Health81(1), 2043577.


Cerezo, M. A., Abdelmaseh, M., Trenado, R. M., Pons-Salvador, G., & Bohr, Y. (2021). The temporal dimension in the understanding of maternal sensitivity in caregiver-infant interactions: The ‘Early Mother-Child Interaction Coding System’. Infant Behavior and Development63, 101563.


Bohr, Y., Bimm M, Bint Misbah K, et al. (2021). The Crying Clinic: Increasing accessibility to Infant Mental Health services for immigrant parents at risk for peripartum depression. Infant Mental Health Journal, 42, 140-146.


Bornstein, H., Bohr, Y. & Hamel, K. (2020). Immigration, Acculturation, and Parenting. In R. E. Tremblay, M. Boivin, & R. DeV Peters (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Early Childhood Development, Ottawa, Canada: Center of Excellence for Early Childhood Development, 2020.


Madigan, S., Eirich, R., Racine, N., Borland‐Kerr, C., Cooke, J. E., Devereux, C., Plamondon, A.R., Tarabulsy, G.M., Cyr, C., Haltigan, J.D., Bohr, Y., Bronfman, E. & Lyons‐Ruth, K. (2020). Feasibility of training service providers on the AMBIANCE-Brief measure for use in community settings. Infant Mental Health Journal, 2020; 1–14.


Ahmad, F., El Morr, C., Ritvo, P., Othman, N., Moineddin, R., & MVC Team. (2020). An Eight-Week, Web-Based Mindfulness Virtual Community Intervention for Students’ Mental Health: Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR mental health7(2), e15520.


El Morr C, Ritvo P, Ahmad F, Moineddin R, MVC Team (2020). Effectiveness of an 8-Week Web-Based Mindfulness Virtual Community Intervention for University Students on Symptoms of Stress, Anxiety, and Depression: Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Mental Health 7(7). DOI: 2196/18595


Bornstein, M., Putnick, D., Bohr, Y., Abdelmaseh, M. & Lee, Y. (2020). Maternal Sensitivity and Language in Infancy Promote Child Core Language Skill in Preschool. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 51, 483-489.


Ahmad F, El Morr C, Ritvo P, Othman N, Moineddin R, MVC Team (2020). An Eight-Week, Web-Based Mindfulness Virtual Community Intervention for Students’ Mental Health: Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Mental Health,7(2), DOI: 2196/15520


Mehra, V., Keethakumar, A., Bohr, Y., Abdullah, P. & Tamim, H. (2019). The Association between Alcohol, Marijuana, Illegal Drug Use and Current Use of E-cigarette Among Youth and Young Adults in Canada: Results from Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey 2017. BMC Public Health 19(1). DOI: 10.1186/s12889-019-7546-y


Muir, N., Bohr, Y., Shepard, M., Warne, D & Healey, G. (2019). Aboriginal Parenting. The Handbook of Parenting, 3rd edition, NY: Routledge, Marc Bornstein, Editor.


Bohr, Y., Putnick, D. L., Lee, Y., & Bornstein, M. H. (2018). Evaluating Caregiver Sensitivity to Infants: Measures Matter. Infancy23(5), 730-747.


Bohr, Y., Dhayanandhan, B., Kanter, D., Holigrocki, R., Armour, L., & Baumgartner, E. (2018). Mapping the attributions of parents: a client-centered dynamic approach to assessing vulnerable caregivers and their young children. Person-Centered & Experiential Psychotherapies, 17(1), 54-69.


Bohr, Y. (2018). Social Justice. Entry for SAGE Encyclopedia of Lifespan Human Development. M. Bornstein, Editor. SAGE Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA.


Bohr, , Liu, C., Chen, S. & Wang, L. (2018). Satellite Babies: Costs and benefits of culturally driven parent-infant separations in North American immigrant families. In de Guzman, M.R.T., Brown, J. & Pope Edwards, C. (Editors). Parenting From Afar: The Reconfiguration of the Family Across Distance (pp. 304-320). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.


Myers, K., Cummings, J. R., Zima, B., Oberleitner, R., Roth, D., Merry, S. M., Bohr, Y. & Stasiak, K. (2018). Advances in Asynchronous Telehealth Technologies to Improve Access and Quality of Mental Health Care for Children and Adolescents. Journal of Technology in Behavioral Science3(2), 87-106.


Liu, C.H., Chen, S.H., Bohr, Y., Wang, L., & Tronick, E. (2017). Exploring the assumptions of attachment theory across cultures: The practice of transnational separation among Chinese immigrant parents and children. Meaning and methods in the study and assessment of attachment. Contextualizing Attachment: The Cultural Nature of Attachment. In H. Keller and K.A. Bard (Eds). Strüngmann Forum Reports, vol. 22, J. Lupp, series editor (pp. 171-192) Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.


Smarandache, A., Kim, T. H., Bohr, Y., & Tamim, H. (2016). Predictors of a negative labour and birth experience based on a national survey of Canadian women. BMC pregnancy and childbirth16(1), 1.


Dhayanandhan, B., & Bohr, Y. (2016). The role of identity development in moderating stress and promoting dyadic sensitivity in adolescent mothers. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science/Revue canadienne des sciences du comportement48(1), 39.


Hynie, , Umubyeyi, B., Gasanganwa, M.C., Bohr, Y., McGrath, S. & Umuziga, P. (2015). Community Resilience and Community Interventions for Post-Natal Depression: Reflecting on Maternal Mental Health in Rwanda. In Khanlou N & Pilkington B. (Editors). Women’s Mental Health: Resistance and Resilience in Community and Society. Advances in Mental Health and Addiction (Series Editor: Masood Zangeneh). New York: Springer.


Bohr, , Hynie, M. & Armour, L. (2015). Focusing on Resilience in Canadian Immigrant Mothers’ Mental Health. In Khanlou N & Pilkington B. (Editors). Women’s Mental Health: Resistance and Resilience in Community and Society.  Advances in Mental Health and Addiction (Series Editor: Masood Zangeneh). 233-245. New York: Springer.


Dhayanandhan, , Bohr, Y. & Connolly, J., (2015). Developmental task attainment and child abuse potential in at-risk adolescent mothers. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 24 (7), 1987-1998.


Viecili, , Weiss, J. & Bohr, Y. (2015). Parenting Stress as a Correlate of CBT Responsiveness in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Anxiety. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, DOI: 10.1177/1088357614547808.


Bohr, & BinNoon, N. (2014). Enhancing sensitivity in adolescent mothers: Does a standardized, popular parenting intervention work with teens? Child Care in Practice, 20 (3), 286-300. DOI: 10.1080/13575279.2014.905454


Muir, , & Bohr, Y. (2014). Raising Healthy Aboriginal Children: A Review on Aboriginal Parenting Values and Practices. First Peoples Child & Family Review, 9 (1), 66-79.


Connolly, , Heifetz, M., & Bohr, Y. (2012). Pregnancy and Motherhood Among Adolescent Girls in Child Protective Services: A Meta-Synthesis of Qualitative Research. Journal of Public Child Welfare, 6(5), 614-635.


Laghi , Baumgartner E., Riccio G., Bohr Y., Dhayanandhan B. (2012). The role of romantic involvement and social support in Italian adolescent mothers’ lives. Journal of Child and Family Studies. DOI: 10.1007/s10826-012-9669-y


Riccio, , Baumgartner, E., Bohr, Y., Kanter, D. & Laghi, F. (2012). Dual vulnerability of being both a teen and an immigrant parent: Illustrations from an Italian context. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 13(3):518–25.


Shulman, , Zlotnik, A., Shachar-Shapira, L., Connolly, J., & Bohr, Y. (2012). Adolescent daughters’ romantic competence: The role of divorce, quality of parenting, and maternal romantic history. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 41(5), 593-606.


Bohr, & Whitfield, N. (2011). Transnational mothering in an era of globalization: Chinese Canadian immigrant mothers’ decision-making when separating from their infants. Journal of the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement (Special Issue on Mothering and Migration: (Trans)nationalisms, Globalization and Displacement), 2(2), 162-175.


Bornstein, H., & Bohr, Y. (2011). Immigration, Acculturation, and Parenting. In R. E. Tremblay, M. Boivin, & R. DeV Peters (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Early Childhood Development, Ottawa, Canada: Center of Excellence for Early Childhood Development, 2011.


Al-Sahab, , Heifetz, M.,Tamim, H., Bohr, Y., Connolly, J. (2012). Prevalence and characteristics of teen motherhood in Canada. Journal of Maternal and Child Health, 16 (1), 2228-234. DOI10.1007/s10995-011-0750-8


Bohr, (2010). Transnational infancy: a new context for attachment and the need for better models. Child Development Perspectives, 4(3), 189-196.


Bohr, , Halpert, B., Brightling, L., Chan, J., Ellenbogen, B., Lishak, V. (2010). How Effectively do Customized Evidence-Based Programs Improve Parent-Infant Interactions? An exploratory evaluation of Community-Based Parenting Training. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 28(1), 55-68.


Holigrocki, , Crain, R., Bohr, Y., Young, K. & Bensman, H. (2009). Interventional use of the Parent–Child Interaction Assessment–II enactments: Modifying an abused mother's attributions to her son. Journal of Personality Assessment, 91(5), 397-408.


Bohr, & Tse, C. (2009). Satellite Babies in Transnational Families: a Study of Parents’ Decision to Separate from Their Infants. Infant Mental Health Journal, 30 (3), 1– 22.


Bohr, , Dhayanandhan, B., Armour, L., Sockett di Marco, N., Holigrocki, R. & Baumgartner, E. (2008). Mapping parent-infant interactions: a brief cognitive approach to the prevention of relationship ruptures and infant maltreatment (the MAP method). IMPrint, The Bulletin of the Infant Mental Health Promotion Project, 49, 2-7. (invited article).


Bohr, (2005). Infant Mental Health Programs: Experimenting with innovative models. Infant Mental Health Journal, 26(5), 407-422.