Exploring the Experience of Young Adult Children of Canadian Veterans


Do you have a parent who is a Canadian veteran? Did your parent develop a psychological or emotional problem as a result of their military service?
We want to hear from you!
Researchers at the University of Calgary want to know more about your experience of having a parent whose mental health was impacted by an operational stress injury while you were a child or youth. OSI refers to a broad range of psychological problems such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety disorders, or depression, resulting from military duties.
If you wish to participate in this study, you will be asked to complete up to 2 virtual interviews. Participants will receive a $25 virtual gift card to thank them for their contribution to the study.


Currently recruiting participants: No

Eligible ages: 18 to 29

Accepts healthy participants: Yes

Inclusion criteria:

1) You are between the ages of 18 and 29 years old.
2) Your parent is a veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces.
3) You believe your parent’s mental health had been impacted by their military service while you were a child or a youth.


Sorry, this study is not currently accepting new participants.
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Additional information

Contact information

Researcher: Heather Iverson Graduate Student, Werklund School of Education Heather.iverson@ucalgary.ca (403)708-6655 Supervisor: Dr. Sharon Robertson Faculty Professor, Werklund School of Education Educational Studies in Counselling Psychology sroberts@ucalgary.ca (403)220-6542

Principal investigator:

Sharon Robertson

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