Dr. Jean Clinton is an Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neuroscience at McMaster University, division of Child Psychiatry. She is on staff at McMaster Children's Hospital and an Associate in the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster. In addition, she is an Associate in the Department of Child Psychiatry, University of Toronto and Sick Children's Hospital; and an Associate Member of the Offord Centre for Child Studies. She has been a consultant to child welfare and children's mental health programs for 25 years. Currently, Dr. Clinton is a consultant with the Telepsychiatry at Sick Children's Hospital in Toronto.
Her community involvement is extensive. For 20 years, she has been a consultant to early years and child care programs in Hamilton. She is a member of the National Advisory Committee for the Welcome to Kindergarten Program with The Learning Partnership and has served as an expert advisor for "Invest In Kids Parenting Initiative". She was a founding Board member and Fellow of Fraser Mustard's Council for Early Child Development. Her skills as a knowledge translator are frequently called upon and she gives many presentations to community groups annually, both nationally and internationally.
Currently, as a member of Hamilton's Best Start Network, she leads the Primary Care Engagement Strategy for the enhanced 18-month well-baby-visits and is the Faculty lead for the provincial primary care education strategy through the Offord Centre.
Dr. Clinton has authored papers on early child development and poverty, infant neglect, children's mental health, resilience and adolescent brain development.
She advocates for a system for children's well-being and promotes Asset Building believing All Kids are Our Kids.
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