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Research Study


My name is Erin Kostashuk and I live, work, and learn on the traditional territories of the Nuu-chah-nulth peoples, specifically the Tla-o-qui-aht and the Yucluthaht First Nations. I am a doctoral student at California Southern University.

My goal is to learn about child sleep health and its effect on families, and to help health care professionals understand the values of this community so that they can provide better services.


Participating in this research study will give you the opportunity to share and learn about sleep practices that support your children’s health. If your child has sleep problems that impact you, you may learn how to improve those issues so that the whole family experiences better sleep.

Who can participate?

To take part in this study you must be:

  • A resident of the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District

  • A caregiver (parent, grandparent, older sibling, etc.) of a child ages 5-12 years

  • At least 18 years of age


If you choose to participate in the study, we will have an initial interview that lasts approximately 30 minutes and an optional follow up conversation .  The interviews will be recorded but your identity will remain anonymous.  You may withdraw from the study at any time, even if you already gave consent to participate.


You and the information you share will remain anonymous. Once the interviews have been transcribed, the data will be securely filed for 3 years before being destroyed by shredding paper documents or wiped clean by reformatting electronic data.

Important exceptions:

  • I am legally required to tell the Ministry of Children and Families if I learn of a child being abused or neglected.

  • I am legally required to warn anyone whose life is in danger.

  • I am legally required to warn the authorities if a client has a plan to kill him/herself and is at serious risk to carry out this plan.

Risks of Participation

There are no known risks from participating in this study. However, there is a chance that you may experience risks that have not been identified. If you feel distressed and in need of additional support, you may reach the Crisis Line at 604-872-3311 or 1-866-661-3311. There is no paid compensation available for your participation in this study.

Voluntary Consent

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