2014 Consensus Conference on Family Smart™ & Youth Engagement

May 2, 2014 - May 3, 2014
Vancouver, BC
Outcome Objectives
1. Develop FamilySmart™ Consensus Statement(s) that clearly defi ne what FamilySmart™ means and looks like:
• To young people, families, educators, community and business leaders, frontline service providers, policy makers and researchers
• In the settings of daily life including home, school, community, workplace, recreational setting, doctor’s office, hospital, police setting, courtroom
• From a practice, policy and research perspective
• For a service, program, policy and organization
• For a service system such as education, health care, mental health care, child protection, income security, child and family development, justice
2. Highlight the critical importance of meaningful family and youth engagement for all stakeholders in child, youth and family mental health across the country.
3. Position the National Institute of Families for Child and Youth Mental Health (the Institute) and the National Infant, Child and Youth Mental Health Consortium (the Consortium) as national co-leaders in reframing the public and professional discourse on child, youth and family mental health in Canada.
4. Identify concrete actions for the Institute and Consortium over the next 3 years to ensure a clear focus on children, youth and families in the national mental health agenda.

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