3rd National Symposium on Child and Youth Mental Health

May 30, 2012 - June 1, 2012
McEwan Centre, Calgary, AB

Themes: Access, Wait Times & The Role of Schools in Mental Health


Click here to see event website and register.

Click here to see the symposium agenda. 

Participants will include families, educators, youth, service providers, policy and practice leaders, clinicians, researchers, and child welfare and mental health professionals.

Sponsored by: National Infant, Child and Youth Mental Health Consortium and School-Based Mental Health and Substance Abuse Consortium

For more information, please contact us at info@cwlc.ca

Everyon's Talking: Is anyone listening? Communicating positively with parents

April 22, 2010
Brandon, Manitoba

Communicating effectively with parents to influence and motivate change can be the most difficult task many professionals face. This workshop will discuss barriers to communication and the role personal values and biases play in the ability to hear and be heard. Workshop will be led by Kathy Lynn, a professional speaker with over 30 years of expertise in parenting education.

Presented by: 
Child and Family Services of Western Manitoba

A Beginner's Guide to Adoption - Canada

Are you a Canadian resident thinking about foster care adoption?

Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption (US)
Additional Resources

Why Positive Discipline Works (Ojibway)

Resources about Child Abuse for Children, Parents and Professionals

Abused Kids Don’t Always Look It

This is an excellent pamphlet about the signs of child abuse and methods of positive parenting that can help prevent it. This was designed as part of a public education campaign directed by Ontario Children’s Aid Societies and was printed as an insert for the newspaper The Sun.

Ontario Children’s Aid Societies
Additional Resources

Boost for Kids

These are factsheets that explain child abuse and give advice to professionals caring for children who are possibly being abused or have been abused. Boost for Kids is a Toronto-based agency associated with the Toronto Child Abuse Centre that develops programs and services for the prevention and elimination of violence against children.

Boost: Child Abuse Prevention and Intervention
Additional Resources

Child Maltreatment in Canada

This booklet defines child maltreatment and gives some statistical information about child maltreatment in Canada. It also explains the negative impact maltreatment has on children and adolescents.

National Clearinghouse on Family Violence, 2006, 13 p.
Additional Resources

Factors Related to Chronic Neglect in Families

This factsheet proposes a definition of neglect, gives statistical information about child neglect in Canada, and outlines some common factors related to the potential for neglect.

Centres of Excellence for Children’s Well-Being: Child Welfare, 2007, 3 p.
Additional Resources

La chronicité dans l’évolution de familles négligentes

Cette feuillet propose une définition de la négligence, donne des renseignements statistiques sur la négligence au Canada, et explique quelques un des facteurs reliés avec la négligence.

Centres d’excellent pour le bien-être des enfants : La protection et le bien-être des enfants, 2007, 3 p.
Additional Resources

La violence punitive envers les enfants au Canada

Ce feuillet donne des renseignements statistiques sur la punition corporelle au Canada et énumère les conséquences négatives associées avec cette violence.

Centres d’excellence pour le bien-être des enfants : La protection et le bien-être des enfants, 2006, 3 p.
Additional Resources

Les mauvais traitements infligés aux adolescents au Canada – Renseignements pour les Canadiens et Canadiennes

Ce document donne des renseignements sur la prévalence des mauvais traitements infligés aux jeunes des âges de 15 à 19, et donne des suggestions de quoi faire si on est au courant d’une situation dans laquelle un adolescent ou adolescente est vulnérable ou en danger.

Agence de la santé publique du Canada, 2006, 4 p.
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Parler pour eux

Ce cite web interactive a été créé pour une campagne d’éducation publique traitant de la maltraitance de l’enfant. On y trouve des renseignements à propos des signes subtils des mauvais traitements et des suggestions pour dénoncer la maltraitance.

Les sociétés de l’aide à l’enfance de l’Ontario
Additional Resources

Physical Punishment and Children’s Health

This is a brief article by Joan Durrant explaining the dangers of physical punishment and makes some policy recommendations. She reminds us that one of the reasons for the continued prevalence of child abuse is the societal legitimacy that is accorded it.

Newsletter of the Infant Mental Health Promotion Project, 2006, 5 p.
Additional Resources

Physical Punishment of Children

This factsheet gives statistical information about physical punishment in Canada and explains the negative consequences of this violence.

Centres of Excellence for Children’s Well-Being: Child Welfare, 2006, 2 p.
Additional Resources

Why Positive Discipline Works (Vietnamese)

Why Positive Discipline Works (Tagalog)

Why Positive Discipline Works (Spanish)

Why Positive Discipline Works (Somali)

Why Positive Discipline Works (Russian)

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