Mental Health Knowledge Network Webinar Series

CWLC has launched its Mental Health Knowledge Network (MHKN) webinar series - a unique and valuable knowledge-sharing forum by members, for members.

Equity From the Start: 10 years of the EDI and beyond

Date: 
June 16, 2010 - June 17, 2010
Location: 
Hamilton, ON
 
It has been ten years since Dan Offord and Magdalena Janus designed the Early Development Instrument (EDI) ‐ a tool to measure children’s developmental health at school entry. Now the Canadian EDI database reaches over half a million kindergarten children, and is used or modified for use in over a dozen countries around the world.
A number of international organizations have recognized the need to improve the quality and comparability of global child development indicators. Dr. Magdalena Janus and colleagues including Clyde Hertzman, Fraser Mustard (Canada), Sally Brinkman (Australia) and Neal Halfon (USA) are working with international organizations like World Bank, UNICEF and WHO towards this goal utilizing the experience gained through the EDI studies.
Researchers and policy‐makers working on these projects come from many diverse backgrounds including: child psychology, pediatrics, epidemiology, statistics, public health, sociology, geography, education. They also come from many countries such as Kosovo, Jamaica, Mexico, Moldova, Mozambique, Indonesia, the Philippines and Jordan. Many of them will be in attendance to bring us up‐to‐date on the state of early child development monitoring and health promotion in both developing and developed countries, and to demonstrate now such monitoring can promote early child development.

 

Presented by: 
Offord Centre for Child Studies


Centre of Excellence for Child Welfare Final Report

The Centre of Excellence for Child Welfare (CECW) has been one of four Centres of Excellence for Children’s Well-Being, established in 2000 as an initiative of the Public Health Agency of Can

Report
2010
CECW
Additional Resources


World Report on Child Injury Prevention

The World Report examines the five major causes of child injury: road traffic injury, drowning, bu

Author(s): 
World Health Organization
Author(s): 
UNICEF
Report
2008
UNICEF
Additional Resources


9th International Looking After Children Conference - Youth in Mind. Beyond Risk: the developmental needs

Date: 
October 25, 2010 - October 27, 2010
Location: 
Montreal, QC

The conference’s main theme will be “Youth in mind. Beyond risk: the developmental needs.”

  • Youth in mind…because young people are everybody's concern and must be a central priority of Québec society.
  • Beyond risk: the developmental needs… because we must protect children and youth while allowing them to develop optimally. At the same time, we must not lose sight of the developmental needs of the community, research, organizations with regard to clinical and administrative personnel, future practitioners, cutting-edge practices, and information systems.

This joint conference will be an opportunity to address specific issues related to assessing the needs of children and youth and the strategies for responding to these needs. Issues will be grouped under seven selected topics: approaches centred on the developmental needs of children and youth; parenting support; integrated approaches; participatory approaches; planning of intervention and services; quality of services; and organizational challenges. Issues of stability and continuity cut across all seven topics. Submissions may relate to intervention initiatives (approaches, programs, tools), research results, or administrative and support services.

Presented by: 
Association des centres jeunesse du Québec


Doing Better for Children

The well-being of children is high on the policy agenda across the OECD. But what is the actual state of child well-being today?

Author(s): 
Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development
Report
2009
Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development
Additional Resources


Progress for Children. A Report Card on Child Protection

This edition of Progress for Children, the eighth in the series that monitors progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), is a compendium of data that serves as a report ca
Author(s): 
UNICEF
Report
2009
UNICEF
Additional Resources


Pathways to Resilience II: The Social Ecology of Resilience

Date: 
June 7, 2010 - June 10, 2010
Location: 
Halifax, Nova Scotia
An international gathering that will explore how individuals, families and communities from different cultures and contexts can overcome adversity and thrive.

This conference, our second, brings together presenters from six continents to explore aspects of resilience such as how we:
• design clinical interventions and social programs to make resilience more likely
• offer informal community supports in ways young people want
• nurture healthy family, school and community relationships
• celebrate cultural traditions that support children’s mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being
• design schools for vulnerable learners
• negotiate social policy that is child and youth friendly
• secure peace and contribute to social justice and citizenship for children
Together, as an interdisciplinary group, we will discuss not only how children beat the odds stacked against them, but how professionals and caregivers can change those odds so that young people around the world experience resilience in culturally meaningful ways.

Presented by: 
Resilience Research Centre


2nd National Invitational Symposium on Child and Youth Mental Health

Date: 
November 19, 2009 - November 20, 2009
Location: 
Château Laurier, Ottawa ON

 The Symposium provides an opportunity for those working in all sectors in child and youth mental health to discuss next steps in implementation of a mental health strategy. As Canada moves towards hope and renewal the common vision for those working towards this strategy is to make sure children and youth remain a priority.

Presented by: 
CWLC, Mental Health Commission of Canada, Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres, Alberta Centre for Child, Family & Community Research and Canadian Paediatric Society


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