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.

The 4th International Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

March 2, 2011 - March 5, 2011
Vancouver, BC


The Power of Knowledge: Integrating Research, Policy, and Promising Practice Around the World

Our understanding of FASD is entering a period of rapid expansion and change, dramatically increasing our comprehension of the breadth and depth of the global impact of this lifelong disability. This 4th International conference will provide an advanced forum for emerging and cutting edge research, policy and practice that will assist governments, service systems, service providers, parents and caregivers, as we strive to address the complex issues of FASD. This new knowledge will be an impetus for critical action in supporting women, individuals, families, and communities around the world.
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Conference Date and Location:
March 2-5, 2011
Vancouver, BC

Conference Hotel
The Westin Bayshore (1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver, BC)
Please go to: to book a room at a reduced rate of $129 (single/double occupancy) + federal, provincial and local taxes is available. A block of rooms has been booked and will be held based on availability at the conference rate until February 1st, 2011.

Continuing Education Credits
This program meets the accreditation criteria of The Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), and has been accredited for up to 22 CEU hours. UBC Interprofessional Continuing Education is approved by The National Board of Certified Counselors (Approved Continuing Education Provider #6252). The Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation has approved this conference for up to a maximum of 23 core CEUs.All participants attending will be given a certificate stating that the conference involves 23 hours of educational instruction. Please refer to our website for updates on credits:

Contact Info
Rena Chen
Phone: (604) 827-3112, Fax: (604) 822-4835,

Presented by: 
UBC Interprofessional Continuing Education and the Canada Northwest FASD Partnership

Building Sustainable Relationships Between Non-Profit/Voluntary Sector and Provincial/Territorial Governments

Marilee Campbell
Paula Speevak Sladowski
Centre for Voluntary Sector Research and Development
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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

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Mobilizing Research Knowledge Conference

October 6, 2010 - October 7, 2010
Hamilton, ON

Conference attendees will:
• Learn about the importance of deliberate planning to optimize knowledge translation
• Learn about the latest in knowledge translation practices and research
• Learn about practical knowledge translation tools and strategies
• Have opportunities to network with experts in the field and other conference delegates from a variety of disciplines

This interdisciplinary conference is designed for researchers, trainees, and graduate students in health sciences and related fields who want to learn from others about how to be successful in efforts to foster knowledge translation.

THERE WILL BE A CALL FOR poster abstracts to highlight projects that
(1) demonstrate innovative examples of knowledge translation processes and structures in practice or
(2) communicate research findings from knowledge translation studies.
Abstract deadline is June 30, 2010
Presented by: 
McMaster University

Atlantic Canada Child Welfare Forum 2010


New Approaches and Current Research on Differential Response & Risk Management


Families and Communities: Intersections and Connections

May 30, 2010 - June 2, 2010
Montreal, QC

The McGill University School of Social Work, together with the Schools of Social Work at Université de Montréal and Université du Québec à Montréal, welcome conference participants to the 2010 Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences Congress held in partnership with the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE). This conference provides us with an opportunity present how we can build on existing and future bridges between micro– and macro– aspects of practice in various sectors.

Presented by: 
Canadian Association for Social Work Education

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

October 25, 2010 - October 27, 2010
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

Pathways to Resilience II: The Social Ecology of Resilience

June 7, 2010 - June 10, 2010
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

Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect through Parent Education

This book discusses service delivery of parent education programs from research on 25 distinct parenting programs.

Reppucci, N. Dickon, Preston A. Britner, and Jennifer L. Woolard.
PPES Resource
Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect through Parent Education. Baltimore, London, Toronto and Sydney: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co. 1997

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