National Conference on Keeping Kids Safe and Connected

April 24, 2013 - April 25, 2013
Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver, B.C.

Champions for Children and Youth 2013 B.C. Summit:
A National Conference on Keeping Kids Safe and Connected
April 24/25, 2013 – Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver

Summit Themes:
- Behaviour modeling
- Cultivating child-friendly communities
- Bully proofing
- Roles of government and institutions in youth safety
- Needs of Aboriginal children and youth in the community
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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.

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

Building integrative juvenile justice systems: Approaches and methodologies regarding mental disorders and drugs misuse

November 9, 2010 - November 10, 2010
Rome, Italy
The International Conference will focus on two main central themes:
I. Mental disorders and drugs misuse: Analysis of the situation of minors in conflict with the law.
• Study of the situation of young offenders with mental disorders or disorders related to drugs misuse: the basics of intervention.
• The response of juvenile-justice systems to offences committed by minors and young people suffering from mental disorders.
• Juvenile delinquency related to drugs misuse: profile of young offenders and analysis of the resources used for their social integration.

II. Juvenile justice and health systems: a necessary multidisciplinary and integrative collaboration.
• Mental disorders, drugs misuse and juvenile justice: ethical aspects and good practices.
• The relationship between juvenile justice systems and health services: the need to promote specialized resources.
• Encouraging policy and regulation: interface between systems.

Call for papers and presentations open until May 28, 2010. The working languages at the International Conference will be: English, French and Italian.

Presented by: 
International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO)

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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Child and Youth Mental Health Services Directory

The Provincial Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health has initiated this directory in order to facilitate and improve access to mental health services in Ontario by providing a cent

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Ready...Set...Engage! Building Effective Youth-Adult Partnerships for a Stronger Child and Youth Mental Health System

Brings forward best practices for engaging youth and building effective youth-adult partnerships.

Provincial Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health at CHEO and Children's Mental Health Ontario
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Improving the Health of Canadians: Mental Health, Delinquincy and Criminal Activity

The study presents new analyses of the latest research, surveys and policy initiatives across Canada related to mental health and criminal behaviour among youth and adults.

Canadian Institute for Health Information
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Children's Mental Health Plan for Alberta (2008 - 2011)

The Plan supports the Health Action Plan by providing direction and funding over the next three years for strategies to improve access to mental health services for infants, children, youth and the

Government of Alberta
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Autism Spectrum Disorders: New Directions in Research, Clinical Practice and Policy

March 21, 2010 - March 24, 2010
Banff, Alberta

This three-day conference will present addresses and workshops on the latest research findings and clinical applications in the diagnosis and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in children, adolescents, and adults. Once considered rare, autism affects 1 in 150 individuals and is characterized by difficulties in responding appropriately to the environment, developing relationships, and communicating effectively, as well as resistance to change and repetitive behaviours. To date there is no definitive cause or cure for this complex neurodevelopmental disorder. Leading researchers and practitioners from across North America will describe current research, including important advances in neuroscience and genetics. The conference will also examine the importance of early diagnosis, effective interventions and policies in enhancing outcomes for individuals and families impacted by autism. The target
audience for this conference includes researchers, clinicians and policy makers working in the field of autism.

Presented by: 
Banff International Conference on Behavioural Science

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