Webinar - Best practice guidelines for mental health promotion programs: children and youth

On Tuesday, October 7, 2014, the CAMH Health Promotion Resource Centre hosted a webinar to launch an updated version of the Best Practice Guidelines for Mental Health Promotion Programs: Children and Youth.

This resource is a tool for health and social service workers that provides current, evidence-based approaches to incorporating mental health promotion principles and practices in interventions for children aged 7–12 years and youth aged 13–19 years. It is the result of a longstanding partnership between CAMH, Toronto Public Health, and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto.

This webinar looked at:

  • New information in the 2014 edition, which includes the determinants of mental health and the behavioural and contextual factors that influence children’s mental health and social well-being. Presenter: Marianne Kobus-Matthews, Senior Health Promotion Consultant at CAMH.
  • The process for gathering the evidence to inform the Guidelines. Presenter: Dr. Suzanne Jackson, Associate Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health.
  • The real life experience of two Toronto Public Health representatives in using the worksheet tool that is included in the guidelines resource to help service providers identify which guidelines could be implemented to support planning, implementation, and promotion of best mental health promotion practices. Presenters: Claudette Holloway, Acting Director, Healthy Communities, and Patricia Stevens, Health Promotion Specialist, Healthy Families.

Watch the webinar recording and view the slides.

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