There were a total of 9 webinars offered in English between October 2014 and March 2015. They were recorded and are all available through this website.
These webinars focused on systemic and social conditions that impact the mental health of children and increase the complexity and the financial, social, cultural and emotional resources needed for their care. Children and youth with complex needs are often considered “hard to hold” within communities, families and care-giving and educational organizations that are involved in their lives. The webinars offered here touch on key topics such as the social determinants of health, child protection laws, children and youth involved in the justice system and organizational learning on how to support, build skills and competencies for children and youth and their families.
The webinars were designed to support the systems transformation outlined by MCYS in their Moving on Mental Health plan. For the webinar series there was a particular emphasis on the first of the eight core services, “Targeted Prevention.” This means that these webinars showcased organizational strategies and learnings on changing views and behaviours, building skills and competencies and creating awareness and resiliency through provision of information, education and programming to specific at-risk populations.
These trainings were geared towards direct service providers working with children and youth and their families, and who have an interest in the mental health of this population. This includes direct service providers, new providers of existing organizations and experienced direct service providers who are interested in learning about practice experience from other organizations.
Upon completion, participants should:
- Have an increased ability to help children, youth or families understand complex mental health needs.
- Possess knowledge of some organizational strategies and practices used to change views, behaviours, building skills, competencies and resiliency with children and youth and their families through provision of information, education and programming to specific at-risk populations.
Watch the webinars:
Below is a list of the 9 webinars available in this series. Follow the links to learn more about each webinar or to watch them.