Child and Youth Mental Health Matters: First National Parental Mental Health Conference, First International Young Carers Congress, Third International World Congress on Children of Parents with Mental Illness

Vancouver, British Columbia
May 6-8, 2012

This conference brings together an interdisciplinary group of professionals working in the field of mental health with young people and parents and other stakeholders to share knowledge and experiences related to child and youth mental health. There are three themes woven through the conferences: Parental Mental Health, Children of Parents with Mental Illness and Young Carers.

This first ever gathering of this nature will provide a forum for focusing on the needs of young people and families as they struggle with issues related to mental health concerns across the generations. The overall goal of the concurrent conferences is help us develop a common language and understanding of the needs of young people and families. By bringing together people from diverse backgrounds we hope to enrich our collective knowledge of mental health strategies, best practices and the latest research in order to improve outcomes for young people and families. Our goal is to create at the conference a community of practice that spans the three themes where we can each share our knowledge and support while we discuss areas of mutual interest and concern.

For further information please visit our website at http://www.interprofessional.ubc.ca or contact us at ipcde2@interchange.ubc.ca or (604) 827-3112.

We are currently accepting presentation submissions until September 26, 2011. The presentations can be submitted on line at http://www.interprofessional.ubc.ca/ChildandYouthMentalHealth.htm.