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Resource Launch--Best Practice Guidelines for Mental Health Promotion Programs: Children (7-12) & Youth (13-19), CAMH

Online
October 7, 2014

CAMH, Toronto Public Health and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, are pleased to announce that an updated version of the Best Practice Guidelines for Mental Health Promotion Programs: Children & Youth (2014) will be launched during a webinar hosted by the CAMH Health Promotion Resource Centre.

This online resource for health and social service workers provides current, evidence-based approaches to incorporating mental health promotion principles and practices in interventions directed toward children (aged 7–12 years) and youth (aged 13–19 years).

In the 2014 guide, background information is included on how children and youth are defined in this document, and the determinants of mental health as well as behavioural and contextual factors that influence children’s mental health and social well-being are explored in greater depth. Additionally, an expanded roster of examples of mental health programs that incorporate good practice is presented

Also included in the 2014 guide is a worksheet to help service providers identify which guidelines could be implemented within new or existing initiatives for children and youth. The worksheet and its sample counterpart can act as effective resources for the planning, implementation and promotion of best mental health practices within an initiative.

This resource is the result of a long-standing partnership between CAMH, Toronto Public Health and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto.

To register for the webinar launching the online resource, please see visit https://mentalhealthbpgs.eventbrite.com.

For further information, contact Tamar Meyer ([email protected]).