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Symposium on Promoting Child and Youth Mental Health: Moving Evidence to Action, Atlantic Summer Institute

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
August 21-23, 2017

Raising healthy children is a responsibility of all Canadians. Supporting and promoting child and youth mental health is central to enabling them to become life-long, positive contributors to their communities.

The Atlantic Summer Institute (ASI) is offering its 2nd Symposium on Promoting Child and Youth Mental Health: Moving Evidence to Action. The Symposium will gather community leaders, government representatives, educators, health practitioners and youth to review evidence of youth mental health issues in the region and to create collaborative strategies to promote positive mental health in schools and communities.

The bilingual Symposium will build on the momentum from the past 2 years of programming which focused on emerging evidence and best practices that promote positive child and youth mental health in schools and communities.

Strengthening policies and programs that affect and support positive mental health for children and youth is vital to creating a sustainable and inclusive Atlantic Canada. We invite those whose work directly or indirectly affects child and youth mental health to attend, such as families, teachers, policy advisors, program delivery staff and community leaders. They will have the opportunity for professional development, networking across sectors in the four Atlantic Provinces, and contributing to how we move forward on a regional level to have a collective impact on positive child and youth mental health.

Key features of this event include:

  • a profile of child and youth mental health in Atlantic Canada
  • networking opportunities
  • a showcase of innovative practices in Atlantic Canada
  • presentations on the latest evidence
  • discussion of the policies needed to promote child and youth mental health
  • a Youth Leadership Program and a Children’s Program
  • a call to action

Registration by June 30 is $299. After June 30, registration is $375.

Advance Registration Packages--March only: Not sure yet who will attend from your organization, but want to ensure that your group can attend? Reserve seats now for groups of 3 or more at the early bird rate and get one registration free! This offer ends on March 31. Contact us at info@asi-iea.ca or 902-894-3399 to request an invoice or arrange for online payment.