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For the Kids--Developing Readiness for the Future of Child and Youth Mental Health

With the mental health sector facing challenges in adopting evidence-based practice while meeting increasing demands for service, this conference, presented by Hospital for Sick Children and the Community Health Systems Resource Group, seeks to bring together service providers, policy analysts, decision makers, and advocacy organizations from the children's services sector to reflect on what is needed to develop readiness for advances and innovations in the sector. Some of the feature presentations include: Community Readiness: a Successful Model for Change by Barbara Plested of Colorado State University and Making Professional Development

Meaningful by Ivan Silver, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.

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[Source: National Children's Alliance electronic digest,]