Is the bucket half full or half empty? Examining the mental health of children and adolescents today


Webinar event date

Mar 6, 2018 1:30 pm NST

Webinar Presenters

Hazel Russell MSW, RSW


Hazel Russell is a clinical social worker with Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Addictions, Outpatient Psychiatry located in the Janeway Hospital. She obtained her Bachelor and her Master’s degrees from MUN. Hazel worked from 1994 through to 2010 with CYFS primarily in the Foster care and Adoptions program in coastal Labrador and in Western Newfoundland. Since moving to St. John’s in 2010, her clinical work has been with children, adolescents, parents and families affected by a range of mental health concerns. Hazel supports a team approach in meeting the needs of young people and welcomes the opportunity to be involved in educational opportunities and community functions.

June Kirkland Smith MSW, RSW


June Kirkland-Smith a social worker with the Janeway Lifestyle program. Her permanent position is as the Clinical Practice Coordinator with Central Intake, Eastern Health. She has over 30 years of social work experience working in residential, community, private practice & hospital settings. June received her Masters and Bachelor’s degrees in Social Work from Memorial University. She is also certified in Reality Therapy & Control Theory Psychology.


June has worked with children, youth, families and groups in a variety of settings. She has focused most of her work in the areas of mental health. Through the years June has done volunteer work with numerous community organizations.



If you cannot attend the live webinar, register now to be sent a link to the On-Demand presentation after the conclusion of the live event. 

The increased focus on the mental health needs of children and adolescents is presenting challenges to parents and to the service providers they approach.  This webinar will examine societal shifts that have contributed to current trends, assist social workers in discerning poor coping from anxiety, distinguish typical verses atypical behavior and development, and provide insight into the social workers role from a clinical perspective.