In this session individuals will discuss and unpack mental health challenges emerging in elementary aged youth. After reviewing startling facts and statistics, we will engage in meaningful discussion regarding the reasons for this rise, how this may manifest itself in the child, the implications on the individual’s mental health as they grow older, and how we as teachers, counsellors and concerned communities can defeat this trend. We will uncover the effectiveness of such ideas as play therapy, relationship building, emotional control and the effect of the information highway on brains still in development. When we leave this session we will have some practical ideas on how to assist younger individuals and their families with increasing their positive mental health.
Objectives: to inform child protection staff (on all teams, including Family Support Workers) of key introductory issues in understanding the diagnosis and traits, as well as provide concrete suggestions for managing clients suffering from this personality disorder.
- Describe key points about historical and contemporary telehealth services
- Identify the services offered through Nova Scotia’s TeleHealth Mental Health and Addictions Program
- Discuss future directions of telehealth in Nova Scotia and across Canada
Learn how to adapt child protection programming to support the wellbeing and development of vulnerable children during COVID-19. This course will equip experienced child protection practitioners with the skills to implement evidence-based crisis response and prevention strategies to protect vulnerable children during the evolving COVID-19 crisis.
- Brief outline of Bowen Family Systems Theory (BFST) a practice-based framework that moves beyond the cause and effect thinking that pervades the clinical arena at this time. Highlight specific concepts that support social workers' practice.
- Describe and reflect on the construction of a family diagram, a skill for exploring a client's social relationships across time.
The IFCO webinar series brings together an exciting mix of content originally planned for the Close Ties conference in Montreal (Canada) which was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The series profiles initiatives that help children and youth in care to thrive through the creation of significant relationships and a sense of belonging to family, community and culture. The program includes both an English and French webinar offering. Running from September 16th 2020 to April 14th 2021.
Peers are doing it for themselves - DATE: November, 18 2020