• Mental Health Resources

     

    Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre launches toolkit empowering school staff to report child abuse

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    CALGARY, Alta. (October 19, 2017) – Today, the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre (SKCAC) launched a toolkit across Alberta to support teachers and school staff in recognizing and reporting child abuse. The need for this resource was identified following a survey conducted by the SKCAC that found school staff were not always confident in their ability to recognize and report abuse.

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    System Leadership in School Mental Health in Canada

    CASSA Discussion Paper 2017

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    "Schools provide an excellent venue for enhancing the social-emotional skills and well-being of Canadian children and youth, and for identifying and supporting the 20% of students who struggle with a mental health problem.”
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    Advancing Education Effectiveness:

    Interconnecting School Mental Health and School-Wide Positive Behavior Support

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    With contributions from over forty Authors, three Editors and a broad Advisory Panel this monograph “is about improving the quality of life and outcomes for children and youth, especially those children who are at risk for or experiencing emotional and behavioral challenges.”
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    Mental Health Framework for Students

    A Position Statement

    Manitoba Association of School Superintendents (MASS)

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    “Informed by a current literature review, this paper will:

    • describe the mental health needs of Manitoba’s children and youth, ?
    • identify the current challenges, and ?
    • recommend a comprehensive response. “?

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    Changing Directions Changing Lives

    The Mental Health Strategy for Canada – Summary

    Mental Health Commission of Canada

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    “This is the first mental health strategy for Canada. Its release marks a significant milestone in the journey to bring mental health ‘out of the shadows’ and to recognize, in both words and deeds, the truth of the saying that there can be no health without mental health.“
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    Foundations for a Healthy School

    Ontario Ministry of Education

    Format: PDF File“The Foundations for a Healthy School resource is designed to help contribute
    to a learning environment that promotes and supports child and student well-being – one of the four core goals in Ontario’s renewed vision for education.”

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    School Mental Health Assist

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    School Mental Health ASSIST (SMH ASSIST) is a provincial implementation support team designed to help Ontario school boards promote student mental well-being, and to enhance support for students who struggle with mental health and addictions problems, through a focus on leadership, capacity-building, and implementation support.

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    Mental Health Commission of Canada

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    The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) leads the development and dissemination of innovative programs and tools to support the mental health and wellness of Canadians. Through its unique mandate from the Government of Canada, the MHCC supports federal, provincial, and territorial governments as well as organizations in the implementation of sound public policy.

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    Mood Disorders Society of Canada

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    The Mood Disorders Society of Canada (MDSC) has evolved to become one of Canada’s best-connected mental health NGOs with a demonstrated track record for forging and maintaining meaningful and sustained partnerships with the public, private and non-profit sectors throughout Canada.The Mood Disorders Society of Canada (MDSC) has evolved to become one of Canada’s best-connected mental health NGOs with a demonstrated track record for forging and maintaining meaningful and sustained partnerships with the public, private and non-profit sectors throughout Canada.

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    St. Francis Xavier University Graduate Studies in Education

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    StFX offers an MEd degree with specialization either in Educational Administration and Leadership or in Curriculum and Instruction.

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    Winnipeg Teen on a Mission to Curb the Stigma Surrounding Mental Illness

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    After losing a friend to suicide, Loizza Aquino a Winnipeg sixteen year old high school student, went on a mission to curb the stigma surrounding mental illness. This video was presented on the CTV News on September 18, 2015.

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