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March 26, 2015 Parent Action on Drugs: Strengthening families for parents and youth

SFPY:  Strengthening Families for Parents and YouthHow do you convince a teenager to participate in a program with his or her parents? And how do you convince parents to participate in a skills-building program with their teenage children?

March 26, 2015 Understanding data: Where do the numbers on mental health and addictions numbers come from?

On March 18, 2015, the CAMH’s Provincial System Support Program hosted a webinar titled, “How Do We Measure Mental Health and Addictions at a Population Level?”Webinar Screenshot

March 26, 2015 The 2014 Ontario Child Health Study is here!

 You’ve probably heard – 1 in 5 Ontario children/youth have a mental health issue.

Is that number still true? We don’t know. That number came from the last Ontario Child Health Study, conducted in 1983. Thirty years ago the world was a very different place.

March 12, 2015 How are youth in Canada using e-cigarettes?

E-cigaretteE-cigarettes are becoming increasingly popular due to the marketing of their health benefits over regular cigarettes. E-cigarettes are commonly marketed and sold over the Internet. This is an important factor to consider because youth generally spend more time online than older generations. Therefore, the potential impact on youth of the availability of e-cigarettes on the internet is worth examining.

March 12, 2015 How are colleges and universities helping students with eating disorders?

Webinar ScreenshotThe latest webinar in the “Ask the Experts” series looked at how to best support a student who may have an eating disorder.

February 26, 2015 How do we measure mental illness and addictions at a population level?

Rates of mental illness and addictions at a population level are always based on estimates. In Canada, different studies have shown that rate to be anywhere from 1 in 3 to 1 in 10. With Ontario’s population at 13.6 million, that is a big gap.

February 26, 2015 Linking sectors & data to improve mental health of individuals with developmental disabilities

HCARDD LogoH-CARDD is a research program whose primary goal is to enhance the overall health and well-being of people with developmental disabilities through improved health care policy and services.

February 26, 2015 Predicting aftercare participation and success after residential addiction treatment

Research Snapshot ImageDrug addiction is a chronic condition with a high relapse rate. Research shows that residential treatment helps individuals stay in recovery if it’s combined with long-term continuing care — called aftercare. Aftercare can be a 12-step program, structured outpatient sessions led by an addiction counsellor, and individual counselling.

February 12, 2015 Register now for Collaborative Conversations: On the Road

Collaborative Conversations ScreenShotWe are pleased to invite you to participate in Collaborative Conversations – On the Road! In this series of seven events, held across the province, we will explore issues and learnings that have emerged from the Systems Improvement through Service Collaboratives initiative.

February 12, 2015 Sustaining change: What does the evidence say about sustainability?

EENet WebYou’ve successfully put a new program or practice in place to help clients with mental health or addiction problems. Now what? In healthcare settings, putting evidence into practice is one thing; sustaining it is another. While there are many definitions of sustainability, it can be broadly understood as the continuation of most or all of an intervention after it has been implemented.