For many youth, their family doctor is the main source of mental health help information; however some patients will need more specialized services. To make sure that these youth receive the treatment they need, doctors must be able to easily refer them to the appropriate services. Centralized intake (CI) for mental health referrals is a single-entry gateway for patients to access specialized mental health services.
In July 2012, Ontario set up a working group to build a plan for fundamental change to the child welfare system. EENet’s new Research Report Round-up presents a summary of “Blueprint for Fundamental Change to Ontario’s Child Welfare System – Final Report of the Youth Leaving Care Working Group,” the working group’s recommendations and advice on the relative priority of these changes.
The prevalence of trauma among substance]involved women is high. The Ontario Drug Treatment Funding Program (DTFP) Trauma and Substance Use project team is developing guidelines to support organizations that offer substance use treatment services for women. These guidelines will help service providers understand the connections between trauma and substance use, and provide better care for substance involved women.
Many children with mental health problems don’t actually receive the care they need. The issues their parents face when looking for help from the mental health system may have something to do with this. When people seek help for themselves they usually follow a linear, four-step process; however the experiences of parents trying to seek help for their children might not be so straight-forward.
EENet’s webinar series continues with the Health Canada Drug Treatment Funding Program (DTFP) Trauma and Substance Use project on February 21 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EST.
Youth who experiment with alcohol may be at risk for future alcohol use problems. Previous studies and trends showed that Aboriginal youth may be at an even greater risk for developing these problems. However, new research refutes this.
Starting this issue, we will be including Research Report Round-ups in EENet’s section of Mental Health Notes. Research Report Round-ups are summaries of research reports, presented in a user-friendly format.
Evidence Exchange Network (EENet) is pleased to start a new season of webinars that will bring together mental health and addictions stakeholders from across the province—and the country!
On Friday, November 30, the Addictions Rounds series, at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, will be holding a webinar on eating disorders. Dr. Anita Federici will lead “Innovations and Advancements in the Treatment of Patients with Complex and Multidiagnostic Eating Disorder Presentations.” Dr. Federici is a clinician and researcher in the Eating Disorder Programs at Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga and St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton.
There’s still time to take part in EENet’s final webinar of the season. Join Dr. Brian Rush on Wednesday, December 19, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., for a webinar about the work of the Needs-based Planning Model project team.