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April 20, 2012 Research Snapshot: Developing better mental health crisis services

Crisis response is an important part of a comprehensive mental health system. Crisis services for people with mental health problems and mental illness, however, have traditionally been provided in a hospital emergency room. This can be a chaotic place for people in crisis. Services that are based in the community, on the other hand, can reduce hospital use, involuntary treatment, and criminalization.

April 5, 2012 Watch Health Canada DTFP Webinar

EENet invites you to watch the latest installment in its webinar series about the Health Canada Drug Treatment Funding Program. On Friday, March 30, Wanda McDonald, Manager of Addiction Services, Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness, provided useful insights into what the province is doing to enhance its substance abuse treatment system. To watch the video and check out the slides, visit www. evidenceexchangenetworkproject.com.

April 5, 2012 Research Snapshot: Neighbourhood connectedness can reduce teen drug use

It’s been suggested that when parents are well connected to their children’s friends and others in the neighbourhood – and are willing to intervene for the common good – the likelihood of youth crime goes down. But can this theory apply to drug use among adolescents?

March 22, 2012 Register for SystemAction webinar

EENet is pleased to co-host an upcoming webinar with SystemAction, Canada’s national knowledge exchange network in support of the National Treatment Strategy. “Using a Screening Tool to Build Bridges Across Sectors: The Cape Breton Experience” will take place on Wednesday, April 4, 2012, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST.

March 22, 2012 Paula Goering Award still accepting applications

The Paula Goering Collaborative Research and Knowledge Translation Award recognizes an innovative researcher-decision-maker collaborative research project for Integrated Knowledge Translation in the area of mental health and addictions. The $2,000 award is named in recognition of Dr. Paula Goering’s wide-ranging and significant contributions to the field of Mental Health Services Research in Canada and internationally, including advancements in the field of knowledge translation.

March 22, 2012 Engage with the Nova Scotia Drug Treatment Funding Program

EENet invites you to attend a FREE, one-hour virtual knowledge exchange session to explore what the Nova Scotia Drug Treatment Funding Program is doing to enhance its substance abuse treatment system. This webinar is the third in a series that is connecting stakeholders across provinces and territories as we work towards the shared goal of improving our substance abuse treatment systems. Join Wanda McDonald, Manager of Addiction Services, Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness, on Friday March 30, 2012 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. EST.

March 22, 2012 Research Snapshot: Asking bisexual people about their experiences with mental health services

Bisexual people have high rates of mental health problems as a result of minority stress, social isolation, and stigmatization. It’s important then, that mental health service providers be educated about bisexuality, and provide supports and services that address the unique needs of bisexual people.

March 8, 2012 Paula Goering Award still accepting applications

The Paula Goering Collaborative Research and Knowledge Translation Award recognizes an innovative researcher-decision-maker collaborative research project for Integrated Knowledge Translation in the area of mental health and addictions. The $2,000 award is named in recognition of Dr. Paula Goering’s wide-ranging and significant contributions to the field of Mental Health Services Research in Canada and internationally, including advancements in the field of knowledge translation.

March 8, 2012 Watch Alberta DTFP webinar!

EENet invites you to watch a one-hour virtual knowledge exchange session on what the Alberta Drug Treatment Funding Program (DTFP) is doing to enhance its substance abuse treatment system. On February 23, Lindsey Howard, the research-evaluator for the In-Roads Program, provided useful information and answered questions from EENet stakeholders.

March 8, 2012 Promising programs for women

Research shows that women who have low socioeconomic status (SES) are at risk for depression. This includes women with low income, for example – a vulnerable population that is a key focus of EENet. The network has been profiling recent systematic reviews that address its priorities. One such review brings crucial attention to women with low SES.