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EENet News

February 7, 2013 Women, trauma, and substance use webinar

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.

January 25, 2013 Research Snapshot: Parents' seeking help for their children with mental health issues face complex process

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.

January 25, 2013 Webinars look at DTFP projects

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.

January 10, 2013 Research Snapshot: Preventing alcohol use problems among Aboriginal youth

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.

January 10, 2013 NEW: Rounding-up Research Reports

Starting this issue, we will be including Research Report Round-ups in EENet’s section of Mental Health NotesResearch Report Round-ups are summaries of research reports, presented in a user-friendly format.

January 10, 2013 Be part of EENet's new season of webinars

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!

December 20, 2012 Take part in webinar on eating disorders

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.

December 13, 2012 Still time to register for EENet's last webinar of the year

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.

December 13, 2012 Research Snapshot: Do first-generation immigrants have a greater risk of mental health disorders?

International studies show that immigrants are more at risk of hospitalization for psychosis than native-born populations. But while Canada has the second largest proportion of first-generation immigrants in the world, there are no current Canadian studies on this topic.

November 29, 2012 Research Snapshot: LGBT people face more mental health issues - and more barriers

Up until the 1970s, homosexuality was classified as a mental disorder. Moving away from this definition meant that the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered) community needed more supportive mental health services. In fact, because of discrimination, LGBT people experience more depression, mood and anxiety issues, substance use disorders, and suicide attempts than heterosexuals. They also access mental health services more than heterosexuals. However, dissatisfaction with mental health services among this population is high and a lack of provider knowledge about LGBT issues is apparent.