Funded by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS), this CMHA Ontario project was aligned with Ontario’s Moving on Mental Health (2012) plan to strengthen the mental health system, delivering what children and youth need, when they need it, and as close to home as possible.
The main goal of the Working with Children and Youth with Complex Mental Health Needs project was to help direct service providers of children and youth enhance their skills in core service areas, including: Targeted Prevention, Brief Services, Family/Caregiver Skills Building and Support, and supporting service provider capacity to practice within a health equity lens.
This project has supported MCYS’s commitment to improving mental health services for children and youth with complex mental health needs so that they and their families have better access to a consistent set of supports as well as confidence in the agencies providing those supports.
CMHA Ontario invites direct service providers to take advantage of the free training offered through this project! The project ran from February, 2014 to March, 2015, and although the project is now over, the website continues to house training opportunities on an ongoing basis.