The Working with Children and Youth with Complex Mental Health Needs project, an initiative of Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario and the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, now offers free training resources in French.
The newly-launched French website for the project hosts an inventory of French training opportunities from across the province available to francophone child and youth mental health professionals seeking to gain more knowledge or capacity in their work. If you have a relevant training program, please submit your program on the website.
Additionally, early in 2015 the project will offer two webinars in French on themes relevant to children and youth with complex mental health needs.
Toula Kourgiantakis from the Problem Gambling Institute of Ontario at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health will present the first webinar on January 19, 2015. This webinar will focus on recognizing the links between problematic video gaming and mental health in adolescents as well as treatment options and prevention strategies.
The second webinar will take place on February 23, 2015 and will focus on gender independence in children. Christelle Thibault from Rainbow Health Ontario will discuss strategies that health and social service providers can use to support gender independent children, trans youth, and their families.
For more information, visit the French website of Working with Children and Youth with Complex Mental Health Needs at www.complexneeds.ca/fr.