Children

SELF Toolkit for Children
Developed by the BC Children’s Hospital Mental Health Inpatient Program, this toolkit allows care providers to work with youth to identify their potential triggers and dysregulation cues, and to create a customized stress management plan. It includes a Safety Plan for Passes and a personalized Safety Plan for discharge that youth can complete based on the toolkit activities. Two version of the toolkit are available; one for adolescents and one for children.
SELF Toolkit for Adolescents
Developed by the BC Children’s Hospital Mental Health Inpatient Program, this toolkit allows care providers to work with youth to identify their potential triggers and dysregulation cues, and to create a customized stress management plan. It includes a Safety Plan for Passes and a personalized Safety Plan for discharge that youth can complete based on the toolkit activities. Two version of the toolkit are available; one for adolescents and one for children.
Sam's Journey: A Story of Somatization
Sam’s Journey was developed in collaboration with patients, families, and mental health professionals from medical psychology and the integrative health team at BC Children’s Hospital.

Child and Youth Mental Health Day!

Date: 
7 May 2018 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: 
Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre
4555 Heather Street Room P3-306, Mental Health Building #85
Vancouver, British Columbia V6H3N1 49° 14' 41.172" N, 123° 7' 13.5552" W

May 7th is National Child and Youth Mental Health Day and we invite everyone to join us and the many BC families in celebrating the mental health of children and youth! 

The Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre, from 11am-2pm, will have a resource table for families in the Oak Street Lobby of BC Children’s Hospital. 

Cost: 

Free!

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The CALM Curriculum: Interview with Co-Founder Kiran Sidhu

Today I had the pleasure of speaking with Kiran Sidhu, co-founder of the CALM Curriculum. Take a read on my interview with Kiran below to find out more:

 

Char:  What is social and emotional well-being and why is it so important? 

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Chef Fromage Facilitator's Manual
The Chef Fromage and his Veggie Friends Great Kitchen Challenge was co-designed by patients, families, and a multidisciplinary team on the Adolescent Psychiatry Unit at BC Children’s Hospital. The purpose of this project was to create a resource for youth as part of a Healthy Eating Initiative. This cookbook is intended to be an interactive resource for youth at different stages of healing in both group and individual work in a variety of settings. We hope that it will be used in hospital inpatient/outpatient programs, schools, community-based programs, and in any other settings where youth are supported! The Goal of the Project was to create a healthy eating resource that includes healthy recipe options of foods youth typically eat, and helpful information related to cooking and eating. Along with the cookbook, this complementary curriculum builds on youth’s skills in and around the kitchen.
Chef Fromage Cookbook
The Chef Fromage and his Veggie Friends Great Kitchen Challenge was co-designed by patients, families, and a multidisciplinary team on the Adolescent Psychiatry Unit at BC Children’s Hospital. The purpose of this project was to create a resource for youth as part of a Healthy Eating Initiative. This cookbook is intended to be an interactive resource for youth at different stages of healing in both group and individual work in a variety of settings. We hope that it will be used in hospital inpatient/outpatient programs, schools, community-based programs, and in any other settings where youth are supported! The Goal of the Project was to create a healthy eating resource that includes healthy recipe options of foods youth typically eat, and helpful information related to cooking and eating. Along with the cookbook, this complementary curriculum builds on youth’s skills in and around the kitchen.

Beyond the Blues: The Hidden Depression in Children & Youth

Date: 
23 November 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
The Chan Centre Auditorium | Child & Family Research Institute Building, BC Children's & Women's Hospital
950 West 28 Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 4H4 49° 14' 44.5812" N, 123° 7' 25.0824" W

 

 

MISSED THE EVENT? NOT TO WORRY! 
You can view our webcast at anytime here:  bit.ly/watchbtbonline
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Cost: 

Free!

Speakers: 

Dr. Ashley Miller, MDCM,FRCPC. Dr. Miller is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Clinic at BC Children's Hospital and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UBC. She runs groups for teens with depression and caregiver groups for families of children and teens with mental health issues. Dr. Miller is co-director of the Family Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy training programs for UBC psychiatry residents. She is a passionate advocate for family and caregiver involvement in the mental health treatment of children and youth. 

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Le soutien aux repas pour les jeunes ayant un trouble alimentaire (Eating Disorders Meal Support Video in French)
This video provides strategies to help parents and families provide structure and support to youth with eating disorders before, during and after meals.
Translation: en

WANTED: Parents and Youth Opinions!

Date: 
12 June 2017 - 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: 
BCCH Research Institute
950 W 28th Ave
Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 4H4 49° 14' 44.5812" N, 123° 7' 25.0824" W

THE NEED:

  • To find out views of parents/guardians of children of any age who are struggling with mental health issues.

  • To find out views of teens (ages 14-18) who are struggling with mental health issues.    

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BC Children's Hospital

This is an agency of Provincial Health Services Authority, providing provincial tertiary mental health services to the citizens of British Columbia. Programs include: Adult Tertiary Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatric Services, Child & Adolescent Mental Health, Women’s Reproductive Mental Health, as well as the Provincial Specialized Eating Disorders Program for children and youth located at the BC Children’s Hospital.

Provincial Health Services Authority

Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) is one of six health authorities – the other five health authorities serve geographic regions of BC.

Ministry of Health

British Columbia Ministry of Health

RBC Children's Mental Health Project

RBC Children’s Mental Health Project is RBC's cornerstone “health and wellness” pillar; RBC Children’s Mental Heath Project is a multi-year philanthropic commitment to support community-based and hospital programs that reduce stigma, provide early intervention and increase public awareness about children’s mental health issues.

BC Children's Hospital Foundation

Through a wide range of fundraising events and opportunities, The BC Children's Hospital Foundation is united with its donors by a single, simple passion - to improve the health and the lives of the young people who enter BC Children's Hospital every day.