Parents and Caregivers

The Kelty Centre is looking for feedback!


BC Children’s Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre has THREE upcoming opportunities for parents, families and caregivers to be involved in the design and development of a new Help Finder Tool, Orientation Video, and Social Media Campaign!

 

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Letting Go of the Guilt

I recently saw a post on social media that described the difference between being a parent in 2017 and being a parent in literally every generation before. It went like this:

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Setting the Stage for Lifelong Healthy Behaviours: An Overview of Appetite to Play
Physical activity and healthy eating in Early Childhood (0-5) is important for healthy child development and setting the stage for lifelong healthy behaviours. Appetite to Play is an initiative designed to support early years providers promote and encourage physical activity and healthy eating. Appetite to Play provides healthy eating and physical activity recommended practices and practice support resources for early years providers to use in a variety of settings including: daycare centres, family based childcare, preschool and parent participation programs.
Pinwheel Education Series: Eating Disorders & Substance Use Recording
On Tuesday April 24th, 2018 experts explored the connection between eating disorders and substance use, the impacts on child and youth mental health, as well as strategies and resources available for families and caregivers to best support their loved ones and themselves. Listen to the recording of the event.

Interpreter Services in Mental Health Care - A Collaborative Model

Date: 
29 May 2018 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Location: 
Online Webinar
Health Care Interpreters, or Medical Interpreters, work in synergy with doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals to ensure that communication is not hampered by language disparities.
Cost: 

Free!

Speakers: 

Angela Sasso, Director, Shifting Pictures Inc.,

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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.
Hidden Depression in Children and Youth: Dr. Ashley Miller (Video)
It can be hard to know what is typical teenage behaviour & what might be depression. In this talk, Dr. Ashley Miller of BC Children’s Hospital’s Child & Youth Mental Health Program will discuss what depression is, strategies & tips for talking to youth about your concerns, with resources & next steps you can take.
Pinwheel Education Series Recording: Back to School Anxiety
Audio recording of Back to School Anxiety Pinwheel, August 2017.

Eating Disorders & Substance Use

Date: 
24 April 2018 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: 
Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre
Room P3-306, Mental Health Building #85, BC Children’s Hospital
Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3N1 49° 14' 41.7084" N, 123° 7' 35.9688" W

Many youth who struggle with eating disorders also struggle with substance use. The co-occurrence of eating disorders and substance can significantly impact child/youth mental health. Join our panel as they explore connection between these disorders, as well as strategies and resources available families and caregivers to best support children/youth with eating disorders and substance use.

Cost: 

Free!

Speakers: 

Lisa Burns (parent with lived experience)

Dr. Vicki Klassen (General Practitioner with expertise in eating disorders, youth and addiction medicine) 

Elspeth Humphries (Regional Coordinator for Fraser Health’s Eating Disorders Program)

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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.