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"Just One More Game..." Parenting and Video Games (in the know)
Today, video gaming is a normal, everyday part of childhood behaviour. However, because it is new, many people wonder what effect gaming will have on children. This session will highlight what we currently know about gaming, what the myths and realities about "addiction" are, and how parents can make informed decisions about their child's gaming.
A Celebration of the Adolescent Brain
This webinar looks at adolescent brain development and how it impacts attitudes, behaviours, emotions, relationships, and risk taking and what parents can do to support their youth.
Beyond Advocacy: Building Stronger Learning Communities Through Authentic Parent Engagement (in the know)
As student learning changes in the province, so too will the traditional relationship between parents and the school. The shift should be towards partnerships that more meaningfully involve parents in the learning enterprise. What might this look like and feel like for parents as we move down the road towards a new conception of learning expressed in the BC Education Plan?
Building Healthy Relationships (in the know)
This webinar explores building healthy relationships: why bother, what can help, and what behaviours are really saying
Offers support, information and resources to parents with kids with mental health issues across BC.
Involving Dads – Dads talk about Mental Health (in the know)
Talking about involving dads in the mental health discussion with dads.
Speaker: Patricia Morris, Kindergarten Teacher and MindUP Trainer, Vancouver School Board
SACY - A Comprehensive Substance Abuse Prevention Initiative
Art Steinmann, Manager, Substance Abuse Prevention, Vancouver Board of Education. Presently Art is the Manager of the SACY (School Age Children and Youth, Substance Use Prevention) Initiative for the Vancouver Board of Education
Schools as a Setting for Promoting Positive Mental Health
Speaker: Kathy Cassels, Executive Director, DASH BC
Summer Survival Strategies for Parents (in the know)
Overview: take care of yourself, nurture your relationships, spend one to one time with each child, hold weekly family meetings, create a summer support network, have the courage to be imperfect, and resources.
The ADHD Brain: A User's Guide (in the know)
This webinar explores what ADHD is and how it is diagnosed, what's different about the ADHD brain, what is the cause of ADHD, what other problems are common and what is the treatment for ADHD.
The Adolescent Brain: Some Key Things to Think About When it Comes to Understanding Young People (in the know)
Many parents do not understand why their teenagers occasionally behave in an impulsive, irrational, or dangerous way. At times, it seems like they don’t think things through or fully consider the consequences of their actions. Adolescents differ from adults in the way they behave, solve problems, and make decisions. There is a biological explanation for this difference.
'in the know' monthly lectures: F.O.R.C.E. Society for Kids' Mental Health
'in the know' Parent education and networking sessions are held in various communities throughout the province, approximately 8 - 10 times per year.
'in the know': Video gaming, social media misuse, and other related digital addictions among 8 to 25 year-olds
By briefly presenting the assessment, treatment, and prevention of problem video gaming, social media misuse, and other related digital addictions among 8 to 25 year-olds, this presentation discusses the impact of our technophilic culture on child development, more precisely brain development. Insight on how we can minimize the negative impact our technophilic culture can have on infants, children and adolescents, as well as managing and understanding assistive technologies in education, will be discussed.
50 Activities and Games for Kids with ADHD
An activity book for children with ADD. By Patricia O. Quinn & Judith M. Stern
60 Second Anger Management: Quick Tips to Handle Explosive Feelings
by Michael Hershorn, New Horizon Press; 2002 ISBN 0882822209
A Brochure on Somatic Symptoms and Somatization in Children and Youth
This resource provides an overview of somatic symptoms and somatization disorders in children and youth, including what they are, what parents and caregivers can do, and what resources are available.
A Child's Story: Going to School with Anxiety
This illustrated book deals with the frightening prospect of going back to school and the inner worries of a little girl coming to terms with her anxiety. The books helps parents explain to their child what they are feeling and presents techniques to help overcome anxious feelings. 2009, George Ann Bains & Paul Bains
A Family Guide to Concurrent Disorders (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)
A workbook with information on what concurrent disorders are, the impact concurrent disorders have on families, treatment and recovery.

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.