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Involving Dads – Dads talk about Mental Health (in the know)
Talking about involving dads in the mental health discussion with dads.
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.
خانواده ها در طول این مسیر می توانند انتظار چه چیزهایی را داشته باشند؟ (Part 2: What can Families Expect Along the Way? System Navigation Video - in Farsi)
This video describes what families can expect when they meet with a health professional about their child’s mental health for the first time, and how to prepare themselves and their child for that first meeting.
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'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.
Answers to your Questions about Getting Help for Children with Mental Health Concerns (Here to Help)
Where do I start if I think my child is having difficulties? Where should parents search when looking for mental health professionals? And answers to more questions you may have about your child's mental health concerns.
Balancing Our Minds - Community Summits
Curious about Balancing our Minds? Watch the video to learn all about it. Interested in planning your own mental health event or activity? Check out http://bom.keltymentalhealth.ca for ideas, information, resources and more!
BC Ministry of Children & Family Development – About Child and Youth Mental Health
Contains information about child and youth mental health programs and resources.
BC Pediatric Society
BC Pediatric Society promotes a relationship between families and pediatricians where both work together to ensure the best possible health care services for every child in BC. The site also features information, tips and resources on child mental health for parents.
BoosterBuddy Mobile App
BoosterBuddy is a free app designed to help teens and young adults improve their mental health. Manage your personal wellness journey and earn achievements as your sidekick guides you through a series of daily quests designed to establish and sustain positive habits.
Champions for Community Wellness
A BC based website dedicated to changing the conversation in our communities about child, youth and family mental health and wellness. Offers a blog, resources, and tip sheets on a variety of mental health topics.
Child and Youth Mental Health Resources for Educators Quick Reference Sheet
A list of the top websites, toolkits, and support services.
Children and Youth with Sensory Processing Issues: Information for Parents and Caregivers
This resource provides information about sensory processing and sensory processing issues in children and youth, and also informs parents and caregivers about how to help children and youth experiencing these issues.
Children's Mental Health Ontario
This section contains family-friendly resources that offer in-depth information on general and specific topics in mental health.
Children’s Mental Health Ontario: Resources for Teachers
A webpage that contains links to resources about common mental health problems present in today’s classrooms, including anxiety and mood disorders, AD/HD, and behavioural disorders, and includes tips on early identification and intervention, practical suggestions on accommodating and responding to kids with mental health problems, and ways to combat stigma in the classroom.
Collaborative Mental Health Care: Toolkits
Practical, user-friendly resource for screening, assessment and treatment of child and youth mental health problems commonly presenting in primary care.
End the Stigma of Mental Illness in Schools (BCTF Teacher News Magazine)
BC Teachers’ Federation, Newsmagazine Volume 26, Number 4 Jan./Feb. 2014.
Engaging Children, Youth and Families – More Than a Good Idea
A special issue of the Journal of Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry on engaging children, youth and families in all aspects of child and youth mental health
Facts for Families: Talking To Kids About Mental Illnesses (American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
Kids are naturally curious and have questions about mental illnesses. Understanding mental illnesses can be challenging for adults as well as for children. Myths, confusion, and misinformation about mental illnesses cause anxiety, create stereotypes, and promote stigma.
Family Pack
A comprehensive and evaluated set of resources meeting mental health literacy needs of families, including youth focused mini-magazines on specific mental disorders; parenting your teen; and teening your parent as well as specific resources for youth whose parent or sibling has a mental disorder.
Family Toolkit (Here to Help)
The Family Toolkit was designed to assist families in caring for a family member with a mental illness by providing information and practical resources

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.