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Webinar Series: Family-based Approaches for Building Resiliency in Children and Youth. Part 1: An Introduction Download as iCal file
Wednesday 29 January 2014, 13:00 - 14:30

To support the work of those in the health promotion and prevention fields, HC Link is partnering with Parent Action on Drugs (PAD) and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Health Promotion Resource Centre to deliver the two-part webinar series Family-based Approaches for Building Resiliency in Children and Youth, which will explore the use of family-based programs for building resiliency through mental health promotion and other substance misuse prevention activities. You must register separately for each webinar.

Part 1 – An introduction: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST
The first webinar in this series will provide an overview of the evidence base for this type of work and review best practices and guidelines. Register for Part 1 webinar here (Registration closes January 26 at 11:30 pm).

An interactive twitter chat (#resilientfamilies) will be hosted on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. to facilitate continued discussion.

Part 2 – Learning from the Field: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST
This last webinar of the series will feature community partners who currently deliver family-based programming. A panel of practitioners will identify successes as well as lessons learned, while reflecting on the evidence in this area of practice. The session will provide substantial opportunities for discussion with webinar participants. Register for Part 2 webinar here (Registration closes February 17 at 5:00 pm).


Barbara Steep

BarbaraSteepBarbara Steep is an equity and engagement lead in the GTA Region Office at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). In her many years at CAMH, Barbara has provided training, curriculum and policy development, coordinated public education events and assisted in the development of programs for at risk youth and families. For many years Barbara took a lead role in the development of agency partnerships that supported the delivery of Strengthening Families for the Future programs in communities within the city of Toronto. More recently, Barbara has been involved in the Service Improvement through System Improvement (SISC) project providing health equity and community engagement support to the Durham Service Collaborative and the Scarborough/East York Service Collaborative, and program support to the Service User Expert Panel.

 Monica Nunes

MonicaNunesMonica Nunes is a research analyst at the Center for Addiction and Mental Health within the MOHLTC-funded CAMH Resource Centre. Previous to her role at CAMH, Monica provided coordination and research support to various community-based health promotion research projects that applied youth engagement approaches and knowledge mobilization strategies. Monica holds a master's of Public Health from the University of Toronto where she completed a collaborative program in Health Promotion and Community.


Diane Buhler

DianeBuhlerDiane Buhler has been the executive director of Parent Action on Drugs for 25 years. She appreciates the many opportunities this position provides to explore the complex issues concerning the use of alcohol and other drugs among youth and integrating research, best and better practices and health promotion strategies into practical programming for youth and parents and those who work with them. Prior to her years in the substance misuse prevention field, Diane spent fifteen years as a manager and educator in the field of developmental disabilities. She has an M.A. in sociology from the University of Toronto.