Working to enhance children’s mental health

April 26, 2016

“For the One and the Many,” is the title of talk given by Children’s Health Policy director, Charlotte Waddell.

Delivered in March 2016 to practitioners at BC Children’s Hospital and in April 2016 to managers at the BC Ministry for Children and Family Development, the talk focuses on the mental health challenges facing many young people in British Columbia today.

In addition to examining the prevalence of various disorders — ranging from anxiety to substance misuse to autism — the talk also tracks health spending in Canada, showing how children’s mental health programs are languishing, even as overall health spending rises. As well, the talk explores effective prevention programs and new alternatives for children such as the Nurse-Family Partnership program.

A complete slide show for the talk may be viewed here.