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Child and Youth Mental Health

December 2, 2020 at 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Location:You will receive a calendar invitation to join the virtual event within a few days of registering.
Audience:Staff and Faculty

The latest research on the incidence of mental health concerns in Ontario indicates 18-22% of children and youth at some point will experience symptoms and impairment related to mental health concerns (Georgiades et al., 2019).  In this overview of children and youth mental health concerns and resources, Dr. Sewell will highlight information available on signs and symptoms, as well as findings from her research on developing youth mental health programming.  She will review strategies from the literature on supporting wellness during difficult times, and share insights on accessing a range of resources online and within the community from her social work practice in children’s mental health.

About the Researcher

Karen Sewell is an Assistant Professor with the School of Social Work at Carleton.  She is a social worker with over twenty years of practice experience, and a research profile demonstrating commitment to children’s and youth mental health, the social work profession, and transformative social work pedagogy including simulation-based learning. Her program of research centers on the improvement of mental health services for children and youth from vulnerable and marginalized populations through the development, delivery, and evaluation of effective clinical programs, with the role of supervision a key component.

Mental Health Speaker Series

This session is part of the Healthy Workplace Mental Health Speaker Series 2020/2021. Find out more.


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