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Seeing the Possibilities: The Need for a Mental Health Focus Amongst Street-Involved Youth

March 9, 2010

Join Dr Elizabeth (Beth) McKay online at 1:00 p.m. (EST) as she explores the mental health needs of street-involved youth, based on the results of her study:

Specifically, the webinar will focus on:

  • The multi-determined nature of mental health challenges in homeless youth (stress of homelessness and pre-existing mental health challenges)
  • The complexity of youths’ experience pertinent to mental health need (overwhelming distress, resilience and coping strategies)
  • The urgent need for increased access to mental health services for street-involved youth
  • Skillful intervention to help youth move away from negative coping strategies (such as self-harm or addiction) toward more adaptive strategies (such as building positive relationships)

Elizabeth McCay, RN, PhD is Associate Director, Scholarly, Research and Creative Activities in the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, at Ryerson University.

For more information, and to register, please visit