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Mental Health Promotion in Action, CAMH

Kenora, Ontario
March 30, 2011

9:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. (CST)
Best Western Lakeside Inn (470 1st Avenue South)

Mental health promotion builds on strengths, empowers individuals, families and communities, creating comprehensive support systems and environments in which positive mental health can thrive. There are a number of evidence-based and best practices mental health promotion programming and research to build from.

Strengthening Families for the Future (SFF) is a best practice health promotion program for families with children between the ages of 7 and 11, who may be at risk for substance use problems, depression, violence, delinquency and school failure. The program is specifically designed to reduce risk factors, build individual resiliency, and enhance family protective factors. The program accomplishes this through its unique elements including three separate programs for the child, parent and combined family, and a communal meal.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about examples of evidence-based/best practice mental health programs
  • Understand the elements and principles integral to mental health promotion programming
  • Explore ways to integrate other key priority areas (healthy eating, physical activity, etc.) within mental health promotion programming

Susan Lalonde Rankin is a program consultant at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), in the Central Ontario region. Susan has a keen interest in family prevention and health promotion. Through her leadership and contribution the SFF program has evolved from initial research into a best practice.

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