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Strengthened by the Storm, Hincks-Dellcrest Centre Gail Appel Institute and Young People's Theatre

Toronto, Ontario
March 25, 2015

Please help to get information on this event out to parents within your networks: on your distribution lists, on waitlists for services, to families who come into your locations, your friends, on your websites or through newsletters. It is very difficult to reach the families who need this support the most.

The Hincks-Dellcrest Centre Gail Appel Institute is partnering with Young People’s Theatre to present a series of seminars that will offer practical skills to promote children’s well-being and improve the lives of families. The Hincks-Dellcrest Gail Appel Institute offers advanced education to those who work with children and families in a variety of mental health care professions. We also provide resources to parents and caregivers to support them with their children’s mental health care needs. Our mission is to build knowledge and capacity in children and family mental health.

This seminar discusses coping strategies for parents who have a child who is struggling with a mental, neurodevelopmental, or behavioural challenge. It is based on interviews with more than 50 parents who have walked this walk and who are eager to share their best advice with other parents. Topics to be discussed include self-care, self-compassion, creating your own support network, and lifestyle matters (nutrition, fitness, sleep, stress management, and making time for fun). These interviews formed the basis for Ann’s forthcoming book (Harper Collins Canada, January 2015) on this topic.

Who Should Attend: Parents, grandparents, teachers, child development professionals and others who can help children grow will find these learning experiences filled with practical skills that can promote children’s well-being and improve the lives of families.


  • 6:30-7:00 p.m.: Doors open/registration
  • 7:00-8:30 p.m.: Presentation
  • 8:3-9:00 p.m.: Networking and book signing

For more information or to register, please visit

Admission for each series: $20.0