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CHNET-Works! Webinars in March 2016

March 2016

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Culture, Aging and Mental Health
March 3, 2016, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Please join us for a webinar and discussion on Culture, Aging and Mental Health hosted by the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Seniors Reaching out to Seniors: An Elder Abuse Awareness and Financial Literacy Workshop Program for Older Adults
March 9, 2016, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

The BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support (BCCEAS) developed a workshop toolkit on elder abuse prevention through a three-year project that was funded by the Human Resources and Skills Development Canada under the New Horizons for Seniors Program. The workshop program utilizes the peer-to-peer model, with trained older adults delivering information on elder abuse prevention and financial literacy to their peers, Since 2011, BCCEAS has delivered over 500 workshops using this model to almost 5,000 older adults, in addition to training community groups to establish their own seniors reaching out to seniors program, in communities across BC.  The webinar will share learnings on the strategies of a peer-to-peer educational model on elder abuse prevention, through examination of the recruitment and training of volunteers, program delivery, evaluation and community networking, and use this knowledge to help organizations establish a volunteer-driven elder abuse prevention program in their communities.

Young people, socio-economic processes, and youth mental health promotion
March 17, 2016, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Quantitative research that has explored the association between socio-economic factors and youth mental health has produced mixed and at times contradictory findings. Little is known regarding relational dynamics between socio-economic processes and young people’s mental health and implications for mental health promotion initiatives. 30 diverse young people between the ages of 15 and 28 years of age from a Canadian Metropolitan region were engaged within a process of social praxis to explore their experiences of the inter-relationship between their socio-economic environments and their mental health and their processes of seeking to realize their mental health. Their experiences were compared to two sets of provincial mental health policy documents to explore the positioning of mental health policy in relation to young people and socio-economic processes. This webinar presents findings from this dissertation research and key implications for the development of health equity indicators and multi-level, inter-sectoral youth mental health promotion initiatives.