The Faculty of Education’s “Let’s Talk About Education” Speaker Series:
Working together for child and youth mental health: teachers, schools and families
Dr. Susan Rodger
Associate Professor & Psychologist
Faculty of Education
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Althouse Building (1137 Western Road)
Room 1139 (Community Room)
* Free Parking Will be Available *
RSVPs not required, but appreciated: http://www.edu.uwo.ca/research/letstalkeduc.html
The statistics indicate that 1 in 5 Canadian children will experience a mental health disorder, and many more will experience mental health distress. One of the greatest challenges is access to care: only 1 in 5 children who need mental health care will receive it through the health care system. Having good mental health is important for good outcomes at home and at school, and schools and teachers are now on the ‘front lines’ of mental health. In this session we will talk about some of the challenges and opportunities for schools, teachers and families to work together to support child and youth mental health, and explore the ways in which we can all participate in creating powerful and positive relationships that can help make a difference.
Please pass along to anyone you feel would be interested; this is open to the Western and broader local community.