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Part of CSPA's mandate is to provide information to school councils and parents in order to support the success of all students. Research shows that children will be more successful when their parents are involved with their education. This page provides links to presentations and websites regarding Mental Health Resources which parents may find useful. All the information was either delivered at CSPA meetings or given at CSPA-hosted parenting events, and is available for parents to view and download.

Presentations

  • Anxiety in Children and Youth Looks at the typical developmental sequence of anxiety, when does it become problematic and how anxiety is perpetuated.  Includes strategies for parents to help foster resiliency and coping skills in youth. | November 2011
  • Mean Girls Examines the way girls bully each other, strategies for managing girls who bully and their victims, and practical ways to empower ALL girls, interventions for helping individuals and groups of girls. | April 2010
  • Stress and Anxiety in a Young Child An overview of anxiety and stress issues as typically experienced by young children and parenting strategies to help support an anxious or stressed child. | April 2010 

Helpful Links

  • eMentalHealth.ca
    A family friendly guide to mental health services and resources in the Ottawa-Carleton area.
  • Kids Help Phone
    Kids Help Phone is a free, anonymous and confidential phone and on-line professional counselling service for youth. Big or small concerns.  24/7, 365 days a year. 
  • Children’s Mental Health Ontario
    Works to improve mental health and well-being of children and youth and their families
  • The ABC's of Mental Health
    Ideas for promoting the mental health of children and adolescents, information about how children change as they get older, descriptions of behaviours that might indicate a problem, and practical suggestions for steps to take.
  • The Offord Centre for Child Studies
    Gives access to up-to-date information on certain disorders, behaviour problems and life circumstances that can impact on children’s health and well-being
  • Adolescent Mental Health Resources
    List of resource links provided by psychologist Dr. D. Scoular for workshop on adolescent mental health. | April 2010