September 20, 2017
11:00 am to 12:30 pmAdd to Calendar (iCal) Add to Google Calendar
About the Session:
Integrated youth services (IYS) promises to transform how youth access mental health and related services in communities across the country. IYS features coordinated interdisciplinary teams, a stepped care model, a youth-centered focus and cross-sector collaboration that engages health, addiction services, education, justice, social services and philanthropy. IYS also incorporates a robust research and evaluation strategy. The panel will feature a number of short presentations that together will provide a pan-Canadian perspective. Specifically, various models for IYS will be shared, as well as the latest project developments and key lessons learned to date. Projects underway include the ACCESS Open Minds Pan-Canadian network, as well as provincial projects in BC, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick. A major pan-Canadian and international knowledge exchange platform in youth mental health will also be featured.
Daphne Hutt-MacLeod, Registered Psychologist, is the Director of Eskasoni Mental Health Services. She has worked with First Nation children and youth for over 25 years. She has served on charitable and organizational governance boards, volunteers with community projects and committees. Her most recent passion is as the Site Lead for ACCESS Open Minds Pan-Canadian Adolescent mental health initiative.
Elana Ludman is the Program Director, Youth Mental Health at the Graham Boeckh Foundation (GBF), a private family foundation dedicated to bringing about transformational changes that significantly improve the lives of people with or at risk of mental illness. In her role, she works with stakeholders across the country to advance Integrated Youth Services. Prior to joining GBF, Elana worked at the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, Employment and Social Development Canada and in the community sector. Elana holds a MSc in Social Policy and Development.
Ian Manion is a clinical psychologist and scientist-practitioner who has worked with children, youth, and families for over 30 years. He is currently the Director of Youth Mental Health Research at the Institute for Mental Health Research at the Royal Ottawa, and a member of the Mental Health and Addictions Leadership Advisory Council in Ontario.
Ina Winkelmann, a social worker by training is the Director of Services and Engagement at ACCESS Open Minds. Prior to joining ACCESS OM, Ina worked for twenty years in the delivery and management of youth mental health care in both institutional and community settings, most recently managing two large programs of child and adolescent and mood disorders at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute.
Dr. Joanna Henderson is Director of the Margaret and Wallace McCain Centre for Child, Youth and Family Mental Health at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. Her research aims to improve access to high quality, integrated services for youth with substance use and/or mental health concerns and their families.
Mallery Denny, BA, began working with Eskasoni Mental Health Service as Crisis Worker and is now a Youth Clinical/Peer Support Worker. Research collaborations include: Spaces and Places, Networks for Change and ACCESS Open Minds. She is dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of community members, is a certified personal trainer, facilitator in Girl on Fire and Mental Health First Aid First Nations.
Paula Reaume-Zimmer is the Integrated Vice President, Mental Health & Addictions Services for CMHA Lambton-Kent and Bluewater Health. She is also a Lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry at Western University Schulich School of Medicine and earned a Doctorate in Health Administration with her dissertation completed on transitional age youth.
Pamela Liversidge is the Director of Policy and Partnerships at Foundry in British Colombia. Prior to joining Foundry, Pamela held several roles working on strategic level policy in the provincial government, including as the Director of Mental Health and Substance Use Policy and Planning in the Ministry of Health. Pamela enjoys working with diverse stakeholders to address complex, social problems and is excited about transforming systems to improve individual health outcomes. Pamela holds a Master of Public Administration.