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Evidence-Based Early Intervention for Manitoban Children’s Mental Health

October 1, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Free
KIDTHINK and SNAP

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Do you work with children who are having difficulty at home, school, and/or in the community? Are you concerned about those children and want them to have access to the supports they need? If so, join us on October 1st for a virtual lunch and learn about how you can help bring the award-winning Stop Now And Plan (SNAP®) program to Manitoba.

One in five children in Canada struggles with a mental health disorder, and approximately 80% of these children are not able to access the help they need. The most common diagnoses among these children are Disruptive Behaviour Problems including aggression, bullying, rule-breaking, Conduct Disorder, and Oppositional Defiant Disorder. These serious behavioural problems undermine a child’s ability to make reasoned, informed decisions. If left untreated, these children are at serious risk of continuing down a negative path towards school drop-out and anti-social behaviour.

Everything can change with SNAP.

Let us show you how.

Presenters: Dr. Leena Augimeri -  Director, SNAP Scientific and Program Development & Centre for Children Committing Offenses at Child Development Institute (CDI) in Toronto, Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto, and Fellow of the Academy of Experimental Criminology. Dr. Augimeri is the recipient of numerous awards including the Child Welfare League of Canada’s inaugural Outstanding Achievement Research and Evaluation Award and the Elizabeth Manson Award for Community Service in Children’s Mental Health in recognition of exemplary contributions to the promotion of children’s mental health by the Hospital for Sick Children.

Dr. Jo Ann Unger, C. Psych. – Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Director at Kidthink Children’s Mental Health Centre, which has just recently become Manitoba’s first SNAP site. Dr. Unger has worked for over 10 years in providing psychological services to children, youth, adults, couples, and families from a variety of approaches. She is passionate about advocating for access to the mental health needs of Manitobans through her role as Clinical Director of KIDTHINK as well as the President of the Manitoba Psychological Society.

Please click https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81849993344 to join the Zoom meeting

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Date:
October 1, 2020
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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