- Have you worked in a program or project for children or youth that was inspired by a great idea?
- Have you developed an innovative policy to influence the mental health and emotional safety of your community?
- Have you seen positive results that you would like to share with others?
Then we would like to invite you/your organization to share your experience in a poster or table top presentation during the Atlantic Community Showcase on August 18 during a symposium on child and youth mental health. The Symposium, entitled Investing in Child and Youth Mental Health – Mobilizing Atlantic Canadians for a Positive Future will be held August 17-19 at Holland College in Charlottetown, PEI. It is hosted by the Atlantic Summer Institute on Healthy and Safe Communities (ASI) in partnership with the Socially and Emotionally Aware Kids (SEAK) Project from the Canadian Mental Health Association Nova Scotia Division, and Atlantic Canada Children’s Effective Service Strategies in Mental Health (ACCESS-MH). The goal of the Symposium is to build on evidence to influence and mobilize decision makers from grassroots to government to improve the mental health and well-being of Atlantic Canadian children and youth.
As a presenter at the Atlantic Community Showcase, you will benefit from the networking opportunities and chance to profile your work to Symposium attendees who are engaged in child and youth mental health programs. The Symposium will attract researchers, policy makers, advocates working in multiple sectors (such as education, health, justice, child and family, or community services, non-profit and private sectors), parents, caregivers, youth and members of the general public who are promoters of positive mental health.
- relate to the theme of child and youth mental health;
- are innovative and demonstrate promising collaborative practices, policies, research, and;
- involve at least two sectors and many partners.
We are looking for presentation proposals in French and/or English from:
- community groups
- policy makers
If you have a project that meets these criteria, we want to hear from you! In total we anticipate that 10-12 presentations will be displayed either on table tops or as poster boards; a great opportunity to share information about the work of promoting mental health amongst children and youth throughout Atlantic Canada. We will give priority to proposals from Atlantic Canada, but we also encourage others to submit abstracts.
Deadline for Submissions
We are accepting abstracts until Friday, May 15, 2016, 12:00 noon (Atlantic Time). We will not accept late submissions.
For questions regarding the call for presentations, e-mail us at info@asi-iea or call 902.894.3399.