The ASI 2019 Forum is focusing on supportive environments – social and physical – that can influence mental health and well-being. Social environments include families, communities, schools and the virtual environment of social media, while physical environments include both built and natural. The importance of cultural connection will be considered throughout. The 2019 program will include updates on the Call to Action, Indigenous ways of knowing, and connections to the Sustainable Development Goals.Click here to view the final program/schedule.
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DETAILED PRESENTER BIOS AND ABSTRACTS (more coming soon)
- Opening Ceremony and Keynote Address – Welcoming Communities – Space and place for peace and wellbeing!
- Atlantic Community Showcase
- Youth Leadership Program
- Children’s Program
- Interactive Opening: Social Determinants of Health – Environments and Mental Health
- Opening Panel – Exploring Spaces and Places for Mental Health
- Concurrent Sessions – Updating the Evidence: Presentations and Conversation (multiple presentations in each session)
- Session 1: Empowerment and resilience
- Session 2: Family crisis and adjustment
- Session 3: School settings and strategies
- Session 4: Nurture and nature
- Session 5: Having a place called home – the impact
- Experiential Learning Workshops
- Workshop 1: Knowing and healing: Engaging in traditional healing practices to advance the Truth and Reconciliation Call to Action
- Workshop 2: Care of the Self: An application of choice theory – caring for your own needs as you foster supportive environments
- Workshop 3: Social and Emotional Learning for adults [Cancelled]
- Workshop 4: Writing Towards the Light: Contemplative Writing and JOY!
- Workshop 5: Be the Change You Want to See: Exploring the Sustainable Development Goals with a Social Emotional Lens
- Yoga Instructors
- Panel Discussion – Indigenous Ways of Working with Community
- Concurrent Workshops – Developing skills to serve as a steward for supportive environments
- Workshop 1: Supporting Newcomer Youth in Achieving Education and Employment Goals
- Workshop 2: A school district’s collaborative journey in creating a comprehensive sexual violence policy [Intersectoral Policy Development]
- Workshop 3: Developing Your Community Strategy to End Youth Homelessness: Case Studies and Tools from A Way Home Canada, Saint John and St. John’s [Community Planning]
- Workshop 4: Supporting grieving children in the classroom; Lessons learned from the experts – grieving children and teens
- Workshop 5: Looking forward to a national agenda – Priorities in early childhood mental health
- Workshop 6: An Intercultural Approach to Gender-based Violence Prevention in Newcomer Communities
- Luncheon Panel – The Power of Us: Stewards of our Environments Today!
- Closing Panel – Momentum for working together in Atlantic Canada and beyond!
- ASI 2018 Discussion Paper – A Whole Society Approach to Promoting Child and Youth Mental Health: Comparing Frameworks
- ASI 2017 Backgrounder on Child and Youth Mental Health Promotion – From Evidence to Action (research and evidence from a variety of sources to inform policies, programs and practices that support child and youth mental health)
- List of books to support social and emotional learning
$299 Early Bird Rate (until June 30)
$375 Full Registration Fee (after June 30)
The ASI Forum will be held at the University of Prince Edward Island, Sustainable Design Engineering (south entrance – facing the Bell Aliant Centre). You may park for free in the MacLaughlan Arena parking lot, as well as general lots D, E, A and B (campus map).
Registration and exhibits will be in the RBC Concourse of the School of Sustainable Design Engineering. Registration is between 12:00 – 6:15 pm on Monday, August 19. The Forum will begin promptly at 6:30pm, with an opening ceremony and keynote address that are open to the public. The opening ceremony and plenary sessions will be held in room 128 A/B. Concurrent sessions and workshops will be held in both the School of Sustainable Design Engineering and the nearby Health Sciences building. The Children’s Program will be held in the W.A. Murphy Student Centre.