The Facts on Education: What are effective approaches to improving students’ mental well-being?

2 April 2014

The Facts on Education: What are effective approaches to improving students’ mental well-being?

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With a generous sponsorship from the Canadian School Boards Association (CSBA), CEA has teamed up with researchers from the University of Prince Edward Island’s Faculty of Education to conduct the research and produce fact sheets like What are effective approaches to improving students’ mental wellbeing? and other hot button issues.

 

CHILD AND YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMMING

Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS)

http://www.channing-bete.com/prevention-programs/paths/paths.html

Second Step

http://www.cfchildren.org/second-step/early-learning.aspx

Zippy’s Friends

http://www.zippy.uqam.ca

 

CHILD AND YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS AND ONLINE RESOURCES

School Mental Health Assist

http://smh-assist.ca/

First Call – B.C. Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition

http://www.firstcallbc.org/index.htm

Canadian Health & Youth Health Coalition

http://www.ccyhc.org

Teen Mental Health

http://teenmentalhealth.org/understanding-mental-health/

Related Videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/teenmentalhealth1

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

http://www.camh.ca/en/education/Patients-Families-Public/Resources/Pages/default.aspx

Ontario Public School Boards Association

http://www.opsba.org/

Canadian Prevention Science Cluster - Atlantic

http://cpscatlantic.org/

Canadian Prevention Science Cluster

http://www.preventionsciencecluster.org/#!about-cpsc

Pan-Canadian Consortium on Youth Mental Health – Positive Mental Health Toolkit

http://www.jcshpositivementalhealthtoolkit.com/

Fast Facts about Mental Illness – Canadian Mental Health Association

www.cmha.ca/media/fast-facts-about-mental-illness/#.Us1uj7SmYk8

Improving Health and Wellbeing for Children and Youth in Challenging Contexts

http://cyccnetwork.org/en/

International Alliance for Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Schools

www.intercamhs.org

OPHEA

www.ophea.net/takeactionoverview.cfm

Partners for Mental Health

http://www.partnersformh.ca/

 

MENTAL HEALTH WEBSITES FOR YOUTH

Mental Health Commission of Canada Youth Council

http://www.mentalhealthcommission.ca/English/mhcc-youth-council

My Health Magazine – Youth Edition

http://www.yoomagazine.net

 

CHILD AND YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM SCANS

A Scan of Canadian Practices - School Based Mental Health and Substance Abuse Consortium

http://www.excellenceforchildandyouth.ca/sites/scandb/

Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development – Centre for the Study of Prevention of Violence

www.colorado.edu/cspv/blueprints/modelprograms.html

What Works Clearinghouse – Institute of Educational Sciences

http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/aboutus/

CASEL Guide – Effective Social and Emotional Learning Programs

http://www.casel.org/guide


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Government of Alberta. (2013). Mental health capacity building in schools initiative. Author.

Guyn Cooper Research Associates. (2013). Issue brief: Social and emotional learning in Canada. Carthy Foundation and Max Bell Foundation.

Kutcher, S. (2013). Bringing schools to mental health and bringing mental health to schools: Challenges, confusions and opportunities. MASS Journal, Spring, 12-15.

Kutcher, S., McLuckie, A., & Child for Youth Advisory Committee, Mental Health Commission of Canada. (2010). Evergreen: A child and youth mental health framework for Canada. Calgary, AB: Mental Health Commission of Canada.

Leadbeater, B. J., Gladstone, E., Yeung Thompson, R. S., Sukhawathanakul, P., & Desjardins, T. (2012). Getting started: Assimilatory process of uptake of mental health promotion and primary prevention programmes in elementary schools. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 5(4), 258-276.

Leahy, M., & Robb, C. (2013). Building a better school environment for youth with mental health and addiction issues. Toronto, ON: Children's Mental Health Ontario.

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Mental Health Commission of Canada. (2012). Changing directions, changing lives: The mental health strategy for Canada. Calgary, AB: Author.

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