Mental Health Training for Youth Service Providers

The goal of the workshops was to provide work contextualized knowledge/information about youth mental health/mental disorders and relevant community youth mental health services resources to those involved in youth summer programming, such as camp counsellors, youth workers, mentors, volunteers or recreation staff.

The information provided in the three hour workshop aimed to assist participants in understanding and identifying the difference between typical adolescent behaviour and mental illness, and how to address mental health problems appropriately in young people, including information on community resources and intervention strategies. In keeping with all training materials created by the Chair, the workshops were based on the best available scientifically valid evidence; adult learning principles and knowledge acquisition goals.