Why can't I get any information about my child's mental health problems?

Last modified by Ann Watkins on 2016/04/07 17:32



Dr. Michael Cheng

Mr. Don Buchanan


Do parents want information about their child’s mental health problems?

Do mental health professionals want to share information about children’s mental health problems? 

If you don’t know where to go or what questions to ask it is difficult to find the right answers. The internet is crowded with information that may or may not be current or factual and a Google search can pull up a multitude of results. Parents then have to sift through and try to determine which are legitimate and relevant to them.

The National Infant, Child and Youth Mental Health Consortium welcome Dr. Michael Cheng and Mr. Don Buchanan to a webinar on November 16th, 1:00 – 2:30 pm EST.

"Why can't I get any information about my child's mental health problems?"

Join us as we look at how people access information on child and youth mental health, what they are looking for, what is available and how the system helps or hinders their search for answers.

Learn how mental health professionals can do a better job of making information available to improve mental health literacy and guide parents to accurate trustworthy sources.

There will be opportunity for questions and comments.

Resources and References:

Why can't I get any information about my child's mental health problems? - PowerPoint

eMentalHealth.ca: Mental health information just a click away - PowerPoint 

Presenter Bios:

Don Buchanan is the Knowledge Mobilization Officer with the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board.  
His focus is on helping researchers translate their new knowledge into information "products" aimed at consumers, front-line service providers, and policy and decision-makers. He also assists research teams to develop dissemination strategies as an integral part of their research plan.  He is currently involved in several dissemination projects in child and youth mental health across Canada.

Dr. Michael Cheng, is a child and family psychiatrist at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), Ottawa, Ontario,. Dr. Cheng works on the Consultation Clinic at CHEO and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Ottawa. In between patients, Dr. Cheng works with eMentalHealth.ca, an initiative of the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health that  seeks to improve the mental health of Canadians through increasing mental health literacy.

Created by Lisa Stromquist on 2011/10/25 17:10