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Child and Youth Mental Health Program

Dr. Roberto Sassi, Medical Director for Ambulatory Services, recently received the Jock Cleghorn Excellence in Teaching Award from the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences. Children and Youth Mental Health- Starting with the Facts

The Child and Youth Mental Health Program participated in the Summit on Children and Youth Mental Health, which took place in April 2014. Clinicians from our Inpatient Service (Dr. Jennifer McTaggart, Dr. Caroline McIsaac, Zeb Demaiter) presented Community Collaborations: The Road Under Construction, which illustrated the partnership formed between the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board, McMaster Children’s Hospital, and the Mental Health and Addiction Nurses (CCAC).

Psychiatrists, Dr. Teresa Bennett and Dr. Bode Akintan, contributed to the 4th Pediatric Neuro-Developmental and Behavioural Conference developed for professionals with an interest in child development.

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As part of the Ontario’s Mental Health and Addictions strategy, the Moving on Mental Health plan has the goals of transforming the community-based experience of families, children and youth seeking help for mental health issues.


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