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Minds on Mental Health


The Hincks-Dellcrest Centre - Gail Appel Institute presents a series of seminars that will offer practical skills to promote children’s well-being and improve the lives of families. The Hincks-Dellcrest - Gail Appel Institute offers advanced education to those who work with children and families in a variety of mental health care professions. We also provide resources to parents and caregivers to support them with their children’s mental health care needs. Our mission is to build knowledge and capacity in children and family mental health.

The Hincks-Dellcrest Treatment Centre is a leading edge, non-profit children’s mental health centre offering a comprehensive range of innovative mental health services to infants, children, youth, and their families. Our vision is to bring hope, optimism, and possibilities to the children and families we serve.

Who Should Attend:
Parents, grandparents, teachers, child development professionals and others who can help children grow will find these learning experiences filled with practical skills that can promote children’s well-being and improve the lives of families.

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM: Doors open/registration
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM: Presentation
8:30 PM - 9:00 PM: Networking

Registration is online! Scroll down to register for the parent night(s) you wish to attend.

Admission for each seminar: $20.00


December 8, 2016 | Hincks-Dellcrest Institute, 114 Maitland Street, Toronto, Ontario
Raising Human Beings: Parenting for the Better Side of Human Nature
Ross W. Greene, PhD.

Dr. Greene will emphasize the need to switch from power to collaboration so as to foster skills on the better side of human nature in our kids (and ourselves): skills like empathy, appreciating how one's behaviour is affecting others, resolving disagreements without conflict, taking another's perspective, and honesty.

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January 30, 2017 | Hincks-Dellcrest Institute, 114 Maitland Street, Toronto, Ontario
Cultivating Emotion Regulation in Children: Mindfulness Practice & Neurobiology
Sara Marlowe MSW, RSW

Whether it be anxiety, frustration, sadness, anger or fear, it can be challenging to see (and manage) our children when they are experiencing big emotions.  As parents, we can sometimes feel paralyzed, not certain of how best to respond.  Mindfulness practice offers an effective way for parents to support our children to ride the waves of big emotions, instead of drowning in them.  Mindfulness practice also supports parents to remain connected with our children when we as parents are experiencing the intense emotions.  Neuroscience research has found that regular mindfulness practice, over time, has a calming effect on the brain, and thus is an effective way to foster emotion regulation.

This workshop will share some engaging ways for parents to share mindfulness with their children - and to draw on mindfulness ourselves - when big emotions come to visit.

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Februay 21, 2017 | Hincks-Dellcrest Institute, 114 Maitland Street, Toronto, Ontario
An Evening on Teen Sleep
Dr. Colleen Carney

We know there is a link between sleep and health, particularly mental health, and we are bombarded with information on how to help teens sleep better, but what do we know about what truly has been shown to work?  Dr. Colleen Carney, Director of the Sleep and Depression Laboratory will briefly present on teen sleep and the state of the evidence with regard to teen sleep health.
This brief presentation will be followed by a question and answer period where teens and parents can ask questions about sleep.

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March 23, 2017 | Hincks-Dellcrest Institute, 114 Maitland Street, Toronto, Ontario
Borderline Personality Disorder: Biological and Psychological Considerations and how to get help
Frank Yeomans, MD, PhD.

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a common but poorly understood disorder. It is a severe mental illness characterized by an inability to regulate one's emotions, leading to behaviors such as self-injury, substance abuse and unsafe sex.  It carries about a 10% suicide rate. The evening's discussion will attempt to provide a clear understanding of different aspects of this disorder and how to approach the condition clinically.

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May 25, 2017 | Hincks-Dellcrest Institute, 114 Maitland Street, Toronto, Ontario
Working with Adolescents and Their Families: Navigating Through Tough Times
Jerome A. Price, MA, LMSW, LMFT

Successful parenting requires balancing power with compassion.  How do we provide successful leadership for our children while being loving and compassionate? Join us as Jerome Price provides step-by-step points that parents will be able to immediately put into practice with their teens and pre-teens, many of which can be generalized to younger children as well.

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