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CYMHSU Community of Practice

RESOURCES

COVID 19: What doctors are saying about sending your kids back to school

The Child & Youth Mental Health & Substance Use (CYMHSU) Community of PracticE, created a short pamphlet describing some of their own key considerations when deciding whether to send their children back to school. These include assessing benefits versus risks, and taking into account the most recent public health guidance and clinical evidence. Please share this link with your patients as appropriate.  

 What doctors are saying about sending your kids back to school

Managing Anxiety and Stress in Families with Children and Youth During the COVID-19 Outbreak

The Child & Youth Mental Health & Substance Use (CYMHSU) Community of Practice has created the following document to provide information and advice on managing anxiety and stress in families with children and youth during the COVID-19 outbreak. Please share with those you think will be interested.

 Managing Anxiety and Stress in Families with Children and Youth
During the COVID-19 Outbreak

ACES SUMMIT, MAY 9, 2019

The Community of Practice was pleased to host the 2nd ACEs Summit in the Province on May 9th supported by the Shared Care Committee. Please see resources and a short summary of the event here. For ACEs resources and articles, take a look at our ACEs folder in the Collaborative Toolbox here

COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE PROVINCIAL GATHERING SUMMARY REPORTS

For a summary of attendees, surveys, strategic plans, presentations and outcomes from provincial gatherings and events, please see below.  

Summary Report - March 2020

Summary Report - May 2019

Summary Report - October 2018

Summary Report - April 2018

Summary Report, September 2017

OVERVIEW - CYMHSU COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE 

When the Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use (CYMHSU) Collaborative wrapped up in December 2017, physicians and other health professionals felt there was a need to continue working together to champion care and to support improvements in mental health and substance use services for children and youth.

The Shared Care Committee agreed, and since then have been supporting a CYMHSU Community of Practice which now includes more than 250 physicians, health professionals and system partners, including representatives from Government Ministries and Health Authorities. Five in-person meetings have taken place, to bring together the community and to set common goals. 

WORKING GROUPS FOCUS ON priority areas:  

In September 2019, informed by feedback from members, the CYMHSU CoP announced updates to its working group structure to focus on three ‘issue-focused’ areas:

1) Substance Use

2) Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

3) A rotating short-term “Hot topic” issue as identified by CoP membership

2019-2021 Strategic Plan

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GET INVOLVED

If you’re passionate about child and youth mental health and would like to get involved, please email kwallbank@doctorsofbc.ca