MARCH 25 SEMINAR
March 25, 2015, HS618, 6th Floor, Health Sciences Building, 155 College St., Toronto
Children’s mental health policy: Meeting the needs of the one and the many
Dr. Charlotte Waddell, MSc, MD, CCFP, FRCPC (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
Canada Research Chair in Children’s Health Policy
Associate Professor | Director, Children’s Health Policy Centre
Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University
Charlotte’s talk will focus on children’s mental health in Canada – the high prevalence of disorders, the stark program and service shortfalls, and the public policy opportunities for better meeting children’s needs.
Charlotte is a Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University and a child and adolescent psychiatrist with longstanding interests in health policy and population and public health. She holds the Canada Research Chair in Children’s Health Policy and is Director of the Children’s Health Policy Centre. After her basic training at UBC, Charlotte worked with First Nations and Aboriginal communities across BC before going on to complete her MD followed by residencies and post-graduate research training at McMaster University. She held faculty appointments at McMaster and UBC before joining SFU in 2006.
Charlotte’s research focuses on reducing mental health disparities, starting in childhood, by improving the links between research and policy. She is currently co-leading the BC Healthy Connections Project, a five-year randomized controlled trial assessing the effectiveness of the Nurse-Family Partnership program at reducing child maltreatment and improving children’s mental health and development in Canadian settings. In addition to her research, Charlotte teaches at SFU and consults with policy-makers at the regional, provincial and federal levels. She also continues to work as a psychiatrist with disadvantaged children and youth — who inspire and inform every aspect of her research and teaching.
HS618, 6th Floor
Health Sciences Building
155 College St., Toronto
Light refreshments will be served.
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