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Centering culture to meet the needs of racialized children & young people

2022-11-15 @ 11:00 am 12:30 pm

Culturally responsive programs are evidence-based programs that have been adapted to better meet the needs of a specific cultural group. Modifications to programs reflect language, historical context and culture or community values. Research shows that programs adapted to meet the needs of racialized children and young people tend to be more effective than those where culture or context have not been considered.

In this webinar we will:

  • explore what culturally responsive programs are and why they are important
  • learn more about how culturally responsive programs can better meet the needs of racialized children, young people and families navigating mental health and addictions services
  • hear from child and youth mental health and addictions workers sharing experiences of offering culturally responsive programs in the sector
  • get an update about the 2023-24 Innovation Initiatives grant program, which is currently seeking funding applications for culturally responsive or adapted programs

The webinar will feature panel presentations, followed by a facilitated discussion.

Our guest speakers are:

  • Shreya Sivaloganathan, Youth Advisor – Knowledge Institute on Child and Youth Mental Health and Addictions
  • Madison Erbach, Research Assistant – Knowledge Institute on Child and Youth Mental Health and Addictions
  • Karen Foster – Director of Niigaanning Bimaadiziwin, Child & Youth Development Services, Kenora Chiefs Advisory
  • Darcia Curtis – Director of Service Excellence & Partnerships, FIREFLY
  • Evangeline Danseco, Senior Researcher – Knowledge Institute on Child and Youth Mental Health and Addictions
  • Purnima Sundar, Executive Director – Knowledge Institute on Child and Youth Mental Health and Addictions

Registration is limited. The session will be recorded and posted on our Resource hub.

Automated closed captioning will be available for this event.

Deadline to register is November 14, 2022.

Free