Parents for Children's Mental Health

March 2014

In this Newsletter:

  • PCMH Updated Website
  • Welcome New Board Member
  • Upcoming Conferences
  • New Resource Now Available
  • New Support Group Coming Soon
  • Of Note: CBC Documentary

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Parents for Children’s Mental Health

PO Box 20004

St. Catharines, Ontario
L2M 7W7
T. (416) 220-0742


PCMH has updated its website!  The changes to the website are based on input from key stakeholders in the child and youth mental health serving sectors, as well as our Chapter Leaders, and memberships.  The changes were designed to make the site more user-friendly, provide more family-vetted, family-friendly resources to help families navigate the maze of child and youth mental health services, and increase the opportunity for us to stay connected and provide ongoing peer to peer support.  We hope you take some time to have a look at the changes, and let us know what you think!



We would like to offer a warm welcome to our newest Board Member, Sven Dedic.  Sven has joined our team as Treasurer of the board.  To learn more about Sven and our entire board click here.

By welcoming Sven, we also must say farewell to Rick Arseneau, our previous Treasuer.  Rick has been a part of the PCMH team for over ten years.  He has brought his wisdom, accounting expertise, knowledge of the system, and sense of humour to our organization and his contributions will be missed.  We thank Rick for his committment to PCMH, and look forward to staying in touch with him.



Mark Your Calendars!  Some great conferences and learning opportunities coming up!

2014 Ontario Coalition for Child and Youth Mental Health Summit - April 3 and 4th at the Allstream Centre in Toronto.  Featuring Dan Hill.  For full details and online registration click above link.

Today's Children and Youth Tomorrow's Families - a Family Consensus Building Conference - This National Conference will be hosted in Vancouver, B.C.  Excellent reduced family rates are available.  For a full program and description of this innovative, and powerful opportunity, click the above link.



Check out the latest Resource available in our Resource Library - Do's and Don'ts when Engaging Families.

This resource was developed by PCMH and SynergyResearch and can be a useful tool for educators, front line child and youth mental health workers, coaches, health care practitioners etc. 

Do's and Dont's When Engaging Families



New Support Groups!

We will be starting a new Support Group in the GTA!! Many families have sought peer to peer support in the Toronto area, and we are pleased to say that we aim to have this new support group up and running in May.  The Location of the Support Group meetings will be at the Hincks Dellcrest Centre.  More information will be provided as details are confirmed, so stay the mean time, if you would liked to be linked to our new Chapter Leader Patti, and would like to be added to her contact list, please let us know at SUBJECT LINE:  Toronto Support Group!



CBC Documentary: Angry Kids, Stressed Out Parents

Premieres on CBC Television Doc Zone Thursday, March 27 at 9 pm (9:30 pm NT) Repeats Saturday, March 29 at 11 pm ET (8 pm PT) on CBC News Network.

Watch Trailer here

Angry Kids & Stressed Out Parents follows children and parents enrolled in groundbreaking early childhood interventions. These programs work with parents and kids to help children master the skills they need to do well in life, like self-control and self-regulation. From middle-class kids to children of poverty, we witness young lives transformed, social problems solved, and billions of taxpayer dollars saved.



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