The 51st Banff International Conference on Behavioural Science
School Mental Health:
Equipping Schools and Communities to Support Student Mental Health
March 17 to 20, 2019
The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada
Schools have an important role to play in promoting student mental health and identifying and responding to mental health problems. In many cases, Canadian schools are the front lines for children’s mental health and are in a unique position to offer mental health promotion and services in a setting that has access to youth. For schools to live up to the promise offered by a comprehensive vision of school mental health, there need to be effective practices that fit the structures of the education system and meet the needs of diverse children and youth. School-community partnerships are also critical for ensuring a comprehensive system of care.
The 51st annual Banff International Conference on Behavioural Science will highlight both the challenges and opportunities of school mental health, with an emphasis on identifying practical implications for mental health professionals, educators and administrators, and researchers. Leading experts will provide up-to-date research findings in plenary addresses. In addition, workshops will emphasize skill development and specific strategies from a range of evidence-based programs and practices. The conference is geared towards professionals who are planning, implementing, and evaluating mental health services for students in elementary and secondary schools, as well as community partners who support this work.
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