Centre for School Mental Health
Within school settings, there is both the opportunity and obligation to promote mental health for all children. The vision of effective School Mental Health (SMH) is one where a multidisciplinary group of professionals can offer services ranging from prevention to intervention, effectively removing barriers to learning and promoting mental wellbeing. Unfortunately, the reality of SMH has not yet caught up to the promise. Evidence-based practices are not implemented routinely, a comprehensive approach is lacking in most jurisdictions, and data-informed decision-making is virtually non-existent. The Centre for School Mental Health at Western University addresses those gaps between research, practice and policy. The Centre seeks to promote an expanded concept of SMH through innovative research partnerships, high quality training opportunities, and a commitment to knowledge mobilization.
News and Updates
Breaking the uncomfortable silence
Ending domestic violence starts with teaching our children well.
Crooks and Cywink weigh in on promoting well-being in Indigenous youth
Highlights from the 50th Banff International Conferences on Behavioural Science. Dr. Claire Crooks and Mike Cywink lead their workshop on promoting well-being in Indigenous youth.
#OERS18 - Promoting Positive Mental Health and Cultural Connectedness Through Strengths-Based Mentoring with Indigenous Youth
Dr. Claire Crooks, Mike Cywink, and Paul McKenzie (TVDSB) present at the 12th annual Ontario Education Research Symposium in Toronto, March 2, 2018.