On May 10th Pine River and the Hospital for Sick Children co-hosted a collaborative Roundtable on effective care for teens struggling with mental health and addiction. Psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists, researchers, and policy makers representing several  agencies - Hincks Dellcrest, CHEO, York University, and Integra to name a few - participated in a day of discussion, brainstorming, and presentations.  Here’s a peak at the agenda from the day:

Framing the Challenge
Dr. Bruce Ferguson
Head, Community Health Systems Resource Group, Hospital for Sick Children

“An Unchanged Mind,” The Montana Academy model

Dr. John McKinnon, MD, Clinical Director and Founder, Montana Academy

The Pine River Institute model

Dr. Victoria Creighton, Clinical Director, Pine River Institute

Outcome Evaluation Framework
Samantha Yamada, M.Ed, M.Sc, PhD (Candidate), Vanier Scholar

Developmental and Systemic Approached, and Introducing Innovation
Dr. Isabela Granic ,Health Systems Research Scientist, Community Health Systems Resource Group, Hospital for Sick Children
Dr. Debra Pepler, Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology at York University and Senior Associate Scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children

Addressing the Challenges of ‘uptake’ on Outcome Evaluation

Dr. Ian Manion, Executive Director, The Provincial Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health at CHEO

It was exciting to formally launch what we hope will be ongoing collaboration among these  brilliant and committed people and organizations.