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Webinar: The Impact of COVID on Youth Mental Health
November 29, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm EST
PREVNet is pleased to host this free webinar from Dr. Tracy Vaillancourt, Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in School-Based Mental Health and Violence Prevention, “The Impact of COVID on Youth Mental Health.”
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to increases in mental health problems in some children and youth, an area of health that was already in crisis before the pandemic. A recent review on the impact of COVID on youth mental health by Dr. Tracy Vaillancourt demonstrates the need for the Canadian government to prioritize youth mental health in its management of the pandemic and beyond.
Considering these findings, service providers, educators, and caregivers may be looking for guidance in supporting children and youth. In this webinar, Dr. Vaillancourt will discuss the results of this report and provide recommendations to those who work with and care for youth on how to improve youth mental health in Canada.
1. Review of the scope of the problem (youth mental health) before the pandemic
2. Describe the changes to youth mental health during the pandemic
3. Provide recommendations on how to improve youth mental health in Canada
About the Speaker
Dr. Tracy Vaillancourt is a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in School-Based Mental Health and Violence Prevention at the University of Ottawa where she is cross-appointed as a full professor in Counselling Psychology, Faculty of Education and the School of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences. Dr. Vaillancourt is also a core member of the Brain and Mind Institute, Faculty of Medicine and the Centre for Health Law, Policy, and Ethics, Faculty of Law, uOttawa, the president-elect of the International Society for Research on Aggression, and a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. She is the recipient of the University of Ottawa Award for Excellence in Research, the University of Ottawa Award for Excellence in Media Relations, the YMCA Peace Medal, the McMaster Student Union Teaching Award for Science, and the McMaster University Student Union Teaching Merit Award for Science. Dr. Vaillancourt has published over 190 peer reviewed studies primarily on the links between bullying and mental health, with a particular focus on social neuroscience.