Supporting the Mental Health Needs of Racialized Young People

Supporting the Mental Health Needs of Racialized Young People



Event Details

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Date: September 23, 2020

Facilitator: Amy Gajaria, MD., FRCPC.

This training is suitable for:

Mental Health Professionals: Psychotherapists, Counsellors, Psychologists, Social Workers

First Responders:  Police, Firefighters, Paramedics

Medical Professionals: Nurses, Psychiatrists, Pediatricians, Family Doctors

Direct Service Workers:  Drop in workers, Shelter and hostel workers, child and youth workes, youth justice workers.


Description: This training will provide guidance to those providing mental health care to young people and their families around providing culturally competent care for diverse young people.  The training will discuss various ways that young people and their families may have felt unheard or uncomfortable in mental health settings due to their racial and/or ethnic identity and will discuss approaches that practitioners can use to help decrease barriers to care for such young people and their families. 


This training will discuss experiences young people and their families have of oppression, racism, and structural oppressions, and while the goal is to help all participants have greater comfort in dealing with these issues, participants should come willing to acknowledge the role these factors play in young people’s lives.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will have a greater understanding of the barriers to mental health care faced by racialized young people and their families. 
  • Participants will acquire strategies to engage racialized young people and their families in mental health care. 
  • Participants will be able to identify specific struggles that racialized and underserved children and youth may face in Canada and how these might affect their mental health

Registration Fees: Please see the Fees Tab on the top left of this page for full registration fees, group rates along with the cancellation and refund policies. Registration closes September 18, 2020


  • When

  • Wednesday, September 23, 2020
    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

  • SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health Learning Institute
    114 Maitland Street
    Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1E1

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