Just Released – CMHO Evidence-based Practice Interim Report

Just Released – CMHO Evidence-based Practice Interim Report

by NationTalk on August 28, 20081529 Views

CMHO Evidence-Based Practices Consultation
Paper: Addendum

Interim Report on the Consultations

Province wide consultations were held with Children’s Mental Health Ontario (CMHO) member agencies and key stakeholders to inform and discuss our future role in assisting service providers to implement evidence-based practices (EBPs) in child and youth mental health organizations. CMHO proposed the development of a Technical Assistance Center (TA Centre) to assist these service providers with the process. The consultations provided participants with the opportunity to discuss whether the proposed centre would support their needs, and to help establish priority areas and recommend next steps. Stakeholders were also able to provide feedback electronically by completing a questionnaire on SurveyMonkey.The following is a summary of the feedback received from the consultations to date, including the survey responses. Comments are grouped according to themes and topics stemming from discussions, all information presented is anonymous.

Consultation Process:
A total of 141 participants attended sessions in the following 11 locations:

• Thunder Bay (teleconference)
• Kenora (on-site and via videoconference)
• Sudbury (on-site and via videoconference)
• Toronto (east & west sessions)
• Ottawa
• London
• Windsor
• Hamilton
• Markham
• Kingston

Consultations were also held with:
• Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS) Children at Risk branch staff (Marian Mlakar, Director & Mary Mannella, Manager)
• Ian Manion, Provincial Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health at CHEO (CoE)

Consumer Stakeholder consultations were held with:
• Youth, New Mentality Leaders (12 participants)
• Parents/Carers, Parents for Children’s Mental Health (PCMH) members (22 participants)

Upcoming consultations include:
• community partners – to be scheduled
• an additional consultation is under consideration for members that were unable to attend previously scheduled sessions.

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