Taking Charge of Youth Mental Health: The CASA Youth Council Shows How It’s Done

Give youth impacted by mental health concerns a space to work, a little support and encouragement, then stand back and be amazed by what they accomplish. Exhibit A: The CASA Youth Council (CYC), a self-described “mental health action group” formed in 2016 to create a platform for youth-driven mental health initiatives. “We started by putting out...

In Conversation with CEO of CASA and CASA Foundation Dr. Denise Milne

From left: Dr. David McNeil, Vice-Chair, CASA Board; Dr. Denise Milne, CEO of CASA and CASA Foundation; Mr. Jason Luan, Associate Minister, Mental Health & Addictions, Government of Alberta.   With over 150 staff, four local operating sites, multiple treatment and education programs for children, teens and their families, along with dozens of fundraisers, sponsored public...

CASA Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health has joined forces with B.C.-based FamilySmart® to strive for more family-centred mental health services for children and youth.

CASA Foundation has provided funding to support the new FamilySmart® Parents-in-Residence (PiRs) to provide support and mentorship to other parents or family members who are struggling to help kids with mental health and/or substance use challenges. Candace Fehr, Co-Chair of the CASA Family Advisory Council, and Lori Erickson, a parent on the CASA Family Advisory...
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