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 Set to Launch Revamped FASTRACS Program in October

(From left) Program Manager Karl Merritt, Occupational Therapist Rachel Quong, Program Co-facilitator Robbie Seale, and Occupational Therapy Assistant Leia Bullick. It is an often-invisible condition that affects about 4% of the population. That makes Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) two and one-half times more common than Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) FASD covers a wide range of physical,...

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...

A Message to CASA Supporters – COVID-19

Dear CASA Supporter, Over the past week, Canadians have continued to adapt to our changing environment and we want to touch base with our community supporters. We are passionately protecting the CASA community during this crisis and doing everything we can to prevent the spread amongst those we serve. This is what we are doing to support...

Am I enough? Photovoice Research Project 2020

 Media Release CASA Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health CASA’s Family Advisory Council and the University of Calgary Am I Enough? Photovoice Research Project 2020             Edmonton, Alberta, June 17, 2020: CASA Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health, CASA Family Advisory Council (FAC) and the Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary, is...

Diversity and Inclusion at CASA

As Canadians, we are not exempt from racism. Recent events in the U.S., as well as in our own country, serve as a sobering reminder that systemic racism, intolerance, and injustice exist everywhere, including right here in Alberta. This is a pivotal moment in history – a time for us to come together in...

CASA’S Partnership with the Dept. of Psychiatry takes a big step forward with the launch of the new CASA Research Chair

More than two years after CASA and the University of Alberta Department of Psychiatry unveiled plans to launch the new CASA Research Chair in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, a top candidate has been recruited. The individual can’t be identified just yet. There are still regulatory requirements to meet, including obtaining clinical accreditation from the College...

FamilySmart™ CEO Keli Anderson says partnership with CASA has been a big success

More than a year after forming a new partnership with CASA aimed at fostering a more family-centred approach to mental health services for children and youth, Keli Anderson calls it a success. The founder and CEO of FamilySmart – a B.C.-based organization that provides trained Parents-in-Residence (PiRs) to support and mentor other parents or family...
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