2009 International Principals Survey – ICP and Intercamhs

Strengthening the Canada-United States Partnership to Advance School Mental Health

November 5, 2009

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Time

Topic / Issue

Speakers / Facilitators

8:30 – 9:00

Reception

9:00 – 9:30

Opening

Welcome from Intercamhs and introduction to the goals/objectives of the workshop

Cheryl Vince Whitman (U.S.) – 10 min

President, Intercamhs

Senior Vice President, EDC

Director, EDC’s Health and Human Development Division

Director, WHO Collaborating Center

Gloria Wells (Canada) – 10 min

Vice President, Intercamhs

Co-chair, Canadian School Mental Health Community of Practice

Director, Collaborative Initiatives Branch, Rocky View Schools Learning Department

9:30 – 10:30

Working toward a shared framework

An introduction to why a shared framework is important for cross-sector collaboration, some of the elements and language that it might include, and developments in the US and Canada to develop such a framework

Cheryl Vince Whitman (U.S.) – 10 min

President, Intercamhs

Senior Vice President, EDC

Director, EDC’s Health and Human Development Division

Director, WHO Collaborating Center

Janice Popp (Canada) – 10 min

Senior Policy and Research Officer, Mental Health Commission of Canada

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Neal Walker (U.S.) – 10 min

Branch Chief of Mental Health Promotion, Division of Prevention, Traumatic Stress and Special Programs, Center for Mental Health Services at SAMHSA

Sarah Allen (U.S.) – 10 min

Federal Program Officer, Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, Department of Education

10:30 – 11:30

Highlights of evidence and research for school-based mental health

Overviews of the evidence supporting the critical role of mental health on students, as well as the broader research landscapes in the United States and Canada and prospects for collaboration

Kathy Short (Canada) – 10 min

Clinical Child Psychologist, Evidence-Based Education & Services Team, Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board

Stan Kutcher (Canada) – 10 min

Chairholder, Sun Life Financial Chair in Adolescent Mental Health, IWK Health Centre, Dalhousie University

Mark Weist (U.S.) – 10 min

Professor and Director, Center for School Mental Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Sandy Keenan (U.S.) – 10 min

Principal Research Analyst, American Institutes for Research

11:30 – 12:45

Highlights of current activities and plans: US & Canada

Round-table discussion with brief introductions by all regarding recent projects that present opportunities for international collaboration around school mental health in the areas of research, practice, policy, and training

Janice Popp (Canada)

Senior Policy and Research Officer, Mental Health Commission of Canada

Joyce Sebian (U.S.)

Senior Policy Associate, National TA Center for Children’s Mental Health, Georgetown University

12:45 – 1:45

Working Lunch

Small-group discussions building on the opportunities presented in the previous session to help to define, more clearly, future directions in the four main areas of work (research, practice, policy, and training)

Speakers:

Informed by the previous session and the survey results, small group discussions will focus on the following question:

“What ideas do you have for US/Canada activities to further collaboration in the areas of research, practice, policy, and training? Any mechanisms for doing so?”

Co-facilitators, from the US and Canada, with expertise in different areas (research, practice, policy, and training) will sit at each of the four tables.

1:45 – 2:00

Break

2:00 – 3:15

Strengthening the US-Canadian partnership: planning next steps

Open-ended group discussion, focused on planning next steps, as well as specific collaborative projects to be pursued

Gloria Wells (Canada)

Vice President, Intercamhs

Co-chair, Canadian School Mental Health Community of Practice

Director, Collaborative Initiatives Branch, Rocky View Schools Learning Department

Mark Weist (U.S.)

Professor and Director, Center for School Mental Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine

3:15 – 3:30

Closing

Gloria Wells (Canada) – 7 min

Vice President, Intercamhs

Co-chair, Canadian School Mental Health Community of Practice

Director, Collaborative Initiatives Branch, Rocky View Schools Learning Department

Cheryl Vince Whitman (U.S.) – 7 min

President, Intercamhs

Senior Vice President, EDC

Director, EDC’s Health and Human Development Division

Director, WHO Collaborating Center