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The Teen Brain

A fabulous resource designed to explain facts about teen brains. It provides relevant presentations and video content which can help to gain further understanding.

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The Kelty Center : Eating Disorders

A resource center which introduces information on symptoms and characteristics of different types of eating disorders. It shares outstanding resources on eating disorders including the Pinwheel Education Series and Parents Survive to Thrive Drive.

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The Reach Institute- Conduct Disorder/Oppositional Defiant Disorder

The Resource for Advancing Children’s Health (REACH) Institute is a non-profit organization which seeks to improve the emotional and behavioral health of children by developing tools and techniques for renewing the practices of professionals, parents, and others entrusted with their care.

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The Child Mind Institute- Fast Facts, Myths about conduct Disorders (2014)

Child Mind Institute is a national not for profit and independent organization dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families with LD and Mental health problems. They share features and characteristics of a child with behavior and conduct disorders.

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Communicating with your Health Care Provider

An outstanding resource to help individuals effectively communicate with health care providers and ask the right questions to get the information they require.

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Center for the Study of Autism

Autism Research Institute (ARI) is a non-profit organization focused on conducting and sponsoring research aimed at improving the quality of life for today’s generation of children and adults with autism spectrum disorders. ARI provides online introductory information for parents of newly diagnosed children and caretakers.

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Conduct Disorders.com

A strong community support group created by parents of challenged children. The website is “a soft place to land for the battle-weary parent” and it is quite diverse in member location and demographics.

This site offers a place to share experiences with other parents in similar situations.

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Evidence-Based Medicine

This source helps to ensure patients receive the right treatment and gives practical suggestions on how to talk with healthcare providers.

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Evidence-Based Medicine for Youth

Provides information about health diagnosis, provides questions that can be prepared to help prompt discussion with healthcare provider.

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Gray Center for Learning and Social Understanding 

The Gray Center is a nonprofit which cultivates the strengths of individuals with autism and those who interact with them and globally promotes social understanding. Their vision is to assist all individuals to provide social skills in the shared challenge of building and maintaining effective social connections.

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Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre: Anxiety

Online learning resource designed to enhance knowledge, skills, and confidence in child and youth affected by mental health. It aims to support the needs of healthcare professionals and improve families’ access to medical specialists with expertise in child and youth mental health in BC.

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Kelty Mental Health

A provincial resource center designed to provide mental health and substance use information, resources, and peer support to children, youth, and their families from across BC.

They offer a variety of events, education, and resources on a wide range of children and youth topics, including the Pinwheel Education Series.

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Kelty Mental Health Resource Center, dealing with Depression

An online resource for teens dealing with depression, this website helps teens understand and deal with low mood and depression. It is optimized for use on mobile devices and accessible from personal computers.

On this website, one can find a lot of information about depression as well as an interactive guide for building skills to overcome the thoughts and feelings associated with depression.

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Parenting your Teen

A source developed to help parents ensure that their teens feel respected and valued, to help both parent and teen feel better connected and supported.

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Self-Injury Outreach and Support

A non-profit and international outreach organization initiative providing information and resources about self-injury to those who self-injure, those who have recovered, and those who want to help.

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Teening your Parent

A resource designed to give insight into what is happening within a teenager’s body and mind. This resource aims to help parents and teens better understand one another, to improve connection, communication, and support.

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Teen Mental Health

A website designed to share information about teen mental health and provide resources that can help to understand one’s own mental health and the mental health of loved ones.

This website has lots of resources, listed events, and engagement tools to improve mental health literacy in one’s community and to help change the conversation.

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