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CYSNetwork News Exchange – 11/12/15

CYSN Wordle Final

COME WALK IN MY MOCCASINS: Please CLICK HERE for an updated pamphlet to share with colleagues and families, outlining the work of the Aboriginal Family Literacy Circle (AFLC), featuring Come Walk in My Moccasins. A link is provided in the pamphlet to subscribe to this free monthly e-newsletter.

Members of the Aboriginal Family Literacy Circle hope that the information contained in this resource will help parents with young children as well as professionals understand, appreciate and include First Nations, Métis and Inuit stories, teachings, language and activities in early learning programs.  AFLC thanks the CYSN for their financial support.

FREE APP to Help Youth Manage Mental Health and Addiction Crises in Hastings-Prince Edward.  Please CLICK HERE for Be Safe App press release.


  • 70% of mental health problems have their onset during childhood or adolescence (Government of  Canada, 2006)
  • Suicide is the second leading cause of death among youth (Statistics Canada, 2009)
  • Only 1 in 5 children and youth in need of mental health services receive care (Cappelli et al,  2010)
  • It is predicted that mental illness will be one of the five most common causes of morbidity, mortality and disability among children by 2020 (Children’s Mental Health Ontario, 2013)
  • When children with disorders are not effectively treated, they become more vulnerable and less resilient as they approach adulthood (Wattie, 2003)

SUPPORTING STUDENT SUCCESS CONFERENCE:  For families and professionals, featuring keynote speaker Dr. Stuart Shanker, on February 4th, 9am-3:30pm at the Belleville Travelodge.  Provided by: Autism Ontario, Kerry’s Place Autism Services, Trenton Military Family Resource Centre, Pathways to Independence, and Community Living Prince Edward.  Please CLICK HERE for workshop summary, cost and registration.

Wendy Anderson, Coordinator, Children and Youth Services Network

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