Children’s Mental Health: A Ticking Time Bomb

LJ Bartle

Designed for coaches and recreation providers, this session provides insight and engagement strategies for common mental health distress or disorders that children could be experiencing. Participants will: identify their critical role in fostering children’s mental health; gain knowledge about children’s common mental health distress and disorders; experience easy to implement engagement strategies; use a Strength-Based Decision Making Model to engage children; and gain communication strategies for discussing sensitive topics with children and parents.

Presentation from the 2012 Alberta Recreation and Parks Association Annual Conference and Energize Workshop

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