Learning Institute

Learning Institute

Everything You(th) Need: Redefining Youth Care

Feb 26-27, 2020 | Toronto, Ontario | #Frayme2020

About the Learning Institute

It’s time to make sure youth get the help they need, when they need it, in the right context. Join Frayme for two days of practical guidance & sharing in order to drive policy & research into action.

FAQ

Who is this event for?
  • Operational or clinical leaders (e.g. directors, managers, program leads) of existing IYS sites/networks
  • Leaders of organizations who are planning to implement IYS (or are considering it)
  • Researchers and academics who are doing work specifically in integrated youth care
  • Policy-makers with influence in youth care
  • Youth working in the system 
What are integrated youth services and why should I care?

It is widely accepted that young people need support from comprehensive interventions in order to reach their full potential, yet only a minority of Canadian youth are able to access effective treatments. However, compelling international evidence exists for models of effective youth mental health and substance use (YMHSU) care, such as integrated youth services, an approach designed to deliver the right services at the right time and in the right place.

Integrated youth services (sometimes referred to as ‘hubs’) provide a ‘one-stop-shop’ for mental health, physical health, substance use and addictions, education, vocation, housing, and other social services. They aim to reduce systemic barriers, including the division between paediatric and adult services, and limited cross-sector collaboration. Through evidence-informed approaches such as youth engagement, integrated youth service hubs advance youth mental health care and meet the needs of youth aged 12-25 across multiple domains of their lives.

What will the learning streams focus on?

Currently, we have issued a call for abstracts based on filling certain knowledge needs and gaps in this field. You can expect to learn more about topics pertaining to the following:

  • Context and Adaptability:
  • Practice progression
  • Equity, power and privilege
  • Different settings of delivery
  • Sustainability:
  • Policy changes required for IYS
  • Funding models
  • Service governance and integration of services
  • Data and evidence of impact/outcomes
  • Innovations in Service Delivery:
  • Technology and e-mental health
  • Pathways and stepped care models
  • Quality improvement
  • IYS and serious mental illness
  • People and Collaboration:
  • Peer support
  • Service provider collaboration and integration
  • Family and youth engagement
  • Backbones and communities
What can I expect to get out of it?

Numerous organizations and initiatives are currently involved in providing integrated youth services, but there is limited practical information available about the models used and contexts in which they are employed.

As jurisdictions are becoming increasingly more interested in implementing integrated youth services, the youth sector is in need of practical information on what integrated youth services are, and how they are organized, operationalized, and implemented.

The aim of this event is to gather together those working in the field of integrated youth services (and those wishing to learn more about it) to share learnings from research, practice, and lived experience in order to further expand capacity and knowledge.

Will there be opportunities to network and share knowledge?

Yes! This isn’t your typical run-of-the-mill conference. Think of it more as a two-day interactive and engaging workshop with plenty of opportunities to make connections and discuss the latest evidence and practices surrounding integrated youth services. Discussions will be fraymed (pun-intended) with participants rather than delivered at the audience. This is truly a unique opportunity to gather the movers and shakers within this field and share knowledge that will help us better integrate care for YMHSU systems across Canada.

Topics to include:
  • Mental health
  • Technology and e-services
  • Pathways to care
  • Peer support
  • Service provider collaboration
  • Data and evidence
  • Stepped care
  • Substance use
  • Social services
  • Youth and family engagement

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