Mental health and cannabis: Problems among youths

Cross-training on Mental health and cannabis: Problems among youths
November 21, 2019.

The objectives of the event are to:

  • Better understand, through the sharing of expertise and knowledge, the problems faced by youths at risk for or presenting mental health and substance-related problems and the evidence-based interventions that are intended for them.
  • Better understand the role of each partner among the different services offered within our networks.

This event is intended for professionals from various networks (mental health, addiction, school boards, community organizations, specialized resources, public security, public health, etc.) working with a clientele composed of youths (12 to 25 years old) at risk for or presenting mental health and substance use problems

This exchange session is offered with the support of the Douglas Mental Health University Institute, the Montréal West Island Integrated University Health and Social Services Centre (MWI IUHSSC)the Ministère de la Santé et des Services Sociaux and Health Canada.

It is taking place at the Douglas Institute and is made available via videoconference Zoom (in participating sites) and is broadcast live on our Cross-training Facebook page.

All presentations will be in French.


8 h 30 | Registration

9 h 00 | Word of welcome and instructions for the day  

9 h 25 | Opening conference
Mental health and cannabis: Population-based data from Quebec
>>> Powerpoint presentation
Nicole Perreault,  Ph. D., Psychologist and research-planning advisor, Direction de la santé publique de Montréal

9 h 45 | Intervention models for youths 

Effective early intervention models for youths having an at-risk cannabis consumption 
>>> PowerPoint presentation
Karine Bertrand, 
 Ph. D.,  Professor, Programme d’études et de recherche en toxicomanie, Université de Sherbrooke

Effective treatment models for youths presenting concurrent mental health and cannabis use problems 
>>> PowerPoint presentation

Jennifer Cohen, B.Sc., Research team of Michel Perreault, Ph.D.

Effective components of online interventions for youths presenting problems related to the use of cannabis
>>> PowerPoint Presentation
Mathieu Goyette, 
 Ph. D., Associate professor, Programme d’études et de recherche en toxicomanie, Université de Sherbrooke

10 h 40 | Break  

11 h 00 | Practices for at risk youths  

Practices for at-risk youths in school settings
Manuel Pelletier,  Social worker, CLSC Verdun

Screening at the CCSMTL’s Youth Program for the use and abuse of psychoactive substances, including cannabis  
>>> PowerPoint presentation
Richard Désormeaux, Module leader, transversal addiction director for the youth program, GRD Trainer, CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal.

12 h 05 | Lunch and discussion groups (in French and in English) 

14 h 00 | Presentation of programs and resources  

The think tank on drugs 2ndedition : An indicated prevention and harm reduction program for troubled youths 
>>> PowerPoint presentation

Mario Lemieux, Project manager, Groupe de réflexion sur les drogues at Boscoville
Arnaud Milord-Nadon, M. Sc., ps. ed., Development agent at Boscoville

Presentation of the action plan for students with special needs in professional training at the Montreal School Board (CSDM)
>>> PowerPoint presentation

Véronique Ross, Psychoeducator, Support team for students having special needs, CSDM – Formation professionnelle

Presentation of the Aire Ouverte project
>>> PowerPoint presentation
Emilie Giry, Social Worker – Aire Ouverte project, Youth and specific services program, CIUSSS Nord-de-l’Île-de-Montréal
Joan Morin, Psychoeducator – Aire Ouverte Project, CISSS de Laval
Simon Courtemanche, usager-partenaire – projet Aire Ouverte, CISSS de Laval
Sabrina Choquette, usagère-partenaire – projet Aire Ouverte, CISSS de Laval

15 h 55 | Closing speech: Evidence-based programs vs Evidence-based practices
>>> PowerPoint presentation
Myriam Laventure, Ph. D., Professor, Département des sciences de la santé communautaire, Université de Sherbrooke

16 h 10 | Review of the day

Michel Perreault, Ph. D.

16 h 20 | Final word and acknowledgements

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