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Child/Youth Mental Health and Parent-Child Relationship

May 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Mental Health Awareness Week (3 rd May – 7th May) is to raise awareness
regarding the importance of mental health

Mental Health Awareness Week (3rd May – 7th May) is to raise awareness regarding the importance of mental health, and also to provide any information or psychoeducation that would be beneficial for individuals (e.g., newcomers, vulnerable population and anyone in Ontario who may need to learn more about how to receive support and how to take care of their mental health). We dedicate this week especially to our guest speakers to talk about their profession, research and expertise to raise awareness for our Mental Health.
To complete your registration for this event, please send an email to (mentalhealth@skillsforchange.org), in addition to registering on this site. If you are a permanent resident or convention refugee please send your email to (nkhazraei@skillsforchange.org)

Guest Speaker
Dr. Fataneh Farnia from Better Life Counselling Centre

Farnia is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development, and an Adjunct lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto. She also worked as a researcher at the SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health for 13 years. Farnia has over two decades of experience conducting longitudinal research to investigate the early risk factors and adverse childhood experiences that may relate to later poor cognitive, language, social-emotional, and mental health outcomes. Her work focuses mainly on marginalized populations who live in socially and geographically isolated, hard-to-reach communities. Farnia is committed to evidence-based trauma-informed practices, quality improvement processes, and multi-disciplinary, interprofessional team efforts and collaborations. She is also a Registered Psychotherapist and sees children and youth (birth to 18-years-old), and their families.


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