The adverse childhood experience studies strengthened the concerns we have about the experiences in children’s lives. Can we use this information to change our approach to children’s well-being and how can we support families and communities to do this?
In this presentation, Dr. Clinton will explore strategies for supporting children’s mental health through developing strong, nurturing relationships with children. Positive relationships can help children manage their emotions during times of stress and support them in developing appropriate coping and resiliency skills.
Dr. Jean Clinton, BMus MD FRCP(C), is a Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster, division of Child Psychiatry. She is on staff at McMaster Children’s Hospital with cross appointments in Pediatrics and Family Medicine, and an Associate in the Department of Child Psychiatry at Sick Children’s Hospital. Dr. Clinton is a Fellow of the Child Trauma Academy and a Fellow of the Zero to Three Academy since 2013. She has been a consultant to child and youth mental health programs, child welfare, and primary care for over 30 years. Dr. Clinton was appointed as an education advisor to the Premier of Ontario and the Minister of Education 2014 – 2018. Dr. Clinton is a renowned national and international advocate for children’s issues. Her special interest lies in brain development, and the crucial roles of relationships and connectedness. Jean champions the development of a national, comprehensive child well-being strategy including a system of early learning and care for all young children and their families. She is equally committed to ensuring that the needs and voices of children and youth are heard and respected. Dr. Clinton has also authored her first book, Love Builds Brains which can be ordered online through Tall Pines Press, on Amazon, and in bookstores everywhere.
For more information on Dr. Clinton’s book, Love Builds Brains, visit: www.tallpinepress.ca