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Healthy Minds Healthy Children

This AHS website contains current online and archived courses. Current issues in child and adolescent mental health intended for professionals in Alberta working with children and adolescents in the area of addiction and mental health.

Competency: Knowledge, Behavioural

Audience: Children, Youth

Cost: Free- Must register online


Developmental Pathways of Addiction and Mental Health

AHS Addiction and Mental Health Learning Series offers a web-based interactive e-Learning curriculum designed to support healthcare providers to enhance their practice working with children, youth and their families experiencing addiction and mental health issues. The focus of these modules is to help health providers recognize and reduce significant stressors for vulnerable children and their parents, enhance their resilience, and increase their coping skills. In providing mental health support to children and youth the focus needs to shift toward health promotion and disease prevention, rather than just  treating the impact of mental health disorders. (11 modules, 1.5-2 hours each)

Competency: Knowledge, Behavioural

Audience: General

Cost: Free


Gender Based Analysis Plus (GBA+)

A Status of Women Canada course to assess how diverse groups of women, men and non-binary people may experience policies, programs and initiatives. It acknowledges the need to go  beyond biological (sex) and socio-cultural (gender) differences and considers many other identity factors, like race, ethnicity, religion, age, and mental or physical ability. (2 hours)

Competency: Knowledge

Audience: All

Cost: Free


Circle of Courage

Starr Commonwealth offers this course which is a model of positive youth development based on the universal principle that to be emotionally healthy all youth need a sense of belonging, mastery, independence and generosity. This unique model integrates the cultural wisdom of tribal peoples, the practice wisdom of professional pioneers with troubled youth, and findings of modern youth development research. (6 hours)

Competency: Knowledge

Audience: Indigenous, Youth

Cost: Not specified


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