2016 Janeway Kids Rock Pediatric Emergency Conference & Webinar
This is a guest post submitted by Jackie Williams-Connolly, the conference chair for the 2016 Janeway Kids Rock Pediatric Emergency Conference & Webinar.
Learn more about Dr. Ian Manion:
Dr. Manion is a clinical psychologist and scientist-practitioner who has worked with children, youth and families for over 30 years. Currently he is the Director of Youth Mental Health Research at the Institute for Mental Health Research. He serves as the Inaugural Co-Chair of the National Infant, Child and Youth Mental Health Consortium and the Principal Lead for the National School-Based Mental Health and Substance Use Consortium. For the past 12 years he served as the founding Executive Director of the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health.
Dr. Manion is actively involved in research on mental health promotion, youth depression and suicide. He has a particular interest in systems research and how services are organized to best meet the mental health needs of youth. He is a committed advocate for child and youth mental health sitting on local, provincial, national and international boards and committees. Dr. Manion is co-founder of Youth Net/ Réseau Ado, a bilingual community-based mental health promotion program with satellites across Canada as well as in Europe. This program strives to understand the mental health issues facing young men and women, and to better address these issues with sensitivity to gender, age, culture, and geography.