Symposium speaker series – Dr. Charlotte Waddell
About the event
On December 2, 2023, Charlotte Waddell, psychiatrist and director of Children’s Health Policy at Simon Fraser University (SFU), gave a presentation titled “Neurodiversity and Mental Health: Serving Children Better” at the fourth session in the Province’s Children and Youth with Support Needs Symposium Speaker Series.
The presentation had the stated objective of making caregivers and professionals better informed so they can give feedback to agencies taking important steps to support the mental health of neurodiverse children and youth, like the Ministry of Children and Family Development.
The symposium speaker series is part of the Province’s broad engagement process to inform a new, effective system of children and youth with support needs (CYSN) services.
- PowerPoint Presentation: Neurodiversity and Mental Health: Serving Children Better
- A summary of the session is coming soon
About Dr. Charlotte Waddell:
Dr. Charlotte Waddell is a McMaster-trained child and youth psychiatrist with longstanding interests in public health and policy. Director of the Children’s Healthy Policy Centre at SFU, she leads research on improving child outcomes in the population by encouraging effective prevention and treatment approaches. In her clinical practice, she cares for young people who are struggling with serious adversities.
How to get involved
If you are interested in providing comment on this presentation or getting involved in the broader dialogue on CYSN services, please share your perspectives and ideas through an online feedback form to help inform the path forward.