On April 4, 2017, BRAVE and Toronto’s Child Development Institute partnered to host an event on evidence-based early intervention in children’s mental health. Held at the Halifax Central Library, the event drew attendees representing government, children’s mental health agencies, hospitals, schools and community organizations from across the Atlantic provinces. Dr. Leena Augimeri from CDI and Dr. Jennifer Bernier from BRAVE presented on both local and national results of the SNAP program, and took questions from those in attendance who are eager to see SNAP expand to reach more children and families in the region. The success of BRAVE in Halifax speaks to the need for early intervention in mental health, particularly in Atlantic Canada where such services are in high demand.
This event was a great success and was showcased by Global News Halifax. To read more about the event and to watch the news feature, click here.
Left to right: Nicola Slater, Kate Wright, Lila Pavey, Leticha Lucas, Lauren Butler, Dr. Leena Augimeri, Julie McLellan, Dr. Jennifer Bernier, Marissa Silver, Haley Lundy, Tyler Small, and Robin Campbell.