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Feb
22 2010

Peter Moore

Children's Mental Health

Executive Director of Kinark Child and Family Services, http://www.kinark.on.ca

One in five children have a diagnosable mental illness. This is one of the statistics that Peter Moore, Executive Director of the Kinark Child and Family Services, mentions. Established in 1916 and treating 10,000 cases a year, Kinark is the largest mental health agency in Ontario.  Working to defeat the stigma and shame associated with it, Peter Moore discusses the role parents, and the community plays in a child's well being. He describes some of the centers, programs and services offered through Kinark, such as Autism Services, Youth Justice services, and Therapeutic recreation.  Peter Moore also talks about their recent initiative to reach out to remote, northern communities and the complexities involved with that initiative.  Helping to find solutions and make recommendations are a daily task for Peter Moore, after all, mental illness is a part of life.



Interview Date: February 2010



Peter Moore: Blog

Feb 15 2013

Let’s help our stressed out students

from: Peter

Syndicated from: Peter's blog

We all feel stressed or overwhelmed at times; we may be worrying about paying bills, succeeding at work or raising our kids well. But, many adults have someone they trust to talk to about things that might be causing them stress. We might meet a friend for coffee and talk things through; maybe we visit with a doctor or counsellor on a regular basis. Unfortunately, a recent study shows that many youth are not only feeling stressed out, but also don’t feel they have an adult they can confide in.

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Feb 04 2013

Teamwork in the Family

from: Peter

Syndicated from: Peter's blog

We all have a notion of teamwork and what it means. Maybe you play on a sports team and your coach encourages you to pass the ball, give others a turn and root for one another. Maybe you practice it in the work place by sharing responsibilities and off…

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Jan 24 2013

Overcome Teenage Anxiety

from: Peter

Syndicated from: Peter's blog

We all deal with some level of stress on a daily basis. Whether we need to finish a presentation for an upcoming meeting, meet a deadline or try to lose those (at least) 10 pounds, there’s usually something that keeps our nerves from settling. But for the teenagers in our communities the sources of stress and anxiety are coming at them from every angle.

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