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Engage with experts and peers on the most pressing current and emerging issues in mental health law for children and youth. Developed based on your requests for a program that would bring together legal, health care, mental health, education and law enforcement professionals….you’ll walk away with knowledge, tools, strategies and tactics that will help you tackle these complex legal issues in your day-to-day working life.

Legal rights and responsibilities in mental health law are numerous and complex. When the issues relate to children and youth, they become increasingly challenging. Different approaches to the delivery of mental health services to children/youth persist, as do challenges around the most appropriate advocacy supports and approaches for assessing and managing risks of violence.

Community collaboration challenges, the role of educators and the complexities that arise in the context of criminal law, in addition to the constantly evolving case law further complicates this already challenging arena.

As a legal, health care, mental health, education or law enforcement professional, you are caught in the cross hairs and struggle to stay on top of your obligations and responsibilities.

This annual OsgoodePD program was developed to bring together these professionals for a comprehensive one-day update of essential, current and emerging issues, together with practical legal advice on how to deal with them.

Faculty

Chairs

  • Naveen Hassan, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Dr. Sharon Pyke, Superintendent of Education, Greater Essex County District School Board

2020 Faculty Included:

  • Samira Ahmed, Staff Lawyer, Justice for Children and Youth
  • Alice Charach, MD, MSc, FRCPC, Medical Director, Child and Youth Acute Care Collaborative (CAYACC), Division of Child and Youth Psychiatry, Associate Professor, Psychiatry, University of Toronto
  • Mary Jane Dykeman, DDO Health Law
  • Shelley D. McIntyre, Counsel, Personal Rights Department, Supervisor, West & Central West Regions, Office of the Children’s Lawyer, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario)
  • Lauri A, Ressor, Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP
  • Elisa Romano, Ph.D., C.Psych, Professor, School of Psychology, University of Ottawa, Registered Clinical Psychologist in Ontario

Agenda

Fees

Fees include attendance and program materials.

Group Discounts and Financial Assistance

OsgoodePD offers group rates and financial assistance for both on-site and webcast formats.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the certificate program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the dates, location, speakers or content with little or no notice. In the event of program cancellation, York University and Osgoode Hall Law School’s liability is limited to reimbursement of paid fees.

Cancellations and Substitutions

Substitution of registrants is permitted at any time. If you are unable to find a substitute, a full refund is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 14 days prior to the program date. If a cancellation request is made with less than 14 days notice, a $75 administration fee will apply. No other refund is available.

Technical Support

In the event you experience technical difficulties, please contact opdsupport@osgoode.yorku.ca for assistance.

FAQs

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Program Details

Questions on program registration?
Please contact the Registration Team at osgoodepd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Questions on the program content?
Please contact the Program Lawyer:
Myrsini Zacharakis at MZacharakis@osgoode.yorku.ca

Program Details

Date & Time

April 13, 2021
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EDT

Online Replay 
May 19, 2021
Register for Online Replay 

Register for On-Demand Session

Location

Online - Live, interactive

Fee per Delegate

$545 + HST

Registration for this program is now closed.

Printable Registration Form

Eligible CPD Credit Hours

Questions?

Who Should Attend

  • School Administrators/Directors of Education/Supervisory Officers
  • Mental health leads
  • Teachers
  • Health care risk managers
  • Representatives from hospitals, psychiatric facilities and community care agencies
  • Psychiatrists, physicians, nurses and other licensed medical professionals
  • Lawyers in private practice specializing in health, criminal or education law
  • Crown lawyers
  • Government and public policy advisors
  • Expert witnesses and mental health consultants
  • Mental health patient advocates
  • Social workers
  • Health and social service professionals
  • Law enforcement officers
  • Corrections and rehabilitation service representatives

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This program is an elective towards The Osgoode Certificate in Education Law.

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