“This has probably been the most valuable continuing education & training I’ve ever completed. I use it all the time. We started screening kids with the PSC-17 presenting at our clinic and the numbers have been overwhelming, and it has opened up significant dialogue around required supports in our community. “
- Lisa Plank, Nurse Practitioner
“[The most valuable thing about the course is] learning about various screening tools and how to implement them. It was invaluable developing personal relationships with local psychiatrists as well.”
- Andrea Perkins, Family Physician
“An excellent guide to improving initial diagnosis of psychiatric conditions in the pediatric population, as well as understanding and using the starting points for management plans including medications.”
- Sharmin Hares, Pediatrician
“This course offers applicable tools to further understanding of treatment and gain future support networks in order for both patient and physician to work together to achieve better mental health outcomes.”
- Taylore Beechy, Medical Student
“It makes pediatric psychiatric cases' assessment easy in primary care.”
- Moses Olakanmi, Family Physician
“I now feel much more confident diagnosing and treating pediatric mental health concerns.”
- Heather Wright, Family Physician
“The scope of this course is broad but I will be able to make small, meaningful changes immediately that will improve the care I provide. I feel confident I have the tools to manage pediatric mental health right here in my community of practice while also knowing what resources are available should we need additional supports. I cannot recommend this course enough!”
- Jennelle Hubick, Nurse Practitioner
“[The most valuable thing about the course is] listening to providers who were once where I am and are now doing better because they went through this course. The content of the course is also super valuable - I admit that I had never heard of most of the resources mentioned/used.”
- Abi Adeniran, Family Physician
“[The most valuable thing about the course is the] information regarding assessment tools and rating scales for pediatric mental health and information regarding pharmacotherapy that can be started in primary health care settings.”
- Chelsea Schemenauer, Family Physician
"This is one of the most valuable continuing education courses I have participated in. It has provided me with fantastic resources and increased my knowledge and confidence in assessing and treating pediatric mental health concerns. I highly recommend this course."
- Kiersten Frick, Nurse Practitioner
“Great tools for assessing Paediatric Mental Health which simplifies the process making it less overwhelming. Reviewing the medication classes was very useful.”
- Leani Loots, Family Physician
"This course had so many valuable aspects. One of note is that it connected me with a great community dedicated to pediatric mental health, facilitating further learning and ensuring best practice moving forward through ongoing communication and collaboration."
- Eric Brenna, Family Physician
"Being able to consolidate previous knowledge of mental health in youth & adolescents and learning new tools that I can incorporate in future practice to help escalate care in this area."
- Mary Lynn Beaulieu, Family Physician
"The CanREACH-SK course offers a level of confidence and direction for moving forward with some of the more complex youth mental health patients in primary care. I'll be recalling some of these cases to clinic with a clearer direction for assessment and interventions moving forward."
- Michelle O'Keefe, Nurse Practitioner
"I loved how each unit comprised of important information that could be used in my daily work. This course was excellent. I highly recommend it."
- Jake Allison, Family Medicine Resident
"I will be taking all of the rating scales & screening tools to implement immediately. The suicide discussion and treatment plan will definitely improve my comfort dealing with these crisis/emergent situations."
- Kimberly Kenke, Nurse Practitioner
"A practice changing course! My knowledge, comfort and confidence in assessing, diagnosing and treating the studied topics will improve substantially."
- Eman Nan, Family Physician
"[The most valuable thing about this course is] the incredible faculty that kept the entire weekend engaging, educational, and entertaining."
- Amy Heitzner, Family Physician
"Group work, working together and collaborating to go through cases commonly seen in clinic. Lots of interdisciplinary collaboration as well all come from different walks."
- Tammy Matiasz, Nurse Practitioner
"The CanREACH-SK course is practical, engaging with lots of resources to use the next day. The faculty was great with the teaching, acting and organization."
- Olukayode Olutunfese, Family Physician
"[The most valuable thing about this course is] learning how to manage some more challenging patients (aggression, multi-morbidity). It was very well delivered and was one of the best CME courses I have ever attended."
- Corbin Chenger, Family Medicine Resident
"[The most valuable thing about this course is] learning about tools which can assist healthcare providers in the objective assessment of children who presents with potential mental health related problems."
- Francois Rossouw, Emergency Physician
"The interactive, systematic approach to the presentation of the content was valuable. I also appreciate sharing of personal experiences by the faculty. This fellowship has really increased my knowledge & confidence in helping the pediatric populations in priomary care."
- Hanna Latina, Nurse Practitioner
"Incorporates both didactic teaching and case based interactive learning to develop an approach to diagnosing and managing pediatric mental health concerns. I loved gaining confidnece in using all the rating scales for clinical practice."
- Aden Mah, Family Physician
"Very practical and systematic. Makes management of initial presentation of common disorders reasonable and doable."
- Denise Geck, Nurse Practitioner
"The best continuing education I've had in more than a decade. Learning how to collaborate & problem solve ways to improve mental health outcomes for children & youth has been vital."
- Mike White, Psychologist
"Demysticafication of mental health and its management with good presentation, acting and real case examples."
- Andrew Ogum, Pediatrician
"Very well developed & delivered course to enhance learning and implementing these skills into practice."
- Olivia Robertson, Family Physician
"Comprehensive, engaging. Really enjoyed the group activities, helped to consolidate information."
- Jeannie Coe, Nurse Practitioner
"Blend of didactic and participant interactive sessions with panels was excellent. Best program I have done in a while - learned a lot and will be using new knowledge and skills from day one. I feel more confident managing pediatric mental health problems."
- Cecil Hammond, Family Physician