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New resources to help children and youth with mental health and addiction issues will be developed in Alberta thanks to a $5-million gift.
CASA, a child, adolescent and family mental health organization, announced it was committed to providing the funds to the University of Alberta’s Department of Psychiatry in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry to develop a new CASA Research Chair in Child and Adolescent Mental Health.
The new chair will help drive community-focused research and apply evidence-based findings to front-line care with an aim of improving the lives of children and youth with mental health and addictions issues.
“There are all kinds of gaps in the area of youth mental health,” said Denise Milne, CEO of CASA. “We see a variety of children struggling with mental health challenges ranging from eating and sleeping disorders, to attention deficit disorder, to depression and anxiety.
Through the CASA Research Chair in Child and Adolescent Mental Health we have a chance to generate expertise within the province of Alberta that hasn’t previously been available.”
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