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Positive Futures - Optimizing Mental Health for Alberta's Children & Youth: A Framework for Action (2006-2016)

Government of Alberta Country Resources Child and Youth Mental Health Policies, Laws, Strategies & Plans, Service Standards Alberta 1 September 2006 Policy document capacity development, health promotion, prevention

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"The vision of Positive Futures is that 'Alberta’s children and youth will have optimal mental health'. Critical components of the framework are the relationships between mental health, mental health problems and mental disorders in children and youth on a continuum from less than optimal mental health to optimal mental health. Optimal mental health for Alberta’s children, youth and their families will be achieved through the following three strategic directions:

1. Building capacity to enhance/increase factors that promote mental health and well-being;

2. Removing or reducing risks to well-being and mental health; and

3. Providing support and treatment to children, youth and their families. Activities to support the three strategic directions include health promotion, prevention, early identification, crisis intervention and stabilization, treatment interventions including both basic and specialized services, community supports, and collaboration supports”

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