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Evergreen: A Child and Youth Mental Health Framework for Canada

Child and Youth Advisory Committee of the Mental Health Commission of Canada Country Resources Child and Youth Mental Health Policies, Laws, Strategies & Plans, Service Standards Canada 1 July 2010 Policy document mental health promotion, Reinforcing values

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"Evergreen is meant to be a resource for those involved in, impacted by and responsible for, child and youth mental health policy, plans, programs and services. Evergreen presents a set of values, upon which child and youth mental health initiatives should be founded. These values should inform and direct all child and youth mental health policies, plans, programs and services across Canada.

Evergreen also provides a number of strategic directions. This component of the framework should be used to guide the creation, development, implementation and review of mental health policies, plans, programs and services for young people, parents and families residing in Canada. These strategic directions should be found in all mental health policies and plans across Canada, but they may need to be implemented over time and modified according to local conditions. Within each strategic direction, each jurisdiction will select and apply specific programs, services and activities. These should be guided by Evergreen’s values. Existing programs, services and activities should be reviewed to ensure they are consistent with Evergreen’s values."

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