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Facilitating Trusted Relationships to Help Immigrant Older Adults Access Dementia Care 12:00 pm
Facilitating Trusted Relationships to Help Immigrant Older Adults Access Dementia Care @ Online
Mar 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The Building Trust project aimed to understand the process of gaining access to dementia-related information, diagnosis, care and psychosocial supports by Punjabi- and Korean-speaking older adults with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias and their informal caregivers living in the Fraser Health region of British Columbia, Canada. To understand interactions between care recipients and care providers, we conducted semi-structured interviews with 20 staff members (11 dementia service staff from ASBC and the health authority, and 9 immigrant-serving staff working with Punjabi or Korean communities), and with 15 dyads of persons with dementia (PWD) and their informal care partners (10 Punjabi; 5 Korean), as well as 6 focus groups, one each with older men, older women, and working age men and women in each of the Punjabi and Korean communities. The regional health authority and Alzheimer Society chapter in British Columbia have valuable resources on dementia and other health and social supports, but they do not know how to adapt their policy and practice tools to address the complex problems of access for immigrant older adults and their families. Staff in immigrant-serving agencies typically understand the multiple barriers and facilitators to access for these populations and are better positioned to gain the trust of immigrant older adults. In the second phase of our study we sought to promote partnerships between such the dementia care and immigrant service sectors to produce initiatives that addressed concerns identified in the research for each of the Punjabi and Korean-speaking populations. This process built trust and understanding...
Integrated Youth Services: People, Pathways and Processes 12:00 pm
Integrated Youth Services: People, Pathways and Processes @ Online
Mar 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Integrated youth services (IYS) often provide a “one-stop-shop” for mental health, physical health, substance use and addictions, education, vocational supports, housing, and other social services. In this third part of an ongoing series on Frayme’s IYS scan, presenters will be highlighting findings regarding clinical and administrative principles and processes required to deliver effective IYS. Over the course of the webinar, they will share aggregated information related to types of services and interventions available, principles and processes of care coordination and service integration, types of service providers employed and their training needs, as well as subpopulations served and eligibility criteria for youth accessing IYS. Be sure to stick around after the discussion for a chance to engage with the speakers and ask any questions you may have regarding IYS and/or Frayme’s IYS scan. This webinar will allow participants to: Discover services and interventions available at various integrated youth services (IYS) Understand how services and interventions are coordinated and delivered at IYS Explore clinical and administrative human resource allocations, training needs, and team interactions and collaboration at IYS Understand age ranges and types of subpopulations served at IYS Who should attend: All stakeholders involved in child and youth mental health, including: Managers, directors, and program leads of youth services Service providers Policy makers Researchers Youth advocates Family advocates This webinar is hosted by Frayme.

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