resources and recommendations 

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  • Mind, brain and education. Neuroscience implications for the Classroom. 

This book is a wonderful resource for teachers interested in learning more about the brain and how it learns. 

  • The survival guide for kids with ADHD by John F. Taylor PhD.

This children's book describes ADHD at their level. If a child is in the process of getting diagnosed or has received a diagnosis of ADHD, this is a great book to help them better understand where their brain is going through and how they can work past their struggles. 

Learning about the Brain

DANA Foundation 

The DANA foundation provides teachers with trusted documents you can use in the classroom to teach children about brain functioning. 

Brain Story Certification

Free online course for anyone who wants to learn about the science of brain development .

Research Articles and important documents

  • Mind, Brain and Education

A student-centered approach to learning is discussed in depth in this document. Mind, brain and education research is reviewed to address how the brain learns and the individuality of learning. 

Substance Abuse

A substance abuse guide for parents

On the website, you will find a wealth of information on substance abuse (alcohol and drugs) in teenagers. Alarming statistics of how many teenagers use substance, warning signs, how to talk to your child about substance and how to find help are included on this website. I encourage parents and anyone who works with older children to have a look!

Mouse Party

How do different drugs change the natural state of the brain? This interactive game can be used both in and out of the classroom to teach high school students about the impact of drugs on the brain.

What to do if your child is taking drugs

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto Canada provides parents with signs that there may be a problem with your child and how to talk to your child about drugs.

Mental Health and Well-Being

Information on Mental Health

Visit the Headspace website for information on all mental health issues in youth including:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Eating Disorders

  • Self-Harm

  • Trauma

  • Psychosis

  • Biopolar Disorder

Suicidal Ideation

“The term ‘suicidal ideation’ refers to thoughts that life isn’t worth living, ranging in intensity from fleeting thoughts through to concrete, well thought-out plans for killing oneself, or a complete preoccupation with self-destruction.” Visit the Orygen website for a quick guide on risk factors and signs a young person might be suicidal.

An online course for parents on mental health and youth

Visit the CAMH website for an online course on mental health in youth.