Program Chairs

Naveen Hassan

Associate General Counsel & Director, Privacy and Risk Management, The Hospital for Sick Children

Dr. Sharon Pyke

Retired Supervisory Officer

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Are you equipped to deal with the current issues in youth mental health?

Get prepared with critical knowledge and skills, guided by our expert faculty.

The mental health challenges faced by children and youth engage professionals across disciplines, from law enforcement to education to healthcare. Navigating these circumstances can be sensitive and challenging.

Get the knowledge you need to act with confidence. OsgoodePD’s unique annual program brings together experts from legal practice, healthcare, mental health, and education for a comprehensive one-day update on current and emerging issues.

Whether you work in law enforcement, healthcare environments, the education sector, or beyond, you will walk away with strategies and tools to help you tackle these complex legal issues in your day-to-day.

This is an elective course for the Certificate in Education Law. Due to administrative changes, all required and elective courses for the Certificate must be completed by August 31, 2024.

What You’ll Learn

The law guiding your actions: what is applicable to children’s mental health?

Mental health laws in the school setting

Privacy, confidentiality and information sharing

Youth in Crisis: medical and legal options for treatment

Children aged 3-6: understanding, recognizing, and responding to mental health needs

Interacting with the Office of the Children’s Lawyer: the ins and outs of representing children

Who Should Attend

School Administrators/Directors of Education/Supervisory Officers

Mental health leads


Health care risk managers

Representatives from hospitals, psychiatric facilities and community care agencies

Psychiatrists, physicians, nurses and other licensed medical professionals

Lawyers in private practice specializing in health, criminal or education law

Crown lawyers

Government and public policy advisors

Expert witnesses and mental health consultants

Mental health patient advocates

Social workers

Health and social service professionals

Law enforcement officers

Corrections and rehabilitation service representatives


Program Chairs

Naveen Hassan

Associate General Counsel & Director, Privacy and Risk Management, The Hospital for Sick Children

Dr. Sharon Pyke

Retired Supervisory Officer



 View the2022 program agenda to see what you’ll learn from leading experts. A new detailed agenda will be available soon.


Apr 10, 2024

$595 + TAX


Apr 10, 2024
8:30 a.m – 4:00 p.m (ET)

Apr 24, 2024

$595 + TAX


Apr 24, 2024
8:30 a.m – 4:00 p.m (ET)

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CPD and Accreditation

OsgoodePD is an accredited provider with the LSO, the Law Society of BC and NY CLE Board. Select your location to view the eligible hours you may claim.

CPD Hours
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Substantive5h 10m
Total5h 40m

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Frequently Asked Questions

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