Azrieli Family Education Series
Watch a series of webinars on mental health for family caregivers of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Azrieli Family Education Series is facilitated by family advisors at the Azrieli Adult Neurodevelopmental Centre at CAMH.
Learn more about the Azrieli Centre at CAMH.
Family Matters Toolkit
This toolkit is for caregivers who are interested in improving the health and health care of a family member with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). It is adapted from the Nuts and Bolts of Health Care Toolkit. Some of resources included are tools developed by the H-CARDD program as well as curated resources from Surrey Place's Developmental Disabilities Primary Care Program and others. These tools can be used together, or as stand-alone materials, depending on your needs, goals and existing resources. We encourage you to use whichever pieces of this toolkit you feel are helpful.
Dual Diagnosis: An Information Guide: A Family Guide to Dual Diagnosis
A Family Guide to Dual Diagnosis
Download a copy of the Family Guide. This resource is divided into three parts:
- Part I: Understanding dual diagnosis provides an overview of dual diagnosis, an introduction to treatment options and information about developmental disabilities and mental health problems and how they interact.
- Part II: Supporting families focuses on the impact of dual diagnosis on family life. It includes information on experiencing, understanding and coping with dual diagnosis, and on self-care strategies for family members.
- Part III: Working with services explores treatment and support for people affected by dual diagnosis. It includes strategies for navigating the mental health and developmental service systems and information about psychosocial and medication treatment options and ways to deal with crisis situations.
More Videos for Caregivers
Using emergency services: What clients with developmental disabilities should expect
Jillian Carlyle talks about what clients and families should expect and prepare for when going to the emergency department.
Use of emergency room services by patients with developmental disabilities
Yona Lunsky walks through what occurs at a visit to the emergency department with some tips on how to make the most of the visit.
See all videos for caregivers and families.