Volunteer Alexandra Taverna in a classroom in the JGH Centre for Child Development and Mental Health, where she provides educational support to pupils in the Child Psychiatry program. {Click on photo to enlarge it.)
Feature articlesJanuary 2024

Volunteer’s compassion and patience lend support to youngsters in Child Psychiatry

Like many of the JGH’s younger volunteers, Alexandra Taverna takes pride in giving of herself to benefit others.

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At lunchtime in the JGH Centre for Child Development and Mental Health, Educator Monica Arnaldi (left) and Nurse Clinician Mia Grillakis engage their students in a discussion about the highlights of a story they recently read together.
85th Anniversary - ArchivesMay 2019

From the archives: Child Psychiatry: 50 years of caring for children and their families

After years of planning, the Child Psychiatry Program was launched at the JGH in 1967 to provide children with the same kind of compassionate treatment and care that adults had been receiving in the hospital since the mid-1950s.

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October 2017Spotlight feature

Commitment to patients helped Child Psychiatry weather the decades

This fall, as the JGH Child Psychiatry Program commemorates its landmark 50th anniversary, its early years—as well as many recent achievements—are back in the spotlight.

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At lunchtime in the JGH Centre for Child Development and Mental Health, Educator Monica Arnaldi (left) and Nurse Clinician Mia Grillakis engage their students in a discussion about the highlights of a story they recently read together.
October 2017Spotlight feature

Child Psychiatry: 50 years of caring for children and their families

Although the specially designed facilities of the Ruth and Saul Kaplan Pavilion were opened in 2010, its team approach is a direct descendent of the philosophy—both revolutionary and evolutionary—behind the Child Psychiatry Program when it was launched in 1967.

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In 2010, JGH Executive Director Hartley Stern speaks at the inauguration of the Ruth and Saul Kaplan Pavilion, new home of the Centre for Child Development and Mental Health.
October 2017Spotlight feature

Child psychiatry at the JGH: 50 years and counting

A timeline of highlights in a half-century of service in Child Psychiatry at the JGH.

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Team spirit at the finish line in the 2015 Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer
FoundationSeptember 2015

Community action

Throughout the year, the JGH Foundation hosts or benefits from a wide variety of events that call upon all of us to support initiatives that empower the Jewish General Hospital.

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Cyber Bullying video
NewsSpring 2015

Video series pushes back at bullying

To fight back against bullying, an eight-part video series has been produced, featuring JGH experts from the Centre for Child Development and Mental Health and the Teenage Health Unit at the Goldman Herzl Family Practice Centre.

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