nurturing the best possible start

Second Window of Opportunity


Second Window of Opportunity


Dr. Karen Pape is an advocate for the continued treatment of teens with neurological issues. She believes every child has a second chance for brain growth as they go through puberty and it is a time when they are highly motivated. It may be a difficult time as children begin to question things and use abstract reasoning, but Dr. Pape believes that children who have had neurological problems may also find this is a time when they can develop a new level of function.

Dr. Karen Pape
We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia
We thank the Victoria Foundation for their support
Vancouver FoundationWe acknowledge the financial support of the Vancouver Foundation

The content of KidCareCanada videos is informed by current research and shared by experts in the field. It should not be used for diagnosing or treating, and is NOT a substitute for professional care.

If you (or someone you know) has thoughts of doing self-harm, or harm to a baby or anyone else, please call to speak with a trained crisis worker. Local Crisis Helpline numbers can be found through a Google Search.  In British Columbia, Canada you can call Mental Health Support (BC-wide) at 310-6789 or you can call the North American line 1 800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
In ANY crisis, your local emergency number is another option and it is always available. Use 911 in North America, 999 in the UK or, if you're elsewhere, use the emergency number for your area.