BLOG POSTS FOR AUGUST,2011

Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Collaboration in Autism (CIRCA): Colloquium Series

When: Various Dates
Where
: Neville Scarfe Bldg, UBC

CIRCA presents their Fall Colloquium Series 2011-2012:

  • September 20, 11:30am – 1:00pm, Room 308A: Using Visual Structure to Support Children with Autism in an Assessment Clinic
  • October 14, 11:00am – 12:30pm, Room 310: Teaching Receptive Language Skills to Young Children with ASD: Past, Present, and Future
  • November 24, 2:00pm – 3:30pm, Room 310: Building Capacity: Teaching a Community Support Provider to Implement Positive Behaviour Support in a Family Setting
  • December 1, 2:00pm – 3:30pm, Room 310: The Multidisciplinary Team – Working Together for Better Outcomes

For more information, please visit: http://circa.educ.ubc.ca/.

My Reading Tree

My Reading Tree is a community literacy hub for Greater Nanaimo and Ladysmith. To learn more about its various programs, events, podcasts and more, please visit www.myreadingtree.com.

Aboriginal Child Friendly Communities Toolkit: Inclusion of the Early Years

The Society for Children and Youth of BC (SCY) launches the first edition of the Aboriginal Child Friendly Communities Toolkit: Inclusion of the Early Years. This is a child-friendly assessment and planning resource for organizations and community members to support the early childhood development of Aboriginal children and their surrounding communities. The focus of the toolkit is on 0 to 6 year olds, however, the toolkit can be helpful for all ages, families, and communities across cultures.

Download the toolkit for free at: http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/j5771xTfC37vdaAEf.

For more information about SCY, visit: www.scyofbc.org.

Professional Specialization Certificate in Population Health Data Analysis

This certificate program provides a unique opportunity for health professionals to learn a diverse set of skills from multiple disciplines including:

  • working with administrative data
  • epidemiological statistics
  • population health and geographical information systems
  • spatial epidemiology and outbreak detection
  • longitudinal analysis and multi-level modeling of population health data
  • health services program monitoring and evaluation

The program, developed by Population Data BC in partnership with the Dept of Geography and Division of Continuing Studies at the University of Victoria, combines online and some face-to-face learning to meet the time constraints and flexibility needs of busy working health professionals. The first course, Working with Administrative Data, will be offered in September 2011.

Please visit: www.popdata.bc.ca/etu/PHDA for more details.

Compendium of Newcomer Children's Services in BC & videos from "Cultural Competencies: Supporting Newcomer Children" symposium

Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of BC (AMSSA) is pleased to announce the release of the “Compendium of Newcomer Children’s Services in British Columbia,” which provides an overview of programs and services for newcomer children aged 0-12 developed by AMSSA member agencies.

AMSSA is also releasing the videos from the first Provincial Symposium on Cultural Competencies: Supporting Newcomer Children, held at SFU Harbour Centre in February.

You may access the bulletin in PDF format on the ANCIE website at: http://www.amssa.org/ancie/ancie_bulletins.php.

Attachment Training with Diane Benoit

When: September 19-21, 2011, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where
: Penticton Lakeside Resort, 21 Lakeshore Drive W., Penticton, BC

The Attachment & Atypical Caregiver Behaviors Associated with Disorganized Attachment and Modified Interaction Guidance Training will be delivered by Diane Benoit in two parts:

  • September 19th and 20th (Part One): Attachment & Atypical Caregiver Behaviours Associated with Disorganized attachment
  • September 21st (Part Two): Modified Interaction Guidance Training

Diane Benoit is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, Project Director in the Research Institute at the Hospital for Sick Children, and Staff Psychiatrist at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario.

For more information, contact Wendy: 250.492.5864 ext. 108 or wkenward@pdcrs.com.

Cost: Part One: $225 (Early Bird Rate: $200) | Part Two: $125 (Early Bird Rate:  $100) |All Three Days: $325 (Early Bird Rate: $300)

New Resources from the Psychology Foundation of Canada

The Kids Have Stress Too! (KHST!®) program is based on evidence that with help, young children can learn practical strategies to relieve stress, and effective ways to respond to stressful situations. By learning to cope with life’s ups and downs, children develop healthy strategies that help them to adapt, self-regulate, be resourceful, feel competent and become more resilient.

KHST! ® workshops help educators, caregivers, parents and others:

  • learn how to recognize stress in children
  • identify the key role relationships with parents, caregivers and educators play in helping children learn to manage stress
  • practice age-appropriate stress-management techniques that help teach children to relax and become more resilient
  • learn effective ways to promote positive emotional development and self-regulation in young children.

For more information, visit: http://www.psychologyfoundation.org/.

 

More Resources from PFC:

Kids Have Stress Too! Ideas, Tips and Strategies for Parents of Preschoolers

Let’s Play! A Child’s Road to Learning - for parents of children aged 2 - 8

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Professional Specialization Certificate in Population Health Data Analysis

Registration is now open for the new Professional Specialization Certificate in Population Health Data Analysis at the University of Victoria, Division of Continuing Studies.

The program provides a unique opportunity for health professionals to learn a diverse set of skills from multiple disciplines including:

  • working with administrative data
  • epidemiological statistics
  • population health and geographical information systems
  • spatial epidemiology and outbreak detection
  • longitudinal analysis and multi-level modeling of population health data
  • health services program monitoring and evaluation

Visit Continuing Studies, University of Victoria: http://www.uvcs.uvic.ca/population/ for more details about the program and to register.

Best Practices in bringing ABA into your Classroom

When: October 21, 2011
Where:
Century Plaza Hotel, Vancouver, BC

The how-to element of this presentation and emphasis on practical strategies will enable teachers and other professionals to design ABA interventions when including students with ASD in the general classroom.

Participants will learn how to conduct assessments, set goals, collect and analyze data, and how to collaborate with parents and other professionals.

More info: www.popard.ca

Biological Embedding of Early Social Adversity: From Fruit Flies to Kindergartners

When: December 8-10, 2011
Where: Beckman Center, 100 Academy, Irvine, CA

Sackler Colloquia

The Arthur M. Sackler Colloquia of the National Academy of Sciences address scientific topics of broad and current interest, cutting across the boundaries of traditional disciplines.  Each colloquium is organized by a member of the Academy, often with the assistance of an organizing committee, and feature presentations by leading scientists in the field and discussions with a hundred or more researchers with an interest in the topic. These colloquia are made possible by a generous gift from Jill Sackler, in memory of her husband, Arthur M. Sackler.

This meeting is co-sponsored by Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.  The Sackler Colloquium provides a significant opportunity for CIFAR to share new knowledge created within its Experience-based Brain and Biological Development research program. Launched in 2003, this program explores the core question of how social experiences affect human biology and looks at how the trajectory for development and health is set early in life.  Two earlier CIFAR research programs, Population Health and Human Development identified a major opportunity to explore this new paradigm of the relationship between nature and nurture.

Meeting Overview

Socioeconomic position is the single most powerful determinant ...

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The Children’s Mental Health Research Quarterly

The theme for this issue is: Helping Children Overcome Trauma This is available at: http://www.childhealthpolicy.sfu.ca/research_quarterly_08/index.html.

Working with Administrative Data Workshop

When: September 19 – December 11, 2011
Where:
University of Victoria, BC

The Professional Specialization Certificate in Population Health Data Analysis will be launched this fall with the delivery of the first course: Working with Administrative Data.

The course examines:

  • the basics of what administrative data are and where they come from
  • how administrative data  can be used for research,
  • what the data produced for a research project looks like
  • the skills that are needed to work with administrative data
  • basic statistical analysis of these data
  • privacy issues and access to data.

This fully online course will be offered over 12 weeks. Online Moodle orientation will begin one week prior to the start of the course.

Orientation: September 14 to 16, 2011
Course Delivery: September 19 to December 11, 2011

For course details visit: http://www.uvcs.uvic.ca/aspnet/Course/Detail/?code=PHDA01.

Call for Cases for a New Publication: Population and Public Health Ethics Casebook

The CIHR Institute of Population and Public Health (IPPH), together with its partners, are pleased to announce a call for case submissions in Population and Public Health Ethics.

The CIHR-IPPH, CIHR Ethics Office, Public Health Agency of Canada-Office of Public Health Practice, National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy, and Public Health Ontario have partnered to develop this casebook of ethical dilemmas in population and public health and related case analyses. The objectives of the casebook are to:

  1. Increase awareness and understanding of PPH ethics, and the value of ethical thinking in population and public health research, policy, and practice;
  2. Highlight cases from across population and public health research, policy, and practice that feature different ethical issues and dilemmas, and;
  3. Create a tool to support instruction, debate, and dialogue related to cases in population and public health ethics research, policy, and practice.

Structured case submissions of up to 850 words are due by Friday, September 30, 2011.

For more information, please visit the IPPH Website for additional details and submission guidelines.

HELP's Fall Research Exposition: Oct. 26

10 Years of Insight: Connecting the Dots
October 26, 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
UBC-Vancouver Venue to be Confirmed
Hosted by Dr. Clyde Hertzman and the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP)

The Event

10 Years of Insight - Connecting the Dots will connect neuroscience, to child development in BC, to
family policy. This cell to society perspective has significantly contributed to our understanding of
the importance of the early years.

Following ten years of gathering data on children’s development, HELP can offer profound insights that are critical to improving programs and policies for children. We will explore how HELP’s research has been - and will continue to be - used to improve children’s and families lives. At a time when the pressure on families and children is greater than it has ever been, it is imperative that we continue to move from research to action.

Schedule

  • Presentations on HELP’s past and emerging research, featuring:
    • Dr W Thomas Boyce, Professor, HELP and CCCHR
    • Dr Clyde Hertzman, Director, HELP
    • Dr Paul Kershaw, Associate Professor, CFIS, HELP
  • Facilitated poster presentations providing additional insight into the breadth of HELP’s research.
  • International Early Years Community Development Video Conference. This session will ...

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CHIR Operating Grant: Advancing Theoretical and Methodological Innovations (2011)

The CIHR Institutes of Aging (IA), Population and Public Health (IPPH), and Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR) have identified the need to further strengthen the theories, conceptual frameworks, methods and tools underpinning the conduct of interdisciplinary health research. Guided by different disciplinary traditions, researchers use a range of theories, frameworks, methods and tools to understand, observe and/or measure phenomena. Innovations need to be informed by the best available scientific methods emanating from a broad range of disciplines. Whether we seek to better theorize how policy interventions adapt to context, or to strengthen our approaches to analyzing and reporting data to inform health decision-making, we need to further enhance research's contribution to such efforts. The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $3,200,000, enough to fund approximately 16 grants. This amount may increase if additional funding partners participate.

Visit the CIHR ResearchNet website for further information.

Registration deadline: September 30, 2011

CIHR Operating Grant – Population Health Intervention Research

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support the prompt initiation of population health intervention research on rapidly unfolding programs, policies and resource distribution approaches that have been initiated by others (e.g. policy makers) and have the potential to impact health and health equity at the population level. This funding opportunity strongly encourages close collaboration between program implementers (e.g. decision-makers) and researchers but it will not support projects where the implementer and the researcher are the same person/institution. The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $1,600,000, enough to fund approximately six grants. This amount may increase if additional funding partners participate.

Visit the CIHR ResearchNet website for further information.

Letter of intent deadline: September 15, 2011

CIHR Planning Grants Fall 2011 – Implementation Systems for Population Health Interventions

The CIHR-Institute of Population Health is interested in funding planning grants that support research related to the examination of systems for population health interventions. Population health interventions are defined as policy, program and resource distribution programs that address the determinants of health through organizational and other system levels. Implementation systems within and outside the health sector are required to initiate, support, sustain and scale-up these interventions. Such systems are influenced by all levels of governance, leadership support, priority setting and resource allocation, human resource, legal and administrative capacities. The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $ 75,000. This amount may increase if additional funding partners decide to participate.

Visit the CIHR ResearchNet website for further information.

Application Deadline: October 17, 2011

2011-12 CIHR-IPPH Institute Community Support (ICS) Program

The ICS is designed to foster community development by providing grants and awards (including travel awards) to individuals and organizations for the purposes of: Aiding research and knowledge translation activities where the circumstances fall outside CIHR's programs, Supporting organizations and activities whose goals are consistent with the Institute's and CIHR's vision, mandate and strategic directions.

For more information on how to apply please visit the Institute Community Support Website.

Application Deadline: November 15, 2011

International Innovations in ECE: A Canadian Forum on Early Childhood Frameworks

Dr. Alan Pence and Dr. Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw, Co-Directors of the Unit for Early Years Research and Development, invite you to submit a proposal to present at International Innovations in ECE: A Canadian Forum on Early Childhood Frameworks on July 13-15, 2012 in Victoria, British Columbia.

Early childhood care and education is very much on the contemporary international agenda, and one key facet of that agenda is the introduction of early childhood frameworks. These frameworks have profound implications for early years policies, programs, research, and practice - they have provided the opportunity for numerous innovations in the field.

This conference, the first of its kind in Canada, brings renowned early childhood leaders from Italy, New Zealand, and Australia to Victoria, British Columbia for learning, sharing, and planning ways forward for Canada’s young children and families.

The conference is hosted by the Unit for Early Years Research and Development, located at the University of Victoria's School of Child and Youth Care. The conference builds on the ongoing Investigating Quality project initiated by the Unit in 2005, which explores the links from theory to policy to practice.

For more information on the conference, including the call for presentations and conference rates, please ...