HELP Visits Nelson and Nanaimo in April

This April the Human Early Learning Partnership will be visiting Nelson (April 8th) and Nanaimo (April 11th). This Spring Research Seminar Series hopes to continue the legacy of HELP's founding director, Dr. Clyde Hertzman, who wanted to get back to BC communities this year to increase collaborative efforts toward positive change for children and families.

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Morning Keynote Presentation: “Children and Communities Over Time”
Presenters: Joanne Schroeder, Deputy Director and Martin Guhn, Assistant Professor
The focus will be on what we have learned about children’s development and the impacts this knowledge has had at the local, provincial and national levels. New results from the MDI will be presented and will illustrate trends, and demonstrate the value of linking Kindergarten, Grade 4 and Grade 7 results.

Afternoon Workshops:

How Do Community Systems Influence Child Development?  Explore the interaction of environments that impact children’s development and examine how you can make a difference locally.  The focus will be on an asset based approach to change.  
What Does the MDI Tell Us?  Get an in depth look at results from the MDI and an overview of the valuable information that is gathered using this instrument. Learn how it can be used to make a difference in your community.