Heart Mind Index: Building on the EDI to explore Heart-Mind well-being of children in British Columbia

When: Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
Time: 9:30 am to noon
Location: Hertzman Boardroom, HELP Office, SPPH

Please join Dr. Kimberly A. Schonert-Reichl, Professor, Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education, Faculty of Education, and Director, Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) as she leads a discussion about the Heart Mind Index.

Developed by the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education, together with UBC's Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP), the Heart-Mind Index provides a population-level snapshot of Heart-Mind well-being of children in British Columbia communities. The Heart-Mind Index draws on the work HELP has led for the last 14 years with the Early Development Instrument (EDI)—a population-level developmental survey that is used with kindergarten children in British Columbia every year. The Index analyzes EDI data in a new way to provide deeper and more specific indications of social and emotional development.

Co presenters include Dr. Alisa Almas, Maria LeRose and Fiona Douglas-Crampton, CEO & President of the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education.

A complete agenda is included below. Please RSVP to earlylearning@ubc.ca

9:30 – 10:00 am: Introduction
Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl, Professor, Director, Human Early Learning Partnership, School of Population and Public Health, UBC and Fiona Douglas-Crampton, CEO and President of the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education

10:00 – 10:45 am: Heart-Mind Index
Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl and Maria LeRose

10:45 – 11:00 am: Break

11:00 – 11:45 am: The HMI Validity Study
Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl, Dr. Alisa Almas, HELP Research Associate, and Jenna Whitehead, PhD Candidate

11:45 – 12:00 pm: Questions and Wrap-Up