NEW! HELP Coffee Talks

We are excited to announce a new, virtual series - HELP Coffee Talks. This event is an effort to build new ways of connecting and sharing during the challenging COVID-19 context.

1 Guest, 3 Questions, in 30 Minutes!

This online series will feature a HELP faculty member speaking with an expert in the field of child well-being and child development who is also a friend, colleague, or collaborator of HELP. In our first series, hosted by Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl, each 30 minute chat will explore - via 3 questions - a topic relevant to the current COVID-19 context, focusing on both the science and practical strategies people can implement in their daily lives to help us cope and manage in the current context.

June 12, 9:00AM PST
Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl will kick off this series off on June 12 with a conversation with Dr. Molly Lawlor. Molly Stewart Lawlor, Ph.D, is an expert in child and adolescent social and emotional development. She and Kim will discuss social and emotional learning strategies as a way to help parents and their children meet the challenges of this context.
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June 18, 9:00AM PST
The second session in this series will take place June 18 and feature Dr. Lara Boyd. Dr. Boyd is a Neuroscientist and Physical Therapist at the University of British Columbia. She is a professor and Wall Scholar. Dr. Boyd has held a Canada Research Chair, a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Career Scientist award and been a Peter Wall Early Career Scholar. Dr. Boyd directs the Brain Behaviour Lab at the University of British Columbia. Together, Kim and Lara will discuss stress and the brain, and how the current context is creating stress that is impacting children and adults.
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June 25, 9:00AM PST
In this final session, Kim will host a conversation with Dr. Patricia Jennings, Professor of Education, University of Virginia. Together, Kim and Patricia will discuss adult well-being and trauma informed schools.
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Questions? Please contact Amy Mullis: