Collaborative Action:
A National Symposium for Child Well-being in the Middle Years


Day One: Social and Emotional Well-Being


Welcome, Introductions and More - PDF
Pippa Rowcliffe, Deputy Director, HELP

Our Focus: Inspiration for Transformative Action - PDF
Kimberly Schonert-Reichl, Applied Developmental Psychologist and a Professor in the Human Development, Learning, and Culture area in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education, Faculty of Education, UBC, and Director, HELP.

Effective Change through Evidence-based Action - PDF
Mark T. Greenberg, Edna Peterson Bennett Endowed Chair in Prevention Research, Professor of Human Development and Psychology, Penn State

Exploring Pathways to Systems Change - PDF
Joanne Schroeder, Senior Policy Fellow, HELP, and Executive Director, Comox Valley Child Development Association

System Approach to Promoting Child Well-being: What can we learn from Ontario - PDF
Jean Clinton, Clinical Professor, Dept of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at McMaster, division of Child Psychiatry; Staff, McMaster Children's Hospital; Associate, Dept of Child Psychiatry, University of Toronto and Sick Children's Hospital.

Nurturing Resilience Among Children, Youth and Families with Complex Needs - PDF
Michael Ungar, Ph.D. Canada Research Chair in Child, Family and Community Resilience, School of Social Work, Dalhousie University


Day Two: Gettng Practical  

Discover MDI - Website

Workshop One: Exploring Data (Facilitators Guide and Instructions) - PDF

Workshop Two: Developing Ideas (Facilitators Guide and Instructions) - PDF

MDI Community Story - City of Surrey - video
Daljit Gill-Dadesha

Building School Plans: A conversation with Greg Smyth, SD 70 - video
Greg Smyth

Dig Deeper, Look Closer - video
Peter Dubinsky

Learning by Listening - video
HELP's Aboriginal Steering Committee

Additional Resources

Brief intervention cuts suspension rates in half
Jason A. Okonofua, David Paunesku, Gregory M. Walton
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences May 2016, 113 (19) 5221-5226; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1523698113

Resilience Through Their Eyes - video
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education
Published October 25, 2016

On MY WAY: A Guide to Support Middle Years Child Development
Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (2017)

Gearing Up: A Strategic Framework to Help Ontario Middle Years Chidlren Thrive
Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (2017)

Nurturing Resilience: 9 Things Children Need by Michael Ungar
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education
Published March 13, 2017

Resilience Research Centre - website 


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