MDI Reports 2015: Insights and Information. This webinar took place on june 3rd, 2015.
This year’s reports include an expanded set of results which include comparisons to the average of all participating school districts. These are exciting new changes that will offer increased value and new insights. Another new addition this year is "A Guide to Understanding your MDI Results", which includes definitions of terms used, a detailed explanation of scoring and a list of academic literature related to child well-being. Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl, the MDI’s developer and HELP’s Interim Director, and Jennifer Fox, HELP’s Community Engagement Coordinator, walk through these updates and offer valuable insight into how you can move to action with your MDI results. To view reports for individual communities, please visit the MDI Maps & Data page.
Posted:June 9, 2015, 8:47 a.m.
Thank you to all who participated in the Children's Well-Being in their Middle Years: New Research Highlights webinar, which took place on April 23rd, 2015.
The fourth and final web event in the HELP and Success by 6 Winter Webinar Series, this webinar focused on the Middle Years Development Instrument (MDI). Joseph Dunn, Provincial Director, Success by 6 BC, and Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl, Interim Director at HELP and Principal Investigator of the Middle Years Development Instrument, provided insight about the social and emotional lives of children both inside and outside of school as well as information about how to use the data to move to action.
Posted:May 19, 2015, 12:50 p.m.
Exploring HELP’s Socio-economic Status Index webinar took place on April 2nd, 2015.
The third in the HELP and Success by 6 Winter Webinar Series, this webinar focused on some of HELP’s latest supporting research - our Socio-economic Status (SES) Index. Joseph Dunn, Provincial Director, Success by 6 BC, and Barry Forer, HELP Research Methodologist, explained what the SES Index is and how we can use it to study gradients in childhood vulnerability. This webinar explores regional differences and identifies some off-diagonal communities – those unusual neighbourhoods that are doing worse or better than the Index predicts.
Posted:April 9, 2015, 2:54 p.m.
Bringing Knowledge Full Circle: Aboriginal Children’s EDI Data and Community Stories webinar took place on February 26th, 2015.
The second in the HELP and Success by 6 Winter Webinar Series, this webinar showcased HELP’s Aboriginal-specific EDI data holdings. Joseph Dunn, Provincial Director, Success by 6 BC, and Kim Bayer, HELP's Aboriginal Community Liaison Coordinator, shared information about HELP's Aboriginal data, the role of the HELP Aboriginal Steering Committee is supporting this work, and how Aboriginal Early Years Tables across the province are working with this research data to support community planning.
Posted:March 12, 2015, 10:04 a.m.
What’s the Difference? Using Critical Difference to Understand EDI Data webinar took place on January 27th 2015.
The first in the HELP and Success by 6 Winter Webinar Series, this webinar focuses on change over time - known as Critical Difference - in Early Development Instrument (EDI) scores. HELP Research Methodologist Barry Forer and HELP Geospatial Technical Lead Jay Douillard provide background and important information about Critical Difference and how to calculate it. In addition, Success by 6 Provincial Director, Joseph Dunn, was on hand to offer perspectives as an Early Years Community Development practitioner in BC.
Posted:Jan. 29, 2015, 1:22 p.m.