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Video: MDI Reports 2015: Insights and Information Webinar

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.

Video: Children's Well-Being in their Middle Years Webinar

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.

Video: SES Index Webinar

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.

Video: Bringing Knowledge Full Circle Webinar

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.

Video: Critical Difference webinar

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.

Video: The impact of toxins on the developing brain

SFU professor, Bruce Lanphear explains the impact of toxins on children. The inescapable conclusion? Little things matter. This 7 minute video describes how extremely low levels of toxins can impact brain development. He explains how he and his colleagues have discovered the subtle shifts in the intellectual abilities of individual children have a big impact on the number of children in a population that are challenged or gifted. Steps should be taken to reduce children's exposure to toxins or suspected toxins. Bruce Lanphear is a professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University. He is a friend of the Human Early Learning Partnership, a trusted professional we turn to when we're looking to understand the effects of toxins on children.

An Introduction to the Human Development Program of Research

HELP's Interim Director, Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl explains a new vision: The Human Development Program of Research. This 40 minute video describes how researchers at the Human Early Learning Partnership aim to expand our understanding of the effects of early life experiences and environments on child well-being by measuring development at several key time points throughout the human lifespan.


HELP Webinar: MDI Results 2013-14

The Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP's) Associate Professor, Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl discusses some results from the 2013-14 Middle Years Development Instrument. This is a 45 minute webinar presentation followed by a 15 minute question period. It was recorded on May 13th, 2014.

HELP Webinar: Child Development in the East Kootenay

The Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP's) Deputy Director, Joanne Schroeder, discusses some results from Wave 5 of the Early Development Instrument (EDI). Joanne speaks specifically to the trends in children's development in British Columbia's Southeast Kootenay area (School Districts 5 and 6).  This is a 45 minute webinar presentation followed by a 15 minute question period. It was recorded on May 5th, 2014.

HELP Webinar: The Middle Years Development Instrument

The Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP's) Associate Professor, Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl discusses the Middle Years Development Instrument. This is a 45 minute webinar presentation followed by a 15 minute question period. It was recorded on March 13th, 2014.