• Events
    MDI Data Trends & Exploring the New Data Dashboard

    Join Dr. Eva Oberle, scientific lead for the Middle Years Development Instrument (MDI), and others from the MDI team, as they share highlights from the latest MDI data collection (2022-23 school year) from over 47,000 children in grades 4 through 8 in BC.

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    CHEQ Trends & Connections with the EDI

    Join Dr. Barry Forer along with other HELP staff on March 2 for a special webinar, exploring CHEQ data collected in fall 2022, as well as over the last four years, and what it reveals about the experiences of young children and their families across BC.

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    Implementing a Mindfulness-Based Social and Emotional Learning Program with Early Adolescents During COVID: Lessons from the Field

    This event will provide an overview of the connection between SEL and mindfulness and offer a unique view into the implementation of a mindfulness-based SEL program — MindUP for Middle School Students — with early adolescents during COVID.

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    The state of social and emotional learning: What do we know? Where do we go from here?

    This presentation by Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl and Dr. Molly Lawlor will offer an overview of the field of social and emotional learning (SEL), examine the latest innovations in the SEL field, present new pioneering research on the effects of classroom-based SEL programming on student outcomes and review recent advances in SEL practice.

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    20 Years of Data: EDI Wave 8 (BC Summary)

    Join Dr. Mariana Brussoni and other HELP faculty and staff on December 8 to reflect on what Early Development Instrument (EDI) data are revealing about the state of child development in BC. This virtual webinar will accompany the release of the BC Provincial Summary of Wave 8 EDI data and provide an overview of highlights from this summary report, as well as offer some broader context and observations about possible factors that may be contributing to EDI data trends in the province.

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    Designing Healthy Outdoor Play Environments for and with Children

    This Ideas in Progress event on March 16 presented by HELP will feature a presentation by Dr. Janet Loebach, providing an overview of why and how we should be designing outdoor play environments to support children’s healthy development.

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    National Child Day is November 20

    National Child Day is celebrated on November 20, marking Canada’s commitment to upholding the rights of children, along with two major events: the 1959 signing of the UN Declaration of the Rights of the Child and the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989. Be sure to mark your … Continued

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    Bannock & Banter discussions at HELP work towards creating positive change for Indigenous children, families and communities

    Bannock & Banter is a recurring virtual kitchen table-style discussion that offers time and space for HELPers (the faculty and staff at HELP) to chat. Bannock & Banter is “a HELP-wide collective effort to come together in the spirit of exploration and openness to Indigenous learnings,” says Kinwa Bluesky, who leads the discussions with support from members of the Aboriginal Steering Committee.