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As usual the response to HELP’s Fall Expo has been amazing and we are now full. Thank you to all who continue to make this event such a great success.
A registration waitlist has been started. Please add your name and we will do all we can to find additional space. In addition, we are excited to share that this year we are webcasting our Fall Expo presentations. Please complete the webcast registration form to receive further information and a link.
This year’s Expo will focus on Wave 6 Early Development Instrument (EDI) results. HELP has spent the better part of 2016 wrapping up the final year of EDI Wave 6 data collection and analyzing new findings from patterns and trends across 16 years of data. We are excited to share our findings with you. Presentations will be led by HELP faculty and research staff including Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl, Dr. Martin Guhn and Dr. Mike Kobor.
The most important day in HELP’s annual calendar, we look forward to hosting you on October 19.
HELP’s August 2016 Child Development citation list is now available. The citation list includes academic research publications for August and pre-prints for September and beyond.
Our monthly citation list is posted to the HELP Publications page of our website. This page offers direct links to key HELP researcher publications as well as links to monthly lists (from as far back as June 2011). The August PDF is located on the right hand side menu under the heading “ECD References”.
Our August 23rd webinar, (Re)-Introducing the EDI – Part 1: EDI 101, has been posted to the HELP YouTube channel.
HELP has spent the better part of 2016 wrapping up the final year of EDI Wave 6 data collection and analyzing new findings from patterns and trends across 16 years of data. Whether you’ve been working with EDI for a while and are in need of a quick refresher or you’ve recently started working with the EDI, please view this webinar ahead of the release of Wave 6 EDI School District/Community Profile Reports. This session provided an overview of the areas of children’s development measured by the tool, clarified the concept and meaning of child vulnerability and key issues related to interpreting and applying population health data.
Registration for the second webinar, (Re)-Introducing the EDI – Part 2: Interactive Maps and Media Outreach is now open. This webinar takes place September 21st.
2016 marks the final year of Early Development Instrument (EDI) Wave 6 data collection. With 13 years of population-level data on BC’s children, clear trends and patterns are emerging that are essential to policy and program decision-making across many sectors. We are excited to share these data and the related stories they tell us about how our children are doing. We are also very pleased this year to be able to start to share more detailed EDI subscale data.
During the Fall, there will be many opportunities to learn more about and explore the latest EDI data together. In September and October, these include our Fall Expo 2016 and EDI 101 Webinar Series. In addition, the HELP team continues to finalize plans for additional EDI-related events and research presentations into the Fall and Winter. I encourage you to watch our blog and social media channels for updates and registration information.
On behalf of HELP, I want to take this opportunity to say thank you. We would not be where we are today if not for your continued support. We look forward to connecting with you over the next few months and into 2017.
Deputy Director, HELP
Registration is now open for the second webinar in our (Re)-Introducing the EDI webinar series. Part 2: Interactive Maps and Media Outreach will take place Wednesday, September 21st (3:30-4:30).
HELP has spent the better part of 2016 wrapping up the final year of EDI Wave 6 data collection and analyzing new findings from patterns and trends across 16 years of data. The release of these new data – in the form of reports and maps - is planned for September 2016. With the input of our networks and community stakeholders and thanks to advances in technology we have redesigned aspects of HELP’s EDI interactive maps and Community Profile Reports. During this session HELP’s cartography and design team will lead you through important changes to upcoming reports and help you navigate new interactive mapping resources. In addition, participants will learn the basics of leveraging media outreach opportunities to highlight community EDI results and related activities or issues in local media.
We look forward to your participation.
The Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) is pleased to announce that our September HELP Talks will focus on linked data and how it can be used to identify factors that influence development. Please join us on Thursday, September 8th (9:30am-12:00pm) for a series of presentations that will look at the “difference that make a difference” in development. Full details are included below. Please RSVP to email@example.com if you plan to attend.
HELP Talks: The Differences that Make a Difference
Using Linked Data to Identify Factors that Influence Children's Health and Well-being Across Development
Date: Thursday, Sept 8th, 2016
Time: 9:30 am to noon
Location: Hertzman Boardroom, HELP Office, SPPH
Martin Guhn, Assistant Professor, HELP, School of Population and Public Health, UBC, and the National Research Lead of the Forum on Early Child Development Monitoring
Multiple Levels of Analysis in Longitudinal Data – Examples that Investigate Key Questions
Mark Greenberg, Edna Peterson Bennett Endowed Chair in Prevention Research, Professor of Human Development and Psychology, Penn State University
Leveraging Administrative Data to Understand the Value of Early Learning: Opportunities and Options
(Daniel) Max Crowley, Assistant Professor of Human Development & Family Studies and Director, Prevention Economic Planning and Research Labs within the Department of Human Development & Family Studies, Penn State University (via Skype)
Kimberly Schonert-Reichl, Director, HELP and Professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education, UBC
Upcoming HELP Talks
Building Resilience in Children and Youth: Attachment, Play and the Importance of Taking Risks
The next HELP Talks will take place November 15. We are pleased to announce that speakers will include Dr. Eva Oberle, Dr. Mariana Brussoni, SPPH, UBC and Dr. Marlene Moretti, SFU. Please save the date and watch our blog and social media for more details closer to the event.
In anticipation of Wave 6 EDI results, we are excited to host two webinars. Designed as an introduction – or re-introduction – to the EDI, both sessions will highlight important aspects of the tool as well as important changes to Wave 6 reports, maps and resources. Webinars will take place August 23th and September 21st.
Registration is now open for the first webinar. (Re)-Introducing the EDI – Part 1: EDI 101 will take place on Tuesday, August 23rd (3:30-4:30pm). HELP has spent the better part of 2016 wrapping up the final year of EDI Wave 6 data collection and analyzing new findings from patterns and trends across 16 years of data. Whether you’ve been working with EDI for awhile and are in need of a quick refresher or you’ve recently started working with the EDI, join us ahead of the release of Wave 6 EDI School District/Community Profile Reports as we discuss important aspects of this tool. This session will review the areas of children’s development measured by the tool, clarify the concept and meaning of child vulnerability and key issues related to interpreting and applying population health data. There will be plenty of time for questions from participants – please bring them!
Registration for the second webinar, (Re)-Introducing the EDI – Part 2: Interactive Maps and Media outreach will open August 18th. Please watch our blog and social media channels for further information and the registration announcement.
This year's Kelty Mental Health Summer Institute takes place August 25th and 26th and HELP will be there. We are excited to host two workshops. Details are included below. Space is still available. Please visit Kelty Mental Health Summer Institute to register.
Breakout Session #1: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. (90 Minutes)
Auguts 25, 2016
“Building connections for wellbeing: Evidence and strategies for strengthening peer and adult connectedness across school communities”
Breakout Session #2: 2:40 – 3:30 p.m. (50 Minutes)
August 25, 2016
“Exploring BC’s K-12 Social and Personal Competences by capturing children’s voices with the MDI”
Noticing some different names on emails and other communications coming from the EDI and MDI Implementation team? There have been a few changes within the team and we wanted to share these updates with you.
Maddison Spenrath has been seconded to the MDI National Scale-out project as the National MDI Scale-Out Coordinator. She is working closely with Lisa Pedrini, MDI National Scale-Out Project Manager, as the MDI rolls out to four Canadian regions over the next two years.
Marit Gilbert has replaced Maddison as the EDI/MDI Implementation Project Coordinator. Marit should be a familiar name and face to you as she was most recently the EDI/MDI School Liaison and thus is beyond familiar with both the EDI and MDI projects.
Marit and Maddison’s secondments left a vacancy and we are pleased to welcome Sarah Noon-Ward as the EDI/MDI School Liaison. Sarah brings to HELP over ten years combined experience working to support wellness and education in Aboriginal communities through community engagement and outreach. We are so excited to have her with us.
HELP’s June 2016 Child Development citation list is now available. The citation list includes Child Development academic research publications for June and pre-prints for July and beyond.
This month’s citation list includes a new National Academies Press publication called “Reaching and Investing in Children at the Margins” with Chapter 7 entitled, COMBINING THE SCIENCE OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT WITH QUALITY MEASUREMENT TO SUPPORT EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS AND POLICIES.
Our monthly citation list is posted to the HELP Publications page of our website. This page offers direct links to key HELP researcher publications as well as links to monthly ECD citation lists (from as far back as June 2011). The June PDF is located on the right hand side menu under the heading “ECD References”.