Community Check-in with one of our favourite authors, Ann Douglas
The first Community Check-in of the new school featured Ann Douglas, parenting author extraordinaire. See the abridged webinar on our blog and participate in the exercise of asking yourself three questions to put your pandemic experience in context for a better future.
This spring, Dr. Tayyab Rashid spoke about resilience—our ability to adapt well to disruptions. This experiential presentation shared strengths-based skills and strategies to build resilience among families and youth. Dr. Rashid is a licensed clinical and school psychologist at the Health & Wellness Centre, University of Toronto Scarborough. For more than 15 years, Dr. Rashid has worked with individuals experiencing complex mental health issues, especially young adults from diverse cultural backgrounds. To see Dr. Rashid’s presentation, visit the Erin Mills Connects blog, kidswellness.ca.
Community Forum featuring Dr. Tina Malti and Dr. Ruth Speidel of UTM
Close to 50 community leaders including parents were part of the discussion at Erin Mills Connects Community Forum on May 18. Supported by her team and her world-leading research in the areas of child social-emotional development and adversity, Dr. Tina Malti discussed her research on child well-being and social-emotional development, and a recent community-partnership initiative. Information and resources from the Community Forum are published at kidswellness.ca.
Beautiful Mind Day — It was a Special Opportunity for Children and Adolescents
Dr. Rumeet Billan spoke to more than 150 grade 6-12 students and their family members online at two sessions on Apr. 26. The topic of her discussion was “Who Do I Want to Become?” This interactive, online session was based on Dr. Billan’s award-winning book of the same name. She discussed pathways, ways to be a leader and how to care for oneself during this difficult time. For a chance to hear Dr. Billan read her award-winning book to younger Erin Mills residents, visit kidswellness.ca.