Every Mind Matters Newsletter
Summer Edition
July 2020

 Our children are living through unprecedented times and are asking questions like  “If I go back to school will I die from coronavirus?”.  And that’s not all. Our children are impacted by anti-black racism and are asking questions like  “Why am I treated differently just because of my skin colour?"

Breakfast for Champions is our single biggest campaign to ensure children and youth across Canada benefit from our much needed proven programs. This year, we are breaking with tradition and taking our Breakfast online. Please join us on November 5 th   where Amanda Lang, BNN Bloomberg Anchor, will host the event . READ MORE

Upcoming eLearning and Digital Training in August

 We are excited to continue to offer our psychology and evidence-based programs digitally in August. Our attachment based  Make the Connection  program is offered as an eLearning course .   Make the Connection  focuses on the crucial first three years of a baby’s life and helps inform and guide parents on the importance of forming a secure attachment with their baby covering seven attachment topics. 
Our   Kids Have Stress Too !   and  Stress Lesson   workshops are offered in a live digital format.  The programs are designed to help the important people in children’s’ lives learn to promote resiliency by buffering the impacts of stress, and building positive coping strategies to deal with life’s stressors. SIGN UP FOR  MAKE THE CONNECTION  OR OUR  STRESS MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS.
We hosted our first parent workshop in June:
Stress and the School-Aged Child:
What Parents Can Do to Promote Lifelong Resilience

Two hundred and thirty six parents joined our first digital parent workshop last month. During this one-hour workshop parents learned about stress, the signs and symptoms, and strategies and tactics to help their children manage their stress.
Here are what some parents had to say :
  • "Hearing that I am not alone. Getting useful strategies. Learning more about how stress affects me, and my child".
  • "It gave a lot of strategies to help kids manage stress and it reassured me in the ways I try to help mine".  
  • To focus on me, self-care, in order to care for my child.
  • Kids DO have stress and we should always make an effort to stop....and to listen.

Please check out our resource for more details about resilience. Kids Can Cope: Parenting Resilient Children at Home and at School. Also, if you are interested in participating in our next parenting session please add your name to our list of interested participants and we will follow up with our schedule once confirmed. 
Getting to know Dr. David Danto, psychologist and member of
 The PFC Board of Trustees

 Dr. David Danto is a clinical psychologist and Head of Psychology at the University of Guelph-Humber. He completed his B.A. in Psychology at York University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical psychology at Duquesne University in Pennsylvania, where he pursued training as a qualitative researcher and existential-phenomenologically oriented clinician. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) and is a Trustee for the Psychology Foundation of Canada (PFC). He recently chaired the CPA and PFC Task Force on Responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report, and he currently Chairs the CPA Standing Committee on Reconciliation.
Dr. Danto has certainly has had an impressive career but did you know that his favourite music group is Rush, he loves Peruvian food and highly recommends The Ecolodge in Moose Factory as a place to visit? READ MORE
It is important that to find time for self-care
One very important, and often overlooked, aspect of being a good parent is looking after yourself. Here are some great articles and podcasts to help you take care of yourself so you can take care of your children:

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The Psychology Foundation of Canada
Phone : 416 644 4944 Email: info@psychologyfoundation.org