Welcome to the new electronic version of our Every Mind Matters newsletter. For over 45 years now, The Psychology Foundation of Canada has been nurturing resilience in children and youth with use of psychological science. We have a long history of developing and delivering psychological tools and resources to help kids thrive, with our goal to provide children and youth with a solid foundation of mental health before problems or issues begin.
We have made great strides in our goal to ensure every child in Canada has the opportunity to thrive and be resilient, but our work is not done yet. We are embarking on an even bigger journey in our quest to ensure our children and youth have the social and emotional skills to succeed and this newsletter will provide you with updates on our progress. In addition, we will also provide links to research or interesting articles on resiliency, and children and youth's mental health.
So what is resilience and why is it important to nurture resilience in our kids? Let’s hear from our leading psychologists...
Key stakeholders come together to address suicide rates with youth in James Bay area
Mawachi Hitowin means “coming together” in Cree, the native language of the peoples of the Mushkegowuk region along the James Bay coast in Northern Ontario. Thanks to the generous support of the Laidlaw Foundation we have participated in Mawachi Hitowin, a 3-day symposium designed to learn from indigenous community members and service providers on how we can collectively make an impact on the high rate of youth suicide in the region. Last week we met with key stakeholders in Fort Albany First Nations Reserve to continue the dialogue. Click here to read more about our meetings.
Our first eLearning course has launched giving access to crucial infant attachment information
The most rapid period of brain development is in the first three years of life and the parent-child attachment relationship is essential for healthy brain development. Make the Connection 0-3 eLearning course is giving access to communities, including vulnerable and hard to reach, on how to encourage the development of secure attachment in infants. To learn more about the course click here.
Join us March 4th for our first webinar in our “Raising Resilient Kids” series
Parenting Resilient Children and Youth at Home and at School – presented by Dr. Ester Cole. Resiliency relates to one’s ability to adapt well when facing stress or challenges. We encourage our children to learn “bounce- back” strategies that will help them along life’s road. This Webinar will detail skills and competencies that promote resiliency assets in and out of school. It will address aspects of self-esteem; social skills, self-advocacy, and productive learning habits. Click here for more details and to register.
More high school students will develop positive coping skills
Alarming report on wait lists and wait time for mental health care
A new report from Children's Mental Health Ontario reveals that in some parts of the province, children and youth are waiting as long as two and a half years for care from community child and youth mental health centres.
16th Annual Breakfast Fundraiser November 5th 2020
SAVE THE DATE:
Thursday November 5, 2020
Fairmont Royal York Hotel
Stay tuned for more details!
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