YMCA Healthy Kids Day is a national day dedicated to improving the health and well-being of kids. It is a free event for everyone in the community.
Participating YMCAs will be open to the public with fun and healthy activities for the entire family.
Year-round the YMCA advocates for and supports the development of happy and healthy children, but we highlight and engage families around the issue on this day.
This event is hosted by the YMCA of Niagara.
Registration for Development 2018 is now open! This conference is focused on current research in developmental psychology and aims to provide a forum for scientific and applied knowledge exchange, the establishment of collaborations and partnerships, and opportunities for graduate students and young faculty members to be mentored by senior scholars.
Conference keynote speakers:
- Dr. Stephen Suomi – Behavioral, biological, and epigenetic consequences of differences in early social experiences in primates
- Dr. Jennifer Jenkins – Cooperative minds: The role of the shared family environment
Conference invited symposia presentations include:
- Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence Network: Lessons Learned in Mobilizing Knowledge through Partnerships
- The Best Policy of Children’s Honesty: Social-Cognitive Factors That Influence The Development Of Children’s Honest And Dishonest Behaviour
- Factors that influence cognition in younger and older adults
- Early Prosocial Development
To view the conference program please visit www.development2018.com/program/
To register please visit https://www.eply.com/Development2018. The conference is expected to reach capacity, so please register early to ensure a spot.
This conference is hosted by the Brock University Centre for Lifespan Development Research.
The 3rd webinar in Umind’s “The Power of …” webinar series focusing on complimentary approaches to youth mental health. Hear how Ranch Ehrlo in Saskatchewan incorporates animals, nature, and sports into their work with children and youth.
The Power of… Sports: Sport Venture’s goal is simple – everyone plays. Through removing barriers to community sport and recreation activities, Sport Venture provides preventative services to help foster a sense of belonging and engagement for vulnerable children, youth and families in our community. Amanda Snell, Program Manager, will share details of the Sport Venture program.
The Power of…Animals: Amanda Snell, Youth Care Leader will discuss the goals and outcomes of Ranch Ehrlo’s Equine Assisted Learning Program.
The Power of…Nature: Kevin Mugford, Director of Residential Services at the Ranch will speak to the administrative structure of Ranch Ehrlo’s camping program, camping sites and programming available to their youth. Brittany Acorn, Unit Manager will speak to the process of creating a successful camp trip from start to finish.
This webinar is hosted by Umind.
The final webinar in Umind’s “The Power of …” webinar series focusing on complimentary approaches to youth mental health.
In this webinar, the power of music and its effects on children and youth mental health will be explored with concrete examples from the Music Therapy Program at Lutherwood. Brian, Lutherwood’s music therapist will identify and give examples of primary treatment interventions including: song-writing; improvisation; lyric analysis; singing; and modified/adapted instrument instruction.
Examples of treatment goals facilitated using the described interventions will also be provided. Brian will explain the efficacy of music therapy as a form of treatment and why youth connect so strongly to music. Brian will recount specific success stories in music therapy with this population as well as provide youth testimonials from their participation in treatment.
This webinar is hosted by Umind.