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Application Deadline: Brock Lifespan Centre Youth Engagement Committee
Application Deadline: Brock Lifespan Centre Youth Engagement Committee @ Online
Apr 13 all-day
Brock University’s Centre for Lifespan Development Research has a Youth Committee that helps to advise on youth-focused research happening at the Lifespan Centre. The B-YEC is made up of Niagara Region youth, aged 14-24, who assist the Lifespan Centre team in developing research ideas, keeping the team informed about important matters affecting the health and happiness of youth in the Niagara Region, and providing a youth voice at various events. They are currently looking to add new members to the B-YEC. B-YEC members will get an opportunity to be a part of exciting research on youth, gain valuable volunteer and professional leadership experience for a resume, and receive opportunities for honorariums and other incentives. Click here for more information and to apply online.
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Application Deadline: Program Evaluation for Youth Wellbeing
Application Deadline: Program Evaluation for Youth Wellbeing @ Online
Apr 16 all-day
We know that the Ontario youth sector is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of young people, providing them with the skills and resources they need to make positive contributions to their communities. We also understand that youth programs sometimes struggle to understand how to measure these processes and outcomes and articulate the impact of their programs to their stakeholders – including parents, funders, and youth themselves. In this certificate, participants will learn how to develop an evaluation plan, implement this plan and use the findings to improve their programs and share their impact. This online course is hosted by YouthREX.
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The Power of Nature and Children and Youth Mental Health 11:00 am
The Power of Nature and Children and Youth Mental Health @ Online
Apr 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The second webinar in Umind’s “The Power of …” webinar series focusing on complimentary approaches to youth mental health. More details to follow. Michael Cheng is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Ottawa, and a psychiatrist at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, where he helps families cope with modern society by helping them (re)attach to people, experiences and activities that give purpose, belonging, meaning and hope. He is the co-founder of eMentalHealth.ca, which provides information to families and professionals about mental health and resources. As a parent, he knows first hand the challenge of maintaining genuine, human connection in an increasingly virtual world. This webinar is hosted by Umind.
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YMCA Healthy Kids Day 1:00 pm
YMCA Healthy Kids Day @ YMCA of Niagara
Apr 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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.
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YMCA Healthy Kids Day @ YMCA of Niagara
Apr 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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.

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Development 2018 Conference @ Brock University
May 3 – May 4 all-day

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.

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The Power of Animals, Nature and Sports for Youth Mental Health @ Online
May 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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.

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The Power of Music and Children and Youth Mental Health @ Online
Jun 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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.

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