Finding calm after the pandemic through Self-Reg

In late 2016, a group of us traveled to the People for Education annual conference in Toronto for parents, guardians and educators. We were blown away by the keynote speaker who talked about the stress of living in an era where youth know “how to keep going,” but generations had

Shine a light on midlife women and increase their visibility as community builders

Recent Community Check-In highlights midlife women and others who contribute so much to community wellness.

Still needing to be heard

University of Waterloo’s Dr. Dillon Browne spoke to youth, then caregivers, about mental health after the pandemic. One key takeaway: Listen.

What does “trauma-informed” mean and why is it important?

The pandemic has made most of us more on edge. Knowing how to safeguard survivors of trauma is needed as we emerge from COVID’s grip.

Beyond High School is providing urgent help to graduating students

Urging students to plan beyond high school is a step forward in community wellness.

Be an Emotion Coach for the Teen in Your Life

Dr. Maisha Syeda and Maria Ibanez of Western University explain the difficulties teens have in regulating their emotions and how caregivers can help.

It’s Not Just You: A Conversation About Pandemic-Related Exhaustion and Burnout

Miguel Martinez, a Steering Committee member of Erin Mills Connects, welcomes author Ann Douglas to a Community Check-in. Ann, just fresh from finishing her latest book, shares three questions that help put pandemic experiences in context for a better future.

What’s Strong, Not Wrong

Take a look at yourself and your family members with an appreciation for each individual’s strengths. This will help build resilience toward wellness, says Dr. Tayyab Rashid of University of Toronto Scarborough. BONUS: View recording of Dr. Rashid’s webinar with Erin Mills area caregivers about strengths-based resilience.

Adding More Kindness to the World

Researchers Dr. Tina Malti (L) and Dr. Ruth Speidel spoke to the Community Forum this Spring. Kindness is more than a virtue. It’s important to social-emotional development and mental health.

Youth are resilient, but still want to be heard

Even in the face of another major lockdown, many Erin Mills youth demonstrate their resilience through caring for others. They still want to have a sounding board though. Listen to a recent discussion with a youth panel. Bonus: Dr. Rumeet Billan spoke to Erin Mills youth in April 2021. Read more about this super opportunity to refocus the future.

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