How parents talk to their children about the Fort McMurray wildfire Alberta has experienced several prominent natural disasters in recent years, including the 2013 floods and the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire. Being displaced and disconnected from (More)
The challenges of making new friends, managing schedules and the hormones of puberty can be overwhelming for new high school students Michael Lee Zwiers, University of Calgary At this time of year, it can sometimes be hard to tell who’s more (More)
Kindergarten anxiety? Use the summer to prepare your child Michael Lee Zwiers, University of Calgary It’s the first day of kindergarten for your child, and you’re not sure who’s more anxious. Excitement, trepidation, anticipation. Start (More)
Using experiential learning and self-reflection to build competence In an increasingly diverse society, developing awareness, knowledge, and skills to attend to the needs of individuals and families from various cultural backgrounds is essential f (More)
Bringing traditional healing and wellness into health services with Indigenous people Grounded in Western values, conventional mental health services may lack the culturally-appropriate programs and practices needed to meaningfully engage and best (More)
How Canadian high schools can help engage newcomers and Canadian students in meaningful peer relationships For newcomers in a country, successful social integration depends on building meaningful relationships with local residents. Yet making frie (More)