Mastermind - WE Well-being - Summer, 2019

WE Speaks: Timely conversations about mental health

Our WE Speaks series welcomes mental health champions to the WE Global Learning Centre to share their expertise on important mental health topics. Educators, parents, coaches, community leaders and youth service providers all join us online and in person for a dynamic learning opportunity. So far, we’ve highlighted:

Dr. Michael Ungar Principal investigator for the Resilience Research Centre at Dalhousie University. Dr. Ungar’s keynote focused on resilience and social emotional learning: “We can create environments rich in opportunities that can bring out the best in the children we are trying to help.” Dr. Jean Clinton An expert on the adolescent brain. Dr. Clinton’s keynote highlighted emerging neuroscience and what it is telling us about the brain: “The good news is that neuroscience is showing us that the brain is capable of change throughout life.” Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl An expert on social emotional learning. Dr. Schonert-Reichl’s keynote spoke about social and emotional learning and strategies for promoting empathy, kindness and compassion: “We now know that social and emotional skills are malleable—they can be taught!”

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