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Lecture Two: What Derails Development?

Presenter: Evelyn Wotherspoon

Evelyn Wotherspoon, MSW, RSW, Clinical Social Worker (Private Practice) Now a social worker in private practice, Evelyn Wotherspoon amassed great...



Cyber Bullying

Presenter: Dr. Tanya Beran

Dr. Tanya Beran, Professor, Education, Applied Psychology, University of Calgary

Keywords: Cyber Bullying, Bullying, Technology, Peer Harassment, Social Network, Online, Internet,


Why Fathers Matter: A Look at Supporting Father Involvement

Presenter: Drs. Kyle Pruett and Marsh Pruett

Join Drs. Kyle Pruett and Marsh Pruett as they explore the role that fathers playin the healthy development and rearing of children. This...


What Alberta Adults Know About Child Development: A Benchmark Survey

Presenter: Dr. Suzanne Tough

In September 2007 The Alberta Benchmark Survey, was undertaken to determine what adults know about child development. Over 1400 Albertans from across...

Keywords: Child Development, Brain Development, Development, Child, Adults, Survey, Brain Plasticity, Behavioural Development, A Benchmark Survey


An overview of early language and cognitive development

Presenter: Dr. Susan Graham

Dr. Susan Graham, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Calgary

Keywords: Early Learning, Language Learning, Cognitive Development, Early Brain Development, Early Childhood Development, Development


Attachment and Emotional Development

Presenter: Dr. Berna Skrypnek

Dr. Berna Skrypnek, Assistant Professor, Department of Human Ecology, University of Alberta


Family Supports for Children with Disabilities: A Panel Discussion: Implications for policy, practice, families and future research

Presenter: Maria David-Evans, Mary Davis, Karen Ferguson, Bonnie Johnston, Dr. Joyce Magill-Evans

Moderator: Maria David-Evans (Maria David-Evans, Deputy Minister, Alberta Children’s Services), Mary Davis (Family Member, Southern Alberta Child...


Characteristics and Consequences of Family-Centered Practices on Parent, Family and Child

Presenter: Dr. Carl J. Dunst

Dr. Carl J. Dunst, Developmental Psychologist, Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute, North Carolina


Family-Centred Care in Childhood Disability Services: Understanding the Steps in the Dance

Presenter: Dr. Barry Trute

Dr. Barry Trute, ARC Professor of Family-Centred Care, University of Calgary


Family-Centred Service: What is it and why should I care?

Presenter: Dr. Peter Rosenbaum

Dr. Peter Rosenbaum, Co-Director, CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research and Professor, Pediatrics, Developmental Disabilities, McMaster...


State of the Evidence Review in Family Supports for Children with Disabilities

Presenter: Dr. Richard Sobsey, Dr. Peter Calder

Dr. Richard Sobsey, Co-Principal Investigator and Director,J.P. Das, Development Disabilities Centre, and Professor, University of Alberta  // Dr....


Mobilizing Communities…Making it Happen

Presenter: Dr. Jane Bertrand


Overview of the Critical Domains of Early Childhood Development

Presenter: Dr. Margaret Clarke

Dr. Margaret Clarke, Professor, University of Calgary and; Division Head, Developmental Pediatrics, Alberta Children’s Hospital, Calgary Health...


Screen Time: Media Effects on Children’s Health

Presenter: Dr. David Bickham

Dr. David Bickham, Staff Scientist. Center on Media and Child Health, Children’s Hospital Boston (Harvard Medical School)


Socio-Cultural Influences in Children 7-10 Years Old

Presenter: Dr. Wendy Hoglund

Socio-cultural influences (particularly peer victimization and aggression) and children’s social-emotional and academic development as well as...


State of the Evidence Review in FASD Interventions

Presenter: Shahirose Premji

Shahirose Premji, Ph.D., University of Calgary


State of the Evidence Review: Prevention of FASD

Presenter: Dr. Lynn Basford

Dr. Lynn Basford, Principal Investigator, University of Lethbridge


The Basic Science of Alcohol-Induced Birth Defects: Lessons from an Experimental Model

Presenter: Dr. Kathy Sulik,

This presentation provides an overview of mammalian embryonic development and an understanding of the cellular basis for permanent damage to the...



The Power of Positive Parenting (An Evening for Parents)

Presenter: Dr. Matthew Sanders

Dr. Matthew Sanders Director, Parenting and Family Support Centre School of Psychology University of Queensland, Australia


Typical social-emotional development in children 7 to 10: How to tell when things are going right and not going right

Presenter: Dr. Tracy Vaillancourt

Dr. Tracy Vaillancourt, Canada Research Chair, Children’s Mental Health and Violence Prevention, University of Ottawa




Better Safe Then Sorry: A Science and Health Curriculum

Presenter: Kathy Sulik

This presentation exposes the audience to the curriculum that was developed with the intent of increasing the knowledge of adolescents regarding the...