Media Releases, Journal Articles, and 'In The News'

The STRONG Resiliency Program for Newcomer Youth: A Mixed Methods Exploration of Youth Experiences and Impacts

Thursday, October 15, 2020
In the News
Via: International Journal of School Social Work

The STRONG Resiliency Program for Newcomer Youth: A Mixed Methods Exploration of Youth Experiences and Impacts

Claire Crooks, Nataliya Kubishyn, Maisha Syeda, and Lynn Dare examine the impact and experiences of the STRONG Resiliency Program for Newcomer Youth, in the Centre for School Mental Health's latest journal article.

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New CSMH journal article on our work with LGBT2Q+ youth

Thursday, October 15, 2020
In the News
Via: Journal of Adolescent Health

New CSMH journal article on our work with LGBT2Q+ youth
A new CSMH journal article by Eli Cwinn, Courtney Cadieux and Claire Crooks on their work with LGBT2Q+ youth: examining the Impact of Requiring Parental or Guardian Consent on Research With Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Two-Spirit, Queer/Questioning Youth.

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Partnership helping new Canadian children and youth with back-to-school stress

Friday, August 28, 2020
In the News
Via: CTV News

Partnership helping new Canadian children and youth with back-to-school stress
Researchers in the Centre for School Mental Health have coordinated with London's Muslim Resource Centre on a project that helps boost resilience and coping skills for children and youth new to the country.

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Mindfulness study promotes calmer, more caring classrooms

Friday, August 21, 2020
In the News
Via: Western News

Mindfulness study promotes calmer, more caring classrooms
Dr. Claire Crooks led the intervention study, implementing a mindfulness-based social and emotional learning program called MindUP.

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A Guide to Starting and Supporting a Gay-Straight Alliance

Thursday, August 6, 2020
Media Release

A Guide to Starting and Supporting a Gay-Straight Alliance

New Resources! The Centre for School Mental Health at Western University has published two new resources!  'A Guide to Starting and Supporting a GSA' introduces GSA advisors and HRP for LGBT2Q+ Youth facilitators to significant: 1) research; 2) legislation, policy, and guidelines; and 3) procedures and practices

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Understanding Concepts and Terminology

Thursday, August 6, 2020
Media Release

Understanding Concepts and Terminology
The second of two new supplemental resources, 'Building Capacity to Work with LGBT2Q+ Youth: Understanding Concepts and Terminology', introduces GSA advisors and HRP for LGBT2Q+ Youth facilitators to significant vocabulary

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Impact of MindUP Among Young Children: Improvements in Behavioral Problems, Adaptive Skills, and Executive Functioning

Friday, July 31, 2020
In the News
Via: Springer.com

Impact of MindUP Among Young Children: Improvements in Behavioral Problems, Adaptive Skills, and Executive Functioning
The study suggests that mindfulness-based SEL intervention can improve psychosocial and behavioral outcomes in young children

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The Health of Canadian Youth: Findings from the Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children Study

Wednesday, July 8, 2020
In the News
Via: Canada.ca

The Health of Canadian Youth: Findings from the Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children Study

Dr. Wendy Craig co-lead the study and co-authored the report, which provides a comprehensive look into the health and well-being of Canadian youth and their social settings

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Ontario Government makes historic investment in public education

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
In the News
Via: Ontario Ministry of Education

Ontario Government makes historic investment in public education
Every school board to receive funding increase to ensure student success.

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Celebrating student success for the 2019-20 academic year

Friday, June 12, 2020
In the News
Via: Faculty of Education, Western University

Celebrating student success for the 2019-20 academic year

Congratulations to our students and recipients of our Fourth R annual scholarships! Well-deserved! 

  • Bradley Daly - Scotiabank Graduate Award for Students in Violence Against Women and Children
  • Bridget Houston -  David Wolfe Scholarship in Research on Violence Prevention
  • Alisha Wegman - Ray Hughes Scholarship on Innovative Practices in Violence Prevention 
  • Amanda Kerry - Walter M. Lobb Ontario Graduate Scholarship

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Healthy Relationships Series for Educators

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
In the News
Via: PREVNet

Healthy Relationships Series for Educators
In this series for educators working with youth, four of Canada's leading researchers in bullying and violence prevention - Claire Crooks, Deinera Exner-Cortens, Wendy Craig and Joanne Cummings - share their knowledge on dating violence, cyberbullying and promoting healthy relationships in the classroom.

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Gratitude, breathing exercises can create resiliency in children

Tuesday, May 5, 2020
In the News
Via: Faculty of Education, Western University

Gratitude, breathing exercises can create resiliency in children

Dr. Claire Crooks discusses how breathing exercises, expressing gratitude and understanding how the brain works can help children deal with stress.

To access the slides to this presentation, click here.

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Primary Prevention of Violence Against Women and Girls: Current Knowledge about Program Effectiveness

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
In the News

Primary Prevention of Violence Against Women and Girls: Current Knowledge about Program Effectiveness

This report was written for Women and Gender Equality Canada to highlight what we know about the effective prevention of violence directed at women and girls in a Canadian context.

French version: http://www.learningtoendabuse.ca/our-work/pdfs/Western-University-Primary_Prevention_VAWG_FR.pdf

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Student Mentor/Program Liaison Mike Cywink leads Banting SS students through collaborative Indigenous mural project

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
In the News
Via: CBC London

Student Mentor/Program Liaison Mike Cywink leads Banting SS students through collaborative Indigenous mural project

The process started with Banting SS students answering what Indigenity meant to them. Then, this mural was created...Read the full article or listen now.
Image courtesy of CBC London

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The Agenda with Steve Paikin: A Better Way to Battle Bullying

Wednesday, January 8, 2020
In the News
Via: The Agenda, TVO

The Agenda with Steve Paikin: A Better Way to Battle Bullying

Dr. Claire Crooks was among a panel of four on The Agenda with Steve Paikin to discuss why bullying remains so prevalent and what can be done to help. This episode aired January 7, 2020.
Image courtesy of The Agenda

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