Programs & Services - Family and Community - Parents' Night Out - Previous Presentations

January 30, 2020: Managing Stress and Anxiety in Children and Youth

Stress will always be around…BUT we can BUILD RESILIENCE

~ with Dr. Linda Uyeda, MD, CCFP

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Dr. Linda Uyeda and members of community and school district services spent an evening talking about child and youth mental health.  Our keynote speaker, Dr. Linda Uyeda, a family physician who works at several Fraser Health youth clinics and the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital, explored the causes of stress, as well as prevention and healing techniques and provided a number of resources for parents and youth particularly regarding trauma and attachment.  We were also joined by a youth who shared lived experience and by local service providers who were on hand to talk about supports available in New Westminster.


October 22, 2019: New Westminster Students: Their Stories

Supporting happy and healthy kids:  How to support your child’s well-being and their social emotional growth.

~ with Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl, Ph.D.

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Each year school districts in the province provide opportunities for students to share how they are doing in areas of well being, human connections, school experiences and community experiences.

On October 22 at the Justice Institute of BC, Dr. Schonert-Reichl explored what our children are saying and how families can support them in areas of social and emotional well being.

Dr. Schonert-Reichl, the Director of the Human Early Learning Partnership in the School of Population and Public Health in the Faculty of Medicine at UBC, is a renowned expert in the area of social and emotional learning (SEL) research with children and adolescents, particularly in relation to the identification of the processes and mechanisms that foster positive human qualities such as empathy, compassion, altruism, and resiliency.

Using student voice, Dr. Schonert-Reichl explored aspects of health and well-being for children at New Westminster Schools, including healthy sleep, nutrition, connection with adults and community connectedness.

Highlights at New Westminster School District 40

We’re transforming education – starting with our mini-makers

We’re transforming education – starting with our mini-makers

When kindergarten kids take up hammers and drills to make boxes, benches, and birdhouses, they’re gaining not only practical skills - but problem-solving and design thinking skills too... more

It’s Official! New Westminster Schools is a place where students love to learn…

It’s Official! New Westminster Schools is a place where students love to learn…

Charting a course in a time of change: School trustees have renewed the Vision and Mission for New Westminster Schools that will guide and inspire the district into the future... more

We’re taking Reconciliation to heart…

We’re taking Reconciliation to heart…

Out in the field at École Lord Tweedsmuir elementary school, 350 students are standing in a cool spring rain. The last note of a drumming song has faded - and in the silence, each student places a rock in their new garden riverbed.... more

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