FAM2019 Asynchronous Satellite Event
Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Werklund School of Education
Education Tower, Room 146
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4


On October 8, 2019, the Werklund School of Education will be hosting a FAM2019 satellite event, featuring panels and presentations with local programming that will explore themes and topics of interest to Albertans through a family lens.


  • Carla Ginn, PhD, RN
  • Elizabeth Keys, Doctoral Candidate, RN, BN, CCHN(C)
  • Sheri Madigan, PhD, R.Psych.
  • Sheila McDonald, MSc, PhD
  • Suzanne Tough, MSc, PhD

Carla Ginn, PhD, RN, Elizabeth Keys, Doctoral Candidate, RN, BN, CCHN(C), Sheri Madigan, PhD, R.Psych., Sheila McDonald, MSc, PhD, Suzanne Tough, MSc, PhD

PRESENTATION: All Our Families – Lifestyle, Maternal Well-being and Child Development

This FAM2019 satellite event at the University of Calgary will include a presentation by Sheila McDonald, MSc, PhD and Suzanne Tough, MSc, PhD. They will present on the design, implementation and findings from the All Our Families Pregnancy Cohort as it relates to the relationship between lifestyle, maternal well-being and child development. The presentation will discuss findings related to late talkers, developmental outcomes, self-regulation and the influence of adverse childhood experiences.


PRESENTATION: Teens in a Digital World: Trends in Online Risk Behaviours

With the ever-increasing presence of Internet-connected devices in the lives of youth today, the risk of exposure to unwanted sexually explicit content (e.g., pop-ups, websites and spam emails), solicitation (e.g., sexual talk/activities, sharing images) and sexting is of concern to many parents. Sheri Madigan, PhD, R.Psych., University of Calgary and Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute, will present findings from her recent studies on the worldwide prevalence of unwanted online sexual exposure, sexual solicitation and sexting among youth, and will provide practical tips for keeping youth safe online.


PRESENTATION: Family Research Agenda Initiative Setting (FRAISE)

Carla Ginn, PhD, RN and Elizabeth Keys, Doctoral Candidate, RN, BN, CCHN(C), will present on the Family Research Agenda Initiative Setting (FRAISE) project – a three-phase priority-setting process. Phase 1 involves engaging with parents and health care providers to develop a survey, which is distributed in Phase 2; Phase 3 is currently under way, which involves using consensus building to determine the top 10 research priorities related to the health and well-being of families from conception to when the child is 24 months of age. This inclusive, patient-oriented research agenda contributes to more effective family–child health services.


REGISTER NOW! Space is limited – don’t miss this exciting opportunity!

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The Werklund School of Education runs Undergraduate (Education) and Graduate (Educational Psychology) programs in Counselling Psychology and School and Applied Child Psychology at the University of Calgary. It is also home to the Social Development Research Team (SDRT), which generates quality Canadian research on multiple aspects of social development across the lifespan.



Published on May 2, 2019