Elementary Snapshots


The Snapshot is a monthly fact sheet focusing on topics connected to mental health & social emotional learning. The goal is to create a shared learning opportunity for students, schools and families.

Elementary Snapshots

Student Health and Safety
Social Emotional Learning
September 2020 Welcome Back!
October 2020 Hold on to Your Kids
November 2020 Fostering Social Emotional Skills at Home
December 2020 Helping Your Child Manage Emotions
January 2021 The Science of Kindness
February 2021 Children and Media Use

Elementary Snapshots

Fostering Social and Emotional Skills at Home

Social-emotional skills are the strategies one has for managing strong emotions, navigating relationships, working effectively with others, solving difficult problems, and making responsible decisions. When these skills are taught and... Read more

Screen Time

February 2021 The advances in technology mean today's parents are the first generation who have to figure out how to limit screen time for children. With screens virtually everywhere, controlling... Read more

The Science of Kindness

January 2021 The good news is that kindness is learned; and just like any other behavior, it can be taught through repetition. The most dominant way children learn new behaviors... Read more

Hold on to your Kids

October 2020 COVID19 has permeated every part of our lives and for many made parenting even more complicated. It has also had the potential to impact the secure attachment and the trust-based relationship... Read more

Welcome Back!

September 2020 This summer provided a brief period to catch our breath, and as we enter September return-to-school plans across BC are in motion. All School Districts and schools have been... Read more

Social Emotional Learning

Written February 2020 People are paying more attention to the importance of social emotional learning (SEL) and realizing that these skills matter. The goal of teaching social and emotional skills is... Read more

Student Health and Safety

Written December 2019 Anaphylaxis is a serious allergic reaction. It can be life-threatening.  Food is the most common cause of anaphylaxis, but insect stings, medicine, latex, or exercise can also cause an... Read more