University of Calgary Satellite Event

FAM2019 Satellite Event
Tuesday, October 8, 2019

88 Canada Olympic Rd SW
Calgary, AB T3B 5R5

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.

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.

Register now! Space is limited – don’t miss this exciting opportunity!


Tuesday, October 8, 2019 (all times in MDT)

Preliminary Schedule

8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Opening Remarks/Welcome
9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. The Family Research Agenda Initiative Setting (FRAISE)

  • Carla Ginn, PhD, RN
  • Elizabeth Keys PhD (Cand.), RN
10:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. All Our Families – Lifestyle, Maternal Well-being, and Child Development

  • Sheila McDonald, PhD
  • Suzanne Tough, PhD
11:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Networking Break
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Does It Hurt When I Do This: Occupational Stress and Child Development

  • Kelly Dean Schwartz, PhD, RPsych
  • Andrea Stelnicki, PhD, RPsych
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Lunch: Parent Panel
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Teens in a Digital World: Trends in Online Risk Behaviours

  • Sherri Madigan, PhD, RPsych
2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. TBA
3:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Families in Canada

  • Nora Spinks CEO Vanier Institute

Sheila McDonald, MSc, PhD

Suzanne Tough, MSc, PhD

Sheri Madigan

Sheri Madigan, PhD, R.Psych.

Elizabeth Keys

Elizabeth Keys, Doctoral Candidate, RN, BN, CCHN(C)

Carla Ginn

Carla Ginn, PhD, RN

Kelly Dean Schwartz PhD RPsych

Kelly Dean Schwartz PhD RPsych

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 and Suzanne Tough. 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 e-mails), 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: The Family Research Agenda Initiative Setting (FRAISE)

The Family Research Agenda Initiative Setting (FRAISE) project is a three-phase priority-setting process. In Phase 1, we engaged with parents and health care providers to develop a survey; we distributed it in Phase 2; and, currently in Phase 3, we are 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. Our inclusive, patient-oriented research agenda contributes to more effective family–child health services.

PRESENTATION: Does It Hurt When I Do This? Parent Occupational Stress and Child Development

Kelly Dean Schwartz PhD RPsych
Associate Professor, School and Applied Child Psychology (SACP)
An increasing number of professions and vocations are bringing occupational stress from the workplace and into the home. Those participating in this presentation will learn about the nature and impact of operational stress injuries (OSI) on parent-child relationships and general child functioning, with a focus on demonstrated resilience and healthy child and adolescent development. Recent research on military and first responder (fire, police, paramedic) families will be presented.