Maximizing Youth Potential in a Complex World [MIIE Professional Development Webinar]


Professional Development WebinarsLaunching 13 December 2018

"Understanding & Responding Effectively To Student Stress"

Presented by: Dr. Nancy Heath

Part I. Understanding Student Stress

Part II. Responding Effectively to Student Stress

This two-part webinar for Educators and Educational Professionals working with students 13-18 years old is one of multiple projects offered by the McGill International Institute of Education (MIIE) sponsored by the WYNG Foundation. The theme for this year's projects is "Maximizing Youth Potential In A Complex World."

The webinars will be presented under this theme. Part I covers Understanding Student Stress and Part II delves into Responding Effectively to Student Stress. The webinars and all accompanying documents will be available on the launch date, Thursday 13 December 2018 on the MIIE website. Click here to access the webinar page.

The webinars will address questions such as:

  • Why are students so stressed?
  • Stress: What is it?
  • How can we harness stress for success?
  • What are effective responses to stress?
  • When is stress too much?

Also available will be:

  • Free educational resources for download
  • Optional Chinese subtitles for the webinars
  • English and Chinese transcripts
  • Invitation to attend Dr. Nancy Heath's lectures in Hong Kong in February 2019

Dr. Nancy Heath is a James McGill Professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology and Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies with McGill University's Faculty of Education. She leads the Development and Intrapersonal Resilience (DAIR) research team that studies mental health across developmental stages, with an emphasis on practical applications of emotion regulatory processes such as mindfulness for stress and self-injury in educational settings. Dr. Heath collaborates with researchers internationally. She has published and presented extensively on topics related to mental health and resilience in educational settings with a particular focus on stress and self-injury. She is a co-founder and past president of the International Society for the Study of Self-Injury, the co-founder and co-director of the non-profit online organization, Self-Injury Outreach and Support, as well as the co-founder of the International Consortium on Self-Injury in Educational Settings.

Dr. Heath is an internationally recognized leader in the area of self-injury and has worked in collaboration with schools for more than 25 years, enhancing school response to mental health challenges including stress, anxiety, depression and self-injury.


The webinars and all accompanying resources are free of charge.