Welcome to the MDI Trainer Network.
Let’s do some great work together.
This MDI Trainer Network is for anyone who is working to collect data with the MDI, and anyone working with that data to improve child well-being in their community.
Each month, we’ll be posting a summary of the content you need to know:
- Invitations to webinars and links to recorded content (Full Calendar)
- The steps MDI Administrators need to complete during the month, and links to the required resources
- stories from one or more MDI champions to help put a first-person perspective on the MDI Journey
- Links to related posts and resources you may find helpful
This is a busy month for everyone in the Trainer Network.
October’s goals are to:
Talk to your school’s staff about the MDI
Make sure parents have the information they need
Get familiar with our e-system
Because we know everyone is busy, we won’t be holding a live webinar this month. Instead we’ve created an instructional video for the e-system you can watch at your convenience. Share this with anyone who will be taking part in survey administration.
MDI TASKS: OCTOBER
STEP #1: Provide Parents & Guardians with both the MDI Infosheet and the Consent Letters.
Parents must receive the information letter 4 weeks prior to the start of implementation and have the option to withdraw their child from participation.
FEATURED RESOURCE: QUICKSHEETS
Download and share these easy-to-read two page summaries of the five dimensions of the MDI and the Well-Being & Asset Indices. Each Quicksheet explains the concept, introduces key research highlights, and offers action ideas to help engage kids and support well-being at home, in school, and in the community.
SPOTLIGHT: STUDENT HELP REQUESTS
The final page of the MDI Survey asks students if they’d like to speak with a teacher or principal about any problems they are experiencing.
This post explains why we built the Student Help Request Page and how those requests are shared with you.