Sharing your MDI Data

Let’s spark some conversations.

Sharing your MDI data with others is a critical first step to improve outcomes for children. Sharing your reports raises awareness of the holistic nature of child well-being, increases opportunities for local dialogue, and encourages the use of a neutral, fact-based way to discuss the strengths and challenges present in your community.

This isn’t always an easy task – we know many people can be apprehensive about presenting data, or avoid doing so altogether.

But let us reassure you: You don’t need to have it all figured out before you present your data. In fact, the whole point is to make sense of your data together.

How do I share my MDI Data?

Create a Story

Your presentation will be more powerful if it is in the context of a clear narrative. Considering presenting only a subset of the data and how you plan to use this information to improve well-being.

Encourage Curiosity

MDI data is the first step, not the final answer. Encourage your audience to contribute their own ideas and to ask questions if they want to explore a point further. Look for strengths and patterns in your school or community data.

Make Space for Feelings

It’s natural for people to have an emotional response to information about the well-being of children. Recognize the passion of those in the room and carve out space for reactions and exploration.

Who should I share my data with?

  • Connector.

    Educators and staff who work directly with children in schools and community centres can find new ways of supporting kids in their daily practice, and use the concepts of well-being measured by the MDI in conversations with students and families.

  • Connector.

    Schools and school districts can use MDI data as a solid foundation for yearly planning, helping them choose a focus for their change efforts.

  • Connector.

    Local and regional governments and health agencies can use the data and maps provided by the MDI to help allocate resources, support policy changes, and develop new programs to better serve children and their families.

  • Connector.

    Sharing the MDI reports back with children engages them in the process of making sense of the data, encourages them to develop empathy and critical thinking skills, and provides an opportunity to reinforce the importance of all dimensions of well-being.

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