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How are the Kids?

Last Updated: August 3, 2021

Recorded: May 19, 2021 – 3:15-4:15pm PST

The Middle Years Development Instrument (MDI) data represent one of the most comprehensive population-based datasets about children in the middle years and early adolescence over time in Canada, providing information from the perspectives of children on their social and emotional competence, mental and physical health, and well-being, as well the assets in their lives, including connectedness to adults and peers, nutrition and sleep, and use of time after school.



HELP is pleased to share that the latest Middle Years Development Instrument (MDI) Highlights and Trends Report is now available. How are the kids? Children’s Perspectives on their Health, Well-Being and Assets both Before and During a Global Pandemic through the Middle Years Development Instrument (MDI) in British Columbia, Canada, provides information about key results emerging from BC school districts that participated in the MDI in 2020/2021.



You can also listen as Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl she shares highlights from the latest MDI data collected earlier this year from over 38,000 children in grade 4 through 8 in British Columbia, with comparisons to MDI data collected in past years in order to shed light on children’s well-being over time both before and during the current pandemic. Dr. Schonert-Reichl also provides examples and practical strategies of how MDI data can be used at the school district and community level to support the well-being of our children. There’s so much we can learn if we continue listening to children’s voices.

This is the initial relaunch of Discover MDI and we are optimizing the site. If you have any comments or suggestions we would love to hear them!