What is 'Child Well-Being'?
Child well-being is defined as a unity of physical, cognitive, emotional and spiritual health. It encompasses factors such as safety, education, socialization, environmental and material security, as well as a sense of being loved, valued and included in their families and societies.
What We Do:
The Centre for Child Well-Being acts as a facilitator and catalyst for interdisciplinary education, research, and outreach related to the well-being of children, youth and families. The Centre is undertaking a variety of research projects which will investigate issues related to child well-being at local, provincial and national levels. These issues may come from current curriculum topics, faculty and student interests, and from the broader community and our partners.
Participants in the activities of the Centre for Child Well-Being and the Child Development Lab create rich learning experiences, confidence, skills, and future opportunities in the field. Not only is this an environment to create connections, it is an environment to learn and grow as a student and a professional.
-The CCWB is mentioned in Maclean’s News Magazine
-The CCWB’s contributions to physical literacy is recognized by AFL
-The Centre for Community Disaster Research at MRU explores the complex interrelationships between vulnerability, risk, and resilience among children, youth, and their communities in the context of the 2013 Alberta Flood.
The Child Development Lab
The Child Development Lab is a ‘Living Classroom’ within the CCWB that promotes professional learning, research, and community education. The lab is equipped with state of the art technology and is available to students, professionals, researchers and the community. To learn more, click here.