Seeing the Whole Patient

May 31, 2022

Using the Brain Story to Understand and Support Vulnerable Patient Populations with Complex Needs Dr. Francesco Mosaico, MD, CCFP (AM), Medical Director, Boyle McCauley Health Centre and Edmonton Isolation Facility, Assistant Clinical Professor, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta Dr. Serena Jenkins, PhD, Scientific Associate, Palix Foundation Anita* was referred to the Boyle McCauley Health Centre (BMHC) in Edmonton.

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The Brain Story in Practice: CUPS Child Development Centre

March 24, 2022

The Brain Story explains how brains are built over time through responsive serve and return interactions with stable, caring adults, especially during early childhood and adolescence. However, brain development begins within the first month post-conception.

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Improving Patient Care using the Brain Story

February 22, 2022

Matthew, a 57yo otherwise stable male patient, presented to the Emergency Room with rectal bleeding. He had a positive fecal occult blood test four years prior but had not followed-up. The ER physician advised a colonoscopy, but Matthew declined. The physician proceeded to ask Matthew about his past experiences, how they impacted him, and what the physician could do to make the procedure more comfortable.

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The Brain Story in Practice: Riley Park Maternity Clinic

February 1, 2022

Mary* is a 24yo G1P0 at 16 weeks gestational age, presenting to the Riley Park Maternity Clinic for her prenatal, intrapartum and early post-partum care. Dr. Killam and her colleagues** have implemented the adverse childhood experiences (ACE) questionnaire as a tool to facilitate history taking, not as a screening tool, to learn more about a patient’s past and how their experiences may have impacted their physical and mental health

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Brain Story Feedback Report: New Resource

November 14, 2019

Everything you and your organization need to know about the Brain Story Certification Course in one place.

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Understanding Motivation: Building the Brain Architecture That Supports Learning, Health, and Community Participation

December 13, 2018

This Working Paper from the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child explains the science behind motivation–the “wanting” system and the “liking” system–as well as how those systems develop, and how that development can be disrupted. It also dives into the implications of the science for parents, caregivers, and teachers, as well as policy and public systems.

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JAMA Pediatrics Article Highlights ACEs

September 16, 2016

Dr. Jack P. Shonkoff of the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University has published the article "Using Science to Reduce Health Consequences of Early Childhood Adversity."

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ACEs Guide

September 16, 2016

Child & Adolescent Addiction, Mental Health and Psychiatry Program (CAAMHPP) have created an ACE/Trauma Informed Resource Guide.

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Fulbright Launch Reception

September 16, 2016

On Wednesday September 28, 2016, a launch event for the 2016-17 Fulbright Scholars Initiative will take place at the University of Calgary.

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Free Event: Fulbright Scholar Warren Binford Speaking Engagement

September 16, 2016

Professor Warren Binford, a Fulbright scholar and law professor, is presenting on September 19 from 9:30-11:30am at Mount Royal University.

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Resilience Scale Contest - Alberta Wide

August 17, 2016

Calling all students from University of Alberta, University of Lethbridge and University of Calgary!

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German Innovation Team is Making an Impact

August 17, 2016

We would like to congratulate the change agents from Germany from AFWI's Accelerating Innovation Symposium.

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IACAPAP Conference is coming to Calgary this Fall

August 17, 2016

The 22nd Annual IACAPAP Congress and 36th Annual CACAP Conference will be held at the Telus Convention Center in Calgary from September 18th-22nd.

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The 2016-2017 Fulbright Canada-Palix Foundation Distinguished Visiting Research Chairs

July 25, 2016

Fulbright Canada and the Palix Foundation’s Alberta Family Wellness Initiative would like to welcome the recipients of the Fulbright Canada-Palix Foundation Distinguished Research Chairs in Brain Science, and Child and Family Health and Wellness for 2016-2017: Dr. Patrick J. Carnes, Dr. Lloyd 'Chip' A. Taylor and Dr. John P. Ziker.

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