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Online: Let's Talk Education Community Speaker - Karen Bax

Thursday, April 9, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This event will be offered online.

The Faculty of Education is pleased to present a complimentary speaker series open to the general public to share research being conducted and facilitate discussion around important topics in education.

"Resilience can be learned: Helping children bounce back from stress and anxiety"
Dr. Karen Bax, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education

Children and youth today seem to be struggling with unprecedented levels of stress and anxiety.  Youth appear to struggle far more than previous generations in regards to “growing up” and becoming independent.  This presentation will explore some of the reasons for this change in youth resilience, including social media, spending less time with peers, and a growing culture of “safety” in our everyday lives. Additionally, research related to practical ways parents and educators can help children learn to bounce back from stress and be more resilient will be discussed.

Dr. Karen Bax is an Assistant Professor within the Faculty of Education at Western University. Registered as a Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Bax engages in training future scholars and practitioners through teaching and as the practicum supervisor for students in the Ph.D. in School and Applied Child Psychology program. Dr. Bax is also the Director of Western’s Mary J. Wright Research and Education Centre at Merrymount, a unique university-community collaboration that emphasizes early child development research in real-world settings and knowledge sharing across systems. Dr. Bax is involved in applied research related to social-emotional learning and self-regulation of children who have experienced adversity.

This talk was presented online using Collaborate Ultra. Recording link:

The talk will begin with some welcoming and introductory remarks by Dr. Perry Klein, Associate Dean of Research for the Faculty of Education. Dr. Bax will then deliver her presentation; participants will be able to follow along with her slides, and will hear and see Dr. Bax in a video window. Audience members can ask questions using the chat function.

Please visit the Community Speaker Series webpage for tips on using Collaborate UE.

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