Join Laurie Vermeylen, PolicyWise for Children & Families, as she shares results and insights from a recent review on the benefits of reading on mental health.
PolicyWise also recently led an evaluation of Calgary Reads’ Comfort Collection book bundles pilot. This pilot involved providing books and information about the importance of reading to Calgary Reads’ service delivery partners, who then shared that information with client families. Partnering staff were surveyed to explore their experience with the pilot and the response of families who received the book bundles, which are arranged in themes such as grief and loss, to help children navigate life experiences. This 3-6-9 presentation will share highlights from the literature review as well as findings from the Comfort Collection evaluation.
This is Talk 3 in our 3-6-9 Series, as we explore some of the ways Calgary children are getting left behind this year, what it could mean for all of us in years to come, and what can be done.