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How teenagers experience their friendships during the pandemic: The adjustment of families to a new “online” reality, (video of a webinar, in French)

Online friendships have been a part of adolescents lives for many years.  However, the constraints imposed by the pandemic (classroom and school closures) have made them ubiquitous.  In her presentation targeting parents of teenagers, the director of LÉPSIS, Marie-Hélène Véronneau, Ph.D., presents foundations of research on friendships and various ways in which parents can implement new perspectives on how to support their teenager so that he or she can benefit from successfully managing these virtual communications and avoid associated risks.  By addressing the theme of friendship during the first teenage years as well as the different ways a parent can support their teenager in navigating through this virtual space, this video aims to guide parents in helping their teenagers adequately manage this new reality.

https://monadoausecondaire.com/capsules-web/pour-les-parents/amities-et-reseaux-sociaux/

Video: LÉPSIS team implementation of its study on the impact of emotional competence on vocational training students (video in French)

The LÉPSIS team is proud to present a short video explaining the implementation of one of its projects, entitled: Emotional Competence in Vocational Training.  The goal of this study is to determine the extent to which emotional competence can enhance the success of vocational training students. Enjoy the video and feel free to comment and share it!

*** The video is available in French only

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Article on the Influence of Teacher-Student Relationship on School Motivation

LEPSIS team published an article on the website of the Réseau d’Information pour la Réussite Éducative (RIRE) that explores the influence of the relationship between teachers and their students on adolescents’ school motivation.

*** The article is available in French only

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Article on Parental Monitoring and its Influence on Teenagers' School Motivation

LEPSIS team published an article on the website of the Réseau d’Information pour la Réussite Éducative (RIRE) that explores, among others, the influence of parental monitoring on adolescents’ school motivation.

*** The article is available in French only

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Handout Reporting the Results of a Study on Adolescents' Mental Health and School Adjustment

Marie-Hélène Véronneau and her research team has conducted a study “La santé mentale de l’adolescence à l’âge adulte : Étude des déterminants sociaux en contexte scolaire” in two high schools located in the suburbs of Montreal. This study was supported by research grant of the FRQS and the FRQSC.

Click here to have access to the main results of this study

*** Available in French only

Covid-19

Some tips for parents to live well in isolation

The coronavirus pandemic is causing a great deal of distress in society, especially for parents who have to care for their families while managing their adult concerns. To overcome this episode, the director of the laboratory,Marie-Hélène Véronneau, Ph.D., has created a short video in which she presents some options. We hope you enjoy it!

*This video is only available in french

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Online friendships during confinement: a little guide for parents of teenagers

The social isolation created by the confinement associated with the coronavirus pandemic is encouraging teenagers to use social media to maintain their friendships. As a parent, it is normal to be concerned about the well-being of your teenager and to question whether there are any risks associated with the use of online networks.  The director of the laboratory, Marie-Hélène Véronneau, Ph.D, discusses the topic in a short video, and offers some answers to the concerns by presenting the benefits and risks of using them.

*This video is only available in french

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Vocational training demystified

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are faced more than ever with a critical shortage of health care workers such as beneficiary attendants and auxiliary nurses. Because many of these workers have undergone vocational training, we prepared a video for those who want to learn more about this topic. In this video, our lab director, Marie-Hélène Véronneau, Ph.D., presents basic facts about vocational training to help correct the preconceived ideas some people may have about those programs of study. Feel free to share this clip with your friends and family.

*This video is only available in french

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