Released August 18th, 2015. A new national study conducted by PREVNet Partner, Companies Committed to Kids (CCK) polled 1,001 Canadian parents of children ages 8-12 across the country on perceptions of their children's wellness.
Mental well-being topped parents' areas of concern, surpassing emotional, social and physical well-being. The study entitled, "Taking the Pulse of Canada's Kids: A Landmark Study on the Physical, Social, Emotional, and Mental Well-being" also captured what parents view as critical factors for mental well-being. 45% of parents ranked 'having the emotional skills to cope with life's ups and downs' as the number one factor important to their child's mental well-being. PREVNet's Dr. Debra Pepler, an expert collaborator on the study comments, "Today, more than ever, we need to help our children develop resiliency and coping skills to deal with life's ups and downs."