AIR Vice President David Osher to Speak in Dalai Lama Center’s ‘Educating the Heart’ Series

Washington, D.C. – Dr. David Osher, a vice president at the American Institutes for Research (AIR) and an expert on issues involving children’s social and emotional development and learning, will be the featured speaker on October 18 at the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education (DLC) in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada as part of the center’s ongoing Educating the Heart series.

Dr. Osher’s presentation, Controlling Negative Emotions: How to Help Children Respond to an Increasingly Diverse and Time-pressed World, will focus on creating safety in schools and families by controlling negative emotions – such as bullying, aggression, and racial tensions. The event will be held at the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.

The Educating the Heart series focuses on a variety of topics, such as compassion and its impact on public good. The center was founded in 2005 as a secular, non-partisan charitable trust to “foster compassion through creative learning, facilitating and applying research, and connecting people and ideas.”

Dr. Osher serves as Principal Investigator for The National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Violence Prevention, The Technical Assistance Partnership for Child and Family Mental Health, and The National Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center for the Education of Children and Youth who are Neglected, Delinquent, or At Risk. His work focuses on collaboration, children’s services, prevention, social emotional learning, youth development, the social and emotional conditions for learning, teaching, and healthy development, and culturally competent interventions for children and youth with mental health problems and disorders and their families.

Dr. Osher will also be presenting a keynote address at the Social Responsibility and Collaborative Learning Environments (SRCLE)’s Conference on October 19th. He will lead a talk entitled, Social Emotional Learning: A Bird’s Eye View of the Global Movement, in which he will discuss developments around the world that are taking place to improve the social and emotional development of children in schools. The event will take place at the Michael J. Fox Theatre in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.

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