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MHS named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

Toronto, ON—MHS is celebrating over a decade of being named one of Canada's Best Managed Companies. MHS has been recognized for its industry-leading performance, global business practices, and sustained growth by receiving the prestigious 2024 Canada's Best Managed Companies award. Celebrating over 30 years, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program awards excellence...

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Choosing the right tools: Broadband vs. Narrowband Assessments

Key Takeaways: Broadband and narrowband assessments serve distinct purposes in evaluating students' needs, strengths, and challenges. When selecting assessment tools, school psychologists should consider the purpose of the evaluation, the student's presenting challenges and strengths, and other contextual factors. Integrating both broadband and narrowband assessments provides a more thorough...

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A person-centric approach to modernizing correctional facilities and probation

There has been a paradigm shift towards a person-centric approach to rehabilitating and reintegrating individuals within correctional facilities and probation. This approach focuses on recognizing the intrinsic value of every individual involved in the criminal justice process. The foundation of this perspective lies in acknowledging a person’s dignity and potential...

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Enhancing ADHD Assessment: Conners 4 Multi-Rater Reports

The Conners 4th Edition (Conners 4®) provides a comprehensive assessment of symptoms and impairments associated with ADHD and common co-occurring problems and disorders in children and youth aged 6 to 18 years. The Conners 4 is designed to gather information from multiple sources, including one or more parents/guardians (using the...

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Assessing Youth Functioning, Strengths, and Goals: CAFAS and PECFAS

Key takeaways: The CAFAS and PECFAS are vital tools for mental health professionals to assess youth functioning, strengths, and goals, aiding in treatment planning and outcome evaluation across various domains. Developed by Dr. Kay Hodges, these assessments streamline decision-making processes by informing treatment type and intensity, level of care,...

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Clicks, views, and evaluations: Understanding the rise of ADHD diagnoses

Key takeaways: The diagnostic process for ADHD is complex due to the varying degrees and presentation of symptoms and impairments, leading to challenges when defining the lower threshold for diagnosis and leaving many in a "gray zone" of uncertainty. Social media platforms like TikTok have significantly influenced perceptions and...

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Elevating well-being through emotional intelligence

In the intricacy of human well-being, Emotional Intelligence (EI) emerges as a powerful skill that can impact various aspects of our lives. This article will explore the compelling relationship between EI and physical and mental health outcomes. We draw insights from studies and research on EI and MHS' Emotional Quotient-Inventory 2.0®...

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The Gifted Rating Scales™ Second Edition: An Interview with author Dr. Steven Pfeiffer

Dr. Steven Pfeiffer is the co-author of MHS’ Gifted Rating Scales™ Second Edition (GRS™ 2), and author of his latest book, Parenting from the Heart, Raising Resilient and Successful Smart Kids. We sat down with Dr. Pfeiffer to discuss his early work in psychology and his entry into the gifted field—along...

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Welcome! Now What?  Onboarding for Success

Considerable research and effort are put into the hiring process to ensure the right people find the right jobs, and perhaps equally as much energy is spent on performance management to ensure the right people stay, grow, develop, and flourish in their jobs. It’s critically important to find, hire, and...

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Shining Bright: Understanding and Supporting Twice-Exceptional Youth

The true story shared below captures the ongoing journey of a remarkable boy and his parents as they navigate the complexities of growing up with a unique blend of gifts and challenges, a blend that makes him twice-exceptional. A student’s journey “My son is three, and he is a wonder. He never...

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