GUEST POST: Using your WITS – Creating responsive communities for the prevention of peer victimization

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Guest Post by: Paweena Sukhawathanakul, University of Victoria It takes a community to prevent bullying and promote healthy relationships. The WITS Programs unites schools, families, and communities to create responsive environments that help elementary school children deal with bullying and peer victimization. The WITS acronym stands for “Walk away, Ignore, Talk it out, and Seek help.” The program provides younger children … Read More

COMMUNITY: Join us in helping set a Guinness World Record during Canadian Mental Health Awareness Week!

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Become a part of history and take part in the “Largest Online Book Discussion in 24 hours” with Miriam Laundry, author of the best-selling children’s book ‘I CAN Believe in Myself’ On May 6 & 7, 2014, Safe and Caring is partnering with Laundry Books to attempt to set the new Guinness World Record and we would love to have … Read More

COMMUNITY: Recapping #albertapink

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No doubt about it – on Wednesday, February 26th, Albertans proudly painted the province pink! Pink Shirt Day began in Nova Scotia and has since spread across the country and beyond. Safe and Caring joined together with the Government of Alberta and the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services to encourage people to “get their pink on!” – and … Read More

COMMUNITY: Pink Shirt Day Activities

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Pink Shirt Day is a way for your community to stand together against bullying.  With Pink Shirt Day quickly approaching on February 26th, we felt is was only appropriate to share some of the Pink Shirt Day activities taking place in communities across Alberta! Don’t forget to share your Pink Shirt Day photos with us on Facebook and Twitter by … Read More

VIDEO: Abby’s Pay It Forward Project

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In recognition of Random Acts of Kindness Week, we are sharing the story of a young girl named Abby who does a pay it forward project every year around her birthday.  We encourage you to watch Abby’s video and share it with your community.  After all, the world can always use a little more inspiration and kindness.  

GUEST POST: Supporting the Social and Emotional Development of Young People!

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Guest Post by: Lana Wells, Brenda Strafford Chair & Safe and Caring Special Advisor As defined by CASEL, Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) “involves the processes through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive … Read More

COMMUNITY: Pink Shirt Day – February 26, 2014

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Pink Shirt Day began in Nova Scotia when a Grade 9 student was bullied because he wore a pink shirt to school.  The Globe & Mail wrote this about the event: “David Shepherd, Travis Price and their teenage friends organized a high-school protest to wear pink in sympathy with a Grade 9 boy who was being bullied [for wearing a … Read More