Posts By: safeandcaring

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

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.”… Read more »

COMMUNITY: Recapping #albertapink

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… Read more »

COMMUNITY: Pink Shirt Day Activities

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… Read more »

VIDEO: Abby’s Pay It Forward Project

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… Read more »

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

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… Read more »

COMMUNITY: Pink Shirt Day – February 26, 2014

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… Read more »