Toolkit: School Diversity Policy

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By encouraging respectful attitudes and behaviours among young people, a school can prevent racism, discrimination, harassment, bullying and other kinds of aggression—the result being a safe and caring learning environment for all.

Toolkit: School Diversity Policy

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By encouraging respectful attitudes and behaviours among young people, a school can prevent racism, discrimination, harassment, bullying and other kinds of aggression—the result being a safe and caring learning environment for all.

Research: An Environmental Scan of ‘Safe and Caring’ Practices, Programs and Policies in Alberta

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Parents, schools and communities agree that helping children and youth engage in and maintain healthy relationships is an important and common concern. As social learning environments, schools are ideally positioned to help build these skills and relationships. However, schools face many challenges within the current landscape, including competing pressures to promote both academic and social outcomes, fragmented and uncoordinated programming, and lack of resources.

Recognizing the need for an enhanced and coordinated collective effort to encourage healthy relationships and foster safe and caring learning environments, Safe and Caring has conducted an environmental scan and stakeholder consultation to identify existing programs and supports and better understand the needs of educators, schools and school systems in Alberta regarding healthy relationships and bullying prevention. These findings reflect the current state of safe and caring practices, programs and policies across Alberta.

Toolkit: Self-Regulation

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Self-regulation is the ability to manage your own energy states, emotions, behaviours and attention, in ways that are socially acceptable and help achieve positive goals such as learning, maintaining good relationships, and achieving well-being. Teaching kids to self-regulate has a positive impact on their academic and social outcomes.

Toolkit: Teen Mentoring

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The Teen Mentoring Toolkit is a no-cost resource that provides schools and community agencies with the opportunity to build or enhance quality mentoring programs. Teen mentoring engages junior and high school aged youth as mentors to younger students in creating a welcoming, caring, respectful and safe community through positive mentoring relationships.

Designed in collaboration between the Society for Safe and Caring Schools & Communities and the Alberta Mentoring Partnership, this toolkit identifies research-informed and evidence-based practices, strategies and tools for planning, implementing and evaluating a quality teen mentoring program.

Toolkit: Supporting Child and Youth Mental Health

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Good mental health isn’t just about avoiding problems or trying to achieve a perfect life. It’s about living well and having the tools for coping with difficult situations even during life’s challenges. This toolkit includes resources to help adults and youth alike find ways to cultivate positive mental health.

Toolkit: Creating Safe Spaces Resources

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Safe Spaces is a joint initiative of the Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA) and the Society for Safe and Caring Schools & Communities. The Safe Spaces initiative focuses on three critical areas necessary to address discrimination and prejudice in schools: respecting human rights, respecting individuals and taking personal responsibility.

Toolkit: Youth Action Research Guides

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The Youth Action projects provide an opportunity within the school for youth to identify and address specific issues or interests. Youth participants conduct research among their peers and then develop, undertake and evaluate projects that will address the issues/interests they uncover.

The Society for Safe and Caring Schools & Communities’ has prepared these youth action and youth engagement resources to provide support for students and their adult supervisors to carry out each step in the youth action process.

Toolkit: Supporting LGBTQ Children and Youth

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Building a safe, caring and inclusive culture where LGBTQ children, youth, teachers and parents feel welcome starts from the inside. This toolkit includes resources to help adults and youth alike find ways to cultivate a true culture of caring.

Toolkit: Supporting LGBTQ Children and Youth

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Building a safe, caring and inclusive culture where LGBTQ children, youth, teachers and parents feel welcome starts from the inside. This toolkit includes resources to help adults and youth alike find ways to cultivate a true culture of caring.