COMMUNITY: Resources for National Bullying Awareness Day 2016

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It’s National Bullying Awareness Week As a longtime supporter of National Bullying Awareness Week and advocate for safe and caring learning environments, we have a large collection of freely available resources to help you celebrate this wonderful week! Check out the list below for some ideas on how to celebrate, tips for creating safe spaces, and background information about the …

COMMUNITY: Orange Shirt Campaign Logo Design Competition!

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The Society for Safe and Caring Schools & Communities is holding a province–wide contest for students to design a logo for this year’s Orange Shirt Campaign! Overview Orange Shirt Day, taking place on September 30, 2016, is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in the spring of 2013. …

FOCUS ON: Healthy Relationships

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Creating positive learning environments for students, staff, and families is a priority for many school and community leaders. While the language and approach to creating a positive culture may vary – often depending on the kinds of issues that school staff focus on – the key component to all effective approaches is always positive and healthy relationships. Healthy relationships are …

COMMUNITY: What It Means to Wear Pink on Pink Shirt Day

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Chances are you’ve heard of Pink Shirt Day. Perhaps your office is encouraging you and your colleagues to participate. Perhaps your kids are celebrating at school, or you’ve heard about an upcoming anti-bullying day on the news. Perhaps you are organizing a school or community initiative, selling or giving away branded pink shirts, distributing posters, and actively promoting the day. …

PERSPECTIVES: Shaping a Safe and Caring Future

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by: Barry Davidson, Executive Director  There has been a tremendous amount of material developed in Alberta over the past years in the area of bullying and developing healthy relationships. Safe and Caring Schools and Communities has been at the forefront of much of this evidence-based work. For almost two decades we have created materials and tool kits that school and …

COMMUNITY: 25 Ways to Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week

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Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week (February 14-20, 2016) with some of these family-friendly ideas! Celebrate yourself, or encourage your classroom or workplace to get involved! Write each member of your family a notes, telling them why you appreciate them. Encourage the rest of your fam to do the same. Smile at 15 strangers each day. Leave your barista an …

RESOURCE: Signs You Are in a Healthy Romantic Relationship

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Last week we kicked off February, the month of love, caring, and friendship with our latest resource: The Importance of Romantic Relationships. Today, we are pleased to share the next installment in our tip sheet series on Healthy Romantic Relationships! Signs you are in a healthy romantic relationship was developed in partnership with Dr. Matthew Johnson from the Department of …

RESOURCE: Importance of Romantic Relationships

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Here at Safe and Caring, we value healthy relationships of all kinds! With Valentines Day and Family Day right on the horizon, we see February as a month of love, caring, and friendship! That’s why we are thrilled to share our most recent resource with you. Safe and Caring has partnered with two researchers from the University of Alberta, Department …

COMMUNITY: Positive Post–It Day, October 5, 2015

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by: Meaghan Trewin, Communications Advisor What is International Positive Post–It Day? Positive Post–It Day started in Airdrie, Alberta, when high school student Caitlin Haacke decided to fight back against online bullying by posting notes with compliments on every locker in her school. The positive post–it movement soon took off—in Caitlin’s school, in the Airdrie community, and on social media. This …