RESOURCE: Signs you are in a healthy romantic relationship

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Safe and Caring has partnered with one of our newest Advisors–Dr. Matthew Johnson–to develop a series of tip sheets and resources on promoting healthy couple relationships. The first in this series: Signs you are in a healthy romantic relationship, is now freely available for download and print, and for papering in your dormitory walls, on our website. Matt Johnson is … Read More

RESOURCE: Teen Mentoring Toolkit Live!

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Safe and Caring is very excited to announce provincial release of the Teen Mentoring Toolkit (TMT). The Teen Mentoring Toolkit is a no-cost online 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 … Read More

YOUTH PERSPECTIVES: Anxiety is the Worst

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by: Logan Peters Anxiety is the worst. Anxiety is a monster that eats away at its victims and haunts those who think they’ve shed it’s torment. Quite dark, I know. But this is my relationship with anxiety. I think everyone struggles with an anxiety monster at some point in their lives. Anxiety can come in many forms; it’s different for … Read More

RESOURCE: Keys to Mental Wellness and Happiness, from one student to another…

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Only one week until Mental Health Week (May 4-10, 2015)! As part of our work to promote positive mental health this month, Safe and Caring partnered with Timurlane Cakmak, student at the University of Alberta and the heart and sould behind the on-campus Impact Wellness Initiativ,e to develop this tip sheet. Drawing on his own personal wellness journey, including his experience as a … Read More

FOCUS ON: What You Can Do To Support LGBTQ Youth

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by: Meaghan Trewin, Communications Coordinator and David Rust, Director of Community Partnerships The Society for Safe and Caring Schools & Communities believes in the vision that all children and youth deserve to grow and develop in safe, caring and inclusive environments. LGBTQ children and youth face unique vulnerabilities as they realize their sexuality or gender identity is different from those … Read More

YOUTH PERSPECTIVES: Giving Thanks and Giving Back

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by: Dada Alice Mwemera, Youth Engagement Coordinator The holidays are right around the corner! Personally, as a university student, this means breathing time! Finals are done in the second week of December and I have just under a month to enjoy time with friends, family and loved ones. As a young person, I speak for most of my generation when … Read More

FOCUS ON: Supporting Alberta’s Homeless Youth This Season of Caring

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December’s Guest Perspective is by: Rohan Nuttall, Director of “Through My Eyes” and Youth Advisor to the Society for Safe and Caring Schools & Communities. Rohan is also the 2014 recipient of the HEROES of a Safe and Caring World Youth Impact Award (Northern Region). Cozy fires, freshly wrapped gifts, the sweet aroma of pine needles and rich cooking. That’s … Read More

YOUTH PARTNERSHIPS: Reframing the Word “Bullying”

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by: Dada Alice Mwemera and Ben Tsang, Youth Engagement Coordinators “Bullying” is a word without much strength behind it today. In the past, I have personally shared my concerns about bullying with an adult and their reply would often be “it will get better,” “it is part of growing up,” or “sometimes you just don’t get along with everyone.” This … Read More

YOUTH PARTNERSHIPS: Congratulations to 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Laureates

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by: Dada Alice Mwemera, Youth Engagement Coordinator A big congratulation goes out to the outstanding Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi on winning the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize! I have had the pleasure of reading up on the amazing work that both laureates have done and continue to do.  The journey they have walked is incredible and truly sparks inspiration for … Read More

COMMUNITY: Through My Eyes Film Premiere

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by David Rust, Director of Community Partnerships at Safe and Caring While Alberta has benefited from extraordinary economic times, prosperity has not reached all citizens. The City of Edmonton is committed to addressing the issues of poverty and homelessness, shifting the focus from a charity model to one based on investment. Through My Eyes ​​is a film and collaborative initiative created … Read More