Our vision

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Who we are:

Safe and Caring is a centre for knowledge that fosters effective networks and partnerships to improve the quality of life for all Alberta children.

What we know:

  • 1 in 3 adolescent students in Canada have reported being bullied recently.
  • 47% of Canadian parents report having a child victim of bullying.
  • 1 in 3 Albertans think that “bullying is just a normal part of growing up.”
  • Children and youth learn more effectively when they feel safe and included.
  • Bullying, violence and sexual exploitation can have traumatic and long-lasting impacts.

Our shared vision for Alberta:

  • 89% of Albertans agree that bullying prevention should be an urgent priority for their community.
  • 84% of Albertans agree that bullying prevention should be an urgent priority for the provincial government.
  • Alberta’s Social Policy Framework, the Children First Act and the new Education Act highlight the importance of students, parents, school boards and community partners working together to support the safety, well-being and development of children.

Our resources and services:

  • Research
  • Program Evaluation
  • Policy Consultation
  • Webcasts
  • Tip Sheets and Toolkits
  • Workshops & Speakers
  • Building Communities of Practice
  • Evidence-based Practices

 

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Sources:

Canadian Institutes of Health Research. “Canadian Bullying Statistics.” Last modified Sept 28, 2012. http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/45838.html.
Molcho M., Craig W., Due P., Pickett W., Harel-fisch Y., Overpeck, M. and HBSC Bullying Writing Group. “Cross-National Time Trends in Bullying Behaviour 1994-2006: Findings from Europe and North America. International Journal of Public Health. 2009, 54 (S2): 225-234.
Alberta Human Services and Ipsos Reid. “Albertans’ Perceptions of Family Violence and Bullying Survey 2014.” 2014. http://humanservices.alberta.ca/documents/fvb-survey-2014-summary-report.pdf.