GUEST POST: First Peoples Child and Family Review seeking poems, artwork and letters from Canada’s children and youth

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Guest Post by: Alberta Centre for Child, Family and Community Research This unique issue seeks to mobilize knowledge about the health and well-being of First Nations young people in Canada, from the perspective of children and youth. It provides an opportunity for young people across the country to share what they have learned about contemporary issues affecting First Nations communities, as … Read More

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

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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.” The program provides younger children … Read More

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

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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 others, establish and maintain positive … Read More