FOCUS ON: Healthy from Head to Heart to Toe

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by: Susan Hopkins, Ed. D, Executive Director of Safe and Caring “Healthy mind, healthy body,” my mom would always say. I often catch myself echoing old adages my mother still sprinkles throughout her everyday conversation: “When it rains, it pours,” “a picture is worth a thousand words” and yes, “healthy mind, healthy body.” The original Latin version of this actually reads: … 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

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