This workshop provides a general overview of the common mental illnesses for children and youth, including the signs and symptoms, themes for treatment, and the controversies that surround some of the diagnoses. Participants will learn tips for informal support of children, youth, and their families struggling with mental health concerns. There are 4 videos and a 50 page manual. The regular price for this workshop is $119 and is currently being offered for free by the Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute of Canada.
This workshop is approved by CCPA for 5.5 CEC hours.
This Pink Shirt Day, Swoop Airlines is encouraging us all to think about how we can say ‘no’ to bullying behaviours and say ‘yes’ to encouraging, supporting and uplifting one another. How can kind words and small actions have meaningful impacts in our communities, all year long?
SWOOP IS CALLING ON ALL OF US TO #LIFTEACHOTHERUP🚀 THIS FEBRUARY 26!
For every like, comment, and share on the #LiftEachOtherUp🚀 Donation Posts on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter this February 26, Swoop will donate $1* to support anti-bullying programs in partnership with CKNW Kids’ Fund.
IT’S EASY TO DO:
Simply log on to your favourite social media channels on February 26, look for our posts on @pinkshirtday and @flyswoop, and double-tap! You can also share to your own feed or Story, leave a kind word or two in the comments, and tag a friend. The more the merrier!
The Mental Health Academy has assembled 10 of the most highly respected global experts on suicide into one online specialized Summit.
The purpose of this Summit is to equip practicing mental health professionals with the most up-to-date, advanced knowledge and treatment options on suicide prevention.
Over 2 days, September 14 & 15, you’ll have free access to all Summit sessions, live online. You will then have on-demand streaming access for an additional two weeks, from September 16 to September 29.
The Summit has been pre-approved by CCPA for 10 Continuing Education Credits.
For more details and to register, visit:
Here are links to some videos that tell of the origins of this annual event:
(junior & senior high; preview first to be aware of content)
The first week of October is Verbal Abuse Prevention Week. Although it originated in PEI in 1999, it is now a Canada-wide event. It is the result of efforts by an Island family that wanted to do something to counteract the devastating effects of verbal abuse. Schools, families and communities all have a role to play in encouraging everyone to “think before you speak.”
Here is one place online for some activity ideas: https://www.glsen.org/no-name-calling-week/#lessons
Grief is a normal and appropriate reaction to the death of a loved one, the experience of separation/divorce, intergenerational loss, or the loss of opportunity. While there are similarities in how individuals work through loss, grief is a complicated and unique experience that requires helpers to be sensitive to the needs and experiences of those they are supporting. This webinar gives an overview of what grief is and the multileveled issues that may influence this experience.
The focus of this year’s campaign is cyberbullying. https://www.pinkshirtday.ca/
This video explains the origin of Pink Shirt Day. https://youtu.be/gjmf3I1_ZhU
This link is to the video message from Prime Minister Trudeau: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YMXj_poH-2M
This article with great infographics helps children, as well as adults, gain a better understanding of :
1. The key players in our brains.
2. What they do for us.
3. How we can help them do a better job for us.
So that we get to decide how to respond in difficult situations …
… instead of reacting based on emotions alone.
Find out more with this link:
School Counsellors are invited to join in the celebration of the Canadian School Counselling Week, Feb. 5-9, 2018. The goal of Canadian School Counselling Week is to increase the public’s awareness of the scope of programs and services that characterize the school counselling profession in Canada within the twenty-first century and beyond. This special week will highlight the role school counsellors play in supporting student success. It will also build a sense of national identity within the School Counselling Profession. Please go to the CCPA website https://www.ccpa-accp.ca/chapters/school-counsellors/ for the Canadian School Counselling Week package and sample material.
In extending what we do with students on a daily basis, attached are a few links to help promote positive attitudes and self-love within our schools. Think of them as ways to challenge students and staff to look at themselves and be more positive towards themselves and towards other.