Keynote speakers, including Dr. Ron Labonte of the University of Ottawa, emphasized the importance of population health and attendees participated in series of dialogue and strategy sessions on topics such as leadership, child development, injury prevention, and healthy eating.
Designed for teachers, administrators, counsellors, family support workers and other school-based professionals. The program addresses the problem of children and youth witnessing abuse at home and the resulting impact on their ability to learn.
"Serves as a companion to the Violence is Preventable (VIP) project which links Children Who Witness Abuse community programs with British Columbia schools."
"For children 8-11 years of age who have been exposed to physical and emotional abuse at home. It is a tool to help break the silence on domestic violence, making it safe for children to speak out, explore their feelings and ask for help."
Looks at the issue of youth who are exposed to physical and emotional abuse at home. Designed to be a tool to help break the silence on domestic violence, making it safe for teens to speak out, explore their feelings and ask for help. It is also intended to be used in the larger context of preventing dating violence and promoting non-violent community social attitudes.
"Primarily designed for presentation to high school students in facilitated violence prevention education sessions. It might also be suitable for use in health and career education curriculum units or for students participating in group counselling sessions. Another purpose could be to help focus discussion with educators, counselling staff and parents."