National Community Safety and Crime Prevention Month

November is National Community Safety and Crime Prevention Month, and the Canada Safety Council encourages all Canadians to reach out to their neighbours this month. “When you take the time to know your neighbours, not only will you probably be healthier and happier for it, your efforts will also make the community safer for everyone,”…

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Traumatic Loss Workshop with Jack Jordan – Friday November 21, 2014

Bereavement after the sudden, unexpected, and violent death of a loved one can create one of the most difficult loss trajectories. This workshop will provide an overview and update of the effects on individuals and families of traumatic deaths such as suicides, homicides, and accidental deaths. After a brief review of new bereavement models and…

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8 things to think about immediately following a traumatic loss

Start gathering your support system around you. You will want to and need to express strong feelings about what happened and how you feel. It isn’t healthy to suppress these urges. Having trusted family and friends around who can listen and share memories will be important now. Have a support member start notifying the people…

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School Trip Safety – National School Safety Week – Oct. 17 – 23, 2014

October 17th – 23rd is National School Safety Week, and the Canada Safety Council wishes to remind parents to remain actively involved in field trip risk management. “Parents need to be informed because every year we have tragedies that happen on school trips,” says Raynald Marchand, Programs Manager at Canada Safety Council. Field trips can be…

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National School Safety Week: Helping youth define ‘normal’ online

Electronic devices such as smartphones can make communication faster and more efficient, but can also easily become channels for aggressive, hurtful or harassing behaviours. In February 2011, the Canada Safety Council partnered with the Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence Network (PREVNet) to survey Canadian students, Grades 5 – 11, and gain insight into online behaviours…

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Don’t Just Stand There – Do Something

A community where people intervene for the good of others is a safer community. “The Bystander Effect” Over forty years ago, Kitty Genovese was attacked and murdered outside her New York City apartment building. Thirty-eight people heard her calls for help as they watched from behind their apartment windows. The attack lasted more than half…

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Cyber Security Awareness Month

All October, the Government of Canada is providing info to help you stay safe online. We all have a role to play when it comes to cyber security. That’s why the Government of Canada is proud to work with its private sector partners, provinces and territories, and international allies to improve our understanding of cyber threats…

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Raising Resilient Kids so they can weather life’s storms

This is a great article I picked up from http://www.raisingresilientkids.com.  At Victim Services we see a lot of bad things happen to people and a lot of amazingly resilient people……This is some great advice on teaching your children to be resilient. Resilience, which literally means, “bouncing back”, is the capability to readily recover from the aspect…

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