Going Beyond the Basics – Teaching Healthy Relationships from a Human Rights Perspective

January 11, 2018
Human rights are the fundamental, inalienable rights that everyone has simply because they are human. Human rights are universal, interrelated, and interdependent. Human rights, similar to relationships, are made up of a reciprocal, mutually beneficial exchange of responsibilities and entitlements. Every human has the right to experience healthy relationships, but unfortunately this right is not always realized due to a complex interplay of structural and individual factors. Health professionals and educators can challenge structural barriers that prevent the realization of these human rights, while empowering young people to discern and practice relationships that are healthy and meaningful. Using the overarching principles of human rights can help do both!

Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting

July 13, 2017
Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting (PDEP) is an approach to parenting that teaches children and guides their behaviour, while respecting their rights to healthy development, protection from violence, and participation in their learning. Positive Discipline can be used from birth onward into adulthood. It is based on research in children’s healthy development, effective parenting, and founded on child rights principles.

‘From “At-Risk” to Resilience’: Engaging Tools for Working with Youth to Reduce Alcohol-Related Harms

March 15, 2017
The youth workshops are interactive and help young people analyze their substance use patterns and those of their peers. The aim is to engage youth to help them see the link between alcohol and substance use as it is related to increased risk of unintended pregnancy (and subsequently, FASD), STIs, impaired driving, and injuries.

Mother’s Mental Health Toolkit Training

August 23, 2015
This ongoing training on the Mother’s Mental Health Toolkit is a knowledge-sharing and capacity-building tool for staff working with women and/or families in community-based organizations. One-and-a-half and two-day workshops are available.

Reaching In – Reaching Out Training

July 4, 2015
The training uses a cognitive-behavioral and social problem-solving approach based on an adaptation of the world-renowned Penn Resilience Project (PRP) to prevent depression and promote resilience.

Nobody’s Perfect Facilitator Training

May 1, 2015
Nobody’s Perfect is a preventive educational and support program for parents of children from birth to age five. It supports parents to enhance their knowledge, skills and self-confidence that are vital to healthy and effective parenting. It also encourages the development of a strong and supportive social network among participants.

Motivational Interviewing Training

February 20, 2015
This 2-day training is a hands-on, skill development workshop that will provide participants with a solid foundation of MI principles, and an opportunity to practice MI communication skills and strategies.

Child Passenger Safety Technician Training

January 23, 2015
Many of the injuries and deaths to children in vehicle collisions are preventable. This is where you can help. Become a Children’s Restraint System Technician as part of your job, community organization, or just as a volunteer. The course is FREE of charge, and will give you the skills you need to become a valuable resource to caregivers.