Teachers & Professionals Tips
Working with children and youth can be a challenging job. There are many things which are not covered regarding working with children and youth.
There are agencies and organizations which can help to support your learning and growth as a professional.
Alberta Family Wellness Initiative – The Brain Story
The Brain Story offers an in-depth look into brain development. It touches on the long-term consequences of brain development. For more information, please visit the website.
Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre
To learn more about the signs of abuse or the process of reporting, please contact our education team to present to your staff. The education team can customize presentation topics/material. They can also tailor it to fit a required length of time.
Central Alberta Refugee Effort – C.A.R.E
C.A.R.E. offers settlement support in schools and libraries. They also offer free public awareness programming. For more information, please visit their website or give them a call.
Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre
Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre offers prevention education presentations to students in kindergarten to grade 12 on various topics related to violence prevention, skill building and healthy relationship development. Topics can include bullying prevention, communication, conflict resolution, consent and relationships. Presentations are available across Central Alberta, at no cost, with in-person and virtual delivery options. For more information and to book a presentation contact the Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre.
Luna Child and Youth Advocacy Centre
Being trauma informed/aware is imperative when working with people. The Luna Child and Advocacy Centre has developed an online course for those working with children/youth. Visit their website for more information or to sign up.
University of Alberta
Through Coursera, the University of Alberta offers a free online course from the Faculty of Native Studies. It is a 12-lesson course which explores key issues Indigenous people face today. The course looks at Indigenous-settler relations, the fur trade, land claims, environmental impact, contemporary Indigenous life, and more.
The Outreach Centre
Red Deer Outreach Centre – Serving Central Alberta (theoutreachcentre.org)
The Outreach Centre offers education and presentations about mental health, healthy relationships, suicide awareness, grief, self-care, and more. The Outreach Centre offers age-appropriate educational presentations to foster resiliency and mental health for kindergarten to grade 12 students. The Outreach Centre also facilitates the Alberta Health Services program Community Helpers. There is no cost for k-12 presentations and Community Helpers aside from mileage. Additionally, Outreach offers professional development sessions. To book presentations for children/youth, adults, or workplaces, or for more information, please contact The Outreach Centre.
Schizophrenia Society of Alberta
The Schizophrenia Society of Alberta offers educational presentations for high school students about schizophrenia throughout Alberta. The presenter shares their personal experience and challenges to help reduce stigma and educate the community. The SSA also offers support groups for youth (aged 12-17) with family members who have schizophrenia. Additionally, they offer monthly educational speakers forums discussing a variety of topics. For more information, please visit their website or call them.
SPARC Red Deer
SPARC focuses on asset building. Assets help to build resiliency. For more information or a list of the 40 Developmental Assets, please visit their website.
Turning Point provides workshops and community information sessions. Contact their office if you would like more information or are interesting in attending.