Useful Links

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International Sites

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National Sites/Reports

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Examples of Website Workhorses

  • What is a health promoting school? WHO
  • International Union for Health Promotion and Education. Promoting Health in Schools. From Evidence to Action.
  • Joint Consortium for School Health – Examples: Healthy Schools Planner that is a free tool that schools can use to assess the current health environment and build a plan to make improvements; Comprehensive School Health Framework download; Fact Sheets.
  • Physical and Health Education Canada – Health School Community Concept Paper, August 2012.
  • Centre for Addictions Research of BC – e.g. Four Keys to a Healthy Community; iMinds Education Resource.
  • MSA Research Summary #13 – Why should schools address student health?
  • Adolescents and School Health – e.g. Coordinated School Health, The Case for School Health, How to Implement, School Health Index – updates 2013.
  • Centre for Mental Health in Schools – Comprehensive Approaches, Engaging Learners, Preventing Problems, Practitioner Toolbox e.g. Focusing on the Well-being of School Staff, Bullying Prevention, Mental Health Assistance and much more.
  • Healthy Schools BC – Healthy Schools is a partnership with DASH BC (Directorate of Agencies for School Health) and the Ministries of Health and Education. A variety of tools are available to identify and assess needs of a school.
  • Dash BC – DASH is responsible for the coordination of the Healthy BC Schools Initiative. Examples: Programs and supports, resources and stories
  • Whole Child Initiative – Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development is a site for superintendents, principals, teachers, and professors of education. ASCD’s Whole Child approach is an effort to transition from a focus on narrowly defined academic achievement to one that promotes the long-term development and success of all children. “We help educators, families, community members, and policymakers move from a vision about educating the whole child to sustainable, collaborative action. Join us, and together we’ll change the face of education policy and practice.”
  • A Survivor’s Guide to Sexual Assault  – The Survivor’s Guide is also designed to help loved ones better understand sexual assault.

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Website Workhorses for Teens – Mental Health & More

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Teens Self-Help Information

  • Mind Your Mind – Sites to explore self-help/mental health
  • 101 Ways to Make Friends – Site for people with “diversabilities” on learning ways to develop friendships and personal networks
  • The Brain From Top to Bottom – Explores ways the brain works and how emotions impact its function
  • Kid Help Phone – Self Injury
  • Youth Beyond Blue  – An Australian site with information, resources, quizzes and support for young people dealing with depression and/or anxiety. There are significant lists of anxiety, suicide prevention, alcohol and drugs, discrimination, depression, pregnancy, bullying (including cyber), self-harm, grief and loss, LGBTI etc.  Check the excellent RESILIENCE diagram. A YouTube presentation is also available.

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Youth & Self-Injury

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Depression

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Website Workhorses for Parents

    • Online Centre for Addictions Research of BC – a guidebook for parents of young teens
    • Addiction Center – a free web information guide that connects addicts and their families with the help they need to put their lives together.
    • Canadian Mental Health Association – brochures, information sheets, questionnaires
    • Cybertip – Canada’s #1 tip line for reporting online sexual exploitation and for safety tips
    • Dietitians of Canada – promotes health and well-being through expertise in food and nutrition
    • Here to Help – great fact sheets and workbooks from B.C. Partners for Mental Health & Addictions Information
    • How to Talk to Your Kids About Substance Abuse – useful tips on talking to teens about substance abuse
    • Kidshealth – doctor approved health information; parent site with practical parenting information and news; kids’ site with homework help and how the body works; teens’ site with answers, advice and straight talk
    • Mayo Clinic – excellent medical site
    • Search Institute.org – includes asset building ideas for parents
    • Mind Your Mind – a site for youth by youth that provides information, resources and tools to help them manage stress, crisis and mental health problems
    • Cerebral Palsy Guidance – an educational support website dedicated to providing parents with detailed information on a complex condition of cerebral palsy.
    • The Cerebral Palsy Group – information, material and resources for families as well as those who diagnosed with cerebral palsy.
    • Healthy Minds App – provides information about an app designed to help teens/students manage anxiety. It’s important to take action to stay healthy. This app is a problem-solving tool to help teens and young adults deal with emotions and cope with stresses (assignments, part-time job, sports, clubs, relationships, family responsibility). The app’s characteristics:
      • Understand how feelings affect you
      • Cover ways to deal with stress
      • Track how you are feeling
      • Easy-to-use
      • Simple solutions that work

      The goal: Keeping your mind healthy. Developed by The Royal (mental health care and academic health service centre)

  • Student Athletes and Alcohol Abuse – Written by Kelly Brown and medically reviewed by Dr P. E. Pancoast, MD. All content created by Alcohol Rehab Help is sourced from current scientific research and fact-checked by an addiction counseling expert. However, the information provided by Alcohol Rehab Help is not a substitute for professional treatment advice.
  • Types of Therapy for Drug and Alcohol Addiction – explains the different types of treatment programs and therapies

Bullying Resources