Stenberg Speaks Out – Healthcare & Nursing College

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Did you know that 16% of teens have seriously considered suicide?

In addition to the public service ads that Stenberg is running in local newspapers for the month of October, we are supporting the Amanda Todd Legacy Society (amandatoddlegacy.org) and promoting the Light Up the World in Purple Awareness campaign (lightuppurple.com).

To view or download our ad – CLICK HERE

Light Up the World in Purple Event

Carol Todd, mother of Amanda Todd, will be speaking at Stenberg’s Surrey campus and sharing her story and insight into cyber bullying, depression and the creation of the Amanda Todd Legacy society and light Up the World Purple campaign.

For the month of October, we are encouraging the Stenberg community to wear their “Light up the World Purple” bracelet in support of the Amanda Todd Legacy society and show you care about this worldwide initiative. Wear something purple, open the discussion about what mental health is and talk about wellness strategies.
Share on social media and be sure to include the hashtag #StenbergSpeaksOut. Help us bring attention and a voice to this important issue.

Speak Up. Reach Out.

Amanda Todd Legacy Society    LightUpPurple

Resources:

Amanda Todd Legacy

crisiscentre.bc.ca / 1-800-SUICIDE / 1-800-784-2433

KidsHelpPhone.ca / 1-800-668-6868

via Stenberg Speaks Out – Healthcare & Nursing College

Schools worry about mean girls – Toronto Star Touch

Catholic board data show rise young girls suspended — as boys show improvement in behaviour

Fewer teenagers are getting suspended from Toronto’s Catholic high schools and overall suspensions have declined at the board. But one trouble spot emerged in the latest report on school safety: elementary school girls.

Last year, suspensions for girls up to Grade 8 rose for the second year, according to the board’s latest safe schools report, sparking concerns that the “mean girl” phenomenon is still going strong.

In 2015-2016, there were 196 suspensions among elementary girls, says the report, which was presented at a Toronto District Catholic School Board meeting this week. That’s 38 more than in the 2014-2015 school year and 68 more than the previous year.

 

via Schools worry about mean girls – Toronto Star Touch

This school replaced detention with meditation. The results are stunning.

Imagine you’re working at a school and one of the kids is starting to act up. What do you do?

Traditionally, the answer would be to give the unruly kid detention or suspension.

But in my memory, detention tended to involve staring at walls, bored out of my mind, trying to either surreptitiously talk to the kids around me without getting caught or trying to read a book. If it was designed to make me think about my actions, it didn’t really work. It just made everything feel stupid and unfair.

via This school replaced detention with meditation. The results are stunning.