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Youth/Students

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To book these programs in your school or community, contact wellness@ierha.ca
or call toll free: 
1-877-979-WELL (9355). 

 

RespectED

RespectED: Violence & Abuse Prevention Education is the key to prevention — of abuse, bullying, violence and sexual exploitation. For 25 years, in communities across Canada, the Canadian Red Cross has been helping to break the cycle of hurt. RespectED: Violence & Abuse Prevention Programs promote healthier relationships and safer communities through education and partnerships.

 

Teen Talk

Teen Talk is a Youth Health Education Program part of Klinic Community Health Centre. The program provides services for youth from a harm reduction, prevention education perspective with focus on sexuality, reproductive health, body image, substance use awareness, mental health, diversity and anti-violence issues. the belief is that by providing youth with accurate, non-judgmental information, they can make healthier decisions and choices for themselves!

 

Lungs are for Life

Lungs Are For Life is The Lung Association’s school program for smoking prevention. It has been developed especially for students – from Kindergarten through Grade 12. This program is designed to stop children from ever picking up and trying to smoke their first cigarette. Lungs Are for Life also provides help to students who smoke and are trying to quit. The program tries to influence and encourage students to explore their own ideas about smoking and to make decisions with facts, not peer pressure.

 

Building a foundation in the primary grades gives students a head start in developing the awareness and attitude needed to shape a healthy lifestyle. It is vital to help children in primary grades develop the skills they’ll need to stay smoke-free all their lives.

Lungs Are For Life can be taught at any time during the year. You may want to teach Lungs Are For Life during National Non-Smoking Week (third week in January). Otherwise, it is recommended that you teach Lungs Are For Life as one of the last components in the HPE curriculum – this leaves your students ready to practice new refusal skills during their summer break.

Students Working Against Tobacco (S.W.A.T.)

S.W.A.T. is a grassroots, student-led program that educates other young people about the health risks associated with tobacco use. It is interactive and a highly effective model which stresses student voice and student engagement. This is based on train the trainer model with the students taking a leading role in the S.W.A.T. presentations.

 

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