Safe School Resources
The Centre in partnership with the Centre for Prevention Science and local school boards has created a number of resources to assist educators in creating safe schools and promoting healthy, non-violent relationships among youth.
To order copies of the Sustainable Strategies for Safe School manual please e-mail Anna-Lee Straatman
The Centre has partnered with the Ontario Public School Board Association and the Violence in the Media Coalition to raise awareness, promote education and action in Ontario schools by developing user friendly educational materials at several levels.
This resource includes:
- Teacher–friendly lesson plans for elementary and secondary students that are clearly connected to existing curriculum expectations to ensure that this initiative is not seen as additional workload but rather an opportunity for integrative studies on the impact of media violence at different grade levels.
- Material available for teachers and parent groups for public forums on media violence including PowerPoint presentations, overheads, brochures and information packages on media violence that can be downloaded from the OPSBA web-site as well as partner organizations' web-sites. The material will include current research on media violence, classroom and group activities connected to the curriculum, agendas for a parent information night/ workshop, readings, and links to other resources and helpful web- sites.
The Centre is a collaborator and partner on the Fourth R education program which focuses on healthy relationships and dating violence prevention. The series of webinars presented by researchers from the CAMH Centre for Prevention Science defines media violence, examines cyberbullying and electronic safety, and safety using social media. Visit the Fourth R website for more information.
When Violence Becomes Entertaining: Recapturing Childhood and Adolescence from the Toxic Influence of Media
In collaboration with several partners, more than 500 people attended the conference for educators and students to learn more about media violence. The conference opened with a forum featuring Georges Laraque, Dr. Charles Tator and Ron Wicks discussing violence in sports. Also featured was a forum theatre presentation "Tuned Out" by members of the Thames Valley District School Board.
CREVAWC has had wonderful success using Missed Opportunities, a forum theatre play to educate a broad range of audiences on how to recognize the signs of woman abuse and how to intervene safely and effectively when the warning signs appear. Missed Opportunities was developed to compliment and enhance the resources of the Neighbours, Friends and Families campaign.