Online Resources

Social Emotional Learning: Supporting Kids at Home and At School

Podcast introducing Social Emotional Learning for parents & list of online resources
Parent Toolkit website: Social and Emotional Development

Tips for building a solid parent-teacher relationship 

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/tips-for-building-a-solid-parent-teacher-relationship-1.4807962

Mental Health & Wellness

AnxietyBC (Anxiety Disorders Association of BC): http://www.anxietybc.com/

Provides information about anxiety and resources to help manage anxiety

Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre: http://keltymentalhealth.ca/

A provincial mental health resource centre.  Includes information on how to seek treatment in BC: http://keltymentalhealth.ca/mental-health/navigating-mental-health-system.  

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Facts for Families Guide to mental health issues: https://www.aacap.org/AACAP/Families_and_Youth/Facts_for_Families/FFF-Guide/FFF-Guide-Home.aspx

AACAP Facts for Families Guide in Simplified Chinese 简体: https://www.aacap.org/AACAP/Families_and_Youth/Facts_for_Families/Facts_for_Families_Chinese.aspx

Mental health in the Teenage years: http://teenmentalhealth.org/learn/ and http://teenmentalhealth.org/care/parents/

Vancouver Coastal Health Child & Youth Mental Health Services: http://www.vch.ca/your-care/mental-health-substance-use/children-youth-mental-health-services

Provides multilingual psychological consulting for children, youth and their families with serious mental health difficulties and/or social, emotional or behavioural disturbances.

Crisis Centre of BC’s Youth in BC service: https://youthinbc.com/

An online crisis chat service for youth and/or parents, with additional resources on a variety of youth-related issues.

Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH): https://www.camh.ca/en/health-info

Information and resources from Canada’s largest mental health teaching hospital, affiliated with the University of Toronto.

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA): https://cmha.ca/

Mental Health & Wellness – Multilingual Resources

Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre: http://keltymentalhealth.ca/

Website also offers information in Simplified 简体 & Traditional Chinese繁体 , Korean, Farsi, Punjabi, and French.

Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) resources in multiple languages including French, Arabic, Hindi, Chinese, Korean, Farsi, Spanish, etc.: https://www.camh.ca/en/health-info/mental-illness-and-addiction-index/information-in-other-languages

Alone in Canada: 21 Ways to Make it Better booklet

In Simplified Chinese 简体: https://www.camh.ca/-/media/files/mi-index-other-languages/alone-in-canada-mandarin.pdf?la=en&hash=8EFE5548EEC396D7E20A4E598EC1BF9F45BCADF8

In Korean: https://www.camh.ca/-/media/files/mi-index-other-languages/alone-in-canada-korean.pdf?la=en&hash=B90E9CF37EDFE9279D518E4EEA84F9E2FBDB6A75

Asking for Help When Things Are Not Right Fact Sheet (in Traditional Chinese 繁体) https://www.camh.ca/-/media/files/mi-index-other-languages/chinese-asking-for-help.pdf?la=en&hash=6F24B8707002FE4A9291A0F9B0F4EA789D54A5FF

Multicultural Mental Health Resource CentreAdaptation to a New Country Resources in multiple languages:

http://www.multiculturalmentalhealth.ca/clinical-tools/mental-health-information/by-condition/adaptation-to-a-new-country/

Anti-Bullying Resources

NRPS Principal’s 11/7/2017 message about anti-bullying: http://go.vsb.bc.ca/schools/blogs/normarosepoint/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=227

BC Ministry of Education’s ERASE Bullying website: https://www.erasebullying.ca/index.php

An extensive resource for parents, youth, and schools on identifying, responding to, and preventing bullying.

US Government’s Stop Bullying website: https://www.stopbullying.gov/

Information about bullying and cyberbullying, and tips for prevention.

Digital Citizenship & Online Safety

BC’s Digital Literacy Framework:

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/k-12/teach/teaching-tools/digital-literacy

MediaSmarts: Canada’s Centre for Digital and Media Literacy: http://mediasmarts.ca/

An online resource for parents & kids on a wide range of digital & media literacy topics.  Offers general information as well as research reports, and parental Tip Sheets and e-Tutorials.

MediaSmarts Online Tutorial: Parenting the Digital Generation [requires Adobe Flash]

http://mediasmarts.ca/sites/mediasmarts/files/tutorials/parenting-digital-generation/index.html

Common Sense Media: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/

An extensive resource on possibly every concern parents might have about raising kids to have a healthy relationship with media and technology, with information, tips, tools, and content reviews.

Center for Humane Technology: http://humanetech.com/take-control/

Simple steps for “taking control” of your smartphone

Public Safety Canada’s Get Cyber Safe website: https://www.getcybersafe.gc.ca/index-en.aspx

Public Safety Canada’s Digital Citizenship Guide for Parents: https://www.getcybersafe.gc.ca/cnt/rsrcs/cmpgns/cmpgn-06/gd-prnts-en.aspx

Substance Abuse Prevention

Vancouver School Board & Vancouver Coastal Health’s Substance Use Health Promotion Initiative – Supporting And Connecting Youth (SACY): https://www.vsb.bc.ca/Student_Support/Safe_Caring/SACY_Substance_Use_Health_Promotion/Pages/default.aspx

SACY works with VSB students, parents, schools, and communities to help prevent substance use, delay substance use and reduce substance use related problems.