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									                                      A Continuum of Services for Youth Violence Prevention
                                                        Action Committee Against Violence


                                                            Best Practices Framework Components:

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS (Grades K-6)

According to “A Violence Reduction Health Promotion Model” by Thurston, Meadows, Tutty &
Bradshaw (1999), a comprehensive anti-violence continuum of service must consist of the
following components:

I.        Instructional Programs
These programs enhance the empowerment of students through knowledge building, development of
skills and behaviors associated with health and well being.

II.       School Climate Programs
These programs support a healthy and non-violent physical and social environment for students to
support pro-social and behavior skills. Programs are general scope and/or are directed to changing
bullying behaviors.

III.      Support Services
These programs are an intersectional collaboration inform of support services for students and families
delivered within the school setting, or through referrals from school personnel. Support services
strengthen the connection between community and school and target children and youth that already
exhibit aggressive, violent and other problematic behavior that has been identified by the school.
Children and youth are often labeled “at risk” of further violence and need specific program intervention to
prevent further occurrence of violent behavior.

IV.       Social Support Services

These programs are services such as role models, mentors and family support. Social support programs
encourage the active participation of key persons who can have a significant influence on students’
healthy, non-violent choices

The social support section is at the end of the document. The Formal Mentoring Opportunities in Calgary
inventory is included. Volunteer Calgary and the Calgary Children’s Initiative prepared this document.


      For more information about the Continuum of Services for Youth Violence Prevention
                                           Contact:

                         Cheryl Henschel, Youth Violence Prevention Coordinator
                                   Action Committee Against Violence
                                      P.O. Box 2100 Station M (19)
                                        Calgary, Alberta T2P 2M5
                                             (403) 268-6716
                                   cheryl.henschel@gov.calgary.ab.ca



* *There has been no screening, assessment or interpretation of the following programs. Thus, the Action Committee
does not place any merit or approval to the following list.

*Each violence prevention program has been placed in the category where predominant activity occurs.

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                                      A Continuum of Services for Youth Violence Prevention
                                                        Action Committee Against Violence


                                                             Best Practices Framework Components



Principles

The following are principles that we see as essential when reviewing school-based violence prevention
programs:

    1. The programs should convey a consistent set of values and beliefs that are embedded within the
       messages across diverse interventions.

    2. Programs should be linked to curriculum and become part of the program of studies. Programs
       should understand the school’s language and what is already being done in the school.
       Questions that arise from this principle include:
           Where does this fit in with the current curriculum?
           What do you hope to achieve through this program? Is this realistic?
           Where and how will the information presented be reinforced?
           How does this program support the current curriculum (i.e., cross-referenced with
               curriculum materials, themes and skill development)?

    3. Programs should become part of the school culture and overall direction for the school.

    4. These values include presenting inclusion and diversity values and beliefs about gender roles,
       gender stereotypes, sexual orientation, culture and ability.

    5. No one program can effectively address the violence issues faced by students. Programs must
       be developmentally appropriate and repetition over the years is recommended.

    6. Prevention programs about abuse must provide strategies/protocols to deal with disclosures prior
       to the program being presented.

    7. A range of services should be available in the school and/or the community should students need
       assistance after participating in a prevention program. Protocols for accessing these services
       should be developed before programs are presented.

    8. Effectiveness of the program has been established or some mechanism for this is already in
       place.




* *There has been no screening, assessment or interpretation of the following programs. Thus, the Action Committee
does not place any merit or approval to the following list.

*Each violence prevention program has been placed in the category where predominant activity occurs.

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                                      A Continuum of Services for Youth Violence Prevention
                                                        Action Committee Against Violence


                                                             Best Practices Framework Components

Components of Optimal Prevention Programs
The following program components are considered optimal:

   Affect the school culture, that is, the program addresses the school/community system rather than
    being solely student focused;
   Include such components as teacher training and parent involvement;
   May include pre-program audits to assess what other venues or policies already address the targeted
    issue (e.g., bullying);
   Describe the issue, but also provide strategies and skill training to address the problem and provide
    opportunities to practice these.
   Are not limited to describing “violence” issues. Programs that provide pro-social skills such as peer
    mediation, problem solving, self-esteem, respect for others may be as effective in preventing violence
    as those that explicitly focus on violent acts.
   Prevention programs should extend beyond one session, either through follow-up exercises,
    additional curriculum, discussion groups, or additional programs that address the same issue.
   If volunteers present the program, ask for information about the following quality assurance
    components:
     Screening procedures,
     The extent of training (e.g., number of hours),
     Whether they are receiving ongoing supervision/monitoring, and
     Whether they have the ability to connect with children.




* *There has been no screening, assessment or interpretation of the following programs. Thus, the Action Committee
does not place any merit or approval to the following list.

*Each violence prevention program has been placed in the category where predominant activity occurs.

Last updated 01/17/12
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                                                                                               A Continuum of Services for Youth Violence Prevention
                                                                                                                 Action Committee Against Violence



                                        Checklist for Reviewing Externally Offered Violence Prevention Program
                                                                  by Leslie M. Tutty

                                                            for the ACAV Violence Prevention Project
                                                            Resources Implementation Sub-Committee
                                                                          3 July 2001
         The following table suggests questions for school and community personnel who are assessing what violence prevention programs to invite into their settings.
The questions are provided given the understanding that different criteria will fit better in different settings and that no one prevention program or type of program will
meet the needs of every setting. Thus the considerations section raises some of the issues behind the question, so that the responses may be put into context.

         The document may also be helpful to violence prevention personnel or those considering developing prevention programs to understand the issues of importance
to school and agency personnel.


Program Characteristic    Questions                                                                                                    Considerations      Goodness of
                                                                                                                                                                   Fit
Qualifications       of      Are program staff members of                  -Program staff may have professional backgrounds and may be better
Program Staff                 professional groups with expertise in        trained and more comfortable with the materials since this is their primary
                              educating or counselling children?           job. They may be better able to deal with disclosures and difficult
                             If not professionals, how many hours of      questions.
                              training do they receive?                    -Utilizing well-trained volunteers can lower the cost of a prevention
                             If volunteers, how are their presentation    program. The number of hours of training is important to ask and whether
                              skills and ability to connect to children    the volunteers have been observed providing the program to ensure that
                              monitored?                                   they can connect with children and cope with potentially difficult
                             What       are      the    qualifications,   questions.
                              preparedness and capacity of the             -You might ask for the presenter’s curriculum vita.
                              program deliverer to deal with kids on        -In some schools a security check is required.
                              the spot who self-reveal victimizing and
                              victimization?




* *There has been no screening, assessment or interpretation of the following programs. Thus, the Action Committee does not place any merit or approval to the following list.

*Each violence prevention program has been placed in the category where predominant activity occurs.

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                                                                                                                    Action Committee Against Violence


Presentation Format          To what groups is the program delivered?        -Presentations to the entire student body take less time but offer less
                              The entire student body? Individual             opportunity to integrate skills.
                              classrooms?                                     -Presentations to smaller groups offer opportunities for students to ask
                             Is the program primary prevention (for all      questions, discuss issues or practice skills but are more time-consuming.
                              students) or secondary or tertiary prevention   -Primary prevention is delivered to all students rather than those already
                              (targeted to groups of students most likely     having problems. This prevents the possibility of stigmatizing and labelling
                              to or already identified as having              those who are at the most risk.
                              difficulties)?                                  -Primary prevention is more costly in time and resources because all
                                                                              students are included. Secondary or tertiary prevention programs target
                                                                              resources to the much smaller number of individuals most at risk or who
                                                                              are already having difficulty.
Presentation Format          What is the length of the presentation          -Most violence topics are complex and potentially upsetting especially to
                              from prevention program staff?                  victims. Learning new information and skills typically requires more than a
                             Is it a:                                        one-time presentation. Violence prevention concepts must be integrated
                                   one-time presentation                     into the policy and procedure of each school.
                                   several short presentations
                                   intensive half day or day
                                   several days
                             Is there a provision for the concept to
                              become part of the school culture?
Presentation Format          Is there a teacher-training component?          -Teachers must deal with any disclosures or anxiety created by programs.
                             How long is it?                                 -Teachers may be faced with follow-up questions from students.
                                                                              -Some staff, will themselves have been victims, and may either be very
                                                                              good in handling disclosures or react emotionally to the issues
Presentation Format          Is there a parent component?                    -Parents are an additional focus for violence prevention. They may
                                                                              reinforce important ideas concepts. Unfortunately most parent training
                                                                              components attract few parents. For highly sensitive topics such as
                                                                              sexual abuse, however, parents who are concerned have the opportunity
                                                                              to question program staff.
Curriculum                   How does your program fit with the              -The prevention program messages should fit with the school’s
                              school     curriculum,      comprehensive       curriculum. Prevention program staff should have investigated where their
                              mandated programs and program of                programs fit. Some prevention programs are mandated and can be
                              study as mandated by Alberta                    accessed within school’s own board. While other programs will add or
                              Learning?                                       supplement each schools’ violence prevention initiatives.
Curriculum                   How does the program fit with the               -Some schools have zero tolerance, some believe that onlookers who
                              school’s perspective on student                 stay uninvolved are culpable
                              discipline?
Curriculum                   What skills and/or solutions does your          - Some programs merely describe the problem without providing pro-
                              program teach?                                  active strategies that children may learn and practice.
Curriculum                   Does the program address issues of              -Does the program inadvertently subscribe to stereotypes with respect to
                              diversity with sensitivity?                     ethnic background, disability, socio-economic status, gender or sexual
* *There has been no screening, assessment or interpretation of the following programs. Thus, the Action Committee does not place any merit or approval to the following list.

*Each violence prevention program has been placed in the category where predominant activity occurs.

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                                                                                               A Continuum of Services for Youth Violence Prevention
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                                                                           orientation?
Curriculum                    Are the materials appropriate for the       -Some programs were developed on older age groups and revised
                               developmental level of children             without considering that younger children may need the material
                              How does the program/presentation           presented differently. Do program’s personnel seem to have an
                               differ based on the age of the students?    awareness of developmental issues that could affect the way in which
                                                                           they present their materials?
Curriculum                    Does the program provide additional         With the complexity of anti-violence concepts, additional materials for
                               follow-up activities or exercises?          students can encourage further conversations. Teachers must be
                                                                           comfortable with the information, however, or they might convey mixed
                                                                           messages. Students need hands on opportunities to practice violence
                                                                           prevention concepts (i.e. role playing, community services projects).
Reaction to Program           What resources are in place if a student    Many programs provide connections to external agencies or utilize in-
                               discloses abuse?                            school resources such as counselling staff. But this must be decided-upon
                                                                           beforehand.
Evaluation                    Has the program been evaluated?             -Strong evaluations demonstrate changes in 1.behaviour, 2. attitudes and
                              What form did the evaluation take? i.e.     3. knowledge. They often include a control group or a wait list comparison
                               student reactions? standardized             group of children who have not participated in the prevention program.
                               measures of knowledge, attitudes,           -Student satisfaction ratings and comments are of limited value, but better
                               behaviour?                                  than nothing.
                              Is there a follow-up evaluation of three-   -Ideally, evaluations include not just pre and post testing, but a follow-up
                               months or more to ensure that positive      component to ensure that positive changes are maintained.
                               changes in behaviours/attitudes have
                               been maintained?
Co-ordination of Efforts      Does the program provide any                -Students should not be the only focus for preventing violence. Does the
                               opportunities for teachers, parents,        program suggest ways in which the school community/culture could work
                               students and community members to           together to promote a climate of respect and proactive change?
                               work together?




* *There has been no screening, assessment or interpretation of the following programs. Thus, the Action Committee does not place any merit or approval to the following list.

*Each violence prevention program has been placed in the category where predominant activity occurs.

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                                                                                                A Continuum of Services for Youth Violence Prevention
                                                                                                                  Action Committee Against Violence


Cost of Program               What are the direct costs of the             -Most prevention programs have a cost attached, whether it is direct or
                               program?                                     indirect.
                              Are there indirect costs?                    -Many programs are offered by not-for-profit organizations. The program’s
                                                                            funding might pay for the program delivery or there may be an added cost
                                                                            per school or per student
                                                                            -Indirect costs may include any copying of materials, teacher training time.
Availability                  Is there a waiting list for the program?     -Even if a program is excellent, if it is under-funded the cost may be that
                                                                            there is a long waiting list so that schools may have to wait months or
                                                                            even years.
Policy & Procedure            Is the program compatible with the           -Programs promote ideas and language around violence prevention.
                               school culture?                              These programs attitudes must be consistent with the schools’ ideals,
                              How do they handle incidents?                attitudes and values.
                              Is the program compatible and
                               consistent to our schools’ position
                               around violence prevention?




 * *There has been no screening, assessment or interpretation of the following programs. Thus, the Action Committee does not place any merit or approval to the following list.

 *Each violence prevention program has been placed in the category where predominant activity occurs.

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                                               A Continuum of Services for Youth Violence Prevention
                                                                 Action Committee Against Violence


Elementary School Violence Prevention Programs K-6

                  Agency                             Program                                     Description
Action Committee Against Violence                Turn Off the         INSTRUCTIONAL/CLIMATE PROGRAM
                                                    Violence          Cost: Free
Contact: 268-6732                                   Campaign          Delivered to: Students (K-12) by ACAV staff and teachers
                                                                      Program:
                                                                          Public awareness campaign to help students generate healthy
Email:                                           Peace Heroes              alternatives to violence in their schools, communities and families
jennifer.edmondson@gov.calgary.ab.ca                Program           Components:
Website:                                                                  Creative Writing Contest
                                                                          Poster Contest
                                                                          Peace Heroes Celebrations
                                                                          Curriculum support materials
Alberta Teachers Association &                   Safe & Caring        INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM
Alberta Learning (new name:                      Schools              Cost: Curriculum Materials/resources/videos
Safe and Caring School                                                Delivered to: Students (K-12) by teachers, adults to adults, parents
                                                                      with students, etc.
Communities Trust)
                                                                      Components:
                                                                          School culture and climate
                                                                          Integration of safe and caring themes into the curriculum
Contact:                                                                  Adult learning/professional development
1-800-232-7208 Ext. 487                                                   Community workshops for parents and community personnel
(phone number will be changing in fall 2003)                          Program:
                                                                          Curriculum, resources, videos
Website:                                                                  Workshops and professional development for home, school and
                                                                           community
www.teachers.ab.ca/safe/index.html
Awo Taan Native Women’s Shelter                                       SUPPORT SERVICES
(Calgary Native Women’s Shelter)                                      Cost: Free
                                                                      Delivered to: Children (K-12)
                                                                      Program:
Contact:                                         Healing Circles
                                                                      Healing Circle
531-1970                                                                  Children’s Healing Circle runs concurrent with the women’s
                                                                           Healing Circle
                                                                          Legends are retold and related to different lessons in life
                                                                          Smudging

                                                 Child Support        Child Support Program
                                                 Program                  One on one tutoring is available to in-house clients as well as
                                                                           school liaison
                                                                          Healing Circles
                                                                          Short term counseling
                                                                          Summer programming
                                                 Community Liaison
                                                                      Community Liaison Program
                                                 Program
                                                                          Provided by Family Violence Prevention Counselors
                                                                          Provide access to food, crisis counseling or services,
                                                                           short-term counseling, support through the court system
Boys and Girls Club Community                    Keep It Cool!        INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM
                                                 (Anger Management)   Cost: Free to members—Family Membership $55.00/yr
Services
                                                                                                Individual Membership $25.00/yr
Contact:                                                              Delivered to: Students (K-12) by Boys & Girls Club staff
                                                                      Program:
276-9981
                                                                         Anger management & conflict resolution
                                                                         Groups are for children ages 6-8, 9-12, 13-17 and adults

                                                                      SUPPORT SERVICES
AVENUE 15
* *There has been no screening, assessment or interpretation of the following programs. Thus, the Action Committee
does not place any merit or approval to the following list.

*Each violence prevention program has been placed in the category where predominant activity occurs.

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543-9651                                                          Cost: None to consumer
                                          AVENUE 15               Program:
                                                                  Avenue 15
ELEANOR’S HOUSE                                                      Youth age 12-18 who are homeless or temporarily unable
                                                                      to live with their family
                                                                     Accessible 24 hours
                                                                     Short term stay facility offers emergency shelter and food,
                                                                      group and individual counseling for both residents and
                                                                      families
                                          SIDE DOOR
                                                                      The Side Door is located at Avenue 15 and provides
                                                                       youth living on the street with basic hygiene, nutritional
                                                                       services and the emotional support to enable them to
                                                                       make positive life changes
                                                                      Self referral to access meals, showers, family mediation,
                                                                       referrals, educational support, etc.
                                          ELEANOR’S HOUSE
                                                                  Eleanor’s House
                                                                     Short term housing for teens leaving the sex trade and for
                                                                      those in danger of entering it


Calgary Catholic School Board             Community of            INSTRUCTIONAL/CLIMATE PROGRAM
St. Paul Centre                           Caring                  Cost: Free
                                          (present in Catholic    Delivered to: Students by teachers, school staff and administration
                                                                  (K-12)
Contact: 301-0815                         Schools in 2002-        Program:
Ext 2257                                  2003 school year)           Teaches students universal values which improve their self
                                                                       esteem
                                                                  Components:
                                                                      Integrates values of respect, responsibility, caring, trust and
                                                                       family through curriculum and the daily life of school
                                                                      Coordinating committee organizes activities
                                                                      Parental and community involvement
                                                                      Student forums, community service


Calgary Communities Against               Who Do You Tell?        INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM
Sexual Abuse                                                      Cost: Free
                                                                  Delivered to: Students (K-6) by CCASA staff
                                                                  Components:
Contact Information:
                                                                      Teacher orientation
237-6905
                                                                      Parent information night
                                                                      Two presentations for students in every classroom of the school
                                                                      All presentations are co-facilitated by CCASA staff
                                                                      Program:
                                                                      Educates children about child sexual abuse
                                                                      Gives the message that child sexual abuse is wrong
                                                                      Provides support and referrals to children who do disclose
                                                                      Encourages parents to be the primary educators of their children
                                                                       in sexual abuse
                                                                      Primary resource to teachers concerned with child sexual abuse
Calgary Community Conferencing            Calgary                 SUPPORT SERVICES
                                          Community               Cost: Free
Contact:                                  Conferencing            Delivered to: Students (K-12) referred by the courts or the schools
                                                                  Program:
974-1963
                                                                      After serious incidences occur in schools, the program brings the
                                                                       victim and offender together and provides alternatives to the
                                                                       Criminal Justice System
                                                                      Restorative Justice Focus
* *There has been no screening, assessment or interpretation of the following programs. Thus, the Action Committee
does not place any merit or approval to the following list.

*Each violence prevention program has been placed in the category where predominant activity occurs.

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Calgary Counseling Center                                             SUPPORT SERVICES
                                                                      Cost: Sliding scale
Contact:                                                              Delivered to: Children ages 3-17 by experienced staff
                                                                      Program:
265-4980
                                                                      Responsible Choices for Children & Parents
                                            Responsible                   Specialized group program for children ages 3-17 who are
                                            Choices for                    aggressive or disruptive at home or at school.
                                            Children & Parents            One parent must attend the parent component of the group
                                                                          Program runs for 12 consecutive Saturdays for 1 ½ hr.
                                            Play Therapy
                                                                      Play Therapy
                                                                          Counseling to deal with issues affecting children’s lives and well
                                                                           being, or counselling for those children who may be
                                                                           demonstrating emotional difficulties.
                                            Individual
                                                                      Individual Counseling
                                            Counseling                    Counseling is available to children, 3-17, and their families
                                                                          Crisis counseling is NOT available, although distressed
                                                                           individuals will usually be seen on the same day
                                            Children of Divorce
                                                                      Children of Divorce
                                                                          Specialized group program for children 3-17 who are
                                                                           experiencing parental separation or divorce
                                                                          One parent must attend the parent component of the group
                                                                          Helps children and parents understand and deal with feelings that
                                                                           arise from separation and divorce
                                                                          Program runs for 12 consecutive Saturdays for 1 ½ hr.
Calgary Family Service                      Dare to Care              INSTRUCTIONAL/CLIMATE PROGRAM
                                                                      Cost:
Contact:                                                              $500.00/full day workshop
                                                                      $250.00/half day workshop
269-9888
                                                                      $75.00/parent council workshop
                                                                      Delivered to: Students (grades 1- 6)
                                                                      Components:
                                                                          Teacher component
                                                                          Parent Component
                                                                      Program:
                                                                          Facilitate the development of a school wide policy on bullying
                                                                          Develop a culture which values caring, respect and safety

                                                                      SUPPORT SERVICES
                                                                      Cost: Sliding Scale
                                                                      Delivered to: K-12
                                                                      Program:
                                            Family & Youth            Family & Youth Counselor Program
                                            Counselor                     Youth counselors are present in a number of schools in higher
                                            Program                        need areas of the city to provide individual and small group
                                                                           counseling and support to students and their families.
                                                                          Counselors teach and train staff in unique programs that help
                                                                           schools deal with issues such as bullying and violence.
                                            Individual & Group
                                                                      Individual & Group Counseling
                                            Counseling
                                                                          Available to children and youth and their families


Calgary Health Region                       Comprehensive            INSTRUCTIONAL/CLIMATE PROGRAM
                                            School Health            Cost: Resource materials
Contact:                                                             Delivered to: Students (K-12) by teachers, parents, school staff and
                                                                     public health nurses
943-8001
                                                                     Program:
                                                                         A whole school approach which links instruction and learning
                                                                          (curriculum) with school culture, social supports (environment)
                                                                          and relevant community services (support services) to develop a
                                                                          health-promoting school.
* *There has been no screening, assessment or interpretation of the following programs. Thus, the Action Committee
does not place any merit or approval to the following list.

*Each violence prevention program has been placed in the category where predominant activity occurs.

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                                      A Continuum of Services for Youth Violence Prevention
                                                        Action Committee Against Violence

                                                                  Components:
                                                                    School Action Committee of parents, students, staff and public
                                                                     health nurse coordinates action plans to address health issues
                                                                     identified by the school community
                                                                    Training, in-services, resources, networking, facilitation
                                                                    Health issues chosen by schools range from violence prevention
                                                                     to nutrition, staff wellness, air quality and others


Calgary Health Region                     Counseling              SUPPORT SERVICE
Child Abuse Program                                               Cost: Free (must have Alberta Health Care)
Alberta Children’s Hospital               Assessment &            Delivered to: Age 0-12
                                          Treatment               Program:
                                                                     Assessment & treatment for children and families who
Contact: 943-7886                                                     have experienced maltreatment or are at risk of
                                          Individual,                 maltreatment
                                          Family & Groups            Groups for children and parents: behavior management;
                                                                      anger management , sexual abuse treatment, social skills
                                          Abuse                      Prevention Program – Shaken Baby Syndrome
                                          Prevention                 Referrals to community agencies as needed
                                                                     Medical examination for sexual and physical abuse
                                          Community                  Consultation with community agencies around issues of
                                          Education                   child maltreatment

                                          Child Abuse
                                          Program

Calgary John Howard Society               Alternatives to         INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM
                                          Violence Education      Cost: Sliding Scale
Contact:                                  Program for Youth       Delivered to: Youth Ages 10-16 by experienced facilitators
                                                                  Program:
264-0060
                                                                      A two-day workshop designed to build pro-social skills and
info@johnhoward.calgary.ab.ca                                          empower youth with the tools they need to play a positive role in
                                                                       their communities
                                                                      The AVEPY philosophy is respect for self, respect and caring for
                                                                       others; think before reacting; ask for a non-violent solution; and
                                                                       expect the best.
Calgary Police Service                                            INSTRUCTONAL PROGRAM/SUPPORT SERVICE
Youth Education and Intervention                                  Cost: Free
Unit                                      Adopt-A-School          Delivered to: Students (k-6)
                                                                  Program:
                                          Program
Contact: 206-8913                                                     Presentations about school violence prevention
                                                                      Regular contact with the school and student body by the District
                                                                       Constable
Calgary Women’s Emergency                                         SUPPORT SERVICE
Shelter                                                           Cost: Free
                                          Outreach Services       Program:
Crisis Line (24 hour):                                               Provides support, safety planning and assistance in acquiring
                                                                      basic needs and counseling to women and children who are
232-8717                                                              fleeing domestic violence (such as physical, emotional, sexual,
                                                                      financial abuse)
Contact:                                                             Services are provided in the community
290-1552 ext 221                                                     Referrals to the programs are from the CWES in-house shelter
                                                                      program or from the community crisis program
                                                                     Support group and crisis counseling available
                                                                     Service is available for 3 to 6 months

Canadian Society for the                  Child Witness           SUPPORT SERVICE
Investigation of Child Abuse              Court Preparation       Cost: Free of charge

* *There has been no screening, assessment or interpretation of the following programs. Thus, the Action Committee
does not place any merit or approval to the following list.

*Each violence prevention program has been placed in the category where predominant activity occurs.

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                                          Program                 Delivered to: Children and youth
Contact:                                                          Program:
289-8385                                                              Provides direct assistance to the increasing number of children
                                                                       being called upon to testify in court proceedings
csica@shaw.ca                                                         The needs of child witnesses are primarily addressed in group
                                                                       settings
                                                                      Each group consists of six sessions requiring the commitment of
                                                                       both the child and an adult who will support the child in court
Catholic Family Service                   Stop Bullying           INSTRUCTIONAL/CLIMATE PROGRAM
                                                                  Cost:
Contact Information:                                              Delivered to: Grade 1-6
                                                                  Components:
233-2360
                                                                      School personnel Training
                                                                      Parent Training
Services are open to all                                              Student Training
denominations                                                     Program:
                                                                      Two school training sessions around bully proofing

                                                                  SUPPORT SERVICES
                                                                  Cost: Sliding scale
                                                                  Delivered to: Children ages 5-17 by qualified staff
                                                                  Program:
                                                                  Child Sexual Abuse Treatment
                                          Child Sexual
                                                                      Referred only by Calgary and Area Child & Family Services
                                          Abuse Treatment
                                                                      Specialized program for children and adolescents who have been
                                                                       sexually abused

                                          Counseling              Counseling
                                                                    Counseling is available to children and their families from all
                                                                     communities

                                          Family And              Family And Schools Together (FAST)
                                                                  Cost: Free
                                          Schools Together
                                                                  Delivered to: Students (K-4) by staff working with school staff and
                                          (FAST)                  families
                                                                  Program:
                                                                       Community based early intervention program for strengthening
                                                                        families of children "at risk” for future social and academic
                                                                        difficulties or substance abuse

                                          Multicultural           Multicultural Therapy Program
                                          Therapy Program         Cost: Sliding Scale
                                                                  Delivered to: Children (0-17) and their families
                                                                  Program:
                                                                      Counseling available to families either in-house or outreach
                                                                      Available to all denominations, all cultural backgrounds in any
                                                                       Calgary community



Child Friendly Calgary                                            SUPPORT SERVICE
                                                                  Cost: Free
Contact:                                  Business                Delivered to: K-12
266-5448                                  Accreditation           Program:
                                                                  Business Accreditation Program
                                          Program
                                                                     Provides residents and visitors with a brochure containing
                                                                      Child Friendly attractions, hotels, restaurants, recreational
                                                                      facilities and services
                                                                     All have been inspected by kids to ensure they
                                                                      accommodate the needs of children and families

                                          Mayor’s Youth           Mayor’s Youth Council
* *There has been no screening, assessment or interpretation of the following programs. Thus, the Action Committee
does not place any merit or approval to the following list.

*Each violence prevention program has been placed in the category where predominant activity occurs.

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                                          Council                     A group of young people represent the voice of Calgary’s
                                                                       youth
                                                                      This group also provide their perspective to a variety of
                                                                       organizations seeking youth input
                                          Youth Volunteer
                                                                  Youth Volunteer Corp
                                          Corp
                                                                    Offers young people of junior and senior high school ages
                                                                     opportunities to get involved in volunteer projects for non-
                                                                     profit agencies throughout the community

Children’s Advocate                       Children’s              Cost: Free
                                          Advocate                Delivered to: Children & youth with child welfare status
Contact:                                                          Program:
297-8435                                                              Advocate will represent young people with status under the Child
                                                                       Welfare Act to ensure their rights, interests and viewpoints are
                                                                       considered when decisions are made about them.
Circle of Courage                         Workshops

Contact:
Website:
Email:

Committee for Children                                            INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM
                                                                  Cost: Curriculum materials and costs vary depending on Grade/level
Contact:                                  Second Step             Delivered to: Students through curriculum and to teachers through
                                                                  training
1-800-634-4449 or
                                                                  Program:
1-206-343-1223
                                                                       School based social and emotional skills curriculum that seeks to
                                                                        change attitudes and behaviors that contribute to violence
Ext 200 on either number
                                                                       Children learn how to respond empathicly to others and practice
                                                                        skill steps for calming down, reducing anger and solving
                                                                        problems
                                                                       Free implementation support through the planning and teaching
                                                                        of the curriculum
                                                                       Research based and proven effective
                                                                       Parent component
Dare to Care                              Dare to Care            Cost:
Lisa Dixon Wells                                                  Delivered to: Grade 1-6
                                                                  Components:
                                                                       Teacher Training
                                                                       Parent Training
                                                                  Program
                                                                       Facilitate the development of a school-wide policy on bullying
                                                                       Develop a culture which values caring, respect and safety
Discovery House                                                   SUPPORT SERVICE
Family Violence Prevention Society        Counseling              Cost: Free for in-house clients
                                                                  Delivered to: K-12
                                                                  Program:
Contact:
                                                                       Provides counseling to children and adolescents who are, or
277-0718                                                                have been, affected by family violence.
                                                                       Services are available to children living in the shelter and those
                                                                        living in the community.
Hull Child & Family Services                                      SUPPORT SERVICE
                                                                  Cost: Free
Contact:                                  Fast Track              Delivered to: Students (Gr. K-6)
                                                                  Program:
251-8000                                  251-8094
                                                                  Fast Track
                                                                       Students at risk of developing conduct problems
                                                                       Currently in schools in Forest Lawn
                                                                       Voluntary participation (collaborative partnership with schools)
* *There has been no screening, assessment or interpretation of the following programs. Thus, the Action Committee
does not place any merit or approval to the following list.

*Each violence prevention program has been placed in the category where predominant activity occurs.

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                                                                      Provides instruction to entire classroom
                                                                      Provides support to students & families in tutoring, social skill
                                                                       training, parenting and in-home support.
Interfaith Youth & Family Services                                SUPPORT SERVICE
                                                                  Cost: Free
Contact:                                                          Delivered to: Children 6-12 years of age
                                                                  Program:
717-1723                                  Behavior
                                                                  Behavior Adaptation Treatment Program
                                          Adaptation                  Family support services are provided for children 6-12 years of
                                          Treatment Program            age, and their families, who are in a CBE designated classroom
                                                                       for students with behavioral and emotional difficulties
COMPASS                                   Community, Parent
264-3440                                  and School              Community Parent and School Support (COMPASS)
                                          Support                     In-home family support for families experiencing difficulties with
                                          (COMPASS)                    their children 3-12 years of age
                                                                      Weekly visits for up to six months
                                                                      Teach problem solving
                                                                      Anger management program can be accessed by elementary
                                                                       schools in Calgary
Jewish Family Services                                            SUPPORT SERVICE
                                          Counseling              Cost: Sliding Scale
Contact:                                                          Delivered to: Individuals, families
                                                                  Program:
287-3510
                                                                      Case Management
                                                                      Intake & Referral Services
Mental Health Services, Calgary           Family, Adolescent      SUPPORT SERVICES
Health Region                             and Children’s          Cost: Covered by Alberta Health Care
                                          Services                Delivered to: Students (K-12) and their families
                                                                  Program:
Contact:
                                                                  Family, Adolescent and Children’s Services
Central Site                                                          Treatment services such as individual, play, group and family
        297-7311                                                       therapy as needed for children, adolescents and their families, 18
Northwest Site                                                         and under with moderate to severe mental health problems.
        297-7345                                                      Triaging and assessing clients so that they can connect with the
Northeast Site                                                         most appropriate service.
        297-7196                                                      Provide mental health consultation and education to agencies
                                                                       and the community; training opportunities to psychiatric residents,
                                                                       psychologists, nurses, social workers and other mental health
Mobile Response Team                      Mobile Response              disciplines
                                                                      Mobile Response Team
        297-4235                          Team
                                                                      Responds to psychiatric and psychological emergencies
                                                                       throughout the Calgary Region.
                                                                      Crisis can include: mental health problems; anxiety/panic
In an emergency                                                        reactions; depression; post-traumatic stress, stress; suicidal
        contact 266-1605                                               thoughts
                                                                      Crisis prevention by providing support in periods of transition
                                                                       between services, urgent psychiatric assessment in a community
                                                                       setting, crisis intervention by mental health professionals, crisis
                                                                       follow-up
Lion’s Quest                              Lion’s Quest            INSTRUCTIONAL/CLIMATE PROGRAM
                                                                  Cost: Training & Curriculum Materials
Contact: 282-5968 (phone)                                         Delivered to: Teachers trained by Lion’s Quest (K-12)
                                                                  Program:
         282-0417 (fax)
                                                                      Curriculum
                                                                      Family involvement strategies
                                                                      Student community involvement activities
                                                                      School climate strategies
                                                                      Two day workshop for staff, parents & teachers

Motivational Magic                                                INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM
                                          Courage, Character      Cost: $400-500/school assembly
                                                                  Delivered to: Students (K-6) by Steve Harmer
   Partnership with Boys and Girls       & Caring
                                                                  Components:
* *There has been no screening, assessment or interpretation of the following programs. Thus, the Action Committee
does not place any merit or approval to the following list.

*Each violence prevention program has been placed in the category where predominant activity occurs.

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     Club Community Services &                                       Assembly Program
     Calgary Board of Education                                      Follow up Motivational Bookmarks
                                                                  Program:
Contact: Steve Harmer, MA, BEd.,                                     Character Education & Violence Prevention Presentation (Magic)
former principal                                                     Bully Prevention Program Presentation (Magic)
247-6622                                                             Curriculum based content
                                                                     Variety of programs offered such as smoking prevention, respect
                                                                      program, etc.
www.motivationalmagic.ca
P.E.E.R.S. Society

Contact:
297-4664




Project Ploughshares                                              INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM
                                                 Puppets For      Cost: $80/one presentation or $125/two presentations (60
Contact:                                         Peace            students)
270-7366                                                          Delivered to: Students (Gr.1-3) by experienced puppeteers
                                                                  from Project Ploughshares
                                                                  Program:
                                                                      Students are taught social skills through presentation of
                                                                       “Lisasaurus Rex”, designed to promote discussion
                                                                       around bullying and bully-proofing strategies

                                                                   INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM
                                                 Conflict          Cost:
                                                 Resolution for    Delivered to: Students (K-3) and (4-6)
                                                 Kids              Program:
                                                                      Level II (age 9-12)
                                                                      Anger management, development of pro-social skills,
                                                                       negotiation and problem solving.

Safe and Caring School                           Safe & Caring    INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM
Communities Trust (formerly                      Schools          Cost: Curriculum Materials/resources/videos
Alberta Teachers Association &                                    Delivered to: Students by teaders (K-12), adults by adults, parents
                                                                  with students, etc.
Alberta Learning)
                                                                  Components:
                                                                           School climate/culture
Contact:                                                                   Integrated safe and caring practices into curriculum
1-800-232-7208 Ext. 487                                                    Adult learning/Professional Development
(phone number will be changing in fall 2003)
                                                                           Community workshops for parents, community personnel
                                                                  Program:
www.teachers.ab.ca/safe/index.html                                    Curriculum, workshops, mentoring, etc.
                                                                      Home, school and community
Safe & Sound Training & Consulting                                INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM
Ltd.                                             Safe Kids I      Cost: $350.00/1 hour, max. of 25 children
                                                                  Delivered to: Students (Gr. K-1) by police personnel and co-
Contact:                                                          facilitated
216-7000                                                          Program:
                                                                       Based on the book “My mom says…”

                                                                  INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM
                                                 Safe Kids II     Cost: $800.00/per 3 hour session, max. of 25 students
                                                                  Delivered to: Students (Gr. 2-6) by police personnel and co-
                                                                  facilitated
* *There has been no screening, assessment or interpretation of the following programs. Thus, the Action Committee
does not place any merit or approval to the following list.

*Each violence prevention program has been placed in the category where predominant activity occurs.

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                                                                  Components:
                                                                     Video
                                                                     Role Playing
                                                                     Personal safety instruction
                                                                  Program
                                                                     teaches children skills to keep them safe
                                                                     safety issues such as staying home alone, bullying,
                                                                      stranger myths are discussed
                                                                     children learn how to answer the phone or the door, or if
                                                                      they should answer

Wood’s Homes                                                      SUPPORT SERVICES
                                                                  Cost: Free
Contact:                                  Eastside Center,        Program:
                                                                  Community Response Team
270-4102                                  Community
                                                                     24-hour mobile crisis team which serves families, individuals, and
                                          Response Team               the community by providing highly responsive crisis service
Eastside Center
        299-9696                          Eastside Center         Eastside/Westside Center
                                                                     Community supported resource operated by a partnership of
Westside Center                           Westside Center             organizations, providing crisis and counseling services for youth
       288-3313                                                       and families

Phoenix Program                           Phoenix Program         Phoenix Program
       247-7121                                                      Residential treatment program for sexual abuse-reactive children

                                          Exit Community          Exit Community Outreach Program
                                          Outreach Program
                                                                      Drop-in center for downtown street youth to clean-up,
                                                                       wash their clothes, shower, get a sandwich
                                                                      Available Monday to Friday until 8:00 p.m.
                                                                      Exit Van provides coffee, sandwiches to youth on the
                                                                       strolls
                                                                            Staff, social workers, nurses & volunteers provide
                                                                            information on alternative lifestyles to the youth in
                                                                            prostitution in a non-intrusive manner
YWCA Family Violence Prevention                                   SUPPORT SERVICE
Center & Sheriff King Home                                        Cost: Donations
                                          Family and              Delivered to: Five Schools – Elementary Aged Students
                                                                  Program:
Contact: 266-4111                         Schools Stopping
                                                                      Counseling program with groups for children who have witnessed
                                          Abuse – FASA                 and/or been victims of family violence
                                          Program                     Groups run for 16 weeks and are 1.5 hours in duration
                                                                      Parent program has a home visitation component
                                                                      Referrals are made by teachers/parents
                                                                      Focus on types of abuse, bullying, safety planning, awareness of
                                                                       feelings, anger management, boundaries & friendship

                                                                  SUPPORT SERVICE
                                                                  Cost: Sliding scale
                                                                  Delivered to: Children ages 4-18 by qualified staff
                                                                  Program:
                                                                  Counseling Program
                                                                      Both group and individual counseling available
                                          Counseling for              Individuals who have witnessed and/or experienced family
                                          children and youth           violence
                                                                      children learn to identify & express feelings; develop problem
                                                                       solving skills; create a safety plan; change attitudes & beliefs;
                                                                       build confidence & self esteem; deal with anger more effectively
                                                                      Groups are on Saturdays 1 ½ hrs/week for 11 weeks
                                                                      Parent group runs concurrently
* *There has been no screening, assessment or interpretation of the following programs. Thus, the Action Committee
does not place any merit or approval to the following list.

*Each violence prevention program has been placed in the category where predominant activity occurs.

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                                                                  SUPPORT SERVICE
                                                                  Cost:
                                                                  Delivered to:
                                                                  Program:
                                          Choices Program         Choices Program
                                                                      An all girls group for adolescents ages 13-17
                                                                      Discussions about communication, relationships, behaviour and
                                          Attitudes and                responsibilities, suicide and anger management
                                          Responses to
                                          Anger                   Attitudes and Responses to Anger
                                                                      Co-ed drop-in group for adolescents ages 13-17
                                                                      Discussion about Communication, relationships, behaviour and
                                                                       responsibilities, suicide and anger management
Community Safe Visitation                 Community Safe              1 ½ hr week, next group starts on Sept. 11, 2003
                                                                  SUPPORT SERVICE
Program Contact:                          Visitation Program      Cost: Free
206-2767                                                          Delivered to: Families
                                                                  Program:
                                                                      provides a safe, comfortable, healthy environment where the
                                                                       non-custodial parent may visit their child(ren) with supervision
                                                                       provided by qualified staff and program-specific, trained
                                                                       volunteers
                                                                  Admission eligibility:
                                                                      A history of family violence, defined as emotional, psychological,
                                                                       sexual, financial, and/or physical abuse
                                                                      An on-going situation where contact between the two parenting
                                                                       adults introduces risk to custodial parent and child(ren)

www.bullying.org                          Website about           Project:
                                          bullying                    Virtual community where people can contribute and share
                                                                       information and experiences about bullying.
                                                                  Components:
                                                                      Personal stories, poems, music, drawings, voices (audio files),
                                                                       animations, films
                                                                      Help & support resources




* *There has been no screening, assessment or interpretation of the following programs. Thus, the Action Committee
does not place any merit or approval to the following list.

*Each violence prevention program has been placed in the category where predominant activity occurs.

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