November 27, 2014

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health – Centre for Prevention Science (CAMH‐CPS), Western University and Shift: The Project to End Domestic Violence recently produced a progress report on the Healthy Youth Relationships Strategy. The strategy utilizes several intervention components, targeting teachers/classrooms and schools, parents and families, communities, and those working within systems and policy contexts. Highlights part‐way through Year 3 (April – October 2014):

Classroom and School-Level Intervention

As of October 31, 2014, more than 17,000 Alberta students have participated in Fourth R programs. We have exceeded our proposed Year 3 targets for the...

November 17, 2014

In the November LawNow Magazine, Lana Wells and Alina Turner discuss the relationship between alcohol and domestic violence and think that there are too many liquor outlets in Alberta. The article suggests that municipalities in Alberta could take a stronger stance by introducing a moratorium on new licenses in communities with higher liquor outlet density. In areas that already have a high concentration of liquor stores, municipalities could consider relocation and consolidation as a means of addressing density retroactively. Municipalities could also strengthen zoning regulations to address density by using a combination of population- and geographic-based formulas to restrict the...

September 18, 2014
Healthy Relationships

In June 2014, we completed a new strategy to Promote Healthy Youth Relationships in Alberta to Prevent Domestic Violence. This initiative utilizes a multi-dimensional approach to address barriers and enablers to building healthy youth relationships at multiple levels, including individual, family, organizational and systemic. In essence, it is tailored to anyone with the potential to play a role in supporting youth to be in healthy relationships and reduce the incidence of bullying, dating and intimate partner violence....