Increasing the capacity of those who are in the caring professions to help youth develop healthy relationships and positive social-emotional skills is a key factor for reducing rates of bullying, dating violence and domestic violence. The Werklund School of Education at the U of C and Shift: The Project to End Domestic Violence, in partnership with CAMH Centre for Prevention Science are pleased to announce a new graduate-level, interdisciplinary Certificate, called Safe Schools, Safe Communities. This new certificate program is one of Shift’s six multi-system strategies focused on promoting and building healthy youth relationships in Alberta.
The goal for Safe Schools, Safe Communities is to equip educators, social workers, health care providers, and other community service workers with the knowledge, skills, and confidence necessary to develop safe and caring learning environments inside and outside of formal school settings for all young people. The four-course program will focus on:
- Promoting Healthy Relationships
- Developing Resilient Youth
- Anti-Oppression Education
- Student Advocacy and Community
Participants will analyze current trends in school, family and cultural violence and assess comprehensive school violence prevention practices, policies, supports and resources relevant to the Alberta context. Safe School, Safe Communities will start this summer. For more information, please visit the Werklund School of Education website.