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FMVL0105 – Family Violence: Child Abuse Signs and Symptoms

(Intended For: Teachers, General Public) This document offers educators a list of signs & symptoms of child abuse. It outlines tell-tale differences between abusive and non-inflicted injuries, gives a guide to interpreting sexualized behaviour in children, and offers perspectives on differing views of physical punishment. At the end of the document is a summary of the key signs of child abuse and neglect.

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FMVL0106 – Family Violence: Child Abuse, Reporting and the Law

(Intended For: Teachers) This document details what educators should do if they suspect child abuse. This includes an outline of what the law says about reporting including the “duty to report”, how educators have traditionally responded, and a disclosure checklist to use should you need to contact child protection. Directions for contacting provincial organizations and accessing local resources are also given.

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FMVL0108 – Family Violence: Actions and Resources

(Intended For: Teachers) This document offers concrete suggestions for actions to be taken by educators, men, and all citizens to prevent family violence. It also lists contact information for organizations, and resources such as books and services available to educators and victims of family violence.

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GNGS0201 – Gangs: Defining Gangs

(Intended For: Secondary Grade Level) This activity directs the student to an understanding of what a gang is by comparing the legal definition of a gang to other definitions. Students synthesize their understanding by coming up with their own definition. This activity is suitable for individuals or small groups, with an opportunity for large group discussion and sharing.

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GNGS0202 – Gangs: Novel Study – Character Profile

(Intended For: Teachers, Secondary Grade Level)
This activity is designed to be used with the novel of your choice (Outsiders, Durango Street, etc.). Students identify the risk factors and protective factors associated with gang involvement while analyzing a character from a book they are reading. (A character from any work of fiction can be used, or even a character from a film.) A page of links for identifying local community resources is also included. This is a useful activity for tying in Health/C.A.L.M. Healthy Choices issues, knowledge of community resources or Language Arts.

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NEWC0101 – Newcomers: Class Activities

(Intended For: Teachers, Secondary Grade Level) This document contains suggestions for a number of class activities based around the topic of newcomers. The objective is for students to learn more about newcomers, including culture and world view, and for newcomer students to become more integrated with their fellow students while upholding the value of their culture of origin. A research activity about what the law says about immigration and youth is also included. The document is mainly intended as a teacher’s guide, but can be distributed to students as a reference for their activities.

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BLYG0101 – Bullying: Overview

(Document Type: Reference – Intended For: Teachers) The Overview is intended to provide a basic working knowledge of the subject of bullying: defining it, outlining the consequences and affected parties, how it might be prevented, and the legal aspects and implications.

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