Online Resources

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/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. 

SACY Resources for Parents (links to pdf handouts listing additional online resources and recommended reading materials): https://www.vsb.bc.ca/Student_Support/SACY_Substance_Use_Health_Promotion/resources/Pages/default.aspx

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