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Health & Wellness in School Child & Youth Well-Being Family & Caregiver Series

Child & Youth Well-Being Family & Caregiver Series

Well-being is a precondition for student achievement. Students need to be well to succeed. Currently, students face ​​a wide range of mental health challenges, including stress, anxiety, and depression. This trend is alarming and requires our attention.​

The Calgary Board of Education invites all parents and guardians to join us in an online series focusing on child and youth well-being. These sessions will be hosted in partnership with experts from Alberta Health Services and will explore topics such as vaping, brain development, mental health, and sexual health.

In CBE's second year of the Child and Youth Well-Being for Families and Caregivers Series, we have invited Calgary Catholic School District, Rocky View Schools, Palliser School District and other neighbouring school districts to join these webinars. There will be a five-part workshop series that is offered at no cost to all Calgarians.

The​se sessions will be free and provide information, resources, helplines, and services to support healthy child and youth development.​

Understanding Vaping

November 16, 2023
6:30 to 8:00 PM

Across Canada, e-cigarette use, also known as vaping, is reaching new heights among teenagers. This presentation will focus on common devices used for vaping, substances vaped such as nicotine and cannabis, and the health risks associated with vaping. We will present how to engage in challenging conversations with your young person regarding vaping.

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ASL Interpretation and Language Translation Services are Available

Teen Brain Development

January 18, 2024
6:30 to 8:00 PM

Teen brains are unique from those of adults.  Learn how these developmental differences may impact your teen's decision-making, risk-taking, motivation and learning. The implications of social media, substance use and relationships are also different for teens.  Understanding this stage of development gives us clues as caregivers on how to best respond and support healthy growth.​

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Mental Health & Anxiety (Grades K-6)

February 8, 2024
6:30 to 8:00 PM

Learn how to support elementary-aged children with stress and anxiety. Our partners from AHS will clarify the language around mental health and provide effective coaching strategies to help children grow more resilient. You'll also learn about the signs that indicate the need for professional assessment and support, as well as how to boost your own mental health.   ​

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Mental Health & Anxiety (Grades 7-12)

March 14, 2024
6:30 to 8:00 PM

Learn evidence-based strategies to support youth in Grades 7 to 12 in managing stress and anxiety. Join our AHS partners from the mental health literacy team and clarify terms and present evidence-based strategies to support youth in managing stress and anxious feelings. Learn when clinical assessment is needed and what treatment may involve. Gain information and strategies to boost your own mental health and support the young people in your life.  ​

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Healthy Sexual Development

April 11, 2024
6:30 to 8:00 PM

As the first and most important sexuality educators, parents and caregivers play a critical role in their children’s healthy sexual development. Learn how, when and why to talk to your children about sexuality and how to support healthy values development in children. This session will also explore what sex education looks like at school and how you can support it.

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