Similarly, school-wide strategies can be employed to foster all children and youth’s sense of connectedness and attachment to the adults and peers within their school environment, and increasing their skills for setting goals, solving problems, achieving self discipline, character development, and responsibility. Proactive support for the development of emotional and social competency can also enhance resiliency in the face of the inevitable ups and downs of growing up.
Information about prevention programming in the community can be accessed through this link: Search for Services.
The Algoma District School Board and Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board, with the support of Algoma Family Services, will be developing a shared, school-based prevention strategy. We welcome your involvement in its development!
The following information sheets may be useful in understanding the important role of prevention and universal school-based interventions:
Fostering Mental Health
Fostering Optimism and Strengths
Positive Behavioural Interventions and Supports