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Commemorating National Indigenous Peoples Day 2021

PREVNet is located at Queen’s University, situated on traditional, unceded Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory. As settlers, we are grateful for the opportunity to meet, work, and play here, and we thank the generations of Indigenous peoples who have taken care of this land since time immemorial.

June 21, 2021 marks the 25th anniversary National Indigenous Peoples Day. However, many Indigenous communities have celebrated the summer solstice and their culture and heritage at this time of year for generations. While Indigenous groups each have their own heritage, language, cultural practices, and spiritual beliefs, National Indigenous Peoples Day allows the nation to recognize the importance of all Indigenous communities and celebrate Indigenous people as a whole.

Every Child Matters

Statement on Kamloops Residential School and National Indigenous History Month

PREVNet is located at Queen’s University, situated on traditional Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory. As settlers, we are grateful for the opportunity to meet, work, and play here, and we thank the generations of Indigenous peoples who have taken care of this land since time immemorial.

PREVNet is deeply saddened by the discovery of a mass grave of 215 children on the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, British Columbia.

2SLGBTQ+ Resource Hub

PREVNet celebrates Pride Month as we continue to strive for equality, safety, and acceptance for all.

PREVNet works to create a safe climate for all youth and is committed to addressing the systemic oppression that puts certain groups at a higher risk of violence. We continue to support change towards making life safer for 2SLGBTQ+ youth, and raising awareness of healthy relationships, bullying and youth dating violence through education, research, training, and policy change.

Here, we’ve collected a short list of websites with tons of fantastic resources for providing educators, parents, caregivers, and anyone working with youth the tools to provide care and support for 2SLGBTQ+ youth.

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, dedicated to raising awareness of teen dating violence and helping youth establish healthy relationships.

Teen dating violence is aggressive, threatening, and/or manipulative behaviour from a partner in a romantic or sexual relationship, and is more prevalent in Canada than many expect. 40% of grade 10 girls and 32% of grade 10 boys report being victimized in their dating relationships. 34% of girls in grade 10 and 19% of boys in grade 9 report emotional dating violence victimization, 20% of girls and 17% of boys report being cyber-victimized by their dating partner (source: The Health of Canadian Youth: Findings from the health behaviour in school-aged children study).

Racial Bullying and COVID-19

Strategies for Educators, Caregivers, and Youth to Help Prevent Racial Bullying

In his webinar Promoting Healthy Relationships and Preventing Racial Bullying, Samuel Kim, Queen’s University PhD candidate, examines racial bullying during the COVID-19 pandemic and how we can provide youth with evidence-based strategies to stand up to bullying. Here, his strategies for educators, parents, and youth are summarized.

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