Every Child Matters

Statement on Kamloops Residential School and National Indigenous History MonthPREVNet 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.

Racial Bullying and COVID-19

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.

Resources for Coping with Anxiety During Back-to-School

As summer draws to a close and youth begin to prepare to head back to school, emotions can range from excitement to nerves. But with the cloud of the COVID-19 pandemic looming over the return to school, feelings of stress, fear, and anxiety may be heightened for many.Having some tips and strategies to help youth navigate some of the complicated emotions they may be facing with going back to school can be helpful for planning and for everyone’s mental health and well-being.
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