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PREVNet honoured by the Canadian Red Cross

 

PREVNet has been honoured by the Canadian Red Cross for its partnership with the Red Cross RespectED: Violence and Abuse Prevention Program. The Canadian Red Cross National Citation is official recognition for especially noteworthy services to the Canadian Red Cross, and cites the importance of healthy relationships in improving the health and safety of everyone.

UPDATE: PREVNet researchers Dr. Tracy Vaillancourt (lead author), Dr. Patti McDougall and Dr. Shelley Hymel: Why and how the effects of bullying can last a lifetime

A study PREVNet researchers Dr. Tracy Vaillancourt (lead author), Dr. Patti McDougall, and Dr. Shelley Hymel points out that the brain experiences bullying, or "peer victimization," in much the same way it experiences physical pain.

PREVNet researcher, Dr. Tracy Vaillancourt answers "What if your child is the bully?"

PREVNet researcher, Dr. Tracy Vaillancourt says bullying behaviour is reinforced when adults do nothing to address it – inaction is complicity.

PREVNet Supports Health Minister Rona Ambrose’s leadership on Family Violence as a Public Health Issue

PREVNet Scientific Co-Director, Dr. Debra Pepler is encouraged the new Federal Health Minister shares PREVNet's view that family violence is a public health issue.

Being bullied can lead to troubles with the law later in life

PREVNet Scientific Co-Director Dr. Debra Pepler says “I don’t blame the victim in any way.”

The fine line between 'sexting' and child pornography

PREVNet researchers Dr. Andrea Slane and Professor Wayne MacKay comment on sexting, child pornography and Nova Scotia's new cyber safety law.

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