Respect ED – Canadian Red Cross

Respect ED – Canadian Red Cross

The Canadian Red Cross provides education that helps create a safer world for everyone.   This is an E-learning course where they provide training on a variety of topics for teachers, students, and caregivers. Some topics inlclude:

  • bullying prevention
  • protecting children from sexual abuse
  • healthy youth relationships


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Healthy Relationships Plus Program – The Fourth R

Healthy Relationships Plus Program – The Fourth R

This is a classroom based program that teaches a curriculum called “The Fourth R” (Relationships).  The program is taught using a thematic approach to reduce risk behaviours including:

  • Violence/bullying
  • Unsafe sexual behaviour
  • Substance use

Many of these adolescent risk behaviours overlap because they occur in the context of relationships. The Fourth R program addresses these adolescent risk behaviours by focusing on relationship goals and challenges that influence their decision-making.

There are free training modules available for adults working with grades 7, 8 or 9.

Please note that this is a targeted support as opposed to a universal support.

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Conscious Discipline

Conscious Discipline

Conscious Discipline is a program that fosters a fundamental shift in thinking that empowers adults and children to be the change they want to see in the world. It is an evidence-based, trauma-informed approach that provides an array of behavior management strategies and classroom structures that teachers can use to turn everyday situations into learning opportunities.

This resource supports:

  • teachers
  • administrators
  • mental health professionals
  • parents

Based on four essential components:

  1. Conscious Discipline Brain State Model

The Conscious Discipline Brain State Model recognizes three basic brain / body / mind states likely to produce certain behaviors. Intentional, state-specific responses enable access to advanced skills.

  1. Seven Powers for Conscious Adults

The seven powers create a shift in the way adults see conflict so we can maintain composure and consciously respond to difficult situations. Adults’ ability to self-regulate is the precursor to teaching children social-emotional skills.

  1. Creating the School Family

The School Family increases connections between adults and children at all levels, ensuring optimal development and learning for all. A School Family culture is built through consistent modeling of routines, rituals and structures.

  1. Seven Skills of Discipline

These seven skills transform everyday discipline issues into teachable moments, equipping children with the social-emotional and communication skills needed to manage themselves, resolve conflict and develop healthy behavior.

There are some free resources, articles, podcasts and webinars available.  You can also pay for resources, online courses and workshops.


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Zones of Regulation

Zones of Regulation

The Zones of Regulation is a systematic, cognitive behavioral approach used to teach self-regulation by categorizing all the different ways we feel, and states of alertness we experience into four concrete colored zones.  The Zones framework provides strategies to teach students to become more aware of, and independent in controlling their emotions and impulses, manage their sensory needs, and improving their ability to problem solve conflicts.

The Zones of Regulation incorporates Social Thinking® ( concepts and numerous visuals to teach students to identify their feelings/level of alertness, understand how their behavior impacts those around them, and learn what tools they can use to manage their feelings and states.  ​

There is a cost to purchase this program.  An app is available for purchase as well.

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