Positive Parent Phone Calls

Positive Parent Phone Calls


To build positive relationships with parents/guardians.

Later on in the year, if negative phone calls need to be made a positive relationship has already begun. The parents are more likely to respond ie:answering the phone.

At the beginning of the year make contact with each parent to introduce yourself and get to know their child.

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The purpose is to use the attachment you have with a child to connect them with another adult or child. 

Depending on the need/age of your student(s) here are some examples…

  • Find similarities between you and the new person as well as similarities between the child and the new person
  • Speak about this person as your friend
  • Ensure that this is a safe person that you trust so they know they too can trust them.
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Intergenerational Activities

Intergenerational Activities

Intergenerational activities are social vehicles that create purposeful and ongoing exchange of resources and learning among older and younger generations.

  • Identify interested students
  • Connect with community partner (senior homes, hospitals etc., elders, retired community members)
  • Pair 2 students per senior when going out to meet with them
  • Or.. match seniors with selected students based on purpose (reading, play based activities, part of special events)

-Ideas for topics:

  •     What school is like now
  •     Teaching one another a game
  •     Teach seniors technology
  •     Listen or play music
  •     Share experiences
  •     Seniors week
  •     Making cards, cooking
  •     Sing Christmas carols
  •     Take Christmas concert to long-term care
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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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