Parent Resources

British Columbia’s graduation program is changing. Our education system has been recognized internationally for its excellence and we can make it even better. The Ministry of Education has worked with educators, post-secondary institutions and employers to update the B.C. Graduation Program.

 

The new program will help students develop their full potential and equip them with the skills they need to adapt and thrive well into the future.

Visit the Ministry of Education website for more information:

DASH Dedicated Action for School Health is a not-for-profit society committed to promoting, supporting and facilitating the creation of healthy school communities in BC. DASH resources are found here.

 

Summer Reading Club

 

BC Summer Reading Club - Kids ages 5-14 register for this free program with their local public library. They record their reading progress, building self-confidence and developing their reading skills, while participating in fun activities. Online registration begins June 15 at the BC Summer Reading Club website

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Daily Cafe

Supporting Reading at Home with The Daily Cafe- A video series to teach your child how to read by themselves for 30 minutes at a time! Reading at Home with The Daily Cafe website.

 
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General Mental Health

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Mood & Anxiety

  • HealthyMindsBC- To help support learning across environments, several fun and practical EASE lessons have been adapted for use by parents and caregivers to help children manage worries and anxiety at home. 
  • Bounce Back – a Canadian Mental Health on-line skill-building program for adults and youth (15+) to manage mood and anxiety.
  • Anxiety Canada – offers information and self-help regarding anxiety
  • Parent's Guide to Teen Depression - a guide on how you can recognize the signs and symptoms and best help your child. 
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ADHD & Parenting Resources

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After Hours Resources

  • BC Mental Health Support • 310-6789
  • Suicide Help Line – 1-800-SUICIDE • 1-800-784-2433 (24 hours)
  • Online Service for Adults • www.CrisisCentreChat.ca 
  • Online Service for Youth • www.YouthinBC.
 
If you need immediate assistance please call 9-1-1 or go to your nearest hospital emergency room.
 
The Erase Report It tool is an easy way to send a message to your school or school district's safe school coordinator, who will follow-up on the situation right away. They will also follow-up with you privately if you provide your name.
 
Erase Racism The erase website now has a page dedicated to anti-racism. This page includes anti-racism information, ways to take action, recommended reading lists and links to supporting resources.
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Sea to Sky Community Services' Youth Services provides access to a variety of programming and services for youth ages 12 to 24 years old. Programs range from drop in space, curated programs and activities, workshops, training’s, outings, community outreach, school programs and more.
 

Youth can access support, resources and referrals to mental health and primary care services. Programs are based in Squamish and we welcome all youth. Our goal is for youth to thrive to their highest potential are healthy, happy and engaged community members.

Website: http://www.sscs.ca/youth-services/

 

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Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7, national support service. We offer professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people in both English and French. Whether by phone, text or through our website, you can connect with us whenever you want, however you want. Our service is completely confidential — you don’t even have to tell us your name if you don’t want to. Find out more.

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PEACE Program-The PEACE Program offers free, confidential support to children and youth in BC with experiences of violence https://youtu.be/ZWt_6uUQq90

 

Squamish PEACE Program: 605-892-5748

info@hswc.ca

 

Whistler and Pemberton Area PEACE Program: 604-962-8711

SOGI 123 is an information and resource-rich non-profit that helps educators make schools inclusive and safe for students of all sexual orientations and gender identities (SOGI) SOGI was created by the ARC Foundation in collaboration with the BC Ministry of Education, BCTF, BC School Districts, UBC Faculty of Education, and various local, national, and international LGBTQ+ community organizations. Please click here for parent resources: www.sogieducation.org/parents
findSupportBC -We connect families of persons with disabilities with resources available to them. It's simple; just select your criteria below to get started.

 

 

In addition to the great resources found on the SD48 K-9 Online Learning Menu the Ministry of Education’s Keep Learning website, for those of you looking for more tips for supporting your kids at home with online learning, please see the following resources from Common Sense Media, a trusted nonprofit based in the US focused on supporting the responsible use of digital media and tech:

 

 
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Some useful links to help parents better understand google classroom (please contact your child’s teacher for specific questions about their learning):

 

 
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Click here to view a recorded April 17th live webinar Google Classroom: A Guide for Parents. Join the EdTeachTeam for a look at Google Classroom from a parent perspective.

Family Smart 'intheknow'-In the know provides expert speakers on topics important to families. Connect and learn with other families for an online discussion. Join by computer or phone. List of webinars HERE.