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From the DSBN Mental Health and Wellbeing site, under “Parent Resources”: - https://www.dsbn.org/programs-services/well-being/parent-resources
Also from our board website, under “Community Resources”: - https://www.dsbn.org/programs-services/well-being/community-support
And also, subtitled “Get help Now” - https://www.dsbn.org/programs-services/well-being/get-help-now


Child, Caregiver and Family Wellness Presentation

Presentation May 19: Tina Sartor-Fry (DSBN Social Worker) and Meaghan Richard (DSBN Youth Counsellor)

Wheel of Emotions

Mindful Breathing (A variety of practical Mindful Breathing e.g., Balloon Breathing, Bumblebee Breathing, Tummy Breathing.)

The correct way to breathe in (video) If you suffer from upset stomach, insomnia, and anxiety, it may be because you've been breathing wrong. Psychologist and author of "Breathe", Dr. Belisa Vranich explains how we came to learn to breathe like this, and why breathing correctly could help us all.

Abdominal Breathing: How To Breathe From Your Abdomen (video) Learn how to breathe from your abdomen, which is the way we all should be breathing, and a great way to relieve stress and anxiety.

FREE Therapeutic Worksheets for Kids and Teens (website) Topics Focus on anger, anxiety, bullying, social skills , grief and feelings, and much more.

The Importance of Self-Worth - PsychAlive Read about 4 Steps to Conquer Your Inner Critic. A true sense of self-worth can also be fostered by practicing self-compassion.. Developed by Dr. Kristin Neff, self-compassion is the practice of treating yourself with the same kindness and compassion as you would treat a friend.

Nutrition - HealthyChildren.org (website) The specific nutritional choices you and your children make are crucial. Good nutrition is essential to good health and the American Academy of Pediatrics encourages parents to think of their nutritional decisions as health decisions.

Helping Kids Get Enough Sleep

Managing "Screen Time"

Internet Safety

23 Calming Strategy Cards (Primary - Print them and cut out to separate.)

Doodle Quote Sheets with Inspirational Messages

Doodle Colouring Sheets

Helpful Vaping Resources for Parents

Vaping Questions
Niagara Region Public Health – School Health:
Talking with your teen about vaping – tip sheet for parents:https://www.canada.ca/en/services/health/publications/healthy-living/talking-teen-vaping-tip-sheet-parents.html
Niagara Region – Smoke-Free Ontario Act/Smoke and Vape Free outdoor spaces By-Law:https://www.niagararegion.ca/health/substances/tobacco/smoke-free-outdoor-spaces.aspx
Ministry of Transportation – Drug Impaired Driving:
Ontario – Vaping: https://www.ontario.ca/page/risks-vaping
Global News (Jan 1st 2020): (Video) New vaping promotion ban takes effect in Ontario on Wednesday
Health Canada Looks to limit youth vaping 2019: (Video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qr5lLu6e9Xk