Detox: A Youth Worker’s Perspective

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Detox: A Youth Worker’s Perspective

Detox: A Youth Worker’s Perspective

This week’s guest blog submission is from a Youth Worker at Family Services of Greater Vancouver’s youth detox. She describes her role, and shares some of her experiences, challenges, and rewards as a youth worker. I am a Youth Worker at Directions Youth Detox, one of Family […]

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Stand Up Against Bullying

Stand Up Against Bullying

Bullying is a form of aggression where there is a power imbalance; the person doing the bullying has power over the person being victimized. Power can come in many forms and can include attributes such as physical size, age, and social standing. Bullying is an intentional act […]

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Homeless and Street-Involved Youth Survey: A Summary

Homeless and Street-Involved Youth Survey: A Summary

The McCreary Centre Society is a non-government not-for-profit committed to improving the health of BC youth through research, education and community-based projects.  In July 2015, the Society released the findings of its 2014 Homeless and Street-Involved Youth Survey (HSIYS). A total of 681 youth (aged 12-19 years) participated, […]

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Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver: A Mentor Into the Life of Every Child Who Needs One

Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver: A Mentor Into the Life of Every Child Who Needs One

Today’s post profiles Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver whose vision is to put a mentor into the life of every child who needs one. This is another in our series of videos profiling community-based organizations whose work is making an impact in the community.   The videos […]

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Video Profile: Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland – Inspiring and Empowering Girls

Video Profile: Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland – Inspiring and Empowering Girls

Today’s post features another video we’ve produced profiling community-based organizations whose work is making an impact in the community.  This latest blog post profiles Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland whose work inspires and empowers girls to reach their potential, both as individuals and citizens. This video […]

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Show What You Know: Therapeutic Summer Fun

Show What You Know: Therapeutic Summer Fun

Summer Wellness in Children With the summer break well underway, your child likely has had time to adjust to a new schedule and hopefully experience some fun. With this change of pace, come opportunities for a summer of growth, development, and positive mental health. Below are three […]

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Texting for Dinosaurs

Texting for Dinosaurs

If you’re a parent of teenagers, like me, you probably fret over the ubiquitous appendage found between their hand and their eyes: the smartphone. I know, I know… we moan about the loss of face-to-face interaction, we complain when they’re Snapchatting Julie instead of talking to us […]

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The Power of Sharing Your Story

The Power of Sharing Your Story

This week’s blog post comes from  Char who is part of the Health Literacy team at the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre. The Centre is part of an integrated BC Mental Health and Addiction Services strategy to improve health literacy in mental health and addictions in British Columbia. […]

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The Unwanted Visitor: Anxiety in the Classroom

The Unwanted Visitor: Anxiety in the Classroom

Guest contributor Katherine Martinez, PsyD, is a registered psychologist specializing in cognitive-behavioral assessment and treatment of anxiety, mood, and childhood disorders. In the following post, Katherine graciously shares research findings and resources for anxiety among children and youth. The lifetime prevalence of childhood anxiety is about 15 to […]

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The Journey: Community, Connection, and Youth

The Journey: Community, Connection, and Youth

The UBC Centre for Community Engaged Learning collaborates with students and community partners to explore community-based issues. bc211 was a community-partner in the Reading Week Program this year, providing 10 UBC students with an opportunity to participate in a Multi-media Youth Engagement Project. The UBC students met […]

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The Ties that Bind: Youth and Community Connection

The Ties that Bind: Youth and Community Connection

I am an Information and Referral Specialist with bc211. I’d like to share my story with you, because my experience has shown me the value of community connection. I had just finished Grade 7 in the Philippines when my family left our homeland for a better life […]

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Rachel: A Place to Call Home

Rachel: A Place to Call Home

Rachel spent most of her elementary school years in foster care while her single dad struggled with alcohol addiction. It was not until her pre-teen years that she and two sisters lived with their dad full-time. Until then, it had been a life that alternated between living […]

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bc211 Launches Mobile Text Messaging Service

  Starting February 2, 2015, residents of the Lower Mainland will be able to access bc211 services simply by texting 211 from their mobile device. This means accessing free information and referral regarding community, government and social services in B.C. no longer requires a phone call. Focus […]

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Tragedies Give Rise to Anti-Bullying Society

Tragedies Give Rise to Anti-Bullying Society

This week, we profile I AM SOMEONE ENDING BULLYING SOCIETY, by talking to Executive Director Barb Henham, along with Mayor of Port Coquitlam and Board Member Greg Moore. I AM SOMEONE ENDING BULLYING SOCIETY is collaborating with bc211 to deliver the 2TALK texting program, an anti-bullying texting […]

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Cyberbullying Needs Cyberhelp

Cyberbullying Needs Cyberhelp

“Please help. Recently I started to self-harm… I need to cope somehow… it has become unbearable to try and deal with people bothering me on my social media accounts. I just don’t get it; why are they doing this to me? At first it was just the […]

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