Helping to Build Resiliency with our Children

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      Resiliency is the ability to bounce back from difficult situations, cope with significant life changes and the ability to problem solve in helpful and constructive ways.  If we do not have resiliency, then we are more likely to be negatively impacted by upsetting or traumatic life events.  “Resilient children use coping skills that they developed from past experiences to cope better with new situations as they arise”....

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Diversity at Women’s Crisis Services

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The definition of diversity is outlined as “the state or quality of being different or varied”. This is true of the women we serve at Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region, they are different from each other. They all come from different back grounds, range in age and community status, but all of them have one thing in common, Domestic Violence. It takes place in all countries, cultures, ethnic and racial groups, and social classes. When...

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My Experiences Creating a PSA about Domestic Violence

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– By David Gibson I am a first-year student in the Broadcast Television program at Conestoga College. In this program we learn to use video to make short stories come to life, report on news and current events, and raise awareness about important issues. Some of my friends have been subjected to domestic violence, and I have talked to them in depth about what they experienced and what I could do to help. So when I was asked to create an...

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Our princess culture seeks Prince Charming

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Princesses are very popular in our culture. Many little girls dream of being princesses. Even if they have parents who resist the marketing of princesses, they probably have clothing describing them as princesses and have a room with plenty of princess games, toys, dolls and other merchandise.     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMeLPYPMtxg         What may seem to be an innocent expression of being a girl can...

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Do a health check on your relationship

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In today’s society people are regularly thinking about their health. There is a focus on healthy eating, getting enough exercise, and distressing through yoga and meditation. However there is less focus on the health of people’s personal relationships. It is normal to have ups and downs in every relationship, but at their foundation relationships should be caring, respectful, and trusting. See below for some signs that your relationship may be...

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Signs of Abuse

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    Signs of Abuse Have you ever left a friend/neighbour/employee and were concerned they were in an abusive relationship, but weren’t sure what the signs of abuse are? At the heart of abusive relationships is the issue of power and control.  Every relationship is unique, but below are some general guidelines. Warning signs that she might be experiencing abuse: She is not allowed to spend money or has to account for any/all money...

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