Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Prince Albert Grand Council is proud to host "The Power of Youth: Suicide Prevention Training Event

The Power of Youth” will be a dynamic training opportunity for youth,frontline
workers, Elders, mentors and parents,which will include topics addressing
suicide prevention through new knowledge, honing leadership skills and learning to express ourselves through music and drama. Read More>>

Monday, January 25, 2010

New Partnership Promotes Life Skills for Aboriginal Youth

A new partnership between the Government of Ontario and Right To Play will promote a healthy and active lifestyle for Aboriginal youth through sport and recreation.
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Friday, January 22, 2010

Right to Play takes hockey north

A sports organization known for its mission to build self-esteem in children from impoverished and war-torn nations is coming to a northern Ontario aboriginal community struggling with a teen suicide crisis.
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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Help on way for natives coping with teen suicide

The Ontario government is freeing up $470,000 in emergency funds to bring four trained suicide prevention workers to the remote James Bay area as aboriginal communities there struggle to cope under a wave of teen suicides.
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Thursday, January 7, 2010

First Nations youth suicide study supported by RBC Foundation

Youth suicide and suicide attempts have become a major problem among First Nations communities living on reserves. In order to counteract this troubling trend, the Swampy Cree Suicide Prevention Team at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Health Sciences has worked with the Swampy Cree Tribal Council to improve the understanding of the risk factors for suicide among Aboriginal populations and to determine individual, community and school –based interventions to reduce suicidal behavior. Now the Swampy Cree Suicide Prevention Team is ready to push their efforts further with a research study that aims to identify youth at risk for suicide.

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