Child, Youth, and Families Programs
Offering wrap-around services, support, resources, and advocacy
The Adult Intervention Program offers support to adults who are struggling to access services.
The program offers individuals an easy way to find information and services that are most appropriate to their situation. Various assessment tools are used to identify underlying issues. The Crime Prevention Intervention Coordinator makes referrals to the appropriate community agencies, offers wrap around services, supports and advocates for the individual.
The assessment involves gathering information including:
- Participant's personal information
- Income and education
- Physical health and general wellness
- Mental health and substance abuse
- Legal involvement
- Cultural/family/social support
- Residential school/life events
- Involvement of previous and current support services
- Risk factors (to self or others)
- Identifying and prioritizing issues
- Identifying strengths and underlying issues
- Identifying community involvement
Why the Bullying Bylaw is Important
This bylaw holds bullies accountable for their behaviour and gives them support and resources to resolve their pattern of bullying.
Types of Bullying:
Emotional /Social: Spreading nasty stories about someone, exclusion from the social groups, being made the subject of negative rumours.
Physical: Hitting, kicking, pinching, punching, scratching, spitting, or any other form of physical attack.
Verbal: Name-calling, insulting, making racist, sexist or homophobic jokes, remarks or teasing.
Cyber: Using cyber technology to harm someone, ex. text messaging, social networks.
How the Bullying Bylaw Works
Step 1 - Fines
If a youth is charged under the bullying bylaw, a school resource officer, bylaw officer or other members of the RCMP will issue the youth a $250 fine.
Step 2 - Parents are Involved and an Assessment is Facilitated
The youth takes the ticket home and their parent/guardian must contact Crime Prevention to schedule an assessment with the Crime Prevention Intervention Coordinator.
Step 3 - Educate
A bullying education session is held to address the underlying issues attributing to the bullying behaviour.
Step 4 - Evaluate Understanding
If by the end of the education session the charged youth shows an understanding of bullying and why it is happening and has also committed to steps to resolve their pattern of bullying, the ticket can be withdrawn.
However, if the youth charged shows no change in attitude and refuses to address the issues leading to the bullying by the end of the education session, they must still pay the fine.
Do you have a child, youth, or teen who is struggling? Are you struggling as a parent?
The Child and Youth Intervention Program offers families and youth an easy way to find information and services that are most appropriate to their situation.
We are not here to judge, we are here to understand and to help you work through any issues or difficulties you are experiencing that may be affecting your life and your emotional well-being. Offering support, outreach, and resources.
Building Strong Families
Parents and youth can be unaware of how their behaviour can be influenced by:
- Family circumstances/changes (divorce, step-families, etc.)
- Grief and loss
- Mental health issues
- Substance abuse
- Troubles with friends or at school
- Contact with the RCMP
Intervention can help. It can bring perspective, understanding, healing, and celebration.