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EMSB ADMINISTRATORS AND PROFESSIONALS TO RECEIVE POINTERS ON SELF/PEER EXPLOITATION FROM CCCP HEAD

MONTREAL, JANUARY 13,  2015–  The Student Services Department  of  the English Montreal School Board will be hosting a presentation on the issue of self/peer exploitation on Friday January 30 (8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and  Noon to 2:30 p.m.) at 6000 Fielding Avenue in NDG.

Noni Classen, Director of Education at the Canadian Center for Child Protection (CCCP), will be making a special trip from Winnipeg, Manitoba to present exclusively to EMSB administrators, professionals and invited guestsThe latter will include representatives from other school boards and the Montreal Police Department.

The goal of the CCCP (www.protectchildren.ca) is to reduce child victimization by providing programs and services to the Canadian public. The Canadian Centre operates Cybertip.ca (www.cybertip.ca), Canada’s tipline for reporting the online sexual exploitation of childrenMissingKids.ca (www.missingkids.ca), a national missing children resource and response centre; Kids in the Know (www.kidsintheknow.ca), an interactive child personal safety program for children in Kindergarten to Grade 9; and Commit to Kids (www.commit2kids.ca), a program to help child-serving organizations create safer environments for the children in their care and reduce their risk of sexual abuse.

Ms.  Classen will focus her talk on the scope of the problems related to self/peer exploitation, how to address incidents of this nature and the reviewing of new modules on sexual exploitation/violence, technology and bullying among youth.
 
EMSB participants will receive copies of the Self/Peer Exploitation Resource Guide:  School and Family Approaches to Intervention and Prevention (SPEX guide). “This initiative is part of a larger strategy to build capacity in our schools with respect to the prevention and management of bullying and violence,” says EMSB Violence Prevention Consultant Daphna Leibovici.

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Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213
E-mail: mcohen@emsb.qc.ca