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AGENCE OMETZ TO PRESENT TASSI WEBSITE AT LAURENHILL ACADEMY

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MONTREAL, FEBRUARY 7, 2011 – On February 24, Agence Ometz, a non-profit social services agency whose mission is to support and strengthen individuals and families in times of vulnerability will be presenting the Tassi online community to the staff of LaurenHill Academy in St. Laurent.

Tassi, which stands for Teen Advice, Suggestion, Support and Information is an anonymous forum which provides a safe environment for young adults to share their stories, concerns and get advice. Operated by Agence Ometz, it is continuously monitored by social workers, psychologists, mental health professionals and other specialists.

Topics which are open for discussion are: general advice, dating and relationships, family, puberty, sex and sexuality, depression and self-harm, substance abuse, gambling and addictions, health and body image, and bullying. Other general areas include: glamour and fashion, just for fun, community life, and tech advice.

Launched in March 2009, Tassi targets students in Grades 5 through 9, however, invites any individuals in need of assistance to participate. To organize a workshop for your school or centre, please contact Daphna Leibovici, Violence Prevention Consultant at dleibovici@emsb.qc.ca or 514-483-7200, ext. 7434.

To view the forum or for more information on Tassi, please visit: www.tassi.ca.

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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