|EMSB EDUCATORS FIRST IN QUEBEC TO RECEIVE RED CROSS BULLYING PREVENTION TRAINING|
MONTREAL, AUGUST 25, 2014 – Continuing the strong relationship with the Canadian Red Cross, the English Montreal School Board will once again lead the way in bullying prevention by providing specific training for their educators as apart of the Beyond the Hurt Program.
In 2013, the EMSB became the first school board in Quebec to fully implement the Beyond the Hurt program, an initiative spearheaded by the Canadian Red Cross and paid for by Canadian Heritage.
“By providing a train-the-trainer model, we will be able to sustain the program,” said Daphna Leibovici, Violence Prevention Consultant at the EMSB. “Our educators and schools will be able to ensure the program is tailored to their needs and bring it to the maximum amount of students possible.”
The two-day training will take place on Thursday, August 28 and Friday, August 29 from 8:45 am to 3:00 pm at the EMSB Administration Building (MacVicar Room). The sessions will delve into the basics on bullying and harassment, providing opportunities for discussion and the sharing of best practices. More importantly, this training will provide a platform to better engage youth by training them to become agents of change within the school.
This workshop will be led by Nicolas Nadeau, Senior Coordinator at the Red Cross for RespectED, Violence, Bullying & Abuse Prevention. Nadeau has trained students in the six EMSB high schools whom have already implemented the program: James Lyng in St. Henri; LaurenHill Academy in St Laurent, Marymount Academy and Royal Vale High School in N.D.G., Vincent Massey Collegiate in Rosemount and Westmount High School.
Michael J. Cohen