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Educational Presentations and Resources

 

BY GROUP

Our presentations take on various formats, such as video, lecture, discussion, role-play, puppets, group work, activities, and games. We offer the programs in-person or online.

 

 

Primary PreK- Grade 2

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Educating this tender age group is the foundation to a violence-free society, for they will live by what they learn.  We offer several engaging presentations in the form of role play, videos, questions and answers, and puppets.

 

Pupils will:

  • Build character by learning how to empathize, be respectful, kind, fair, honest and responsible;
  • Learn strategies for recognizing and dealing with angry feelings before the get out of hand;
  • Learn how to build self esteem;
  • Develop skills to resolve conflict;
  • Develop skills to deal with bullying.

 

Our education is free of charge. Contact the Outreach Educator for an online or in-person session.

Phone: 306-782-5181. Email: shelwinoutreach@sasktel.net

 

 

 

Intermediate Grades 3-5

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For these grades we offer fun scenarios on anger and conflict resolution, character building, bullying, cyber bullying, and respecting differences. Psychology experts weigh in with guidance.

 

Pupils will learn:

  • How to apply good character at school and at home;
  • To resolve conflict using several techniques;
  • To think critically with regards to feelings, rules, self and others;
  • Techniques for dealing with bullying, rumours and gossip;
  • How to protect themselves from cyberbullying and how not to be a cyber bully.
  • The importance of accepting difference in others.

 

Our education is free of charge. Contact the Outreach Educator for an online or in-person session.

Phone: 306-782-5181. Email: shelwinoutreach@sasktel.net

 

 

 

Middle School Grades 6-8

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Real life situations build on the themes already introduced in the lower grades, and new topics are introduced. Bullying, abuse, violence, and dating are examined, with content applicable to both  students and teachers. Psychology experts analyze the root causes on several issues with guidance on how to stop them.

Students will:

  • Recognize potential violence, the violence cycle and how to get help;
  • Be empowered with strategies for dealing with a cyber bully;
  • Learn the difference between a healthy and an unhealthy relationship and steps for ending an unhealthy relationship.

An adult component educates teachers/adults about cyberbullying and how to help children.

 

Our education is free of charge. Contact the Outreach Educator for an online or in-person session.

Phone: 306-782-5181. Email: shelwinoutreach@sasktel.net

 

 

 

High School Grades 9-12

Older teens and young adults will engage in discussions and visual content that focus on behaviour choices and consequences in everyday living from real situations. Presentations are supported by evidence-based research and include real life situations from their peer group. Themes include bullying, cyberbullying, anger and conflict resolution, abuse, healthy relationships, teen parenting, addictions, suicide, to name a few. Psychology experts analyze the root causes of several issues and offer guidance for change. Specific content in some presentations are geared towards teachers/parents.

Students will:

  • Explore abusive relationships among high school population distinguishing among the different types of abuses. Introduction to the Relationship Wheel;
  • Distinguish between healthy and unhealthy relationships;
  • Become aware of dating rights and responsibilities;
  • Learn how to say no and mean it;
  • Engage in meaningful discussions towards positive change;
  • Identify types of addiction and how to make wise choices. Be inspired by a former addict with a story of promise and the impossible made possible.
  • Identify impacts of drinking and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome;
  • View hard hitting and effective testimonials of teen parents;
  • Hear from former bullies and obtain advice on how to stop bullying and make amends;
  • Receive insights of preventative actions if they are having thoughts of suicide.

 

Our education is free of charge. Contact the Outreach Educator for an online or in-person session.

Phone: 306-782-5181. Email: shelwinoutreach@sasktel.net

 

 

College & Adults

We offer several motivational and strategy-based presentations on a wide range of subjects. This group can also use any content for high school.

Abuse – It’s not only about verbal or sexual or  physical abuse. There are emotional, spiritual, and financial aspects to abuse.

  • Woman Abuse
  • Child abuse
  • Elder Abuse

Addictions

Building Strong Families

Bullying & Cyberbullying

Forgiveness

Hope – positive testimonials of changed lives

Inspirational Women – national and international examples

Parenting – strategies other than physical punishment

Relationships – healthy vs unhealthy

Suicide – prevention and aftermath

Theories of Aggression

Women, Alcohol and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

 

 

Our education is free of charge. Contact the Outreach Educator for an online or in-person session.

Phone: 306-782-5181. Email: shelwinoutreach@sasktel.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

BY THEME

Our presentations take on various formats, such as video, lecture, discussion, role-play, puppets, group work, activities, and games. We offer the programs in-person or online.

 

 

Abuse & Violence

 

Abuse is a misuse of power which uses the bonds of intimacy, trust and dependency to make the victim vulnerable. Violence is an act of physical force that causes or is intended to cause harm.

Dating violence is explored – recognizing the potential for violence, the cycle of violence and how to get help.

Types of abuse are examined – physical, verbal, sexual, financial, spiritual, emotional or psychological.

Female survivors tell their story and perpetrators tell their story.

The theme of abuse and violence goes hand-in-hand with healthy/unhealthy relationships in the Relationships theme. Experts in the field gives guidance on understanding and dealing with abuse and violence.

Education on the theme of abuse and violence is offered in age-appropriate levels from grades 6 and up, and to college/adult audiences.

 

 

Addiction

 

Addiction is the repeated involvement with a substance or activity, despite the substantial harm it now causes, because that involvement was (and may continue to be) pleasurable and/or valuable.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome – this program demonstrates the unique risks that alcohol poses to women. Real teens girls learn the impact of alcohol use on women’s bodies, how women metabolize alcohol differently than men; why size and gender matter when it comes to drinking; the biology of alcohol addiction and the link to permanent brain damage; and the indelible horror of FAS.

Many abusers have a drug history and  there is a hopeful story on an addict who turns around his life.

Researchers in the field gives guidance on understanding and dealing with addictions.

Presentations on the theme of addictions are offered in age-appropriate levels from grades 6 and up, and to college/adult audiences.

 

 

Anger

 

Is it okay to be angry? Everyone gets mad from time to time, but it is important to learn appropriate responses to being angry and how to express those feelings in a healthy way. Using practical techniques kids will learn to recognize angry feelings, what makes them angry and how to deal with anger. Presentations on the theme of anger are offered from as young as age 3 years, and goes up to grade 8. This theme goes hand in hand with conflict resolution. Custom content can be delivered to older age groups upon request.

 

 

Bullying

 

Bullying is repeated aggressive behaviour in order to intentionally hurt another person. This theme looks at physical bullying (as opposed to digital bullying which is covered in another section.) Bullying spans PreK all the way to adults, and we offer several presentations in this area. A child as young to board a school bus will benefit from the content. Discover why bullies bully. Hear from bullies themselves, victims of bullying and experts in the field. Take away strategies that work to prevent you from becoming a bully or being one.

There’s also a focus on the hidden culture of girls’ social bullying.

Experts weigh in with strategies for dealing with bullying.

 

 

Character Building

 

Admirable traits don’t just plant themselves in individuals. Behaviour is learned and character is built.  Compassion, empathy, respect, kindness, fairness, honesty, responsibility, self esteem, confidence and the rest must be taught when a child is young. That child then grows up to be a person of good character. Presentations are offered from as early as PreK up to grade 8, with specific refresher sessions for older groups.

 

 

Conflict Resolution

 

Let’s give the kids ideas for problem-solving, to put negative feelings into words and to talk these feelings. Conflict resolution teaches children to use choices, differentiate between problems they can handle on their own, and those requiring adult intervention. Children are empowered with verbal and non-verbal skills to be accountable for their own actions in addition to dealing with others. This theme is presented alongside the theme of Anger.

Presentations are tailored for grades K-3 and Grades 4-5. Refresher courses for older groups can be made available upon request.

 

 

Cyberbullying

 

Cyberbullying is using technology to inflict harm. Typically this theme is presented to grades 4 and higher, but younger kids who have access to a cell phone or the Internet will benefit from these presentations.  Unlike old-school bullying where you knew the bully and could avoid him/her, you don’t know who is the enemy in cyberbullying, and it can happen day or night from any part of the world. Learn from experts and students themselves how to protect yourself from being cyber-bullied or becoming a cyberbully.

 

 

Differences & Inclusivity

 

Everyone is different in some way and that we must learn to accept those differences. We show children how to speak up for themselves and act in their own best interests. Everyone has different abilities. We teach that boys can do the same things as girls.

Racial conflict dominates the global scene. Being sensitive when an ‘outsider’ appears in the midst of a dominant culture is crucial to ridding society of the of racism. Individuals are often bullied for speaking different, dressing differently, or eating different kinds of food. Learning to respect the differences of others and including them into the mainstream from early is a sure foundation of a united society. Presentations are offered from PreK to Grade 12.

 

 

First Nations Emphases

 

The Grandfather Teachings are foundations that can apply to every level of society in any creed or nationality. Love, respect, courage, honesty, wisdom, humility, and truth are core values to becoming a better people. A community’s character is derived through the rules that it makes and enforce, and there are consequences to breaking those rules. Rules in a classroom or home as just as important as rules in a town or a city. Caring for one another and caring for the earth are emphasized. The stories are delivered by First Nations educators. This theme is geared towards grades 4-8, although older students are welcome to request it.

Content is also available regarding the health crisis facing the Indigenous community in Canada through the stories of three Indigenous women. This is geared towards high school, college and adults.

 

Hope

 

Stories of overcoming a bad break or habit usher in hope to individuals and families who struggle with the same bad elements. A bully no more, an addict no more on the road to a promising future,  healing and forgiveness, new life springing from the embers of disgrace, preventing suicide. We all like to hear and cheer success stories. Applicable to high school, college and adult audiences.

 

 

Inspirational Women

 

From right on the prairies, in wider Canada, and from each continent globally dozens of women focus on the theme of empowerment and what that means in the lives of ordinary women around the world. Raise your awareness of the vital role that women’s rights and gender equality play in the social, economic, and political development of countries, communities, and families. Geared towards high school, college and adult audiences.

 

 

LGBTQ

 

“LGBTQ” stands for “lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer”. Not all abusers are male—people of all gender identities can abuse their partners. Interpersonal violence in the LGBTQ community and in the heterosexual community have many similarities. The violence follows a cyclical pattern (the Cycle of Violence), where things often get better briefly (the “honeymoon phase”) after an explosion. Over time, the severity and frequency of the violence increases. The goal of this cycle is to gain power and control over the partner.

 

 

Parenting

Alongside the joys of raising children, including teens, runs frustration and anger expressed in not-so-positive ways. Equip yourself with methods to be used with children to create healthy relationships and outcomes. Discover tools and ideas for helping to build steadfast family ties that last a lifetime. Think about who you are as a family, what you believe, and what’s most important will help your family grow and stay strong for the long haul.

For adults, teen parents and anyone looking to develop strong families.

Teen parenting – For high school and college students

Young parents speak honestly about the striking contrast between what they thought having a baby would be like and the reality of teen parenthood. The video takes a hard look at what it means to be an adolescent parent: extreme financial pressures, personal sacrifices, not being able to hang out with friends anymore, unrelenting hard work, emotional stress, often desertion by the partner, lost schooling, and limited job opportunities. Coming from real young parents, these testimonials are hard-hitting and effective.

 

 

Relationships

 

Relationships carry rights and responsibilities. What are they? Relationships can be healthy or unhealthy. What are the characteristics of each? The presentations deal with healthy relationships with friends, parents, teachers and dating partners. Teens learn how to end an unhealthy relationship, and how to say no and mean it, or how to help someone who may be in an abusive relationship. Experts weigh in on the topics.

Content from the Parenting theme are also relevant to building strong familial relationships.

Content from Dating Abuse and Violence theme are also applicable to Relationships.

 

 

Miscellaneous

 

Shelwin House PowerPoint – its history and services. Abuse and the Cycle of Violence.

Cliques

Preventing Youth Suicide

Both video and non-video presentations are available on most of the themes listed above. Contact the Outreach Educator for the titles.

Let us know if there is a theme that is not listed that you would be interested in.

Please continue to check for new content as this page is being updated continuously.

Our presentations take on various formats, such as video, lecture, discussion, role-play, puppets, group work, activities, and games. We offer the programs in-person or online.

Our education is free of charge. Contact the Outreach Educator for an online or in-person session.

Phone: 306-782-5181. Email: shelwinoutreach@sasktel.net

 

 

 

 

MEDIA

Outreach Education plays a critical role in preventing domestic violence and abuse. Shelwin House acknowledges the partnership of AccessNow television in forging a violence-free community through broadcasting education. As a community-owned co-operative dedicated to providing exceptional communications, entertainment services and unique opportunities for local expression, Access Now plays an integral part of the progress of this desperately-needed education to a wide viewership. Look out for Shelwin House Outreach Education exciting episodes on:

 

Friday, February 19 @ 5:00-5:30 p.m.

Friday,  January 29 @ 9:00-9:30 p.m.

Thursday,  January 28 @ 5:00-5:30 p.m.

Thursday,  January 21 @ 5:00-5:30 p.m.

Monday,  January 18 @ 5:00-5:30 p.m.

Thursday, January 14 @ 5:00-5:30 p.m.

Monday,  January 11, 2021 @5:00-5:30 p.m.

 

Our education is free of charge. Contact the Outreach Educator for an online or in-person session.

Phone: 306-782-5181. Email: shelwinoutreach@sasktel.net

 

OTHER RESOURCES

 

Shelwin House hope these resources can help to create a positive change for women and children who may be suffering from abuse. If you are in need of immediate assistance, please contact our 24-hour crisis hotline: Local: 306-783-7233 or Toll free: 1-888-783-3111.

Women’s Shelters Canada is a site that shows all safe homes throughout Canada.  If you are a woman experiencing abuse, you can reach out to any time during the day or night for help. Click here to navigate the map and find out province-wide transition homes.

Click Shelter Homes in Saskatchewan to find help in the area closest to you.

The Provincial Association of Transition Houses and Services of Saskatchewan  (PATHS) provides research, program development, awareness, and education on interpersonal violence to all with the aim of a society free of violence.

 

Call the numbers below  for help if you or someone you know is being abused

 

Police/ EMS/ Fire: 9-1-1

RCMP – Yorkton: 306-786-2400

RCMP – Kamsack: 306-542-5560

Victim Services:  306-786-2408

Safe Haven: 306-782-0676

SIGN: 306-783-9409

Emergency Crisis Line: 2-1-1

Shelwin House 24 Hour Local Line: 306-783-7233

Shelwin House Toll Free 24 Hour Crisis Line: 1-888-783-1111

 

Like all of our services, Shelwin House’s education is free of charge. Contact the Outreach Educator for an online or in-person session.

Phone: 306-782-5181. Email: shelwinoutreach@sasktel.net

You are not alone. We are here for you.

 

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