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Youth Violence Prevention

Youth Violence Prevention

Thanks to a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the United Way Northumberland, Cornerstone was able to establish our primary prevention program. United Way Northumberland continues to provide the funding which allows us to maintain this program in schools throughout Northumberland County.

As an organization, we feel it is important to make a commitment to preventing future family violence by engaging our youth and helping them to develop the skills needed to build strong, healthy relationships.

Each of the following programs are 8 sessions long. Each session is typically 100 minutes but can be shortened to 50 minutes to address individual classroom needs. The sessions happen weekly for eight weeks and are done within the classroom environment.

All of the programs support the Ontario Curriculum and the local school boards in their efforts to make school a safe and rewarding experience for all students.

My World

A single session classroom presentation that aims to provide information & increase student knowledge about healthy and unhealthy relationships.

Grade 5 – Stereotype Busters

The Stereotype Busters program addresses the various messages youth receive through media. It teaches students problem solving skills, empathy, assertiveness, how to deal with bullies, respect and how to accept differences in others, while examining messages from media and how these messages can impact relationships

Grade 6 – Inspire

Inspire teaches students how to deal with difficult situations with empathy (at home or at school), respect, and how to accept and appreciate differences in each other. This program will bring awareness to the many situations that have changed the world due to people responding with empathy.

Grade 7 – POWER

POWER teaches students problem solving skills, empathy, assertiveness, anger management, and how to accept differences in others through exploration of personal values, stereotypes, and prejudice and discrimination.

Grade 8 – I am

I am was designed to increase self-esteem and to help students understand the many contributing factors in our society that can raise or decrease one’s self-esteem. It also engages students in exploring what healthy relationships look like and how to accept and appreciate differences in themselves and others.

All of these programs were created by Family Transition Place in Orangeville, Ontario. Any school personnel interested in having us present these programs in your classrooms, please call our Community Services number.