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On June 4, Rebound Child & Youth Services was privileged with attending the Smart Parenting for a Smartphone Generation seminar as well as, supporting its production. Community members from all over Northumberland County and with 170 registries and only a few seat left empty at Victoria Hall, the seminar was a success. Northumberland Youth Unlimited invited Paul Robertson, a veteran at teaching and parenting. Currently working as a Youth Culture Specialist for Toronto Youth Unlimited, he has been involved with Youth Unlimited for 38 years.  

During the seminar, Paul made a list of his 27 Tips for Parental Response to Smartphones. Here are Rebound’s top 10: 
1. Don’t protect your kids from pain & failure –they build character. 
 2. Set time boundaries &use a software program if need be: Kidswifi, Disney Circle, or Digital Covenant. 
 3. You have to be your child’s frontal lobe & decision making center until they are 25. 
 4. Keep them off phones with data packages as long as possible. It won’t harm them. 
 5. If they want social media, sign them up from your computer. 
 6. Buy a digital alarm clock instead of a smartphone. 
 7. Remember, all apps & social media platforms have potential dangers. Do your research. 
 8. Leave your phone on Do Not Disturb so you control it and not the other way around. 
 9. Educate your kids about the real world and what to expect when they leave your house. 
 10. Teach them that having someone disagreeing with you can be a chance to grow rather than something to be feared.   
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May 9, 2018 - From May 1-7 we celebrated the youth of Northumberland County during National Youth Week 2018!  
While we recognize and support youth year round through our Vision “All children & youth have the opportunity to grow to their fullest potential. Their success is our priority.”, National Youth Week is an opportunity to shine the spotlight on local youth and remind them just how valued they are! We celebrated with the theme “Youth are popping with potential!” giving out take away popcorn treats and offering a draw for a free pass to the youth venture Cobourg Escape Room! Although, we cannot take all the credit for the amazing $80 pass opportunity! Upon contacting Chloe Leguard of Cobourg Escape Room regarding the draw she very generously offered to donate the large pass, which covers up to 4 people, as her way of also giving back to her community.  We are so grateful to Chloe and her business for their generosity, and are so proud to share a community where youth are striving towards their goals.  On top of all of this, we were also able to help pass on Mike Fisher’s from Mike Fisher’s Driving School generosity to local youth by sharing donated McDonald’s gift cards!  With the youth of Northumberland benefiting twice over through us being the charity for Port Hope and Cobourg McDonald’s restaurants on McHappy Day May 2, 2018!
  
To all those who shared their generosity, who we were able to celebrate with, to the broader community for all their efforts to recognize youth, and to all the youth of Northumberland County THANK YOU for making National Youth Week 2018 amazing!  We at Rebound look forward to continuing our mission “To provide children, youth and their families with programs and supportive services that build strength or character and strength of community for the purposes of positive change”!  
 
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May 3, 2018 - #FeelingBlessed from McHappy Day®

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April 26, 2018 - Community Partnership Award from Cobourg Police Service 

Last evening we received the Community Partnership Award from Cobourg Police Service. The plaque states "Coming together is a beginning, staying together is a progress, and working together is a success- Henry Ford. On behalf of the men and women of the Cobourg Police Service, thank you for the continued support and working collaboratively with our Police Service." We were truly delighted and humbled to receive this award. We are thrilled to be partnering with the Cobourg Police Service in such a meaningful way and we are very much looking forward to continuing this valuable partnership.  
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April 20, 2018 - New Program Announcement 
  
Rebound in partnership with Northumberland County Community & Social Services is delighted to introduce Krystyne Gillespie, our new Trusteeship Program Caseworker. Krystyne, is a qualified Child & Youth Worker and brings several years of experience supporting youth and their families throughout Northumberland and Peterborough Counties. She is dedicated to helping clients access the support they require to meet their goals, through the Trusteeship Program and by connecting with other service providers in the community.   
 
Rebound is piloting the Trusteeship Program on behalf of Northumberland County Community and Social Service.  The program currently supports full-time high school students under the age of 18 who are receiving social assistance through Ontario Works, Northumberland County Community and Social Services. Krystyne, the Trusteeship Program Caseworker, works with eligible students to develop and enhance their financial literacy skills, as well as to assist them to effectively manage their financial commitments.  
 
Krystyne also helps participants develop life skills, access education, health care and financial benefits, as well as liaise with housing and other support services. To achieve these goals, participants and Krystyne work together to identify concerns and barriers to financial stability, and create an individual plan to provide the necessary support. The Trusteeship Program Caseworker may also refer participants to other services offered by Rebound, or to other organizations in the community. 

This program can help with: 
-Planning/Goal setting 
-Money management/budgeting 
-Financial literacy workshops 
-Financial entitlements/income assistance (OW/ODSP) 
-Housing support 
-Social support 
-Advocacy 
-Substance abuse counselling and support 
-Assessments and referrals 
-Health (mental, physical, emotional, spiritual) 
-Liaising/coordinating with other service providers 
-Creating community connections   

The overall goal of the Trusteeship program is to assist participants in learning how to manage their finances in order to move towards self-sufficiency.    
 
Referrals to the Trusteeship Program are made through Northumberland County’s Community and Social Services Department.  If you have any questions, or would like additional information regarding this, or other Rebound programs, please contact Krystyne Gillespie at 905-373-0007 X 236. 

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April 15, 2018 - From opportunities to develop new skills, to finding deep and meaningful personal connections, volunteering positively impacts all involved. This week is National Volunteer Week and we want to focus on celebrating the value of volunteering in all in its forms! 

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April 10, 2018 - On March 28 & 29th we held our 3rd Annual Easter Bake Sale supporting both Rebound and Northumberland United Way. We had tons of yummy baked good available, some baked by staff and volunteers of Rebound and some kindly donated by local businesses (The Rustic Bean, Ketch's Korner, The Social Pops, The Dutch Oven, Centre & Main Chocolate Co., & Betty's Tarts). With all the amazing local support, we were able to raise $645, and we donated $400 to Northumberland United Way. 
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April 5, 2018 - We are thrilled to announce that our Board Treasurer Lynn McMillan received a major Cobourg Civic Award of Distinction on April 4, 2018. The award she received was the Town of Cobourg Lloyd C. Stinson Memorial Award for Community Service. There was several hundred people at Victoria Hall celebrating the recipients - standing room only.    
Lynn received a stainless steel representation of Victoria Hall mounted on a marble base, a plaque, and two certificates of recognition from MPP Lou Rinalidi and MP Kim Rudd.    
We couldn't be more proud of her exceptional work in our community!  

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In 2007, April 2nd was designated as World Autism Awareness Day by the United Nations General Assembly. Since its inception, autism awareness and acceptance have increased, and a better understanding of neurodiversity has ensued. This positive movement is captured in Autism Canada’s tagline: “See The Spectrum Differently”.

What’s good about an Autism diagnosis? An Autism diagnosis is important to get external support for you or your child, but it also helps alleviate some of the frustration that a young person and their family may be facing before they understand the many faces of Autism. Every journey is unique, listen to Alyssa’s story and the positive encouragement she can offer.

For more information go to Autism Ontario: https://autismcanada.org/



Lil Dutch Girl.jpg Thank you for your extremely generous support of Rebound Child & Youth Services Northumberland. It is an honor and a pleasure to receive your generous donation on February 28, 2018 from your Pink Shirt Day sales! With your help, we are truly making a positive change in our community. We would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude. On behalf of the entire Rebound team, thank you for your support. Click on Lil' Dutch girl and visit them on Facebook.   



On February 27th, 2018 we held a workshop on Zones of Regulation presented by Christine Sleeman Pogue who has 26 years of teaching experience. This was a terrific 90 minute workshop that provided attendees with insights and ideas to encourage their children, or the children they work with as a tutor or educator, to get the most out of their tutoring sessions. For more information about any upcoming workshops, please feel free to add yourself to our mailing list which can be found at the top of the "About Us" page. zones.png            

January 10, 2018: What a terrific Wednesday at Rebound! This morning Trevor Flint stopped by Rebound to present us with a generous donation of $2,200!

Through his company Top Line Sports Breaks, Trevor organized a fundraiser for Rebound - in just 5 days they raised a whopping $2,200! Top Line Sports Breaks is “made specifically for the sport enthusiast to decorate that man cave of yours with Authentic Sports Memorabilia!”

Trevor, a local Cobourg resident, is passionate about his community, and particularly youth initiatives, and plans to continue to support local not-for-profits within Northumberland, with a specific passion for youth organizations.

Trevor, thank you to you and your members for your extremely generous support of Rebound Child & Youth Services Northumberland. It is an honor and a pleasure to receive your generous donation in the amount of $2,200.00 - thank you!

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 December 2017: Thank you to all our friends and volunteers who attended our Holiday Party 2017. We had a great time and hope you did too. What a wonderful way to thank our volunteers for all the selfless work that they do for Rebound and children and youth in Northumberland County-Happy Holidays. 
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November 10, 2017: It was a wonderful evening and we are sorry you weren't there, but we were and we had a great time! Thank you MacKechnie House, the food was amazing!  Thanks to all our fantastic servers, Shannon, Pamela, Lawrence, Stuart & Charlotte. The high lite of our evening was our songstress Naya Liviah, what an exceptional young talent. Special thanks to our corporate sponsors Lorenz Conveying Products (Cobourg), we appreciate your community spirit and generous donation. It was a fun way to celebrate our 20th anniversary, thank you to all our "Special Guests" and silent auction winners. 
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November 9th, 2017: Thank you to the incredible team at Ganaraska Financial Credit Union in Port Hope for the generous donation to Rebound and specifically the Triple P Positive Parenting Program (Positive Parenting Northumberland).

We really appreciate your support of this important initiative for the families of Northumberland County.

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November 2, 2017- Rebound and Habitat for Humanity joined together for the first time, and worked on a home in Port Hope. What an exciting day, working to help a family build a home, what could be better. Thank you Melissa Cranston for inviting Rebound to participate in the Youth Engagement Spotlight. Way to GO REBOUND and Habitat for Humanity Northumberland-Good Job!

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#IBREAKTHESILENCE Be a hero to a child. Purple Day at Rebound Child & Youth Services. We help protect against child abuse. See it. Hear it. Report it.

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October 13, 2017: MUCHO BURRITO stopped by and after a great week selling running shoes at their Cobourg location presented us with an amazing donation of $250.00. Thank you MUCHO!
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October 12, 2017: PLAY IT FORWARD! AMBUSH, THE GREATEST OF EASE, Rebound & James Burton of the INVESTORS Group Cobourg. Hosted at the Cameco Capital Theatre in Port Hope, our 2nd annual Play It Forward event was a huge success. Thank you to all who participated in all aspects of our event. Thank you to those who made donations to our Silent Auction. Thank you to those who came out to enjoy the music and the wine and cheese party. Special thanks to our performers AMBUSH and The GREATEST OF EASE. Thanks James!
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October 15, 2017: OUR 3rd ANNUAL RED RUN at Presqu'ile Provincial Park in Brighton was the trifecta of events 1. beautiful day 2. beautiful location 3. loads of fun!! Our 3rd annual event presented in support of the On-TRAC program. OnTRACis a pro-active anger awareness & violence prevention group program. Youth work to develop positive life skills by exploring such topics as positive communication, healthy relationships, bullying, positive/negative stereotypes, recognizing triggers for anxiety, stress and anger and providing coping skills and techniques. . This great program provides support to children and youth in Northumberland County. Thank you to all who participated in the RUN: Runners, Walkers, Sponsors, Volunteers, St Johns Ambulance, OCEAP, Oldies 100.9, MPP Lou Rinaldi, Mayor Mark Walas, Port Hope Police, Cobourg Police and the Youth in Policing.    Click Here to see our 2017 collage of the Red Run.
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September 20th, 2017: We were delighted to present the Lynn McMillan Resiliency Bursary to Alyssa Myers at our 20th Anniversary Annual General Meeting held at Victoria Hall in Cobourg.

The Lynn McMillan Resiliency Bursary is presented annually to a Rebound client or volunteer who has shown remarkable resiliency and is attending a post-secondary institution or registered in an apprenticeship program. 

Alyssa exemplifies the spirit of the award, having overcome bullying, depression, anxiety, and a diagnosis of Asperger’s.   Alyssa has turned her past adversity into developing her future career goals. Alyssa is planning on a career in Nursing with a focus on Mental Health, and aspires to giving back to her community by creating an inpatient Mental Health Clinic for youth like herself.  For Alyssa, accepting her diagnosis and learning to love herself has helped her to be the strong, empathetic and caring person she is today.

“This Bursary will help me complete my goal and hopefully help many others” she stated. Alyssa is looking forward to terrific year at school and a bright future.

Alyssa Myers is seen here accepting “The Lynn McMillan Resiliency Bursary” from Rebound Child & Youth Services volunteer Lynn McMillan. 

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July 6, 2017: 6th Annual Northumberland Charity Golf Tournament - a success!

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What a wonderful surprise. Monday we had a visit from Alma Beston-President of the Inner Wheel Cobourg with a donation of  $ 1,000.00 . What an honour for Rebound to have been chosen by the women of the Inner Wheel to receive this donation to assist in providing free programming for children and youth in Northumberland County.      
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