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The Lynn McMillan Bursary: Accepting submissions for 2018 
For 20 years, Rebound Child & Youth Services Northumberland has provided supportive programs to children, youth and families in Northumberland County with the help of dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers. Lynn McMillan’s commitment to Rebound has been above and beyond, being a volunteer for more than twelve years. She is the ultimate volunteer. It is with honour and the utmost respect that we have developed “The McMillan Resiliency Bursary” in Lynn’s name. The bursary is for the amount of $500. Lynn energizes, empowers and inspires! She has helped make young people in our community more resilient and continue on the path to their unique success.
Please follow this LINK for criteria and application process 


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Crisis Services Canada launched Canada Suicide Prevention Service. This pilot project allows you to text (45645) or live chat from 5 p.m.-1 a.m.
http://www.crisisservicescanada.ca/en/

Canada Suicide Prevention Service | Crisis Services Canada Crisis Services Canada, a team of distress & crisis centres, offers Canada’s first nationally available, regionally delivered suicide prevention service. CRISISSERVICESCANADA.CA

LGBTTIQQ2SA  acronym that stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, intersex, questioning, queer, two-spirited and allies.  While the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects this diverse group against discrimination on the grounds of sexual and gender differences, homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia persist. 
By virtues of their ages, sexual and gender minority (SGM) youth are particularly vulnerable in our schools and communities. continue to experience adversity and trauma caused by an array of stressors that can affect their physical and mental health and make them prone to risk taking and various negative life outcomes including substance abuse and suicide ideation, attempts, and completions. 

We all need to build knowledge and understanding of sexual and gender minority youth and those who would perpetrate violence against them in schools and communities. 

To  assist us all in education and outreach initiatives,  focused on supporting sexual and gender minority (LGBTQ) youth and addressing their comprehensive health issues, resources can be found at  http://chewproject.ca/resources/



Eating Disorders Awareness 

"I want people who struggle with eating disorders to know it is possible to move from being 'in recovery' to being 'fully recovered'" – Jenni Schaefer

Eating disorders are characterized by disturbances in eating behavior. This can mean eating too much, not eating enough, or eating in an extremely unhealthy manner (such as binging or stuffing yourself over and over and purging).

Living life with anorexia or bulimia can be a devastating experience, and without treatment, anorexia can be life-threatening. But the good news is eating disorders can be overcome.

Learn how recovery can be possible for you too! Check out this list of resources, interviews and personal story submissions to learn new information about eating disorders and get inspired to set out on your own recovery journey!




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ACOUSTIC (Traditional) GUITAR LESSONS: If you are between 13 & 18, here is your opportunity to learn how to play the traditional acoustic guitar. Bring your enthusiasm! the instruction, guitar and music book will be supplied. Spaces are limited, please call Pam for an application 905-372-0007 x 228.  



BROTALK  -Fitting In There’s no right or wrong place to fit in. We can help you deal with social life stressors, while staying true to you. Depression Feeling depressed can impact your day to day routine. Find out what it’s like to live with depression and how to help a friend.  School Whether you like it or not, school is a big part of your life.  We’ve taken some of the biggest issues guys face at school and have laid it all out for you.Relationships & Dating Casual, serious, or somewhere in between – all relationships are important and we’ll help you figure out what works for you.Sex Sex is important because it impacts your life. Whether or not you’re having it yet, you’re probably curious and have some questions.Real Life Stories Check out Real Life Stories from young men who have gone through something and want to share their experience.
                                                           
Tired of trying to navigate the system alone? 211 Ontario is the perfect place to start. On line or on the phone on your terms...let 211 help you find the supports and services that you need. 
Hip 2B Square-Children's Mental Health aims a spotlight at children and youth struggling with an emotional, mental or behavioural disorder. these problems are painful, serious and very real. Introducing a new interactive web based mental health resource for kids and families. Check it out online.      
Get a head start on you volunteer hours for school.  Don't leave it until the last minute.  It has been proven you cannot graduate without your hours. So...what can you do? Do you like to share your love of learning? Are you really good at Math?, English? Geography? French?. Rebound is looking for volunteers-Youth helping Youth. A great way to earn your volunteer hours. Call Pam at 905-372-0007 x 228 for more information.   
Having sex to be cool isn't cool. Realize your risk, Rate your risk, Reduce your risk! 
In Canada, some of the highest rates and increases in STI's are in young people ages 15 to 24. If you are having sex , or thinking about having sex, you need to know how to avoid sexually transmitted infections.  sexualityandu.ca or publichealth.gc.ca/sti . If you would like to speak to a sexual health nurse for more information call 1-866-888-4577 ext.205
Got a problem that won't shut up? 
1-800-668-6868    KidsHelpPhone.ca  Anonymous*Confidential*24/7 
  • free counselling and information 
  • anonymous and confidential 
  • open 24/7
  • non-judgemental
  • trained professional counsellors 
  • help is available online or on the phone

Are you struggling with issues of sexual orientation and/or gender identity?
PFLAG Canada can help. Every day, PFLAG Canada volunteers are contacted by frightened adolescents and by angry, fearful or ashamed parents. PFLAG Canada supports, educates and provides resources to anyone with questions or concerns. PFLAG Canada is Canada's only national organization that helps all Canadians with issues of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.  24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Just call us at 1‑888‑530‑6777 or visit our website at www.pflagcanada.ca
Time to get a job!?  
Watton is your go-to employment service in Cobourg and Roseneath. Check it out!  Free job-search and self-marketing support is available through Employment Ontario Summer Jobs Service agencies to help students find summer jobs. Visit Watton at their Cobourg location at 9 Elgin St. You can also drop in to our Roseneath office in the Alnwick Civic Centre on Wednesdays from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m.


Cyberbullying Research Center

Cyberbullying Research Center is dedicated to providing up-to-date information about the nature, extent, causes, and consequences of cyberbullying among adolescents. This web site serves as a clearing house of information concerning the ways adolescents use and misuse technology. It is intended to be a resource for parents, educators, law enforcement officers, counsellors, and others who work with youth.(please note:this is not a Canadian site)


PREVNet 

PREVNet Canada's authority on bullying

PREVNet is a national network of leading researchers and organizations, working together to stop bullying in Canada. It is the first of its kind in this country and a world leader in bullying prevention. Through education, research, training and policy change, PREVNet aims to stop the violence caused by bullying - so every child can grow up happy, healthy and safe. For more specific information follow these links for parents, kids and teens.


JUSTICE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH 

Ever wondered...."do I have the right to attend school?", "do students have a right to special education support?", "School Suspensions: What are my rights?", "School Expulsions: What are my rights?".  Justice for Children and Youth, www.jfcy.org can provide services for children and youth under the age of 18; and homeless up to 25 as well as legal information on school related topics such as on the Right to Attend, Special Education, Suspensions, Expulsions and Exclusions.  


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