PROTECTION SERVICES/COBOURG POLICE SERVICE:
Cobourg Police Service
unveiled their newly re-purposed anti-bullying vehicle at Notre Dame Elementary School. The cruiser has been sponsored by Highland Shores CAS, The Children’s Foundation for Hastings, Northumberland & Prince Edward Counties,
Rebound Child and Youth Services
, and Safe Communities Northumberland County.
Introducing…NEW Skilled trades and apprenticeship supports for youth in conflict with the law.For many of you this kind of scenario may be familiar. Do you have the information you need to help youth attain their goals in the skilled trades?Whether you’re already well versed, or want to increase your knowledge we have you covered!You asked for more information on skilled trades; we heard you and have developed two fantastic new tools that are AVAILABLE NOW! follow this link for more information. Click Here!
The Lynn McMillan Bursary
For almost 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 $500.00.She energizes, empowers and inspires! She has helped make young people in our community more resilient and continue on the path to their unique success.
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: To be considered for The McMillan Resiliency Bursary, youth must meet all of the following eligibility requirements:-Must be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution or trade program-Must have attended a secondary school in Northumberland County-Must have been involved with Rebound, as a volunteer or client, within the two years prior to bursary application deadline-Must be 17-24 years of age as of the bursary application deadline.
Please follow this LINK
for criteria and application process.
Happy 2017 - Hey there Grade 12 students...have you completed your 40 hours, no one graduates without them. We can help you out. Volunteer with Rebound and give back to your community and help a little person with their reading writing or arithmetic. For more information contact Pam Powell at 905-372-0007 x 228
REBOUND CHILD & YOUTH SERVICES NORTHUMBERLAND CREATES FUNDRAISING CALENDAR TO CELEBRATE 20TH ANNIVERSARY.
By Karen Longwell
COBOURG -- Youth help youth in a new calendar fundraiser for Rebound Child and Youth Services just released this month.
The calendar was created using photos and artwork from Northumberland youth as a way to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Rebound, said Rachel Edwards, program co-ordinator and facilitator for the organization. Proceeds from the calendar will go towards Rebound’s program development fund, she said.
Rebound put out a call to Northumberland schools and community groups for youth to submit artwork for the calendar. The final pieces were selected in a voting day where the names of the artists were not known to the voters, she said.
Sydney Stewart, 16, a Grade 11 student at Cobourg Collegiate Institute, created two paintings for the calendar featuring Cobourg landmarks in the harbour -- the lighthouse and the Victoria Park beach gazebo.
“I thought the lighthouse would be perfect because it is local,” she said.
A photograph of fireworks on July 1 in Cobourg came after Andrew Atanasoff, 15, a CCI Grade 10 student, took a photography course from local teacher, Cindy Taylor. Andrew said he chose photos taken around the area.
At only 12 years old, Grafton St. Mary Catholic Elementary School Grade 7 student McKayla Tackaberry has already developed a talent for painting. Her painting of her grandfather’s tractor is featured in the calendar.
Jocelyn Connor, 16, a home school student from Port Hope, said she loves to do photography in her free time nearly everyday. Three of her photos were chosen for the calendar including one taken while flying in her grandfather’s ultralight plane. Her favourite photo is one of her sisters on swings taken from a lower perspective.
Rebound is a not-for-profit, incorporated, charitable organization, which provides programs and services to children, youth and families in Northumberland. Services include court diversion programs, homework clubs, parenting programs and self-esteem programs.
Calendars are $20 and can be ordered by contacting Rachel Edwards at 905-372-0007 ext. 223 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Be Safe app:
- Allows the user to create a digital safety plan
- Informs the user about mental health and addiction resources in your local community
- Directs users to the best options for their needs though a decision-making aid
- Creates a personal ‘get help script’ that helps users find the words to reach out
- Empowers the user to reach out safely
Check out the How to Use Be Safe and print your own Personal Safety Plan in the Be Safe Pocket Guide. View our training webinar on using the app in your practice.
Be Safe was created by a dedicated team of youth, mindyourmind, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and other partners in the Systems Improvement through Service Collaboratives initiative in London, Ontario and surrounding area to improve access to and coordination of mental health and addictions services for children, youth and families. Learn more about the development process in this article from EENet or this post on the CAMH website.
Be Safe is available in Brant, Chapleau, Chatham-Kent, Dryden, Durham, Greater Sudbury, Haldimand-Norfolk, Hamilton, Hastings-Prince Edwards, Lanark, Leeds and Grenville, London, Manitoulin Island, Nippissing Parry Sound District, Northumberland County, Ottawa, Sarnia Lambton, Saugeen First Nation, Simcoe Muskoka, Sioux Lookout, Thunder Bay and District, Toronto-North York, Waterloo Wellington and Windsor Essex County, as well as Ontario-wide. Many regions are also available in French and Arabic.
acronym that stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender,
transsexual, intersex, questioning, queer, two-spirited and allies.
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
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
focused on supporting
sexual and gender minority (LGBTQ) youth and addressing their comprehensive
health issues, resources can be found at
Event on May 25, 2016 Campbellford District High School, was a fantastic success-promoting an #arrivealive Prom night.
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 Rosemary for an application 905-372-0007 x 227.
FREE Electric Guitar lessons are back!!
WHO: Youth ages 12-16. WHAT: 10 weeks of FREE guitar lessons.
WHEN: Starting in September (day of the week to be determined) from 4 to 5 pm.
WHERE: Rebound Child & Youth Services 700 D'Arcy Street Cobourg Upper level. HOW: Call Rosemary Orendt to Register 905-372-0007 ext 227 or email Rosemary at Rosemary@rcys.ca.
This program is FREE but registration is required because space is limited to 5 participants. Currently accepting application for the next session!
Attention Musicians: Volunteers are needed to assists the Lead Guitar teacher with lessons: consider sharing you musical talents, guitar skills and love of music with our novice musicians.
There’s no right or wrong place to fit in. We can
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questions.Real Life Stories
Check out Real Life Stories from young men who have
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For GIRLS Only- I SHINE -
self -esteem workshop
For more information on these free 1 day workshops please contact: Rachel at 905-372-0007 ext 223 For BOYS Only
-BE YOU !
- self-esteem workshop. For more information on these free 1 day workshops please contact: Rachel at 905-372-0007 ext 223
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.
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-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 on line
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.
. 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
- free counselling and information
- anonymous and confidential
- open 24/7
- 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 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.