MONTREAL, March 13, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Fondation Jasmin Roy is pleased to unveil "Toolkit for Schools to Address Bullying", a two-part toolkit to help schools across Quebec reduce and prevent bullying and violence.
In the wake of the provincial government's Bill 56, which took effect in June 2012, the Fondation Jasmin Roy entrusted author Camil Sanfaçon, the responsibility of designing a comprehensive toolkit based on the most recent and most pertinent information regarding violence and bullying prevention and intervention. The Centre de transfert de la réussite éducative du Québec (CTREQ) collaborated in the production of this portion of the toolkit written by Sanfaçon, which was made possible thanks to the generous financial support of the Centrale des syndicats du Québec. You will learn about the different types and forms of violence, the myths and stereotypes of those involved in bullying, and the roles of those managing bullying incidents in school environments. The toolkit also offers guidance on the training of school personnel, the building of partnerships with parents and the adaptation of school codes of conduct.
Ometz and David-Roger Gagnon contributed to the second phase of this venture, with their extensive psychosocial expertise in the Anglophone school community. This portion of the toolkit contains six manuals produced specifically for students, for teachers, for schools, for administrators, for families and for school professionals. It provides a repertoire of practical tools, such as questionnaires for students, parents and professionals, incident reports, a protocol for intervention, a list of resources, and scenarios for meetings with bullied students, bullies or witnesses. In addition, there is a section geared towards parents of students involved, directly or indirectly, in a situation of bullying or violence.
"Toolkit for Schools to Address Bullying" was created for all those working in schools, and offers simple and concrete steps in establishing an "action plan". It is sold at a cost of 99$. To order the Toolkit, please visit: fondationjasminroy.com
Hydro-Québec donated a total contribution of 150 000$ (50 000$ annually over the next three years) to The Fondation Jasmin Roy. This contribution will help provide three toolkits to each Quebec public high school in order to assist in the fight against bullying and violence.
The Fondation Jasmin Roy
The mission of the Fondation Jasmin Roy is to fight discrimination, bullying and violence against primary and secondary school children. The goal of the Fondation is to assure that all students are safe and secure in their schools where there is a diverse range of resources and responses to victims and aggressors. The Fondation Jasmin Roy has as its mandate to contribute to the research of solutions around issues of bullying in school settings as well as ensuring representation necessary to various bodies of government in collaboration with other interveners implicated around these issues, such as, le ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport, schools and the community at large. The Fondation is also implicated in the fight against school dropout related to bullying and the sensitization of the population around this problem.
Video with caption: "Web video « Bullying : I Say No! » from Céline Dion". Video available at: http://youtu.be/xb4uwSii4xI
Image with caption: "Jasmin Roy, President (CNW Group/Fondation Jasmin Roy)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140313_C4874_PHOTO_EN_37862.jpg
Image with caption: "Céline Dion (CNW Group/Fondation Jasmin Roy)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140313_C4874_PHOTO_EN_37860.jpg
SOURCE: Fondation Jasmin Roy
For further information: