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Kids Have Stress Too! ®

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Stress is found everywhere, even among our youngest and the Rainbow school board is utilizing a program to help them deal with it.
Students in grade 1 and 6 have been engaged in the Kids Have Stress Too! ®program since September.

Board mental health lead, Mary Jago, says teachers, who are involved in the program as learners, are taught a variety of ways to create a peaceful, safe and stimulating classroom environment, while delivering the curriculum.

Kids Have Stress Too! ® is being delivered by Rainbow District School Board’s mental health team in six-week blocks. Students engage in a series of skill-based activities and lessons that range from five to 50 minutes.

Teachers, who are involved in the program as learners, are taught a variety of ways to create a peaceful, safe and stimulating classroom environment, while delivering the curriculum.

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“The Kids Have Stress Too! ® program is one of many ways in which the Board is fulfilling its commitment to enhance the mental health and well-being of students and staff,” says Norm Blaseg, Director of Education for Rainbow District School Board.

Rainbow District School Board adopted its first Mental Health Strategic Plan in September 2018. The plan guides the Board’s work by embedding student mental health policy within its strategic planning; raising awareness to decrease stigma and increase the capacity to recognize the signs of mental health problems early and how to access the appropriate intervention; and implementing evidence informed promotion, prevention, and intervention mental health services to promote mentally healthy classrooms.

To access the Mental Health Strategic Plan, click here:

https://www.rainbowschools.ca/parents/resources-for-parents/mental-health-well/

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