Trauma expert says kids can feed off adults' back-to-school jitters

As students across New Brunswick prepare for a return to the classroom on Sept. 8, crisis counsellor and trauma expert Kevin Cameron says he has advice for parents, teachers and staff -- the start to school is only going to be good if adults are ready for it. "If we adults are comfortable enough with the measures being taken to manage the virus and we're comfortable enough as well emotionally to come back into this setting, the kids will feel that off of us," he said. [...]

Hat parents get much needed support on issues of mental health

Medicine Hat parents got to hear from trauma expert Kevin Cameron during a virtual meeting Wednesday night. The event was hosted by the Southeast Alberta Violence Threat Risk Assessment Protocol Committee in collaboration with Medicine Hat Public School Division, Medicine Hat Catholic Board of Education, Prairie Rose Regional School Division, CAPE School, Ecole Les Cypres, Medicine Hat Police, RCMP, Medicine Hat College and several community partners as a result [...]

Expert warns children may bring more trauma into the classroom after pandemic

Teachers and educators should be preparing for youth with more trauma than usual after the pandemic, an expert warns. Kevin Cameron has worked with schools that have been through devastating school shootings and loss. Now the trauma expert is working with Saskatchewan educators to get them to think about how COVID-19 has impacted kids. Cameron is the executive director of the North American Centre for Threat Assessment and Trauma Response. [...]

Trauma expert helps groups deal with COVID-19 fallout

A prominent crisis counsellor and trauma expert says the world has never seen anything like the COVID-19 crisis in recent memory, and it is aggravating already difficult human interactions in the workplace and in the home. Lethbridge-based Kevin Cameron is executive director of North American Centre for Threat Assessment and Trauma Response. He and his team travel all over North America to set up emergency crisis counselling during highly traumatic events such as the [...]

Region signs violence prevention protocol

Schools, police and community leaders signed a deal this week that could help prevent school shootings. About 90 people were at the St. Albert Curling Club Wednesday to witness the signing of the St. Albert regional Violence Threat Risk Assessment (VTRA) Protocol. A partnership between 17 organizations, including the City of St. Albert, Sturgeon County, the armed forces, the province, the RCMP and all four area school boards, the protocol creates a common framework within which the groups will co-operate to spot youths [...]

Student safety increased through school-police partnerships

A stronger partnership between schools and police is helping keep more B.C. students safe. A new collaborative and comprehensive resource for use by schools and police is intended to ensure consistent practices are followed provincewide and will help to proactively identify risk, guide interventions and provide supports for students when they need them most. RCMP and municipal police chiefs from throughout B.C. gathered at the Parliament Buildings on Nov. 21, 2019 [...]