April 28, 2015


Provided by: Dr. G. Sharpe

Caring and Safe Schools in Ontario

  • All students in Ontario require a caring and safe environment
  • Information (resources/appropriate strategies) are provided to all school stakeholders to help them address behavioural challenges for students
  • Promoting positive student behaviour, understanding student behaviour, investigative strategies, (tools and resources), and implementing a progressive discipline model are the key components of the document
  • Risk assessment specific to an educational setting and indicators are discussed

Click here to read ‘Caring and Safe Schools in Ontario’

Responding to Children’s Sexual Behaviour in Elementary Schools

British Columbia Ministry of Education

  • The guide was created to help all school stakeholders respond to children’s concerning sexual behaviour(s) in a practical and preventative manner
  • The guide stresses communication between all school stakeholders, empathy and accountability
  • The document focuses on distinguishing between student behaviours and identifying appropriate levels of response
  • The guide helps school staff understand how sexual behaviour problems develop and how faculty can respond to these concerning sexual behaviours in an appropriate manner

Click here to read ‘Responding to Children’s Problem Sexual Behaviours in Elementary Schools’

Children with Concerning Sexual Behaviour (video)

  • The video provides an overview of child sexuality and healthy versus unhealthy behaviours
  • School safety planning techniques (school staff roles and responsibilities) are outlined when responding to children with concerning sexual behaviour (CSB)
  • Parental support strategies are provided
  • The video delves into the myths regarding children with CSB
  • The video clearly defines examples of age-appropriate sexual behaviours in school-aged children
  • The video defines and examines the indicators of children’s CSB and the myriad of potential reasons for such behaviours
  • When to Intervene? (through the lens of a school stakeholder)
  • Clinical evaluations (and who is to be involved) and next steps regarding treatment for children with CSB are examined


Working with Children Who Display Concerning Sexual Behaviour (video)

  • This video is from the vantage point of a group home care provider and includes discussions regarding school stakeholder Implications
  • Examines the myths regarding the behaviour of children who have been sexually abused
  • Explores the risk factors that increase the risk for children with potential CSB
  • Distinguishes between typical/normal sexual behaviours and those behaviours deemed concerning
  • Classifies a child’s sexual behaviours into three categories: Green Light, Yellow Light and Red Light Behavioural Indicators
  • Models for Intervention are examined
  • Preventative education techniques are discussed with regards to children with CSB
  • A Safety and Schools section is discussed that gives an overview of applicable classroom strategies for school stakeholders regarding children with CSB



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