Tools for Success

Ms. Kristine Bellingham is OJSH's Success Coach. Her aim is to help students create resiliency and enhance wellness and find success!

Kristine will be providing links and articles on this page that you can access that are designed to help you find your own success. 

November is Family Violence Awareness Month

This year’s theme, #WhereToTurn, encourages all of us to learn what resources are available in your community to support those affected by family violence.

  • If you, or someone you know, is in immediate danger call 911
  • To find the nearest shelter go to https://www.alberta.ca/find-shelters.aspx
  • The Family Violence Info Line: 310-1818
    • Call anytime if you;
      • Are affected by family violence
      • Need help with safety planning
      • Know someone who needs help
      • Need a list of services and supports in your area
      • Want to learn more about the issue
    • Service is available toll-free to all Albertans, 24 hours a day in over 170 languages
  • Call 211 for listing of local supports in your community
  • Talk to trusted family, friends or neighbours

Family violence includes intimate partner violence, child maltreatment, and elder abuse. It can be physical, emotional, sexual and financial abuse, as well as neglect.

Family violence can cause a number of serious health and social problems across ones lifespan including anxiety, depression, physical harm, failure at school, problems with friendships, alcohol and drug use, diseases and pain, lack of stable employment, financial problems and decreased lifespan (Public Health Agency of Canada, 2015).

During the month of November Kristine Bellingham, our school’s wellness coach, will be visiting our Jr. High classrooms and CALM class to discuss Healthy Relationships and how to deal with conflict in relationships.