Bullying occurs when people use power and aggression to cause fear, harm and distress, or to control others. This abuse of power can be physical, verbal, written, social or electronic, and is typically repeated over time.
Bullying can have both short and long-term effects on those who are experiencing it, including physical symptoms, school avoidance, social anxiety, isolation and depression.
There are many causes of bullying, and we have created a list of strategies to help you support your child in developing positive friendships and building on their strengths. To learn more, click on the button below.
CDI produces short documentary film
Cyberbullying happens too often, with devastating consequences. Last year we launched Not So Social Media, our documentary short on cyberbullying, sexting and healthy online relationships. Geared for high school students, parents, educators and those working in children's mental health, this film encourages dialogue on how we can engage with each other respectfully online.
Helping children and youth
with LDMH develop self-regulation
and problem-solving skills
Social competence is a complex and interconnected set of knowledge and skills that come naturally to most people but can be a challenge for children with learning disabilities.
In CDI’s Integra Social Competence Group Program, children and youth are matched carefully and placed into small groups, where they meet weekly over the course of 10 weeks to build skills that will enable them to better engage with friends and classmates.
Offered free of charge to families, this group can be an excellent complement to Integra’s individual or family therapy services, especially for children and youth facing significant challenges, as it provides an opportunity for them to practice new skills with their peers.
By developing social competencies, children and youth learn an important set of skills they can count on for the rest of their lives.
L-R: Melissa Ostrosser with Junior League stands beside Judy White and Tracie LeBlanc with CDI's Fund Development, Marketing and Communications team.
This month, we are pleased to acknowledge and thank the Junior League of Toronto for their support of the SNAP® Girls Youth Leadership program in 2016.
The Junior League of Toronto is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.