Healthy Relationships for Youth – A violence prevention program for rural communities
Webinar with: LAURA SWAINE, Coordinator, Healthy Relationships for Youth Program (HRY)
When: Thursday, October 24 at 12:00 – 1:00 P.M. (EST) Language: English
About this webinar: Working with youth in rural communities comes with specific challenges and best practices. Experienced teacher and community service provider, Laura Swaine will discuss her experiences of working with youth in rural Nova Scotia through the Health Relationship for Youth program and the Inspire program. Both are school-based programs that address various issues surrounding relationships and violence prevention while being youth-centered and youth-driven. Much of the work is peer-facilitated and uses a gender analysis. This webinar will give participants an opportunity to hear how these programs support youth to take ownership of their own lives, build leadership, facilitation and critical thinking skills.
About the presenter: Laura Swaine is Coordinator for the Healthy Relationships for Youth Program (HRY) - a program for rural youth at the Antigonish Women's Resource Centre and Sexual Assault Services Association in Nova Scotia. Laura has been working with youth for several years as a high school teacher and community service provider in Nova Scotia, British Columbia, Shanghai and Hong Kong. She is a firm believer in the potential, capability and innovation of youth and works daily in partnership with them to create space where this leadership can shine.