Film-Based Classroom Resource Lets Teens Open Up About Cannabis
Posted by Nicole Bodner on Wednesday, December 3, 2014.
Teens need opportunities to talk openly and honestly about cannabis. This is the thinking behind a new, award-winning classroom resource called CYCLES, developed by researchers at the UBC School of Nursing and based on studies involving youth in three BC communities. The goal of CYCLES is to help engage young people in productive discussions involving decision-making and cannabis use. The resource features a locally produced short film and a facilitator’s guide. Read more
Supporting Change from the Inside
Posted by Karen Oddy on Thursday, November 27, 2014.
Brandon came into our Youth Probation office with the bravado of a Sopranos character. He had strong handsome features and he was highly athletic. He commanded a presence. Brandon was charged with trafficking cocaine and he was connected to a local gang. He was impeccably dressed and everything about him alluded to power and presence. Brandon didn’t use drugs; he just sold them, and he was working his way to becoming a true gangster. This was not a typical case. Nor was it easy even though I was an experienced Probation Officer. Read more