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H&PE C1.3 identify the characteristics of healthy relationships (e.g., accepting differences, being inclusive, communicating openly, listening, showing mutual respect and caring, being honest) and describe ways of overcoming challenges (e.g., bullying, exclusion, peer pressure, abuse) in a relationship [IS]

OPHEA

Ophea is a not-for-profit organization and is led by the vision that all children and youth value and enjoy the lifelong benefits of healthy, active living. Since 1921, Ophea has been working to support the health and learning of children and youth in schools and communities through quality programs and services, partnerships, and advocacy.

Lesson Plans:  Lesson plans can only be accessed with an active OPHEA account 

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  • 1 HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATIONSHIP CHALLENGES
  • 4 HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS AND DEVELOPMENT

H&PE C1.4 identify factors (e.g., sleep, food, physical activity, heredity, environment, support from a caring adult, sense of belonging, peer influence) that affect physical development (e.g., of hair, skin, teeth, body size and shape) and/or emotional development (e.g., of self-awareness, adaptive skills, social skills) [PS]

Lesson Plans:  Lesson plans can only be accessed with an active OPHEA account.   

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  • 3 PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
  • 4 HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS AND DEVELOPMENT

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Developmental assets

In 1990, Search Institute released a framework of Developmental Assets, which identifies a set of skills, experiences, relationships, and behaviors that enable young people to develop into successful and contributing adults. 

Lions Quest

Canadian site that addresses and provides resources related to developmental assets.

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit Positive Mental Health Resources

Best Start is a resource center for maternal newborn and early child development.

 

H&PE C3.3 describe how visible differences (e.g., skin, hair, and eye colour, facial features, body size and shape, physical aids or different physical abilities, clothing, possessions) and invisible differences (e.g., learning abilities, skills and talents, personal or cultural values and beliefs, gender identity, sexual orientation, family background, personal preferences, allergies and sensitivities) make each person unique, and identify ways of showing respect for differences in others [PS, IS]

Lesson Plans:  Lesson plans can only be accessed with an active OPHEA account.  

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  • 2 RESPECTING VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE DIFFERENCES
  • 4 HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS AND DEVELOPMENT

Fully Alive

Family Life Education, as it is represented in Fully Alive, is intended to pass on a distinctively Catholic view of human life, sexuality, marriage, and family. Its goal is to complement the efforts of families and to support what parents are doing at home. The entire program, from Grades 1 through Grade 8 is designed to encourage children to become the people God wants them to be -- to be fully alive.

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Suggested resource for LGBTQ language appropriate for young children: Welcoming Schools

HRC Foundation's Welcoming Schools is the nation's premier professional development program dedicated to creating respectful and supportive elementary schools by embracing family diversity, creating LGBTQ - and gender-inclusive schools, preventing bias-based bullying, and supporting transgender and non-binary students

LGBTQ 101 Playing Game – “Cootie catcher” game to address LGBTQ issues

This edition of ReCAPP focuses on working with young children and helping to promote healthy attitudes toward their physical development and sexuality. Educators and other adults can consciously pass on certain messages that will help young children develop self-esteem and positive attitudes toward sexuality as well as encourage responsibility for their personal health.

Alberta Health resource for teachersLesson plans to address personal space, talk & trust, and relationships including friendships and dating/sexual relationships

British Columbia: Healthy Families BC

This website is part of the provincial health promotion plan to encourage healthier choices at every stage of life.  This specific section, “Five Ways to Well-Being” talks about being emotionally and physically well.

 Elementary Healthy Sexuality Educator Resource

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