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Four Directions Wellness

SUPPORTING INDIGENOUS STUDENT HOLISTIC WELLNESS IN EDMONTON CATHOLIC SCHOOLS

In providing holistic programming, using the medicine wheel teachings in assessing balance and health the department has created a new role focusing on innovative ways to increase multilevel supports to Indigenous students.  

Multilevel Supports 

  • Supporting schools with outreach to non-attenders
  • Supporting schools with complex issues facing Indigenous students 
  • Supporting schools seeking cultural resources and presentations
  • Delivering Professional Development for District staff
  • Facilitating restorative justice circles addressing bullying, physical altercations, racism and verbal conflict. 

Available Wellness Sessions 

  • In-person Indigenous content for Wellness Sessions 
  • Virtual Wellness Sessions for Junior High sites on Wednesdays on Teams 12-1pm accessible to all Division schools 

Topics include:

  • Grounding & Breathing Techniques
  • Self Esteem/Personal affirmations
  • Communication Skills, Identity - Why is it important?
  • Youth Addictions
  • Setting Goals
  • Medicine Wheel for self-care
  • Digital Safety
  • Virtual Indigenous Wellness Parent Nights

 STAY UP TO DATE WITH FOUR DIRECTIONS WELLNESS WORK AT EDMONTON CATHOLIC SCHOOLS:

ON FACEBOOK: Four Directions Wellness

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 FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE FOUR DIRECTIONS WELLNESS PORTFOLIO AT EDMONTON CATHOLIC SCHOOLS, PLEASE CONTACT:

 Donita Large, Four Directions Wellness Specialist

Indigenous Learning Services

donita.large@ecsd.net

780 944 2000

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