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Youth Risk Management

Page history last edited by Corinne Hansen 6 years ago


Students that take “smart risks” are less likely to be sick or injured… and less likely to miss school.  Healthy students are better learners! 


Risk taking behaviors can be addressed through a variety of courses.  Health and Phys Ed curriculum are often the most obvious places to provide education related to risk taking behaviors.  However, topics such as suicide and mental health can be discussed while studying “Romeo & Juliet”.  The effects of alcohol & drugs on the brain can be explored during Chemistry (30–C2.3sts).  Risk taking behaviors can  also be addressed through  student council or SADD group activities and as part of extra-curricular sports programs.  These resources and lesson plans will asssit you in incorporating youth risk management strategies into your classroom. 

Ø Injury rates are increasing in all age groups; injury is the leading cause of death for people ages 15 – 24; Albertans are exceptionally at risk (Alberta teens are 3 x more likely to die from injury than all other causes combined).

Ø 72% of all reported Chlamydia cases between 2004 and 2009 were in people younger than 25 years. Chlamydia can be easily tested for in urine and cured by antibiotics

Ø Over 1/3 of female athletes reported attitudes and symptoms placing them at risk for anorexia nervosa, male athletes are also at risk

Ø Most smokers start when they are teenagers—over 30% of smokers start before the age of 15

Ø Central Alberta has significantly higher suicide deaths





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    Injury Prevention: Lesson Plans, Alberta Health Services Resources, Web Based Resources and Support Organizations


    Sexual Health: Lesson Plans, Resources, Web-Based Resources,  Sexual Health Team - Consultants, Sexual Health PD, Sexual Health Clinical Services


    Suicide Prevention: Information and Education, Mental Health PD, Support Organizations  


    Tobacco Reduction: Age Appropriate Key Messages, Alberta Learning Curriculum Links, Learning Objectives, Recommended Resources 


    Traffic Safety: Lesson Plans, Web Based Resources, Funding for Traffic Safety Initiatives 




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