In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian Red Cross team has developed and adapted a number of resources to support First Nation organizations and employees understand and work through the challenges we are all facing.

The Canadian Red Cross and Indigenous Services Canada Jordan’s Principle are partnering to offer training sessions to support Manitoba Jordan’s Principle case managers and service providers. The focus will be on sharing resources, tools, and strategies for supporting youth and families maintaining wellness during COVID-19.

Highlights of the trainings:

1. Thursday, December 3 from 9:30-11:30 am:

  • A review of resources including:
    • What is Psychological First Aid? How can you take care of yourself and others in these stressful times? Discuss how you can apply the key components of Look, Listen, Link, Live and how you can access a self-directed course to learn more.
    • Resource guides that offers daily activities for children and youth to do with their families during isolation that focus on building positive connections to one another, strategies for dealing with stress, and information about how to access help when needed.
    • Virtual learning sessions: A miniseries that focuses on a resource or tool that can be used to support youth mental wellness
  • Discussion and questions to follow

2. Tuesday, December 8 from 2:30-3:00 pm: Giving youth ideas for healthy and safe relationships online

3. Thursday, December 10 from 2:30-3:00 pm: Practicing coping skills with youth

Click here to register for the sessions.

Following these sessions, the Canadian Red Cross will share the tools/resources via email and can provide ongoing support as needed.

These trainings are provided free of charge.