British Columbia’s Prevention, Education, Advocacy, Counselling and Empowerment (PEACE) programs provide psycho-educational support for children and youth experiencing violence. This online toolkit provides PEACE programs with resources to support their work with children, youth, caregivers and delivering the Violence Is Preventable (VIP) Program.
Increasing Access to PEACE Programs
BCSTH is pleased to launch a new resource for PEACE Programs: Increasing Access to PEACE Programs for Indigenous Children, Youth and Non-Offending Caregivers. This resource is designed to support and guide PEACE Program counsellors in their work with Indigenous children and youth and their non-offending caregivers who have experienced violence in culturally safe and meaningful ways.
PEACE Program Videos for Use during COVID-19
During a public health crisis, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic, when public health officials recommend “social distancing” to slow the spread of infection, providing support services to women and their children experiencing domestic violence via technology may be useful and necessary to connect with women, children and youth. A series of videos made by BC’s PEACE Programs to share with participant’s to supplement your work can be found here.
The video library is password protected. Please email email@example.com if you require the password.
PEACE Program Policy Template Guides
The following BCSTH templates are designed for PEACE Programs to use and adapt to develop their own set of policies.
Additional PEACE Program Resources
- PEACE Program Toolkit
- PEACE Program Training Video
- Break the Silence: Youth Exposure to Violence at Home Video
Violence Is Preventable (VIP) Program Resources
Violence is preventable (VIP) is a free, confidential, school-based violence prevention program for school age children and youth in grades K through 12 who have experienced violence. PEACE programs delivering VIP use the following resources in their work with BC’s schools. VIP Resources can be found here.
BELIEVE Project Resources
The BELIEVE project is an extension of BCSTH’s VIP program. Through presentations in schools, this project is focused on helping students in grades 6-8 understand healthy relationships and sexual violence specifically on topics such as consent, sexting, sexual harassment and how one can access support.
BELIEVE Project Resources can be found here.
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