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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Young People Learning to Manage Relationships, Conflict

October 24, 2012 12:58 PM

Young people across Nova Scotia are learning new ways to manage relationships and conflict by being encouraged to think about how they, and their actions, affect others.

Education Minister Ramona Jennex and Ministerial Assistant for Youth Mat Whynott, on behalf of Justice Minister Ross Landry, announced the expansion of restorative approaches in schools, October 24, at Sycamore Lane Elementary School in Lower Sackville. Nova Scotia will be the first Canadian jurisdiction to initiate a provincewide restorative approach.

"School is a big part of our young people's lives and what happens there can guide them on how to create healthy relationships, and deal with conflict in all other parts of their lives," said Ms. Jennex. "Restorative approaches will also have a direct impact on bullying and other harmful behaviour.

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