Suggested resources from the desk of Lorna MacQueen, Minister-Faith Formation for Discipleship:
Community Ministry Standards and Best Practices Administrative Standards for Community and Social Justice Ministries: http://www.united-church.ca/sites/default/files/community-ministry-standards.pdf
Social Media Guidelines for people working with Youth: http://www.united-church.ca/sites/default/files/resources/social-media-guidelines.pdf
Faithful Footsteps Screening Procedures for Positions of Trust and Authority in The United Church of Canada: A Handbook: http://www.united-church.ca/sites/default/files/resources/handbook_faithful-footsteps.pdf
Police Records Check UCC Handbook: http://www.united-church.ca/sites/default/files/handbook_police-records-checks.pdf
Interpretation Bulletin regarding police records checks: http://hamconf.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/policerecords-prc2011.pdf
Duty of Care information is available on the UCC site: http://www.united-church.ca/leadership/church-administration/duty-care. ‘The Duty of Care Program works to protect individuals through developing, implementing, and monitoring compliance with administrative standards.’ It is a good idea for congregations to review Duty of Care periodically.
Resources on The Golden Rule: Workshop guidelines, meditation exercises and other resources are available for teaching and reflection with young people or adults. Scarboro Mission Site: http://www.scarboromissions.ca/Golden_rule/index.php
Faith Trust institute: Working together to end sexual and domestic violence: http://www.faithtrustinstitute.org/training/upcoming-webinars
Tom Bandy: Thriving Church.com: http://thrivingchurch.com/
WingClips: http://www.wingclips.com. Movie clips that illustrate and inspire.
Team Building Activities: http://www.businessballs.com/freeteambuildingactivities.htm#personality-self-image-exercise
Open Space Resources compiled by Chris Corrigan: http://chriscorrigan.com/parkinglot/?page_id=957
Scilla Elworthy: Fighting with non-violence: http://www.ted.com/talks/scilla_elworthy_fighting_with_non_violence.html. How do you deal with a bully without becoming a thug? In this wise and soulful talk, Scilla Elworthy maps out the skills we need — as nations and individuals — to fight extreme force without using force in return.
Bully Directed by Lee Hirsch The Weinstein Company 04/12 Documentary – Film Review on Spirituality and Practice website: http://www.spiritualityandpractice.com/films/films.php?id=22734. Things to think and talk about after seeing the film: http://www.spiritualityandpractice.com/films/features.php?id=22735
Printable free e-book – http://www.education.com/static/ebook/education-com-bullying-ebook.pdf
Stand up to Bullying with tips and Canadian contacts and resources (Red Cross): http://www.redcross.ca/what-we-do/violence,-bullying-and-abuse-prevention/youth/bullying
Calvin Neufeld on Bullying : http://www.calvinneufeld.com/2011/04/calvin-neufeld-on-bullying.html
Bullying We’ll Stop It OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO- Long Branch Middle School: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-X3Pu20w24&feature=related
Interactive ANTI-BULLYING Web site: http://www.teamheroes.ca/website/meet.html
Bullying Awareness Guidebook from Accredited Schools Online (American): http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/bullying-awareness-guidebook/. This guidebook’s purpose is to do just that: educate students of all ages and their families about what bullying is, why it happens, and what they can do to prevent it. Key elements of the guide include: Differences and similarities between cyber and physical bullying; an extensive Q&A with two leading experts in psychology and psychiatry; bullying prevention techniques for students, parents, teachers and administrators.