Resources for Youth
For Youth Ages 10 – 17
Practicum student Emily Boehmer is completing her final year of the Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology program at Yorkville University, and prior to this obtained her Bachelor of Arts and Science degree at the University of Lethbridge with a double major in Fine Art and Psychology. Additionally, Emily has experience in crisis work through volunteering at the Edmonton Distress Line, and is an active volunteer at CASA Child, Adolescent, and Family Mental Health.
Emily has been both a witness and a target of bullying in a school and workplace setting and is interested in working with youth (ages 10-17) who are being bullied and who may be struggling with challenges related to low self-esteem, depression, and/or anxiety. While working from a trauma-informed and person-centered perspective, Emily strives to create a warm and inviting space for clients of all backgrounds to share their stories, and primarily uses interventions from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness to support her clients.
Emily is offering one-on-one counselling for youth who are:
- being bullied at school
- facing challenges in their workplace environment
- struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, self-doubt, or just going through a hard time.
Counselling is on a sliding scale, and is confidential, non-judgmental, and will provide a safe space to talk through any struggles.
Constable Tad Milmine
Police Officer with the Calgary Police Service and also the President and Founder of Bullying Ends Here. Tad is an Ontario native, completing his K-12 education in Cambridge-area schools. Tad has been involved in numerous professional activities and associations, and has received multiple awards for his policing, leadership, and mentorship skills.
An International-level speaker, Tad has addressed numerous professional and school audiences on the topic of bullying and recovery from traumatic events. Having grown up in a home full of abuse and neglect, being confined to a dungy basement for twelve years, along with being severely bullied throughout school, Tad speaks from experience. He is also a sexual assault survivor. Tad has visited, consulted, and assisted hundreds of school communities across the country, and around the world, including the Netherlands, Scotland, England and the United States. He has received numerous awards and recognitions throughout his journey of service including being recognized by the Canadian Senate, presented the Sovereign Medal for Volunteers and the honour of being awarded the Order of Merit. Tad is one of only a handful of Canadians to have ever receive both medals! He was nominated by his peers for Police Officer of the Year in 2010 and 2011 and has been featured on dozens of news programs including CTV, Global, CityTV and CBC to name a few along with being featured in the television movie ‘Sticks and Stones’. On top of Tad’s work to end bullying, and his service to his Country, he proudly represents the LGBT Community.
Tad continues to spread the message of acceptance and understanding everywhere he goes. Having shared his presentation to almost a million students, it is no wonder that he is making a positive difference in the world. Tad shares his knowledge on bullying in real-time and from real-life experiences through the tens of thousands of messages he receives yearly from our youth. It should be noted that Tad not only responds to every message personally, but he does much of this on his own time.
Tad MILMINE, M.O.M (Member of the Order of Merit)
President/Founder of Bullying Ends Here
Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868
Resources for Parents
What can I do for my child who is a bully?
What can I do if my child is a target of bullying?
What can I do if my child is a bystander?
Great questions! It is great that you are seeing the signs and reaching out to help make this stop.
See our handouts for a few suggestions to get you started!
We have provided you with a few links to help you continue your search for answers. If you or your child needs someone to talk to, give us a call. We do offer consultations, coaching, and/or counselling sessions for parents and children to address and heal from bullying.
Child Internet Safety
Keep Kids Safe from the Dangers of the Digital World
The Ultimate Parent Guide for Protecting Your Child on the Internet
Bullying and Trauma Facts