Secondary Snapshots


The Snapshot is a monthly newsletter focusing on topics connected to mental health & social emotional learning. The goal is to create a shared learning opportunity for schools and families.

Secondary Snapshots

Youth and Substance Use

October 2021 ~ Talking to teenagers about difficult subjects like substance use can sometimes be a challenge for parents. However, providing your child with balanced information about substance use early... Read more

Preparing for School

September 2021 ~The transition back to school will be a big change as schools move to larger cohorts and more routine, in addition to once again facing a September of... Read more

Hello Summer!

June 2021~ The school year is almost over. Take a  breath, close your eyes and relax. You did it! You got through this challenging year and you and your family... Read more

Teens, Change and a Year of COVID

May 2021 ~ In June 2020, the District Mental Health Team started planning Snapshot topics for the 2020-21 school year. We anticipated that May would be an appropriate time to... Read more

Helping Teens Cope with Grief

April 2021 ~ Each year thousands of teenagers experience the death of someone they love. When a parent, sibling, friend or relative dies, teens feel the overwhelming loss of someone... Read more

Managing Family Conflict

March 2021 ~ The COVID-19 pandemic and the public health response to this crisis requires us to spend more time together in our homes, and has limited important social connections... Read more

The Other Health Emergency

February 2021 ~ While BC continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important that we recognize that this is not our only health crisis. The opioid overdose crisis... Read more

The Science of Kindness

January 2021 ~ Kindness is about more than simply being nice, polite, or friendly, although those things contribute to the overall power of kindness. Kindness is about treating those around... Read more

Managing Stress During the Pandemic

December 2020 ~ Many find the holiday season to be a stressful time of year. December 2020 has the added stressors from COVID: changes to traditional gatherings, limited opportunities for... Read more

Social Emotional Learning: Strategies for Parents

November 2020 ~ Social-emotional skills are the strategies one has for managing strong emotions, navigating relationships, working effectively with others, solving difficult problems, and making responsible decisions. When these skills... Read more

Welcome Back!

September 2020 ~ This summer provided a brief period to catch our breath, and as we enter September return-to-school plans across BC are in motion. All School Districts and schools... Read more

Secondary Monthly Snapshots 2019-2020

Secondary Introduction September 2019
Secondary Vaping and Marijuana October 2019
Vaping and Marijuana Oct 2019 Poster
Secondary Human Rights November 2019
Human Rights Nov 2019 Poster
Secondary Alcohol December 2019
Secondary Alcohol December 2019 Poster
Secondary Youth and Social Media January 2020
Secondary Social Media January 2020
Secondary Snapshot Opioids and Fentanyl February 2020
Secondary Fentanyl February 2020 Poster
Secondary Human Trafficking March 2020
Secondary Human Trafficking 2020


Secondary School Substance Use Snapshot Introduction-September 2018
Poster Substance Use Introduction

Secondary School Substance Use Snapshot Cannabis – October 2018
Poster Cannabis

Secondary School Substance Use Snapshot Teenage Brain-November 2018
Poster Teenage Brain

Secondary School Substance Use Snapshot Fentanyl- December 2018
Poster Fentanyl

Secondary Substance Use Snapshot Recreational Substance Use vs Addiction -January 2019
Poster Recreational vs Addiction

Secondary Substance Use Snapshot- Alcohol February 2019

Secondary Substance Use Snapshot- Vaping March 2019
Poster Vaping

Secondary Substance Use Snapshot-Adolescent Health Survey April 2019
Poster AHS

Secondary Substance Use Snapshot-Connection Between Mental Health and Substance Use May 2019
Poster Connection Between Mental Health and Substance Use

Secondary Substance Use Snapshot-Illicit Drugs June 2019
Poster Illicit Drugs