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Live Well is series of bilingual (English/Arabic) simple readers that was developed by the Waterloo Region District School board to support the language and psychosocial/socio-emotional needs of newcomer refugee students.  It promotes positive mental health strategies to help students and their families prevent and/or deal with sypmtoms of trauma.

 

To see the available formats and accompanying resources, click a book in the list ►

 

Project Lead:

Sharon Newmaster WRDSB  

 

 

 

Sleep Well (Int - Sec)

Sharon Newmaster (Author)

Zeina Badawi (Translation)

English & Arabic

 

Learn some tips on how to sleep better at night.

Sleep Well (Primary-Junior)

Sharon Newmaster (Author)

Razan Tammar (Translation)

English & Arabic

 

Learn some tips on how to sleep better at night.

Look (Int - Sec)

Sharon Newmaster (Author)

Zeina Badawi (Translation)

English & Arabic

 

Learn how looking carefully helps you focus your attention on the present when you are feeling sad or worried.

Breathe (Int - Sec)

Sharon Newmaster (Author)

Rula Fakes (Translation)

English & Arabic

 

Learn how deep breathing can help you to relax when

you are feeling scared or anxious.

Breathe (Primary - Junior)

Sharon Newmaster (Author)

Rula Fakes (Translation)

English & Arabic

 

Learn how deep breathing can help you to relax when

you are feeling scared or anxious.

Listen (Int - Sec)

Sharon Newmaster (Author)

Rula Fakes (Translation)

English & Arabic

 

Learn how listening carefully helps you to focus your attention on the present when you are feelling sad or worried.

Listen (Primary - Junior)

Sharon Newmaster (Author)

Rula Fakes (Translation)

English & Arabic

 

Learn how listening carefully helps you to focus your attention on the present when you are feeling sad or worried. 

Relax (Int - Sec)

Sharon Newmaster (Author)

Rula Fakes (Translation)

English & Arabic

 

Learn how to relax your muscles when you are feeling stressed or anxious.

Relax (Primary - Junior)

Sharon Newmaster (Author)

Rula Fakes (Translation)

English & Arabic

 

Learn how to relac your muscles when you are feeling stressed or anxious.

Healing Hands (Primary - Sec)

Sharon Newmaster (Author)

Rula Fakes (Translation)

English & Arabic

 

This activity will help you identify safe places to go when you are scared and the people to talk to when you have a problem.

Take a Break Box (Int - Sec)

Sharon Newmaster (Author)

Rula Fakes (Translation)

English & Arabic

 

Learn what activites make you feel calm and happy. 

The Happy Box (Primary - Junior)

Sharon Newmaster (Author)

Rula Fakes (Translation)

Yeri C. (Illustrator) 

English & Arabic

 

Learn what activities make you feel calm and happy.

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