Learn About S4

Start Smart Stay Safe (S4) provides opportunities for children and their families to develop skills, tools and strategies that will enhance lifelong learning. These are built on four cornerstones, which are the foundation of S4. S4 focuses on the following:

  • Having a strengths-based attitude (seeing challenges as opportunities to grow)
  • Knowing your personal strengths and skills
  • Learning how to develop these strengths and skills
  • Accepting that there will be times when you will need support to deal with daily challenges
  • Learning that your strengths along with support systems in your life will allow you to become resilient
  • Embracing the importance of being resilient in order to be successful in our changing world

More About S4

What does it mean to be Strengths Based?

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Understanding Resilience

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