New Family and Youth Support Workers were both raised in Ladysmith

Danielle Winter and Corey Bullen have joined the LRCA's Family Youth Support Services Program as support workers.

The LRCA recently announced that Danielle Winter and Corey Bullen have joined the Family Youth Support Services Program as new Family and Youth Support Workers.

The Ladysmith Resources Centre Association (LRCA) is welcoming two new Family and Youth Support Workers into the fold.

The LRCA recently announced that Danielle Winter and Corey Bullen have joined the Family Youth Support Services Program as new Family and Youth Support Workers.

Winter has already established a high profile with parents and youth in this community from years of involvement with Ladysmith Family and Friends and Ladysmith Parks, Recreation and Culture, according to a press release from the LRCA.

“Danielle’s enthusiasm, energy and knowledge will be fundamental in her approach to this new position,” states the release. “Corey’s recent graduation from the Community Support Worker program, years of volunteer coaching both baseball and hockey, strong devotion to Ladysmith and passion for working with youth make this a very exciting opportunity for everyone.”

Both Winter and Bullen were raised as youths in Ladysmith and understand the challenges and difficulties that young adolescences are faced with in growing up in this small community.

Together they say, “It has been heartbreaking to see all the recent headlines on bullying. It is our hope that the youth in our town realize that there is help and support out there and that they are not alone. We are here to provide a supportive, confidential and non-judgmental service to all teens in our community.”

Along with providing individual support for youth in need, Winter and Bullen are also in the process of working with Ladysmith Secondary School to develop an anti-bullying campaign.

The mission of the LRCA is to “co-ordinate, facilitate and provide services and information to enhance the quality of life in Ladysmith and surrounding community.”

LRCA’s Family and Youth Support Services Program is a confidential open-referral program, meaning that anyone can refer a youth to its services, including the youth themselves.

Youth involved in this program may:

• be struggling with peer relations (for example, bullying, dating, developing positive friendships)

• be experiencing conflict in the home

• be involved in high-risk behaviour, drugs and alcohol, or experiencing some other type of crisis

• be involved in violent peer interactions

• be in trouble with the police or other authorities

• lack social skills or appropriate boundaries

• be unaware of coping strategies for dealing with emotions

• demonstrate self injurious behavior

• or be living on or involved in street activities.

— Submitted by the Ladysmith Resources Centre Association

Just Posted

Caps fall to Clippers in Nanaimo on Friday night

Clippers’ tying and winning goals come in less than a minute

Cowichan school district approves women’s winter shelter

The Cowichan Valley School District’s board of education has approved in principle… Continue reading

North Cowichan is Canada’s hot spot on Wednesday

The Warmland lives up to its name

Ladysmith Secondary School improv still groovy after 20 years

Catch performances Nov. 15th, 16th, 17th and 22nd, 23rd and 24th

New Coast Guard radar boosts marine traffic monitoring off B.C. coast

Six radar installations set up for Georgia Strait to Queen Charlotte Strait to Prince Rupert

Saving salmon: B.C. business man believes hatcheries can help bring back the fish

Tony Allard worked with a central coast First Nation to enhance salmon stocks

Vancouver Island remembers

Important stories shared as Islanders salute those who made the greatest sacrifice

High-end B.C. house prices dropping, but no relief at lower levels

But experts say home ownership remains out of reach for many for middle- and lower-income families

Worker killed in collision at B.C. coal mine

Vehicle collision occurred at approximately 10:45 a.m. this morning

B.C. asking for tips on ‘dirty money’ in horse racing, real estate, luxury cars

Action follows a Peter German report on money laundering in B.C. casinos

Canadian dead more than a week after plane crash in Guyana: Global Affairs

Global Affairs said it couldn’t provide further details on the identity of the Canadian citizen

Children between 6 and 9 eligible for $1,200 RESP grant from province

BC Ministry of Education is reminding residents to apply before the deadline

Victoria spent $30,000 to remove John A. Macdonald statue

Contentious decision sparked controversy, apology from mayor

Privacy concerns over credit card use for legal online pot purchases

Worries follow privacy breaches at some Canadian cannabis retailers

Most Read