Government of Yukon



FOR RELEASE
April 14, 2014

Bubbles trilogy teaches children about personal space and keeping safe

WHITEHORSE—Preschool children and their families can learn more about personal space and setting safe boundaries with a newly published trilogy of fun and colourful stories.

The Yukon-made Bubbles series – written for children aged two to five – is a collection of stories illustrating the abstract concepts of personal integrity and space. It aims to prevent children from being mistreated and to communicate with children who have witnessed violence or been mistreated.

Bubbles programming includes complementary presentations by trained Child Abuse Treatment Services staff in classrooms and daycares throughout Yukon. The engaging presentations put Bubbles stories into context and are a great way to get children talking about healthy boundaries.

The Department of Health and Social Services published the Bubbles booklet in 1998. The Child Abuse Treatment Services branch later developed two additional booklets – Bubbles Everywhere and Bubbles Meets the Space Invader – to further explain personal space and solutions to bullying behaviour. As a result of the books’ success, the branch is releasing all three booklets as a coil-bound trilogy.

Learn more:
For a hard copy of the Bubbles trilogy or to arrange a presentation, call 867-667-8227 or toll-free 1-800-661-0408, extension 8227.

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Contact:

Elaine Schiman
Cabinet Communications
867-633-7961
elaine.schiman@gov.yk.ca

Patch Groenewegen
Communications, Health and Social Services
867-456-6145
patch.groenewegen@gov.yk.ca


News Release #14-098