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Children Need Time to Play Each Day—Unstructured, Outdoor Adventures
 
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Children Need Time to Play Each Day—Unstructured, Outdoor Adventures

A Q&A with Shauna Mokelki, Manager of I hope family centre programs at Family Services of the North Shore, was featured in the September 22, 2014 edition of North Shore News. Read the full story

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November Programs and Training

31 October 2014

Aboriginal Infant Development programs and training, as well as upcoming CAPC, CPNP and AHS trainings funded by the PHAC.

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Posted in Opportunities, Training

Autism Community Training

31 October 2014

Autism Community Training (ACT) invites leading practitioners and researchers from across the world to come together and share their insights with BC parents and professionals. A series of events over the next few months will have particular relevance to families with pre-school-aged children.

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Posted in Opportunities, Training

New Safe Infant Sleep Toolkit: Honouring Our Babies

31 October 2014

The First Nations Health Authority has produced a new Safe Infant Sleep Toolkit Honouring Our Babies Safe Sleep Cards & Guide. Responding to research findings that, in BC, First Nations and Aboriginal babies have higher risk of SIDS death, this tool kit is designed to help service providers discuss safe sleep practices to help reduce the risk factors.

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Posted in Aboriginal Community Updates, Research + Innovations

Kids Have Stress Too!

31 October 2014

The Psychology Foundation, as part of their Kids Have Stress Too! program has produced a booklet of Ideas, Tips and Strategies for Parents of Preschoolers.

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Posted in Mental Health, National Priorities

Alcohol & Pregnancy: Warning Signage Information Kit Booklet

31 October 2014

The government of BC has produced a fact sheet and information kit for municipalities considering mandated warning signage for alcohol retail outlets, reminding communities that it is safest for women not to drink in pregnancy.

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Posted in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, National Priorities

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New PHAC Breastfeeding Resources

31 October 2014

The Public Health Agency of Canada CPNP Program, in collaboration with the Breastfeeding Committee for Canada, has produced an updated version of the breastfeeding support booklet, Protecting, Promoting and Supporting Breastfeeding: A Practical Workbook for Community-Based Programs.

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Posted in Announcements, Opportunities, Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) Updates, Training

Influenza Prevention Tips

31 October 2014

The www.fightflu.ca website, created by the Government of Canada, provides information about flu symptoms, shots and management and an interactive map of nearby vaccine clinics.

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Posted in Announcements, Opportunities, Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) Updates, Training

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You Can’t Tell a Mom Has Postpartum Depression by Just Looking

30 September 2014

A Postpartum Progress article demonstrates why observation alone is not enough to identify postpartum depression.

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Posted in Mental Health, National Priorities

“Prenatal Care Pathway” Practice Support Tool Available Online

30 September 2014

The Population and Public Health Prenatal Care Pathway is a health promotion practice support tool, available on the Perinatal Services BC website, for public health nurses and other healthcare providers working with pregnant women and their families during the prenatal period.

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Posted in Program Delivery, Program Management

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Childcare Recognition Awards

30 September 2014

Nominations are being accepted until October 17, 2014 for the 2014 BC Aboriginal Child Care Society Child Care Recognition Awards honouring early childhood educators acting as exceptional role models.

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Posted in Aboriginal Community Updates, Research + Innovations

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10 Short Video Clips on Parent/Child Behavioural Intervention Techniques

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On March 27, CBC aired a program on Angry Kids & Stressed Out Parents, as part of its Doc Zone series.

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