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Shuswap Family Resource Centre is Increasing Fitness with “Walk for FIT!”
 
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Shuswap Family Resource Centre is Increasing Fitness with “Walk for FIT!”

Shuswap Family Resource Centre in Salmon Arm is in its second year of a free 22-week “Walk for FIT!” walking group to increase fitness for participants in its Healthiest Babies Possible program. Read the full story

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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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Running While Pregnant

30 September 2014

A post on the SportMedBC website on the topic of running while pregnant recommends other forms of exercise for expectant mothers who have not run regularly prior to pregnancy, but states that regular runners “usually find that they can run long into their pregnancy” as part of their prenatal fitness program.

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Posted in Healthy Lifestyles, Research + Innovations

Fatherhood report explores evolution of fatherhood in Canada

30 September 2014

The “Give Love, Get Love” report explores “the positive roles that fathers, organizations working with diverse fathers, and the fatherhood sector in Ontario, can play in promoting gender equality, healthy, equal relationships, and ending violence against women in all its forms.”

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Posted in Fathering, Research + Innovations

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Baby Weight Charts Overlook Ethnicity

30 September 2014

A 2013 UBC study has found that healthy birth weights vary among ethnicities, and that common baby weight charts which are based on infants born to Caucasian parents lead to misclassification of some Chinese and South Asian babies as small for gestational age.

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Posted in Healthy Weights, National Priorities

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Vancouver Coastal CAPC, CPNP and AHS Training & BCAPOP Conference

30 September 2014

The first 2014 – 2015 Vancouver Coastal CAPC, CPNP and AHS annual training, featuring presenter Pacific Post Partum Support Society, and the annual BCAPOP Conference.

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

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PHAC Regional Trainings Scheduled for Kootenays, Northwest, Okanagan, and Northeast

03 September 2014

The annual PHAC regional trainings for CAPC, CPNP and AHSUNC staff have been scheduled for September and October for the Kootenays, Northwest, Okanagan, and Northeast.

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

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Webinar: Awareness of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD): Making the Connections – September 9, 2014

02 September 2014

Free webinar and fireside chat “Awareness of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD): Making the Connections” on September 9, 2014, International FASD Awareness Day.

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Posted in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, National Priorities, Opportunities, Training

Family Resource Program Certificate | Justice Institute of BC

02 September 2014

The Family Resource Program (FRP) Certificate training program from The BC Association of Family Resource Programs will be available in 2015 for family support workers seeking training and skills development.

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Posted in Mental Health, Opportunities, Training

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