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Creston Family Place: a Mom
 
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Creston Family Place: a Mom’s Story of CAPC Support During Her Child’s Illness

Creston Family Place CAPC program have shared a story of how flexible programming can help parents deal with challenging circumstances and encourage parents who have benefited from the program to share the parenting skills they have developed with those just starting out along the parenting road. Read the full story

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UBC and CIHR/IRSC: Young Parents Study

11 August 2016

HELP. Everyone needs help at some time or another, a collection of voices of young parents in Greater Vancouver, was released in April 2016 as part of the Young Parents Study being run by UBC and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR/IRSC).

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Posted in Parenting, Research + Innovations

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Dad Central Ontario: My Dad Matters

11 August 2016

Dad Central’s My Dad Matters was developed to address the changed circumstances of programming for fathers in today’s Canadian society.

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Posted in Fathering, Research + Innovations

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CMAS and CVIMS: Supporting Refugee and Immigrant Children and Families

11 August 2016

Two articles in the Spring 2016 edition of The Early Childhood Educator focus on support for refugee families as agencies respond to the ongoing intake of refugees from Syria and the Middle East. There is a review of the findings of the recent CMAS review of global research on caring for refugee children and an […]

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Posted in Early Childhood Development, Research + Innovations

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Breastfeeding Awareness Week

11 August 2016

A pair of new international studies, funded by the Government of Canada through Grand Challenges Canada and published this July, further strengthen scientific understanding of the links between what a child experiences in the first years of life and later childhood behaviour and abilities.

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Posted in Breastfeeding, Research + Innovations

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Canadian Mental Health Association (BC): Confident Parents Thriving Kids Program

11 August 2016

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CPMA) BC Division are now delivering the Confident Parents: Thriving Kids program, a family-focused coaching service effective in reducing mild to moderate behavioural problems and promoting healthy child development in children ages 3-12.

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Posted in Mental Health, National Priorities

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PHAC CAPC, CPNP and AHS Regional Training—Kootenay, Okanagan & Northern Regions

11 August 2016

Registration is now open for the following PHAC CAPC, CPNP and AHS Regional Training Events: Kootenays, Okanagan and Northern Regions.

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

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BC Perinatal Services Releases Updated Pregnancy Passport

11 July 2016

Women expecting a baby can access a new Pregnancy Passport, developed by Perinatal Services BC, to help them have a healthy pregnancy, track their progress, and prepare for their baby.

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Posted in Parenting, Research + Innovations

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Are We Doing Enough? A Status Report on Canadian Public Policy and Child and Youth Health

11 July 2016

Find out where BC stands in the 2016 edition of the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) “Are We Doing Enough?” Report.

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Posted in Healthy Lifestyles, Research + Innovations

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Experts Unveil New Sleep and Activity Guidelines for Children

11 July 2016

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine, with the help of a panel of experts, has released its first ever official recommendations for how much sleep children need on a daily basis.

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Posted in Healthy Lifestyles, Research + Innovations

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Parachute Resources: Injury Prevention at Home, on the Road and at Play

11 July 2016

Check out the colourful range of resource materials from Parachute’s Safety Awareness Week, celebrating twenty years of injury prevention.

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Posted in Injury Prevention, National Priorities

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Circle of Security: Prince George

Added on 15 August 2016

A four-day Circle of Security Parenting DVD Training will run in Prince George from 3-6 October, offering training for professionals to deliver this program to parents and caregivers.

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