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Escaping the Conflict: The Syrian Refugee Crisis Explained, hosted by AMSSA

In a recent AMSSA webinar, Professor Dan Hiebert of the Geography Department at UBC, who is engaged internationally with governments and agencies in monitoring and responding to the Syrian refugee crisis, gave a background overview and analysis of the current situation in respect of the crisis. Read the full story

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“Parenting in times of war: supporting caregivers and children in crisis”

14 December 2015

The June 2015 edition of the Bernard van Leer Foundation’s Early Childhood Matters magazine contains an article documenting positive intervention techniques that have been demonstrated as effective in dealing with families experiencing extreme crisis.

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Posted in Early Childhood Development, Research + Innovations

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First Call Releases 2015 Child Poverty Report Card

14 December 2015

In the 2015 BC Child Poverty Report Card released in November, First Call highlights the continuing high child poverty rates in BC and the lack of a strategic plan to address poverty reduction in the province.

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Posted in Announcements, Keeping In Touch News

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Prime Minister Trudeau Ministerial Mandate Letters: What do these mean for BC Families?

14 December 2015

The Prime Minister’s office have made public the Ministerial Mandate Letters sent to the new cabinet outlining the government’s priorities—here are the ministerial mandates with particular relevance for agencies working with families with children at risk aged 0-6.

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Posted in Announcements, Government

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When Compassion Hurts: Burnout, Vicarious Trauma and Secondary Trauma in Prenatal and Early Childhood Service Providers

14 December 2015

Best Start Resource Centre has released a new manual on burnout, vicarious trauma and secondary trauma in prenatal and early childhood providers.

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Posted in Human Resources, Program Management

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Nobody’s Perfect: Engaging Dads in Parenting Programs

14 December 2015

This recent CHNET-WORKS! Webinar featured Jeff McLean of Abby Dads Program, based at Abbotsford Community Services, along with Brian Russell, Provincial Coordinator of Dad Central Ontario and Patrick Dillon, Provincial Coordinator of the Alberta Fatherhood Involvement Initiative.

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Posted in Fathering, Research + Innovations

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Nobody’s Perfect Upcoming Training Opportunity

14 December 2015

Nobody’s Perfect is a parenting education program where parents can safely share their experiences and concerns and receive the support of other parents. Click here to learn about an upcoming opportunity to become a Nobody’s Perfect facilitator.

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Posted in Opportunities, Training

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FREE! Training: Collaborative, Strength-based Approach to FASD Informed Practice

14 December 2015

PHAC has funded the College of New Caledonia to facilitate a training initiative designed to build on program strengths so as to enhance services for parents who may be living with FASD and to strengthen FASD prevention activities.

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Posted in Feature Stories, Opportunities, Training

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National Child Day

09 November 2015

National Child Day, on November 20, 2015, is a day to celebrate the rights of children in Canada and it is quickly approaching! Share and discover ways to celebrate, and learn more about child rights.

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Posted in Opportunities, Resources

HIPPY Canada Conference: Mother's as a Catalyst for Change - Keeping In Touch BC

HIPPY Canada Conference: “Mothers as a Catalyst of Change”

09 November 2015

The HIPPY Canada/FRPBC Conference takes place November 25 – 27 at SFU downtown campus in Vancouver, celebrating HIPPY Canada’s 15th anniversary. Get the details here.

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Posted in Opportunities, Training

SAMSHA: “Healthy Baby Healthy Life” FASD Webinar - Keeping In Touch BC

SAMSHA: “Healthy Baby, Healthy Life” FASD Webinar

09 November 2015

A recent SAMSHA FASD webinar looked at the topics of FASD prevention and intervention, a model for paediatric care, and a team experience of substance-abuse treatment issues.

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Posted in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, National Priorities

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