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Outdoor Playgroup: Parkgate Community Services
 
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Outdoor Playgroup: Parkgate Community Services

Parkgate Community Services, in North Vancouver, have introduced a drop-in outdoor play program for families, based on the Forest School principles and coordinated by a trained facilitator. Read the full story

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A Playful Approach to Discipline—An Editorial by Dr. Gordon Neufeld

31 May 2016

n a two-part editorial on discipline, A Playful Approach to Discipline, Dr. Gordon Neufeld discusses the root causes of problem behaviour and their surprisingly playful solutions.

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Posted in Parenting, Research + Innovations

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Coalition of Childcare Advocates: Translated $10 a Day Plan Factsheet

31 May 2016

The Coalition of Childcare Advocates have produced a range of materials around the $10 a Day Plan for childcare in BC. Their factsheet outlining the basics of the plan is now available in Chinese, Filipino, Punjabi, Spanish and Vietnamese, as well as English.

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Posted in Announcements, Keeping In Touch News

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KidCare Canada Resources—Now in 10 Languages!

31 May 2016

KidCare Canada have begun a program of translating their most popular videos into a variety of languages. The first three are now available online.

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Posted in Early Childhood Development, Research + Innovations

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Rest, Play, Grow: The New Book by Dr. Deborah MacNamara

31 May 2016

Popular Regional Training Event facilitator Dr. Deborah MacNamara has released a book called Rest, Play, Grow, based on her experience over the last decade of working with renowned psychologist Dr. Gordon Neufeld.

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Posted in Parenting, Research + Innovations

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A Family Guide to Concurrent Disorders

31 May 2016

As we begin to plan the 2016-2017 Regional Training Events, we have noticed that the topic of concurrent disorders has been discussed on a number of the regional calls. This overview contains an extensive list of resources you may find useful in supporting families where a concurrent disorder is present.

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Posted in Mental Health, National Priorities

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Census 2016: It’s Not Too Late!

31 May 2016

Some of your participants may not yet have had an opportunity to complete their census, and it is important for them to know that it’s not too late to complete their census questionnaire. Find out how you can support your participants, particularly ESL participants and those who may not have computer access.

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Posted in Announcements, Government

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Food Costing in BC: Provincial Health Services Report on Rising Food Costs

31 May 2016

The BC Provincial Health Services Authority’s bi-annual report on the cost of a nutritious family food basket, Food Costing in BC 2015, released in February this year, addresses the impacts of food insecurity and the rising costs of nutritious food for BC families.

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Posted in Healthy Lifestyles, Research + Innovations

A Spotlight on the Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program in British Columbia: A Keeping In Touch BC Special Edition

A Spotlight on CPNP: A Special Edition of KIT

07 April 2016

The Keeping In Touch team has put together a special edition to turn your focus to the Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program in British Columbia.

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Posted in Announcements, Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP), Feature Stories, Keeping In Touch News, Our Stories

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From Neuroscience to Policy, Program and Practice

04 April 2016

Long and Winding Road: From Neuroscience to Policy, Program and Practice looks at the growth of understanding of early brain development over the past 30 years and the roadblocks to implementation of this understanding into practical interventions.

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Posted in Mental Health, National Priorities

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Learning from the Highly Sensitive Child

04 April 2016

The BC Council for Families is currently featuring a blog post by April Martin-Ko on their website on Learning from the Highly Sensitive Child reviewing the research findings of Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl.

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Posted in Early Childhood Development, Research + Innovations

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Healthy Minds Canada Mindful Employer Series—”Initiating and Engaging In Difficult Conversations In The Workplace

Added on 31 May 2016

Workplace mental health was address in a discussion on “The Employee Factor” in Healthy Minds Canada’s Mindful Employer series last month.

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