MCFD Trauma-Informed Practice Guide: Healing Families, Helping Systems

Healing Families, Helping Systems is a trauma-informed practice guide for working with children, youth and families, produced by the BC Ministry of Children and Family Development (2016). The guide, designed for use by system planners, leaders and practitioners in the field of children, youth, and families, aims to identify trauma-informed approaches, raise awareness of evidence-informed approaches to trauma-informed service delivery, and to increase capacity amongst service providers.

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Storybooks Canada: Storybooks in Many Languages

Storybooks Canada is a free open educational resource that promotes literacy and language learning in homes, schools, and communities. It makes 40 stories from the African Storybook available with text and audio in English, French, and the most widely spoken immigrant and refugee languages of Canada. They are also in the process of developing Indigenous Storybooks and the Global Storybooks literacy portal. The aim is to enjoy and share the stories.

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BC $10 a Day Childcare Pilot Project

Through the Province’s Early Learning and Child Care Agreement (ELCC) with the Government of Canada, the Province is in the process of converting around 2,500 licensed child care spaces – with a priority on infant and toddler spaces – into low-cost spaces at existing child care facilities across B.C. Parents with children in these prototype sites will pay no more than $200 a month per child for full-time enrolment during regular business hours, regardless of the care type. For some low-income families, child care could be free.

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MCFD: Re-Organization of B.C. Early Years Services

The Ministry of Children and Family Development is currently re-organizing the early years’ services that directly support children and families. For more information about the re-organization process and links to the Early Years Framework policy document, FAQs about the re-organization, the Early Years Professional Development pilot portal, and The Science of Early Child Development (SECD) resources, click here.

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IMHP Community Training

The IMHP Community Training live sessions/webinars have been completed. All the sessions are now archived and available for viewing. These sessions are great for staff and or student training and can be accessed any time by all AHSUNC/CAPC/CPNP project staff until 2020.

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New Indigenous Leadership Appointments at UBC

At the start of the 2018/19 academic year, the University of British Columbia welcomes Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Dr. Sheryl Lightfoot, and Dr. Margaret Moss to their leadership roles within the university, and announces new funding for the nurse practitioner program and for an online, part-time ECE certificate program.

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