Mark Turner has worked with CAPC at the Hiiye’yu Lelum Society on Vancouver Island since 1996, as Coordinator of the Healthy Children Healthy Futures CAPC, as an active member of Advisories for CAPC provincial and regional training initiatives, and on a National Projects committee. Click here to continue reading!Read More
Grace Tait grew up in the Downtown Eastside (DTES) Vancouver neighbourhood. Encouraged by her mother and her grandfather, she began volunteering as a teenager with Meals on Wheels, and, through that experience, got to know and value many elders in the community. When she became a parent in her early twenties, her family were a great support to her in raising her kids. She worked two or three part-time jobs to support herself and her kids, and her kids went to Ray-Cam Community Centre Daycare. Click here to continue reading!Read More
Hazel has run the CAPC program for 21 years in the small town of Chase, in the Interior of BC, located at the outlet of Little Shuswap Lake, the source of the South Thompson River. The town has a population of roughly 2,500 and its main industries are forestry and tourism. She facilitates the program on her own, as the sole staff person for the program. Click here to continue reading!Read More
A discernment process for Germaine about the next stages in her personal life has coincided with restructuring in the agency she has worked for, and so she made the decision to explore new opportunities, after coordinating the Victoria’s Best Babies CPNP program for the past 24 years. Click here to continue reading!Read More
Register for the upcoming Vancouver Coastal Regional Training opportunity. PHAC will be sponsoring Vancouver Coastal AHS, CAPC, and CPNP program staff to attend Day 1 of the BCAPOP annual conference coming up in October. The registration deadline is fast approaching next week.
Save the date for the PHAC AHS, CAPC, and CPNP Vancouver Island Regional Training event taking place on February 19 and February 20, 2018. More information will be available soon!
The Public Health Agency of Canada and the BC Council for Families presented a webinar on March 23, 2017 to present an overview of the Growing Together: Supporting the mental health and wellness of young children, mothers, and their families Toolkit, designed to support service providers working with mothers with mental health, substance use, and other challenges, and their families.Read More
Infant Mental Health Promotion (IMHP) launched a Call to Action: On Behalf of Maltreated Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers in Canada at the beginning of May 2017 at the Expanding Horizons Conference in Ontario, declaring that collective action is crucial to ensure all our babies have optimal social and emotional health.Read More
The American Association for the Advancement of Science focused on new child development research at its February 2017 meeting, looking at ways to address the “word gap” for at-risk children that has been identified as a challenge to school readiness.Read More
In this factsheet, “8 Things to Remember About Child Development”, featured in the From Best Practices to Breakthrough Impacts report, the Center on the Developing Child sets out a group of key issues around early child development.Read More
Alberta Family Wellness Initiative has released a working paper on the effects of stress on child and how negative experiences in childhood can impose large costs on brain health and development later in life development, as part of the their Brain Story project on brain development.Read More