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Kelty Mental Health: Healthy Living Toolkit for Families

Kelty Mental Health have issued their second edition of the Healthy Living…It’s in Everyone toolkit. Available in seven languages, it is designed to provide a guide to healthy living for families who have a child or youth living with mental health challenges, and provides ideas for Healthy Eating, Being Active Together, Managing Stress, and Developing Healthy Sleep Habits.

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Penny Simkin: Breastfeeding Issues for Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Tanya Lieberman, host of the Motherwear Breastfeeding Blog, recently interviewed Penny Simkin about breastfeeding issues for mothers who are survivors of sexual abuse.  In the interview, Penny talked about breastfeeding for survivors of early sexual abuse, including common feelings of survivors about breastfeeding and ways that breastfeeding support people can support survivors.

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Canadian Observatory on Homelessness Press: Understanding mothers experiencing homelessness

Understanding mothers experiencing homelessness:  A gendered approach to finding solutions for family homelessness, a report produced for the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness Press, looks at the experiences of mothers and children in dealing with homelessness and makes recommendations for interventions based on trauma-informed care.

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BC Council for Families (BCCF): Growing Together Toolkit

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.

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