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Circle of Security website
The Circle of Security is a relationship based early intervention program designed to enhance attachment security between parents and children. Decades of university-based research have confirmed that secure children exhibit increased empathy, greater self-esteem, better relationships with parents and peers, enhanced school readiness, and an increased capacity to handle emotions more effectively when compared with children who are not secure.
Cirlce of Security International
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Websites including blogs, support forums
Making Meals Meaningful
Making Meals Meaningful, a program sponsored by Maple Leaf Foods and Maple Leaf Prime®*, developed in partnership with UNICEF Canada and Dr. Karyn Gordon, features themed conversation starter cards that parents can use as a guide to address important and sometimes hard-to-discuss topics with their children. Cards are free and downloadable from the UNICEF Canada website. Mealtimes are a great opportunity for families to come together and share experiences that bring everyone closer together. Over the years, children’s relationships with their parents have changed dramatically. With smaller families coping with longer commutes, demands in the workplace, and social media playing a prominent role in children’s lives, there is a need for families to find innovative ways to connect and develop deeper relationships.
Unicef Canada
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Printed materials including handouts, brochures and books, Websites including blogs, support forums
Mental Health Caregiver Guide
Ottawa Public Health (OPH) has partnered with the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA), Military Family Services (MFS), and the Mental Illness Caregivers Association (MICA) to develop a national resource for Canadian caregivers of children, youth, adults, and older adults facing mental illness or experiencing mental health challenges.
Ottawa Public Health (OPH)
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Printed materials including handouts, brochures and books, Websites including blogs, support forums
OurHealthyMinds
OurHealthyMinds is about mental health. It celebrates the many ways we can be well, and honours the many ways we can experience mental illness - as an individual, a caregiver, a parent, a child or loved one.
Capital Health
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Websites including blogs, support forums
Parenting Partnership Website
Created by experts in prenatal education, child development and parenting, the Parenting Partnership’s Welcome to Parenting program is designed to give you all the critical information you need to experience pregnancy and parenthood in the most positive way possible - to help you become the parents you dream of being! The program has been rigorously tested and evaluated with expectant and new parents just like you. Leading program designers, researchers and parent educators designed this course to reflect exactly what expectant and new parents need and want to know as they experience pregnancy and parenthood. All class content has been filtered by experts to reflect all current and relevant information and strategies for expectant and new parents!
Parenting Partnership
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Printed materials including handouts, brochures and books, Websites including blogs, support forums
PREVNet Website
PREVNet is a national network of Canadian researchers, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and governments committed to stop bullying. Website has a section on 'Bullying Resources' with practical information for children/youth, parents and professionals.
PREVNet
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Websites including blogs, support forums
Teen Mental Health
Information about teen mental health from Dr. Stan Kutcher and colleagues.
Dalhousie University
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Websites including blogs, support forums
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