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CanFASD has just released its first online course to the public, free of charge.

Foundations in FASD is a basic training course intended for everyone that will come into contact with individuals with FASD including all sectors of work, families, individuals with FASD, spouses, and the general public. This foundational level training program provides the perspective of individuals who have FASD, is evidence-based, employs a culturally sensitive approach, and is presented in a way that is responsive to the learner's needs.

Go here for more information: https://estore.canfasd.ca/foundations-in-fasd

Video to help understand PMAD & Tips for partners to support

This is a good video that can be shared with people who would like to understand what a Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorder is. What the difference between baby blues and PPD is, what intrusive thoughts are. How to know when it's time to speak to a doctor. It gives tips on how to support someone who is going through a PMAD and ways for partners to offer emotional and practical support. https://www.facebook.com/LifeWithABaby/videos/2080968481989402/

Introducing the Canadian Perinatal Mental Health Collaborative (CPMHC)

The Canadian Perinatal Mental Health Collaborative’s (CPMHC) mission is to garner support for a national strategy and government legislation to improve perinatal mental health care, include awareness, universal screening, and timely access to treatment.
The collaborative is comprised of mothers and fathers with lived experience, advocates, health care practitioners, researchers, and perinatal mental health organizations across Canada.
Let's get Perinatal Mental Health #ONTHEAGENDA in 2019! Join us as we launch the brand new Canadian Perinatal Mental Health Collaborative!

Nutrition for Young Children in Community Settings Best Practice Guideline

“Nutrition for Young Children (Ages 1 to 6 years) in Community Settings Best Practice Guideline” was developed by agencies in Simcoe County to help community staff and volunteers working with young children to provide nutritious food choices in a healthy and positive way. The guideline was updated in 2018. It is available in English and French.

http://www.simcoemuskokahealth.org/docs/default-source/jfy-childcare/201...

The Breastfeeding Companion - a website to support mother from pregnancy to growing baby

Posted on behalf of Virginia at the Breastfeeding Companion.
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New cannabis resources and links

The Public Health Agency of Canada contracted the Best Start program by Health Nexus to adapt our booklet, Risks of Cannabis on Fertility, Pregnancy, Breastfeeding and Parenting. http://www.beststart.org/resources/alc_reduction/RisksOfCannabis_A30-E.pdf
Two cannabis use resources were developed for PHAC. The readability level is geared for CAPC/CPNP programs.

Cannabis and Pregnancy: Getting Ahead of Policy

The Thunder Bay District Health Unit Family Health Team is pleased to release “Cannabis and Pregnancy: Getting Ahead of Policy,” the first of three reports in a three year cannabis and pregnancy project.

RNAO’s Assessment and Interventions for Perinatal Depression (second edition) best practice guideline (BPG)

RNAO’s Assessment and Interventions for Perinatal Depression (second edition) https://rnao.ca/bpg/guidelines/assessment-and-interventions-perinatal-de...
best practice guideline (BPG) was released today at a press conference in Toronto. It features 16 recommendations covering a range of topics, including better pre and postpartum care, more co-ordinated supports and greater access to mental health services.

Resource created to help parents and caregivers understand what, how and when children learn

Attached is a great resource created to help parents and caregivers understand what, how and when children learn (through play). Please use, print and/or distribute at your leisure.

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