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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.

The family court survival workbook for women leaving abusive relationships

Family Court and Beyond

Luke's Place has prepared Family Court and Beyond, for women who are leaving abusive relationships and are involved in family court processes. It covers many topics, including:

Safety planning
Common legal issues, such as custody and access
Working with lawyers
The court process
Court-related services and agencies
After court is over

Link: https://familycourtandbeyond.ca/

Checklist: Planning for a Multicultural Child Care Environment

Is your child care organization welcoming to newcomer families? Use this helpful checklist (link below) for planning a multicultural child care environment to see how your program is doing, and identify areas for improvements!
https://www.cmascanada.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/ID_PlanningForMulti...

Online Courses by CanFASD: Foundations in FASD and The Prevention Conversation: An Online Curriculum

Online Courses by CanFASD: Foundations in FASD and The Prevention Conversation: An Online Curriculum
CanFASD offers two online courses:

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