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Links for Early Childhood and Family Supports Professionals

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The ABCs of Mental Health

"The Resources include ideas for promoting the mental health of children and adolescents, information about how children change as they get older, descriptions of behaviours that might indicate a problem, and practical suggestions for steps to take."

Atkinson Centre

Resources, news, and events focus on child development and early learning policy and practice.

Child care Canada: Childcare Research and Resource Unit

Browse a large catalogue publications, resources, documents, and events related to early childhood programs and policies.

Childfriendlycommunities.ca

"This site offers measurement and planning tools to make your community more livable for children and families."

Children, Youth and Families Education and Research Network   

Under Parent/Family>Parent Education tabs, educators will find “practical research-based information” for supporting parents, from America’s leading universities. The Community tab also offers information for developing individual and community capacity.

Community-University Partnership for the Study of Children, Youth, and Families

This collaboration among the University of Alberta, community agencies, and organizations in and around Edmonton and across Alberta generates and shares knowledge about child and family development.

Dad Central

Dad Central is an organization in Ontario that provides toolkits, other resources, and training for individuals, agencies, and programs working with fathers.

Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development 

This website provides the most up-to-date scientific knowledge on early childhood development, from conception to age five.

European Union: European Platform for Investing in Children: Practices that Work

This web page hosts two registries: Evidence-Based Practices demonstrated to be effective through research and a user registry of practices.

Fatherhood Institute (UK)

Read about policies, programs, media articles, and statistics about fathers.

Generations Working Together

Search a library of resources pertaining to intergenerational practice, which aims to bring together multiple generations in purposeful and mutually-beneficial activities to enhance understanding, respect, and community.

National Fatherhood Initiative: Free Resources

Access free e-books, webinars, research, case studies, videos, and other resources from this American organization with a mission to increase father's involvement in their children's lives.

Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth—Early Childhood

Learn about your child’s development, locate government services, such as Ontario Early Years Centres and speech and language services, and read government reports and policy documents.

Ontariobreastfeeds

A valuable support for breastfeeding mothers in Ontario - offered in both French and English!

Parachute

Parachute offers programs, policy, research, e-learning, and other resources for injury prevention.

Public Health Agency of Canada: Stop Family Violence 

Family violence affects us all. It has negative social, financial and health impacts on those directly involved, as well as on their friends and family, colleagues, community and society at large. If you are a professional, you can find resources and information on these pages to help you effectively prevent or respond to family violence. You can also find information about federal funding opportunities related to family violence. 

Research Shop

"The PCYI Research Shop is a one-stop-shop to help you find quality, relevant research and documents related to children and youth (0-24) quickly and easily" (para. 1).

StepUp BC

Access tools and resources to support your non-profit organization.

Today’s Family

Locate early learning and child care and family support programs in Hamilton, Burlington, and the surrounding area.

Visual Education Centre-Parenting, Family, & Childcare DVDs

This DVD catalogue includes resources about food and nutrition, parenting, and programs for young children.

ZERO TO THREE

In addition to Military Family Projects, ZERO TO THREE produces developmental fact sheets and resources categorized by topic.

Inclusion Links

Asperger’s  Society of Ontario

Access information about Asperger’s Syndrome and services and resources for children with Asperger’s, or submit a request and receive a response within 24 hours.

Atkinson Centre

Resources, news, and events focus on child development and early learning policy and practice.

BridgingApps

Through their own portals, parents, teachers, therapists, and doctors, exchange ideas for using iPad®, iPhone®, iPod Touch® and Android® devices with people who have disabilities. The forum includes app lists, practical tips, and reviews of skills within particular apps.

The California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare

Rates screening and assessment tools related to child welfare, including Ages and Stages Questionnaire.

Canadian Self-Regulation Initiative

The CRSI website is a gateway to research regarding self-regulation with a particular focus on helping parents and educators understand children’s behaviour. The CRSI shares events and resources and is developing webinars regarding research into the stressors upon children’s behaviour.

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

CAMH offers mental health programs and services for children and adults. CAMH's website provides health information about mental health and addictions.

Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education—about inclusion, resources and publications

The Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education, United Kingdom, defines inclusion, links to legislation, offers free resources for promoting inclusion, and shares inclusion news.

Community-University Partnership for the Study of Children, Youth, and Families

This collaboration among the University of Alberta, community agencies, and organizations in and around Edmonton and across Alberta generates and shares knowledge about child and family development.

ConnectABILITY

Articles, pages, online workshops, and podcasts offer strategies and tips for children with disabilities and their support networks.  

European Union: European Platform for Investing in Children: Practices that Work

This web page hosts two registries: Evidence-Based Practices demonstrated to be effective through research and a user registry of practices.

Hincks-Dellcrest Centre

In addition to community programs for families, early intervention programs, and children’s mental health services, the Hincks-Dellcrest-Gail Appel Institute provides training and consultation.

Holland Bloorview—programs and services, family resource centre 

Holland Bloorview assesses and treats children with disabilities and hosts professional education events on such topics as caring for children with feeding tubes.

Human Early Learning Partnership

Library includes documents about assessments, publications, and videos.

Humber College Every Child Belongs City Wide Training

Professionals can register for workshops, site visits, and special events and can book speakers to visit their centres.

Inclusion BC

Inclusion BC engages in advocacy work, provides education and training, supports network-building, and promotes systems change and public awareness towards promoting the participation of people with disabilities in community life.  

Inclusion Press—workshops, books, media, resources 

Inclusion Press publishes person-centred planning and resource material and lists workshops and training events pertaining to inclusion.

Kinark

A central intake line for child and youth mental health issues is open on Wednesdays, 9 a.m.- 8 p.m. Call 1-888-454-6375

Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth—Early Childhood

Learn about your child’s development, locate government services, such as Ontario Early Years Centres and speech and language services, and read government reports and policy documents.

Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth—Special Needs

Learn how to access supports and services for children with specific disabilities.

Ryerson University School of Disability Studies

A part-time undergraduate degree program is targeted to adult learners with academic or professional credentials related to disability studies.

StepUp BC

Access tools and resources to support your non-profit organization.

Universal Design for Learning  

The National UDL Center supports the effective implementation of UDL by connecting stakeholders in the field and providing resources and information including: advocacy, community, and implementation.

Visual Education Centre-Parenting, Family, & Childcare DVDs

Browse the catalogue and find DVDs on a range of subjects, from  preparing for kindergarten to the experience of living with a disability.