Resources for Parenting
Resources for Parenting Education
Ministry for Children and Family Development
B.C. GOVERNMENT WEBSITES:
OTHER GOVERNMENT or GOVERNMENT-SPONSORED WEBSITES:
Helping Children and Adolescents cope with trauma (and many other mental health topics)
CANADIAN PAEDIATRIC NURSING/HOSPITAL WEBSITES - HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH, AND PARENTING:
Frances MacDougall, a clinical nurse who worked for many years on the Burn Unit at BC Children’s Hospital, developed the Too Hot for Tots! (THFT) Program after learning that many caregivers were unaware of burn hazards in their home.
OTHER WEBSITES (Educational, public service, NGO)
FOCUS ON MENTAL HEALTH:
Dealing with anxiety (children, youth, adults, new mothers)
Someone in my family has a mental illness (a downloadable workbook for children)
ISSUES OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY
There is a wonderful resource for LGBTQ families & service providers at BC Council for Families website. http://www.bccf.ca/all/networks/lgbtq-parents-resources-professionals-and-families.
Other great resources can be found at:
PFLAG Canada - Vancouver An organization that provides support for all family members and friends. They work to create an environment of understanding so our gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender children can live with dignity and respect. Resources
Vancouver Coastal Health has a fantastic resource page for parents and caregivers of Trans and Gender Variant children and youth - http://transhealth.vch.ca/support/families/parents-and-caregivers#.VHNc4ovF-ul
The BC Teachers Federation - http://bctf.ca/SocialJustice.aspx?id=6106
Qmunity - has resources helpful for parents and youth http://www.qmunity.ca/education/qmunity-publications/
American Library Association GLBT Roundtable
Adult books - http://www.glbtrt.ala.org/overtherainbow/
Books for kids and teens - http://glbtrt.ala.org/rainbowbooks/
Resources for Gender Inclusivity - http://bcsaferschools.com/
More kids books reflecting LGBTQ Families - http://www.pinterest.com/torontolibrary/tpl-life-rainbow-families/
For information specific to gender inclusivity - http://bcsaferschools.com/
FOCUS ON THE EARLY YEARS:
National Centre for Infants.Toddlers and Families (U.S.): Early Experience Matters
SELECTED PRIVATE WEBSITES:
ACTIVE PLAY & PHYSICAL LITERACY EVERYDAY
As a parent, you can help your child develop physical literacy to give them the right start in sport, school, and life. Learn how by visiting ActiveForLife.ca
Family Services of Greater Vancouver
Family Services of Greater Vancouver
FSGV's Family Support page includes: Resources for: Intensive Family Support; Child Development; and Foster Family Support (Also available for GRG Families)
Led by Atira Women’s Resource Society’s legal advocate Amber Prince, this tool-kit was created by Aboriginal women, for Aboriginal women. Click here to download: Your Rights on Reserve - a Legal Tool-kit for Aboriginal Women in British Columbia
A regional and provincial database of available community resources designed for BC families. This site was developed as a partnership between the BC Federation of Foster Parent Associations, the Adoptive Families Association of BC, and the Federation of Aboriginal Foster Parents.
Child Abuse Prevention
The Ministry of Child and Family Development provides links to Help-line numbers, parent resource sites and links to resources for teens.
FORCE Society and the Provincial Family Council for Child and Youth Mental health provide resources for families dealing with issues of mental health and addiction.
Learn Now BC
Child Care Resource and Referral is the place to go for everything relating to child care. There is even help with subsidy applications. Call 1.888.338.6622 or visit www.ccrr.bc.ca for lots of information for parents, families and child care providers.
Free Tax Preparation Clinics
For locations near you: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/vlntr/clncs/bc-eng.html
Tax preparation clinics - staffed by volunteers - are generally offered between February and April each year at various locations across Canada.
Summer Camp Opportunities for Low Income Children and Youth
New Westminster - http://fraserside.bc.ca/living_well/camping_bureau.htm
Resources in Prince George
Axis Family Resources
Carney Hill Neighbourhood Centre Society
Carrier Sekani Family Services
Elizabeth Fry Society and Children Who Witness Abuse Counselling Program Elizabeth Fry Society assist’s women, children and youth by advocating on their behalf, providing counseling services, education, as well as social and legal support programs.
Phoenix Transition Society and Children Who Witness Abuse
Prince George Native Friendship Centre
South Fort George Family Resource Centre
Prince George Public Library
Restorative Resolutions to Gang Violence
Restorative Resolutions to Gang Violence:
Representative for Children and Youth
Since 2007, British Columbia’s Representative for Children and Youth has supported our province’s young people and their families in dealing with the provincial child and youth welfare system.
The Representative also provides oversight to this system and makes recommendations to improve it.
The Representative is a non-partisan, independent officer of the Legislature, reporting directly to the Legislative Assembly and not a government ministry.
There are many important resources and reports available on their website. http://www.rcybc.ca/