A new resource from UNICEF to support child-serving organizations in age-appropriate and child-friendly communication with children and young people. Download Communicating with Children now.
Burnaby Public Library has a collection of parenting books
Ministry for Children and Family Development
Positive Parenting Video project
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)
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
The BC Council for Families has “Q-tips” Community Resources for LGBTQ 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.phsa.ca/support/families/parents-and-caregivers
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
A library of scripts prepared by lawyers. It offers general information on a variety of topics on law in British Columbia, but not legal advice. If you need further information, you should consult a lawyer by calling the Lawyer Referral Service at 604.687.3221 or toll free in BC at 1.800.663.1919. Dial-A-Law is a free service that is available in English, Chinese and Punjabi by telephone and on the Internet. Dial-A-Law is funded by the Law Foundation of British Columbia and is operated by the Canadian Bar Association British Columbia Branch (CBABC).
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
Learn Now BC
Resource for parents and grandparents with children in school.
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: click here
Tax preparation clinics – staffed by volunteers – are generally offered between February and April each year at various locations across Canada.
Remember to bring your tax information slips and receipts. Volunteers need them to prepare your income tax and benefit return.You can get your current year and prior year old age security (OAS), employment insurance (EI) and Canada pension plan (CPP) tax slips electronically. This secure service is found by visiting Service Canada. For more information, see Information slips – T4 and other slips.
Resources in Prince George
Axis Family Resources
Foster parent programs, education, support and workshops
Carney Hill Neighbourhood Centre Society
A wide variety of grassroots programs for children, youth and families in the Carney Hill Neighbourhood, Prince George.
Carrier Sekani Family Services
With the guidance of our Elders, Carrier Sekani Family Services is committed to the healing and empowerment of Aboriginal families by taking direct responsibilities for: health, social and legal services for First Nations people residing in Carrier and Sekani territory.
If you are feeling overwhelmed, depressed, confused, suicidal or just needing someone to listen; The Crisis Prevention, Intervention & Information Centre for Northern BC is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing emotional support, suicide intervention and referral information to the people of Northern BC.
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.
Counselling Program Phoenix Transition House is a sixteen bed resource for women and children who are leaving an abusive situation. They provide a safe, peaceful and supportive environment for women and women and their children who are undergoing transition in their lives.
Prince George Native Friendship Centre
Counselling services, infant development programs, childcare services and more
South Fort George Family Resource Centre
A community-based family support program reflecting the needs of families in Prince George. The focus is on prevention and family well-being.
Several services related to all aspects of health, covering all Northern BC regions.
Prince George Public Library
The Prince George Council of Seniors (PGCOS) is a unique umbrella senior’s organization, non-profit society, and registered charity. PGCOS operates a resource and referral centre at #1055 – 5th Avenue and Seniors Info phone line both staffed between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm weekdays (except statutory holidays), and answers a broad range of queries with the largest percentage pertaining to seniors’ health and housing concerns. General Inquiries: 250 564 5888 OR firstname.lastname@example.org
Seniors Info-Line: 250 564 9100
Restorative Resolutionsto gang violence
Restorative Resolutions to Gang Violence:
An Exploration with the Filipino Community of Vancouver
Evelyn Zellerer, Ph.D.
Peace of the Circle
This paper summarizes the process and results of outreach to the Filipino community in
Vancouver, Canada to explore restorative justice as a response to youth and gang-related
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/