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Enlightening parenthood   
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1980_Healthsharing_Vol_1_No_2_Spring.pdf

This article outlines and critically examines old notions of child-raising and discuses perils and pitfalls of different parenting courses offered; highlighting the wisdom that unfolds with mentorship gained from group experiences, questions the “expert” tradition, discusses alternatives to parenting courses; self help model, child-parent centres, create long terms support networks.


 

 

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Published: 1980
Long distance delivery  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1988_Healthsharing_Vol_10_No_1_Winter.pdf

This article speaks to the unfortunate effects of regionalization on women's health. Indicates how regionalization shapes the birth experiences of women in many areas of Canada. Introduces The Project on Out-of-Town Birth research project.  A survey of health professionals reviewed. 

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Published: 1988
Our story   
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1982_Healthsharing_Winter.pdf

This article is the first of a special issue of Healthsharing on the topic of women and therapy by The Feminist Therapy Study/Support Group. Identifies the story of the seven- women group; describes their process.

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Published: 1982
Into a wood: speaking honestly about incest  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1989_Healthsharing_Vol_10_No_3_Summer.pdf

This article shares one woman's experience of incest through creative writing, personal narrative and research. Discusses the importance of bringing the topic of incest out of the shadows. Offers tips for survivors of incest on how to start their healing journey. 

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Published: 1989
Seeking help  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1982_Healthsharing_Winter.pdf

This article is the second of a special issue of Healthsharing on the topic of women and therapy by The Feminist Therapy Study/Support Group. Identifies four steps which can assist in the process of seeking help. 

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Published: 1982
Body image/body politic : a world without dieting  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1989_Healthsharing_Vol_10_No_3_Summer.pdf

This article discusses weight preoccupation and alternatives to dieting. The effects of social stigma and the medicalization of women's bodies. Introduces the Toronto based program Beyond dieting, an alternative program for large women. 

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Published: 1989
Women and therapy  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1982_Healthsharing_Winter.pdf

This article is the third of a special issue of Healthsharing on the topic of women and therapy by The Feminist Therapy Study/Support Group. Explains the roots and practice of feminist therapy. 

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Published: 1982
Testing positive  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1990_Healthsharing_Vol_11_No_2_Spring.pdf

This article discusses the implications of HIV for women and how women's experiences with HIV are different from those of men. Explores the resources and support options available for women living with HIV.  


 

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Published: 1990
Lesbians in therapy  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1982_Healthsharing_Winter.pdf

This article is the fourth of a special issue of Healthsharing on the topic of women and therapy. Examines the unique needs of lesbians seeking therapy. Describes leaderless lesbian therapy groups. 

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Published: 1983
A natural resource  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1990_Healthsharing_Vol_11_No_2_Spring.pdf

This article discusses the benefits and challenges of breastfeeding. Lists the political, medical and journalistic work necessary to support women and make breastfeeding a viable option. 

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Published: 1990