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Child maltreatment: a public health issue

Examines the factors and conditions that contribute to child maltreatment and the relationship between child maltreatment and caregiver substance abuse.

Published: 2004
Self esteem

Descibes what self-esteem is, how a person with high-esteem generally feels, how a person with low self-esteem generally feels, and how to help improve children's self-esteem.

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Published: 2000
Interviewing Inuit elders: childrearing practices

Addresses traditional childrearing practices as experienced by two elders from the South Baffin Island region: Naqi Ekho and Uqsuralik Ottokie.

Published: 2000
Nutrition for healthy term infants

Offers health professionals guidelines in providing parents and caregivers with advice on infant nutrition from birth to 2 years. Prepared in collaboration with the Canadian Paediatric Society and Dietitians of Canada.

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Published: 1998
Learning to listen, learning to help: understanding woman abuse and its effects on children
Presents a handbook for students and volunteers entering the helping professions, to prepare them to recognize and respond to families in which there is or was violence at home. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Helping children thrive: supporting woman abuse survivors as mothers: a resource to support parenting
Answers questions related to general parenting guidance about children of all ages and specific parenting guidance for families impacted by woman abuse. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Gender and healthy child/youth development: a synthesis of the current literature
Incorporates information from a variety of sources and provides recommendations for the future that will address the impact of gender differences on gender and healthy child/youth development.
Published: 1997
A sense of belonging: supporting healthy child development in Aboriginal families
Focuses on service provider strategies to use in working with Aboriginal families with young children. Looks at areas of risk and concern, Aboriginal parenting beliefs and teachings, as well as effective approaches. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Babies' mental health: first connections matter for life
Explains the 'infant attachment' theory and explores, in particular, secure versus insecure attachment. Lists crucial milestones in a baby’s mental development and offers suggestions for ways in which parents can play a positive role. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Behind closed doors: the impact of domestic violence on children
Finds that children who live with domestic violence not only endure the distress of being surrounded by violence, but are more likely to become victims of abuse themselves. (See Details)
Published: 2006