Child development

Child development

Healing touch

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Cheryl Grossman
Leigh Hamilton
Wendy Simmons
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Vol 10, No.1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1988
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses the profound effect of touching. How touch shapes our development, mental health and sense of connectedness. Calls for healing touch.  

Don’t blame mother

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Susan Penfold
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Vol 7, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1986
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article is an edited version of a speech given by Susan Penfold at the University of Toronto's Rosenstadt Lectureship in community medicine on December 5 1985. Presents historical data around the origins of mother blaming.  

Enlightening parenthood

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Ida Flint Dancyger
Sharon Zigelstein
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Vol 1, No. 2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1980
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

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.


 

 

From tiny tot to toddler: a practical guide to baby care

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English
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Online
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Institut national de la santé publique du Québec
Publication Date: 
2007

Discusses the first days after birth, the characteristics of the newborn, communicating with your baby, caring for baby, sleep, your child's development, fatherhood, motherhood, family life, feeding your baby, your baby's health, and useful resources for parents.

Aboriginal children: the healing power of cultural identity

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English
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Online
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Canadian Health Network
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Predicts the positive results of fostering a sense of cultural identity. Lists ways in which parents, caregivers, and health practitioners can provide related support to Aboriginal children.

Behind closed doors: the impact of domestic violence on children

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English
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Paper
Online
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UNICEF and The Body Shop International
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
London, UK

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.

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Interviewing Inuit elders: childrearing practices

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English
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Jean Briggs (ed.)
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Nunavut Arctic College
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2000
Publication Place: 
Arviat, NU

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

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A sense of belonging: supporting healthy child development in Aboriginal families

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English
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Paper
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Author: 
Terrellyn Fearn
Publisher: 
Best Start Resource Centre
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

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.

Learning to listen, learning to help: understanding woman abuse and its effects on children

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English
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Paper
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Linda Baker
Alison Cunningham
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Centre for Children & Families in the Justice System
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
London, ON

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.

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ISBN 1895953286

Helping children thrive: supporting woman abuse survivors as mothers: a resource to support parenting

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English
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Linda Baker
Alison Cunningham
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Centre for Children & Families in the Justice System
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
London, ON

Answers questions related to general parenting guidance about children of all ages and specific parenting guidance for families impacted by woman abuse.

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ISBN 189595326X
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