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Mental Health promotion for parents and children under the age of 8.   http://www.reachinginreachingout.com/about-program.htm

The Best Start Resource Centre is very pleased to launch its provincial awareness campaign on child discipline!
  • The goal of the awareness campaign is to reduce the prevalence of physical and emotional punishment of children from birth to age 6. The main audience is mothers, fathers and other primary caregivers of children from birth to age 6.
  • The key element of the campaign is the website www.ChildrenSeeChildrenLearn.ca, containing eight videos in each French and English. Four of these videos depict parent-child interactions and expert comments based on age. The other four videos are interviews with parents of young children who share tips and normalize the parenting challenges. Additional links for parents are included on the website.
  • A number of promotional strategies have been developed for service providers, in French and English, to direct parents to this website: radio and television public service announcements, growth chartsgraphicsarticlesmini-posters, etc. All the resources are available at en.beststart.org/services/campaigns/child-discipline-campaign-campaign-resources.
  • A complementary “ready-to-use” parent workshop is also available to be used with parent groups or through home visiting. This tool includes a DVD and facilitator guide, in French and English.
  • Background information on the campaign is available at: http://en.beststart.org/services/campaigns/child-discipline-campaign-campaign-overview
  • Full-day regional workshops are offered to service providers on child discipline strategies. The English workshops will be presented by Dr. Chaya Kulkarni,Director of Infant Mental Health Promotion, Hospital for Sick Children and the French ones by Kathleen Patterson, Mental Health Consultant.
o   Thursday, October 8 in Chatham (English – very limited availability) o   Tuesday, October 13 in Toronto (English) o   Thursday, November 12 in Ottawa (English) o   Thursday, November 19 in Sudbury (English – limited availability) o   Friday, November 20 in North Bay (French) For additional information on the campaign, contact [email protected].

The Society for Emotion and Attachment Studies (SEAS) is devoted to the dissemination and use of reliable and valid attachment measures for the betterment of research and clinical work aimed at understanding and promoting security in children, families, and society. The prevention of child abuse and respect for diversity in family forms are vital to the SEAS mission.

Infant Mental Health Promotion (IMP) is a coalition of professional representatives from agencies concerned with infants and their families, initiated in 1988 by the Dept. of Psychiatry of The Toronto Hospital for Sick Children.

Dr. Daniel Hughes is a clinical psychologist who developed an attachment-focused treatment that relied heavily on the theories and research of attachment and intersubjectivity to guide his model of treatment and parenting. He is the author of three books, including Building the Bonds of Attachment , 2nd edition, (2006), and Attachment Focused Family Therapy(2007).

The ChildTrauma Academy is a not-for-profit organization, based in Houston, Texas, working to improve the lives of high-risk children through direct service, research and education.

The New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation (NESTTD) is an organization devoted to providing training, information and resources on the effective treatment of psychological trauma, complex trauma and dissociation.

The Attachment Association of Canada is a registered charity providing a central Canadian organization for the issue of attachment disorder.

The Adolescent Parent Interagency Network (APIN) is a network of agencies and professionals in Manitoba who meet monthly with the goal of ensuring high quality service to pregnant and parenting adolescents. The Network facilitates the sharing of information related to existing services and resources, and is funded by Healthy Child Manitoba Office.

Infant Mental Health Promotion presents PDF files for download of the slides that were used the past Infant Mental Health Rounds presentations. Archived Webcast Presentations will direct you to the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) Webcasting Centre. Archived webcast sessions are available for viewing at webcast.otn.ca. Email IMHP for login details at[email protected].

Dr. Allan N. Schore, who is on the clinical faculty of the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, and at the UCLA Center for Culture, Brain, and Development. Click here for articles…

The Talaris Institute has developed some very impressive one-minute ‘spotlights’ on parent-child relationships (for showing on Public Television in the U.S.), available for purchase at a very minimal cost.

NOW AVAILABLE at www.IMHPromotion.ca The new HELP ME GROW Social and Emotional Milestones documents provide an overview of a young child’s typical social and emotional development by age. The HELP ME GROW family of resources is full of activities and tips for caregivers to support social and emotional development during the early years. These one page handouts from Infant Mental Health Promotion provide simple strategies for parents and caregivers to foster secure attachment relationships and support self regulation.

News Articles

What experiences in infancy will enable children to thrive emotionally and to come to feel that the world of people is a positive place?Attachment theorists believe they have some answers. Click here for a nice overview on attachment theory by Robert Karen in the Atlantic Monthly.

From The Web

Dear Friends
Kent Hoffman has put together a site which sums up so much of what he spoke about during his training in Winnipeg.  Please take a look and feel free to share it with others.

Online Resources

Book/Other Resources

  • It Won’t Hurt Forever-Guiding Your Child Through Trauma (CD)-Peter Levine(2001)
  • The Developing Mind- Daniel J. Siegel (1999)
  • Parenting from the Inside Out – Daniel Siegel & Mary Hartzell (2003)
  • Rebuilding Attachments with Traumatized Children – R. Kagan (2004)
  • The Brain that Changes Itself – N. Doidge (2007)
  • The Trauma Spectrum – R. Scaer (2005)
  • Trauma and the Body – P. Ogden, K. Minton, C. Pain (2006)
  • Trauma, Attachment and Family Permanence – C. Archer & A. Burnell (Ed.) (2003)
  • Trauma-Proofing Your Kids – P. Levine & M. Kline (2008)
  • Trauma Through a Child’s Eyes – P. Levine & M. Kline (2007)
  • Young Children and Trauma – J. Osofsky (Ed.) (2004)
  • Affect Dysregulation and Disorders of the Self – A. Schore (2003)
  • The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog – Bruce Perry and Maia Szalavitz (2006)
  • Attachment Focused Family Therapy – Daniel Hughes (2007)
  • Attachment Focused Parenting – Daniel Hughes (2009)
  • Attachment, Trauma and Healing – Levy and Orleans (1998)
  • Beyond Consequences, Logic and Control – Heather Forbes
  • Building the Bonds of Attachment: Awakening Love in Deeply Troubled Children – Daniel Hughes (2006)
  • Helping Abused and Traumatized Children – E. Gil (2006)
  • Facebook- Stepping Stones Counselling Group (1-855-763-7414)
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Circle of Security Book – Circle of Security Intervention: Enhancing Attachment in Early Parent–Child Relationships released in October. You can access some information about the content at  http://www.guilford.com/cgi-bin/cartscript.cgi?page=pr/powell.htm&dir=pp/attach.  Here is what Phil Shaver had to say about their book: ”What a beautiful book! Insightful, compassionate, emotionally moving, crystal clear, eminently useful–this book offers the best combination of excellent science, deep clinical experience, and coherent guidance for therapists that I have ever encountered. A ‘must read’ for anyone who wishes to understand and promote effective parenting.” –Phillip R. Shaver, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, University of California,Davis.

Brief: Reflections on Childhood, Trauma and Society is a collection of shorter pieces by the CTA Senior Fellow, Dr. Bruce D. Perry.  This mulitmedia book, with slides, images, video and text, is intended to stimulate reflection on some of the most challenging aspects of life in our modern world.  Brief is The ChildTrauma Academy’s inaugural iBook available on iTunes and also on Kindle.

A Child’s Loss: Helping Children Exposed to Traumatic Death is a short booklet that provides some practical advice for adults helping children deal with traumatic loss. Simple and clear recommendations for parents, caregivers and educators are provided. It is part of the CTA Press Caregiver Series and is available on iTunes and also on Kindle.