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2011 Census and National Household Survey Highlights

Accessing Stable and Safe Housing Guidebook designed for Homeless Outreach and Homeless Prevention Program providers working with women and children who have experienced violence or are at risk of violence.

Adult Children of Persons with a Mental Illness Online Forum Group

AnxietyBC Youth website
An interactive website that includes information on common problems related to anxiety, cognitive behavioural therapy, sleep strategies, tools, stories, videos and resources

BC Council for Families has a series of printable fact sheets, including fun activities to do with your children

Building Adult Capabilities to Improve Child Outcomes” A Theory of Change (YouTube)
This 5-minute video depicts a theory of change from the Frontiers of Innovation community for achieving breakthrough outcomes for vulnerable children and families. It describes the need to focus on building the capabilities of caregivers and strengthening the communities that together form the environment of relationships essential to children’s lifelong learning, health, and behavior.

Canadian Mental Health Association
The “Your Mental Health” section of the website includes a section on Mental Health and the Family, including an article on coping with the stress of parenting

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Click on Getting Help; then select Supports for Families & Friends

Children of Parents with a Mental Illness (COPMI)

Chilliwack Child Development Guide
Early years parenting tips and resources in one document

Chilliwack’s Family Resource Guidea printable booklet of local support programs

Directory of Low-Cost and Free Food Programs in Chilliwack

Drug Cocktails
Facts about mixing medicine, booze, and street drugs

Eat Healthy, Stay Active
Indiana University investigators found that setting specific family rules about healthy eating and sedentary behaviour actually leads to healthier practices in children.

Families at the Centre: Reducing the Impact of Mental Health and Substance Use Problems on Families – A Planning Framework for Public Systems in BC
(Full Document)    (Summary Document)    (Quick Reference Guide)

Families Matter: A Framework for Family Mental Health in British Columbia
Promoting the mental health of families living with mental health challenges

Families Preventing and Overcoming Depression (FAMpod)

Family Support and Involvement
B.C.’s Mental Health Reform Best Practices

Family Toolkit
A tool kit designed to assist families in caring for a family member with a mental illness or substance use disorder

Growing Together Toolkit
Growing Together is a workbook style resource. It includes information on infant mental health promotion, education, screening, intervention, and advocacy. It also includes parenting strategy handouts organized around everyday activities for families designed to be used with parents, parenting groups or community education presentations.

Here to Help website
Mental health site, including information on symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment, and how to help a friend or family member. Contains a confidential message board, contacts, health information.

Here to Help: Talking to Children and Youth
When it’s time to discuss a family member’s mental illness or alcohol/drug problem

Kids Have Stress Too! Ideas, Tips & Strategies for Parents of Preschoolers
This booklet provides an introduction to some of the key concepts of Kids Have Stress Too!®, a program designed to help parents, caregivers and educators become more aware of children’s stress, and to help children cope with and develop effective ways of dealing with stress. It also provides some examples of activities and strategies that you can use to help children manage day-to-day struggles and stress, and ease the transition from home to child care and back home again.

Parenting Well
Information on mental illness and parenting, and tips and tools based on research

Participaction Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth
Canadian kids are inactive and they may be losing sleep over it

PFLAG Vancouver
Support for parents, family and friends of LGBTQ

Poor kids who go to daycare may later do better in school

Provincial Child and Youth Mental Health
Provincially funded information and resources

Resources for LGBTQ2S+ Youth (Fraser Valley)

Sleep Curriculum and Video Links

TeensHealth
A website providing general health and healthy living information for kids, teens, and parents, including information on causes, related issues, coping skills, and more

Triple P-Positive Parenting Program Review and Analysis

Violent television may make children more susceptible to advertising messages
A study by a University of Wisconsin-Madison journalism researcher has found that children who watch television shows with action or violence are more susceptible to messages in the advertisements shown during the programs.

When Then Kids: The Science of Raising Strong, Confident, Resilient Kids
An online how-to series for raising confident kids