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Guide Meaningfully Engaging Youth (Tamarack)

Supporting the intentional engagement of different groups or demographics is a complex but integral component of our community development work. Throughout various training and network events, we have heard many folks express interest in meaningfully engaging youth. Tamarack has co-created…

February 18, 2021
Article Health and Learning Are Deeply Interconnected in the Body

We know that adult-child relationships, other early experiences, and environmental exposures influence child well-being. An increasing number of policies and programs around the world now reflect that understanding by supporting children’s early learning and nutrition to improve their readiness to…

January 7, 2021
Newsletter Ever Active Schools

The April E-News is chalk full of ideas to encourage teachers, students and families to be active every day.  Sign up to receive the newsletter on the EAS website 

April 17, 2020
Learning/ Training Psychological First Aid and Skills for Psychological Recovery

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network offers Psychological First Aid and Skills for Psychological Recovery in an online format at no cost.  Click here

April 17, 2020
Webinars Pursuing Age-Friendly: a Rural Perspective

In this recorded webinar you will hear from the Olds Age Friendly Committee and Age-Friendly Rosetown, Saskatchewan about their experiences pursuing age-friendly, including what is working well, overcoming challenges and plans for moving forward. Video Link

March 9, 2020
Publication Mental Health Supports in Schools

Alberta Health Services Addiction and Mental Health Strategic Clinical Network and Policywise for Children and Youth have worked together to outline recommended actions to ensure children and youth in Alberta have access to consistent and equitable cross-sectoral, collaborative mental health…

February 27, 2020
Guide Publication Adverse Childhood Experiences

Policywise for Children and Families has completed a literature review and a series of interviews regarding current evidence and knowledge on effective approaches to identify and assess individuals’ experiences of childhood adversity. The next steps in this joint project with…

February 27, 2020
Article Mental Health and Exclusion in School

A new research study from the University of Exeter confirms that children with mental health needs require urgent support from primary school onwards to avoid exclusion, which can be both cause and effect of poor mental health. Article

February 27, 2020
Learning/ Training Being Trauma Aware

“Being Trauma Aware: Making a difference in the lives of children and youth” is now available for free online. As part of the CCAC’s efforts to recognize and prevent child abuse across the province, this first-of-its-kind online trauma-informed training program provides…

February 27, 2020
Newsletter International Federation on Ageing

The International Federation on Ageing has developed a newsletter as a forum for age-friendly experts and enthusiasts to share their work on age friendly topics and to share the collaborative work being done with the World Health Organization on age-friendly…

February 26, 2020
Publication Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences

The National Centre for Injury Prevention and Control Division of Violence Prevention has released this report as part of a technical package geared to help communities prioritize prevention activities with the greatest potential of impact. Report

January 20, 2020
Guide Canadian 24 Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth

Developed by the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, these guidelines are designed to inform decisions that Canadians make about being active to improve their health. They include 24 hour movement and activity guidelines for 0-4 years, 5 to 17 years,…

January 14, 2020
Media Toolkit Getting Relationships Right

This 15 minute Ted Talk from Search Institute President and CEO Kent Pekel addresses how developmental relationships affected him personally and professionally, and discusses some of the tools that can be used to build relationships with young people. Ted Talk…

January 14, 2020
Toolkit Social Isolation of Seniors

The Minister of Seniors and Housing has issued a statement with guidelines for interacting and including isolated seniors during the holiday season, which include links to supports and toolkits that can be used to engage seniors and prevent elder abuse…

January 7, 2020
Article Video Webinars Website Infant Mental Health Promotion

Infant Mental Health Promotion (IMHP) is a coalition of individuals and professional representatives from agencies concerned with infants and their families. IMHP is dedicated to promoting optimal mental health outcomes for infants through developing and supporting best practices through education…

November 25, 2019
Video Journey Home

The Native Counselling Services of Alberta have recently released this video which explores healing Indigenous children in the Canadian child welfare system. The documentary highlights community approaches to ensuring children are meaningfully connected to their culture, community and identity. Documentary

November 21, 2019
Website Maternal Mental Health

The Mothers First resource (originally developed in Lloydminster) has been mounted online and adapted with local contact information for each town that has an A&MH/Public Health site. When you open the link, click on the rural tab in the right…

October 22, 2019
Learning/ Training Community Education Service

The Community Education Service (CES) provides parents/caregivers and other community members with opportunities to access free, public education sessions on child and youth emotional wellness and health topics. More Information See all current sessions

October 8, 2019
Toolkit Webinars NCCIH Resources Booklet 2019

The National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health has released their resources booklet for 2019. Resources include information on the social determinants of health, child, youth and family health and emerging priorities in public, as well as listing of podcasts, webinars,…

October 8, 2019
Guide The Search Institute: The 4S’s Interview

How can you get to know young people in your class or group quickly and deeply?  We know that building developmental relationships is critical to young people's development. But we also know that at the start of a new school or program…

October 8, 2019
General Alberta Father Involvement Initiative

Alberta Father Involvement Initiative (AFII) encourages the responsible involvement of fathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, and any other man who is influencing a child. Amazing things happen to kids, moms, the community, and to dads, when men give their time, attention,…

September 26, 2019
Guide Website Age-Friendly Communities

Health Canada states that in an age-friendly community, the policies, services and structures related to the physical and social environment are designed to help seniors "age actively." In other words, the community is set up to help seniors live safely,…

September 26, 2019
General Teen Mentoring in Schools Collaborative Community Network

The Alberta Mentoring Partnership would like to invite school mentors to participate in a Teen Mentoring in Schools Collaborative Community.. The Alberta Mentoring Partnership, supported by a grant from the Carthy Foundation, is creating a school-based mentoring collaborative community for educators…

September 26, 2019
Article Growing numbers of seniors lack support of family or friends

Stephanie Chamberlain and Carole A. Estabrooks at the University of Alberta have described a population that require supports in communities: persons that grow older and can no longer make health and financial decisions for themselves — but also doesn’t have…

September 26, 2019