KidCareCanada Society News
Early Bird Special ends Feb 15!
Don’t miss the Brain Development and Learning Conference July 24-28, 2013 at the Bayshore Hotel, Vancouver, BC. This remarkable conference, organized by Dr. Adele Diamond and her team in the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Lab at the University of British Columbia attracts world-renowned researchers and practitioners. The speakers make learning accessible to all interested in child development.
More info here: http://braindevelopmentandlearning.com/BDL2013/
KidCareCanada Society mourns the sudden death of Dr. Clyde Hertzman, Director of Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) at the University of British Columbia, inspirational leader and world-renowned expert in early learning. The work of Dr. Hertzman and his colleagues underlies our mission – to translate current research so that it is accessible to all new parents and those who support them. Under Dr. Hertzman’s leadership the link between early childhood development and mental and physical health throughout the lifespan has become more widely understood and researched.
Do you ever wish you could connect with a paediatrician without a visit to the office?
Please check our web site for the new Ask the Doctor column.
We are currently collecting questions for Dr. Lionel Traverse. Complete the form on our website here to submit your question for the doctor. The doctor will read every question and will post responses to questions that seem of more general interest.
We have now concluded three film shoots for this new video to be produced in 2013. It will provide new parents with clear information about how to safely bathe baby – and adorable images!
Chapter 5, Communication Matters, is the concluding chapter in our Born to Communicate Series. This series was developed under the leadership of Dr. Janet Werker, UBC Infant Studies Centre. You can hear from Janet and other leading researchers, such as Dr. Tom Boyce, Dr. Nils Bergman, Lillian May as well as from Psychiatrist Dr. Carolyn Steinberg. View the video here.
Sensory experience exercise
Dr Lionel Traverse and Chef Eric
“I was expecting the regular old humdrum fundraiser (dinner, dance, then the silent auction where you bid on things you don't want or need...), so the format you organized was a really pleasant and fun surprise!” (feedback from a guest who attended our December 7, 2012 fundraising event).
Our thanks go to four generous and talented individuals who donated their time so that guests could enjoy a “really pleasant and fun surprise”.
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Dr. Christine Scaman and Dr. David McArthur
Hear Dr. Tom Boyce explain that even young babies recognize conflict, and it can negatively impact baby’s brain development – with consequences that can last a lifetime here.
Hear Dr. Tom Boyce speak about the negative aspects of Toxic Stress here
Do you speak more than one language in your home? Have you been wondering if your baby will be confused hearing multiple languages?
Check out our video series Born To Communicate, Chapter 4 “Babies can manage more than one language” here
We want to respond to the many requests to develop a new video – Baby 911 that will enable parents, grandparents, babysitters and other caregivers to recognize and handle infant medical emergencies. We are actively fundraising and gratefully accept donations of any amount. Charitable tax receipts are available for donations of $20 or more. You may donate by cheque to KidCareCanada Society or online: http://kidcarecanada.org/donations. In advance thank you!
The content of KidCareCanada videos is informed by current research and shared by experts in the field. It should not be used for diagnosing or treating, and is NOT a substitute for professional care.
If you (or someone you know) has thoughts of doing self-harm, or harm to a baby or anyone else, please call to speak with a trained crisis worker. Local Crisis Helpline numbers can be found through a Google Search. In British Columbia, Canada you can call Mental Health Support (BC-wide) at 310-6789 or you can call the North American line 1 800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
In ANY crisis, your local emergency number is another option and it is always available. Use 911 in North America, 999 in the UK or, if you're elsewhere, use the emergency number for your area.