KidCareCanada Society News
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!
Here at KidCareCanada Society we have just launched a mobile friendly version of our website.
Check out our website on now on your hand-held device.
Dr. Gabor Mate, a renowned physician and author – and compassionate human being -- shares his insights on post-partum depression, babies’ needs and the role of dads in a compelling interview to be included in our upcoming video on perinatal and post-partum depression to be released in chapter format in 2012 and 2013. Check our web site for clips that will be posted over the next few months.
Best Babies Program
Our executive director will present to moms at Victoria’s Best Babies Program, part of the Neighbourhood Resource Group in the Fernwood community in Victoria on September 12. Estelle will interact with new parents, show video clips and talk about the impacts of stress.
Victoria Baby Fair
Two exciting things are happening – we are hosting a booth at the Victoria Baby Fair, September 29 and 30 at Pearkes Recreation Centre and delivering a presentation at 1:30 on September 29. Come and visit us at our booth. Plan to hear... read more
Island Blue made it possible for us to have our flyers and annual report published locally, by going above and beyond in reducing our costs. Thanks to the entire team! See our beautiful banner and pick up a flyer at the Baby Fair, September 29 and 30.
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.