KidCareCanada Society News
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.
Shirley Broback, host of RealParenting, a popular Saturday morning radio show on CFAX 1070, interviewed our executive director on July 28.
The main theme was “Babies don’t need parents to be perfect”. You can read about this in Shirley’s blog on Realparenting.ca by clicking here.
“Unfortunately, many of the babies I’ve seen were not wanted or nurtured by their parents --with tragic consequences for the child and society”, said Dr. Andrew Macnab at the July 4 screening of Emotional Safety.
Dr. Macnab, lead Pediatrician for KidCareCanada, was among the forty attendees at Cedar Hill Recreation Centre, Victoria. This screening was sponsored by Success by Six and collaboratively hosted by Success by 6, PLAY, CCRR and KidCareCanada Society.
We appreciate the generosity and the hands-on support of our sponsor and hosts and the enthusiastic... read more
Elizabeth Cox, Infant and Child Development Consultant, advisor to and strong supporter of KidCareCanada, presented on our behalf at the 35th Annual Making Tomorrow Conference held at the University of Victoria. Liz showed our video Emotional Safety and gathered the feedback and comments summarized below:
Statements made by participants after viewing Emotional Safety:
On April 4, we were on “The Daily” a Victoria cable TV program. News journalist, Jen Muranetz, highlighted our up-coming video on post-partum depression. This video is partially funded by the Victoria Foundation.
Shaw chose to focus on alternative therapies that can complement professional treatment and interviewed one of “our” moms with her adorable daughter. The video can be found here.
It was not an “April Fool’s Day joke” when our treasurer, Kevin Koch, discovered a deposit of $100,000 in our Gaming Funds account. We were extremely appreciative of this vote of confidence by the Province of BC and are wisely using every penny. You will notice we formally acknowledge the province in every video we develop this year.
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.