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Free online child trauma courses

The Child Trauma Academy offers short, free online courses on topics such as brain development, childhood trauma, the cost of caring (secondary traumatic stress), and bonding and attachment in maltreated children. These courses are designed for those with an interest in the topic but who do not necessarily have a MORE


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CRCRC federal budget 2017 analysis children and families

We have big gaps to fill with smarter policies, services and investments to boost lagging child well-being outcomes, says the Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children in response to the 2017 federal budget. The CCRC’s analysis includes excellent detail on what’s new in the budget for children and youth MORE


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UNICEF submission on RCY Act review

UNICEF Canada has made a submission to the Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth’s recent review of the Representative for Children and Youth Act. Entitled The Legislated Functions of the Representative Can’t Be Phased Out: The Rights and Interests of British Columbia Children and Youth Depend on It, the MORE


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Two Your Education Matters video clips

Watch Sandra Mathison, executive director of the Institute for Public Education BC, on the changes needed in public education policy. (3 min.). First Call’s Adrienne Montani is on the board of directors of the institute. Watch the latest video from Your Education Matters Broad View with Jason Ellis and Alex MORE


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First Call coalition submissions to the RCY Act review

Several First Call coalition members, including the BC Association of Social Workers, BC Government and Service Employees’ Union and West Coast LEAF, each made a submission to the Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth’s recent review of the Representative for Children and Youth Act. First Call made seven recommendations MORE


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Your Education Matters: Interviews with Richmond parents and Rob Fleming, MLA and education critic

Presented by the Simon Fraser University Faculty of Education, this new episode of Education Matters features two parents from the Richmond Schools Stand United talking to host Paul Shaker about the effects of current funding levels in Richmond. MLA Rob Fleming, the education critic, says public education is the single MORE


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MyLanguage.ca – Hold on to your home language – Resources in multiple languages

The website mylanguage.ca provides research-based information about the importance of maintaining and protecting the minority languages spoken in homes across Canada. The goal of mylanguage.ca is to help parents, teachers, childcare workers and service providers understand the personal, social, linguistic and academic reasons for maintaining and protecting home languages. There MORE