News Topics: Child Health


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


National youth art competition – Deadline Apr. 30

Submission deadline: Sunday, April 30, 2017 Find more info at The Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR) is calling on artists aged 30 and younger to participate in a national art competition to raise awareness of health services for young Canadians.  Winners will receive a $1,000 award and their MORE

Campaigns and Issues

Heart & Stroke: Stop marketing junk food to kids

Our children and youth are bombarded with marketing messages for unhealthy food and beverages. The Heart and Stroke Foundation’s 2017 Report on the Health of Canadians examines how industry markets unhealthy food and beverages directly to our children and youth, and how this affects their preferences and choices, their family MORE


Antipsychotics and children diagnosed with ADHD

A new study has found that a high percentage of Ontario children and youth with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were prescribed antipsychotic drugs even though few of them were diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or psychosis. The Globe and Mail reports: “One in 20 children and young adults in MORE