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Indigenous focus in new HELP research digest

“Our language is our health: Connecting language revitalization to health outcomes for Indigenous communities” is one article to check out in the latest edition of the Human Early Learning Partnership at UBC’s HELP Reads digest of new child development research, policies, interventions and other HELP resources. Another is “Social and MORE


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Indigenous Early Years education bursary

The New Relationship Trust Foundation (NRT Foundation) has launched a new $1 million Indigenous Early Years Scholarship and Bursary program. Made possible with the support of the Provincial Office for the Early Years, eligible program types include certificate, diploma and associate’s degree programs. For more information contact Senior Project Officer MORE


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First Call members and advocates address early years for refugee, immigrant children

The Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of BC (AMSSA) publication Cultures West, Vol. 35, No. 1: Spring/Summer issue Immigrant and Refugee Children: The Early Years, features analysis by several First Call partners and advocates. In A Warm Welcome for Newcomer Families Sherry Sinclair addresses the role of Family Resource Programs (FRPs) support MORE


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Case study of prenatal nutrition care in a rural First Nations community

This qualitative project is a collaboration between First Nations Health Authority, Haisla Nation, and The University of British Columbia. Using a community-centric, case study framework, the study explores the experiences of the birthing population and care providers of accessing and providing nutrition care and programs within the Northern community of MORE


Campaigns and Issues

Government reaches out to coalitions on BC poverty reduction plan

The Honourable Shane Simpson, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, has reached out to both the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition and First Call for preliminary consultations on a poverty reduction plan for BC. The PRC met with the Minister and staff on August 10, and First Call conducted a MORE


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Programs that teach emotional intelligence in schools have lasting impact

A recent study published in the July/August issue of Child Development with the involvement of the UBC Human Early Learning Partnership, identifies the immediate and long-term impact of in-school social-emotional learning programs. The new study analyzed results from 82 different programs involving more than 97,000 students from kindergarten to middle school in the U.S., MORE


Campaigns and Issues

NDP government sworn in and new cabinet ministers announced

First Call congratulates all new ministers on their appointments, and we look forward to educating key ministers about the work of First Call and addressing issues and recommendations related to our 4 Keys to Success. The First Call BC Election Toolkit addressed key policy areas, noted below, which we look MORE


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Study looks at BC’s Aboriginal Infant Development Program

A new study from UBC, Relational pathways in early intervention: Research summary report for the Aboriginal Infant Development Program of British Columbia, by Alison Gerlach, aims to answer questions about how Aboriginal Infant Development Programs (AIDPs) influence the health and well-being of Indigenous families, infants and young children and how MORE


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Success by 6 profiled for Aboriginal ECD work

In a profile of the provincial Success by 6 initiative, the Canadian Council on Social Determinants of Health recognized the impact their work has in communities throughout BC, on social determinants that include healthy child development, education and literacy, social and physical environments and culture, as well as the initiative’s MORE


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HELP publications

The Human Early Learning Partnership at UBC has published two new documents: a list of all publications and research, and Volume 1 of HELP Reads, the Human Development Research Review, a monthly list of human development citations dealing with topics that range from human development, particularly social epigenetics, social determinants MORE