Parents and Families External Resources

Immunization Information for Newcomer Families

All CNC programs must provide newcomer families with information on immunization in Canada. This can be difficult when you serve a vast number of languages and the information is complex. Health Canada has recently jreleased: A Parent’s Guide to Vaccination in Canada that can help. The in-depth guide is available in French, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil and Urdu.f valuable material) is available in French, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil and Urdu.

Hand in Hand: A Parenting Journey – Parenting Guide for Newcomers

What are the Canadian laws surrounding child abuse? Do I need to change my parenting style? Should I be scared of losing my child? Hand in Hand: A Parenting Journey answers these common questions from newcomer parents. Developed with input from Canadian families and newcomers, this guide gives families new parenting tools and information about resources to support their parenting here in Canada.

Ten Tips for Building Resilience in Children

Did you know that resilience is learned? Some of the children you work with may have experienced trauma. Even very young children absorb frightening events, so it’s important to have strategies to help them settle into their new life here in Canada. Here are 10 tips for building resilience. Review these ideas for strategies you can use or share with parents.

Do young children suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?

Because caregiver-child attachment is key to helping a child who has experienced trauma, every effort must be made to build healthy relationships and consistency in our programs.  Decades ago, little was known about what Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) looked like in infants and young children. Today, we know that trauma can have grave impact on the very young. The National Centre for PTSD has information about childhood trauma, infant attachment, and PTSD in preschool children.

My Name/My Identity

Have you ever mispronounced a child's name? It’s okay to make an error, but it is not okay to ignore the mistake or not learn from it. A child's name can be a powerful link to their identity. To promote equity and respect in the classroom, pronouncing students names correctly should always be a priority. Read more, take the pledge, and access resources on how to honour childrens' names at My Name My Identity.

Are you looking for multilingual parent resources?

Did you know that the FRP Canada Multilingual Parenting Information Sheets are available in 16 languages? They are an easy way to provide parents with information on topics like guiding children's behaviour, literacy and numeracy, play time, family life, and the importance of being active.

Hold on to Your Home Language parent brochures are available in 21 languages!

How do you talk to parents about the importance of keeping their home language?  Mylanguage.ca has brochures that can help you explain the benefits to parents - and they're available in 21 languages! Download Hold on to Your Home Language for the parents in your program here...

READY-TO-USE PARENT WORKSHOP: Building Resilience in Young Children

Everyone has the capacity for resilience. Building resilience is something we work on throughout our lives, and parents play the biggest role to play in helping their children develop strengths that support resilience. The purpose of this ready-to-use parent workshop is to provide practical tips and simple messages for parents about how to build resilience from infancy to age 6.

Working With An Interpreter

It can be challenging to interact effectively with newcomer families using an interpreter. Get tips for using an interpreter in a settlement context from these Canadian and International resources.

How to Improve Your Cultural Awareness and Understanding

The National Centre for Cultural Competence has a Curricula Enhancement Module Series on Cultural and Linguistic Competence. It is intended for health and mental health professionals, but has a module on Cultural Awareness and Self-Assessment Checklists that will help early learning and care professionals improve their cultural awareness and understanding as well!