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Did you know that Child Mind Institute resources are now available in Ukrainian?

In emergency situations, dependable information and simple tools can make a world of difference for children. That’s why the Child Mind Institute has multilingual trauma resources designed to help communities in the wake of natural disasters, school violence and acts of terror. Our guide Helping Children Cope After a Traumatic Event is available in 11 languages - including Ukrainian.

Listening: A Key to Cultural Competence


CMAS Tutorial: Invitations to Play

An invitation to play can be a simple way to spark children’s curiosity and imagination! They offer children opportunities to explore and direct their own play, follow their interests, learn more about the world around them, express themselves creatively and use their imagination. In this tutorial, you’ll find 10 tips for creating your own Invitations to Play for the children in your CNC program. At the end of the tutorial, you’ll also find resources, references, a Facilitator Guide and Questions for Personal Reflection/Group Discussion so that you can easily facilitate your own team training.

Have you tried making your own games?

During the pandemic, the CNC team at Ottawa-Carleton District School Board’s Bayshore site put their heads together to come up with creative ways to re-purpose cardboard delivery boxes. They used their extra time to save money and have some fun making everything from race tracks to carnival-style games for their program. Many of their creations were even laminated for quick disinfection! Click here to learn more.

Stories to Celebrate World Kindness Day!

How will you celebrate World Kindness Day on November 13th? Here are some posters and stories to share with the children and families in your program: postersBe Kind, and Kindness is My Superpower.

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