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Sport Concussions

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

for anyone who loves to play sports, click here to access a web based tool on concussions. This is also posted on the website under weblinks.

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Suicide Resources

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Our "Let's Talk Day" piece posted in February led to a reader sending us a tip about two useful resources available on the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health website.

Brochure:  When a parent dies by suicide…what kids want to know 
http://www.camh.net/about_addiction_mental_health/mental_health_information/when_parent_suicide.html

http://www.camh.net/About_Addiction_Mental_Health/Mental_Health_Information/when_parent_suicide.pdf

Booklet:  Hope and Healing after Suicide: A practical guide for people who have lost someone to suicide in Ontario

http://www.camh.net/Publications/CAMH_Publications/hope_healing.html

 

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Helping Families of Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women and Girls- A new resource

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Community Resource Guide: “What can I do to help the Families of Missing and Murdered Aboriginal women and girls?”

The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is pleased to announce the release of a new product entitled, “Community Resource Guide: What can I do to help the Families of Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women and Girls?” The Community Resource Guide (CRG) is a plain-language publication that has been designed to assist educators, health and service providers and other allies with the necessary information and tools to work in a culturally appropriate and sensitive manner with families who have lost a loved one.

Since 2005, NWAC has been leading the way in research and community outreach on the issue of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls. “NWAC’s ongoing work with family members who are missing or have been murdered has revealed a need to centralize the toolkits, factsheets and violence prevention materials that NWAC has produced over the years,” explains NWAC President Jeannette Corbiere Lavell.

The CRG contains a poster, three fact sheets, 10 toolkits and other resources for educators as well as a CD for easy access to electronic files for printing and distribution. Some of the topics addressed in the CRG are: “Sisters In Spirit Vigils,” “Men as Effective Allies,” “Unlocking the Mystery of Media Relations,” “Navigating Victim Services,” and “Safety Measures for Aboriginal Women”.

NWAC encourages the use of the CRG for violence prevention activities, community support, capacity building and to promote healthy relationships.

The CRG will be available in February 2012 and available online. Download PDF Press Release.

To view or download the CRG, click http://www.nwac.ca/programs/community-resource-guide-what-can-i-do-help-families-missing-and-murdered-aboriginal-women-

 For more information please contact:

 Irene Goodwin, Director of Evidence to Action

1-800-461-4043 or igoodwin@nwac.ca

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Eat Wise!

Monday, October 31, 2011

A new online resource was just launced to gain access to nutrient facts on the foods you eat. It includes accurate information direct from the manufacturers, along with foods that don't require a Nutrition Facts label. EatWise is brought to you by the Dietitions of Canada and GS1 Canada. They will have an EatWise app soon.

Click here to access the site.

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