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November 2016
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November 2016
This month's eNews is packed with information and resources for the family support field and parents, featuring:
  • Indigenous cultural training and family mental health training at our AGM
  • Resources for National Child Day events
  • A summary of research on the effectiveness of family support programs
And more!
There are still some spots left at our AGM!
We're very excited about our upcoming AGM on November 25 at the Musqueam Cultural Pavilion, featuring a session on Indigenous Cultural Awareness and on Family Mental Health. The event will be followed by a delicious lunch.

Register now for free at
Provincial summit on early childhood intervention
Inclusion BC is hosting a provincial summit to bring together child serving agencies from around BC to build the case for investing in early childhood intervention programs. It's coming up soon--November 16.

Register here:
International Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

This advanced level conference continues to bring together experts from multiple disciplines to share international research. From the pure science, to prevention, diagnosis and intervention across the lifespan, the conference will address the implications of this research and promote scientific/community collaboration.

It will take place March 1 - 4, 2017, at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver.

Check out the website:
B4 Stage 4

The Canadian Mental Health Association is bringing together international leaders, policy makers, researchers, and advocates at their B4Stage4 conference to help BC think differently about mental health and addiction.

Find more information and register here:
Check these out!
  • Great videos from the We for She conference
  • The Early Years Office published their first news bulletin
  • National Child Day resources at UNICEF
  • Gaming Grants - Deadline for Human and social services is November 30.
  • Vancouver Foundation - Deadline for Test and Grow grant applications are now open and will close December 19.
Free Conflict Resolution Workshop

This training will discuss conflict and how it is one of the most frequent, yet challenging forms of social interaction. This interactive session presents an overview of the concepts and skills of collaborative conflict resolution. Register here:
FREE Training!
We're excited to be able to give our members access a 15-part training in infant mental health training program. Normally, this training is $1,600 for members of IMPH, and $2,000 for non-members. We are making this training available to FRP-BC members for $160! This training is FREE for agencies funded by CAPC or CPNP.

The fee gets you access to the training for unlimited staff at your agency. Please contact Ramsay at if you are interested in registering.

The training is online, so it is great for agencies in rural or isolated areas. Find more information about the training here.

Video Spotlight
Comment Eduquer ses Parents #1
This child educates his dad, and it's super cute.
Help tell you Member of Parliament how important CAPC programs are!
FRP-BC is joining the BC CAPC society on a postcard campaign to help parents tell their MPs how important their CAPC program is to their community! Are you interested in participating? Parents and programs staff are encouraged to get involved by e-mailing Ramsay at
First Call 2016 Child Poverty Report Card
First Call will be releasing the 2016 Child Poverty Report Card November 24. Look for it in the news and at
CRA feedback
The CRA is stull engaging with charities to clarify the rules governing political activities. The online consultations are now open, and the in-person consultations – which will be held in six cities across Canada – will follow in the coming months. We encourage you to visit the website and submit your feedback before November 25, 2016.
National Child Day
National Child day is on November 20. Is your organization celebrating with an event? The Public Health Agency of Canada has developed an activity kit to help you--check it out here:
For Parents
Celebrate National Child Day!

National Child Day is celebrated on November 20th each year to commemorate the United Nations' adoption of two documents centered on children's rights: the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child on November 20, 1959, and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child on November 20, 1989.

Children have rights--do you know what they are? Does your child? Take the quiz here:
Keep Calm to Think Straight

Feeling frustrated with your child? FRP Canada has prepared this fact sheet to help parents keep calm while their children are misbehaving.
Research - What we're reading
Evaluating outcomes in Family Support: A Focus on Benefits for Children

By Rachel Berman

Summary: The article reviews other research that has evaluated family support programs.
  • Most of the research it reviews indicates that family support programs lead to improved outcomes for children
  • Although not the focus of the article, the author also reviews evidence that links participation in family support programs with improvements in outcomes for adults, the family, and the community.
  • The author concludes that, given the evidence, “it seems reasonable to say there are benefits to be gained through participation in family support programs on many levels."
How you can use this?
You can give this article to funders to show that research suggests that family support programs lead to better outcomes for children.

Berman, R. (2004). Evaluating Outcomes in Family Support: A focus on benefits for Children. Perspectives in Family Support, 1(1), 33-40
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