Resources

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"Invest in Kids aims to strengthen the parenting -*knowledge, skills and confidence of all those who touch the lives of children from birth to age five."  - A Canadian non-profit charity

Alberta Children's Services - Find information regarding provincial programs offered by the Government of Alberta.

Canadian Institute of Child Health  - "Dedicated to promoting and protecting the health, well-being and rights of all children and youth through monitoring, education and advocacy."

Canadian Pediatric Society - a website for parents with interesting articles on a wide range of topics relating to a child's mental and physical health.

Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs - (FRP Canada) promotes the well-being of families by providing national leadership, consultation and resources to those who care for children and support families.

Calgary Sexual Health Centre - promotes healthy sexuality through counselling, education, and community outreach

Calgary’s Child magazine  - offers a wide range of activities and ideas.

Calgary and Area Child and Family Services Authority - "Creating a strong future for children and families," offers information regarding aboriginal services, adoption, child intervention, violence prevention and general child care along with other resources.

Calgary Health Region - Health information specific to Calgarians. You may also call the Calgary Health Region at 943-LINK (5465) or toll-free outside of Calgary at 1-866-408-5465.

CRHVC (Calgary Regional Home Visitation Collaborative)  - a community of care agencies serving children and families whose main focus is looking at the best interests of children in the Calgary region. CRHVC was created following the development of the Provincial Home Visitation Initiative. This initiative was established to provide comprehensive needs-based services for children (0 - 5 years) and their families.

Emotional Fitness Institute - Created and tested over a period of 25 years by founder and president Warren Redman.  Emotional Fitness is now offered to individuals, teams and organizations.

Family and Community Resource Centre - provides FREE universal access to comprehensive and reliable child health and mental health resources, information and education for families, service providers and community members.

Family Service Canada  - a not-for-profit, national voluntary organization founded in 1982, represents the concerns of families and family-serving agencies across Canada. Membership includes family service agencies, corporations, government agencies and interested individuals

FRP Canada - FRP Canada (The Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs) has developed this site for parents

Home Front - Home Front is a collective of systems and services sharing a common vision and goal to reduce domestic violence in Calgary. Internationally  recognized research validated, leading edge, co ordinated community-justice response to domestic violence in Calgary. 

National Parenting Center - general parenting articles, the site offers consumer information for products parents may be purchasing. (US-based)

Parents As Teachers focuses on providing  - the information, support and encouragement parents need to help their children develop optimally during the crucial early years of life (US-based)

The Parent-Child Mother Goose Program®  - a group experience for parents and their babies and young children which focuses on the pleasure and power of using rhymes, songs, and stories together.

Parent Previews - A Canadian website that offers information about content in movies and videogames that may not meet their family's standards. Also information regarding the affects of media on children

Postpartum Depression Postpartum Support International - PSI is built on the foundation of providing support to families (US-based)

Postpartum Dads - intended to help dads and families by providing firsthand information and guidance through the experience of PPD (Postpartum Depression)

Postpartum Men  - a place for men with concerns about depression, anxiety or other problems with mood after the birth of a child. It promotes self-help, provides important information for fathers – including a self-assessment for postpartum depression, hosts an online forum for dads to talk to each other, offers resources, gathers new information about men’s experiences postpartum, and – most importantly – helps fathers to beat the baby blues

Poverty Reduction Coalition - It's intended to help put additional dollars into the pockets of low-income Calgary families. We may not always see it, but poverty lives in our midst. Users are asked to input their family demographics and financial information into the navigator. The navigator is a very simple on-line "calculator" that helps families identify what government benefits they might be eligible for.

Self Connection Books - independent bookstore that specializes in books, audio, and gift items for self development and spiritual healing.