• I Am Your Child Video Series: A Child with Special Needs

    A Child with Special Needs (I Am Your Child Series)

    Video, 2005


    Finding out that your child has special needs is the beginning of a remarkable journey. Whether your child is developmentally delayed or has a significant physical disability, you want your child to be happy and safe, and to develop to her fullest potential.

    In this video, families of children with special needs share their stories to help others in similar circumstances understand that, while every child is unique, there are common experiences, emotions, and challenges families are likely to encounter as they work to help their child.

    This video provides information on:

    • What to do when you find out that your child has a special need
    • Moving from confusion and grief to acceptance and empowerment
    • Finding answers and getting help
    • Speaking up as your child’s best advocate
    • The importance of looking beyond the diagnosis
    • Focusing on your child’s unique strengths

    Video, 2005


    Finding out that your child has special needs is the beginning of a remarkable journey. Whether your child is developmentally delayed or has a significant physical disability, you want your child to be happy and safe, and to develop to her fullest potential.

    In this video, families of children with special needs share their stories to help others in similar circumstances understand that, while every child is unique, there are common experiences, emotions, and challenges families are likely to encounter as they work to help their child.

    This video provides information on:

    • What to do when you find out that your child has a special need
    • Moving from confusion and grief to acceptance and empowerment
    • Finding answers and getting help
    • Speaking up as your child’s best advocate
    • The importance of looking beyond the diagnosis
    • Focusing on your child’s unique strengths
    SKU: 5-V-513
  • A Simple Gift: Comforting Your Baby

    A Simple Gift: Comforting Your Baby

    Video, 2000


    This video addresses the development and importance of an infant’s attachment relationship with parents in the first year of life. It uses the ideas of attachment theory and research to help focus on different ways parents or other caregivers may respond to infants’ cries. It also shows how infants are likely to interpret the responses of caregivers. The information is presented in clear language and is suitable for parents from many cultures.

    Video, 2000


    This video addresses the development and importance of an infant’s attachment relationship with parents in the first year of life. It uses the ideas of attachment theory and research to help focus on different ways parents or other caregivers may respond to infants’ cries. It also shows how infants are likely to interpret the responses of caregivers. The information is presented in clear language and is suitable for parents from many cultures.

    SKU: 5-V-510
  • A Simple Gift: Ending the Cycle of Hurt

    A Simple Gift: Ending the Cycle of Hurt

    Video, 2000


    Certain caregiver behaviours can be frightening to a young child and may contribute to disorganized attachment. As a result, serious emotional and behavioural problems can develop. This video is designed to help parents recognize and prevent interactions with their children that may be harmful. Simple examples of harmful caregiving behaviours are demonstrated with explanations of why they might frighten children. As well, more positive ways to interact with children are suggested. The information is presented in clear language and is suitable for parents from many cultures.

    Video, 2000


    Certain caregiver behaviours can be frightening to a young child and may contribute to disorganized attachment. As a result, serious emotional and behavioural problems can develop. This video is designed to help parents recognize and prevent interactions with their children that may be harmful. Simple examples of harmful caregiving behaviours are demonstrated with explanations of why they might frighten children. As well, more positive ways to interact with children are suggested. The information is presented in clear language and is suitable for parents from many cultures.

    SKU: 5-V-511
  • A Simple Gift: Helping Young Children Cope with Emotions

    A Simple Gift: Helping Young Children Cope with Emotions

    Video, 2000


    Negative emotions (anger, sadness, fear, jealousy) and the difficult behaviours that may follow (temper tantrums, whining) are normal in young children. Research has shown that not learning to manage negative emotions in the early years may result in later problems. This videotape suggests how parents can help young children understand their difficult feelings and express these feelings in ways that are socially acceptable. The information is presented in clear language and is suitable for parents from many cultures.

    Video, 2000


    Negative emotions (anger, sadness, fear, jealousy) and the difficult behaviours that may follow (temper tantrums, whining) are normal in young children. Research has shown that not learning to manage negative emotions in the early years may result in later problems. This videotape suggests how parents can help young children understand their difficult feelings and express these feelings in ways that are socially acceptable. The information is presented in clear language and is suitable for parents from many cultures.

    SKU: 5-V-512
  • 4-900: Abusive Head Trauma (Shaken Baby Syndrome)

    Abusive Head Trauma (Shaken Baby Syndrome)

    Fact Sheet, Revised 2019


    Explains what abusive head trauma is, including how and why it happens, the long-term effects, and how it can be prevented. Aimed at health professionals and service providers who work with families. For information aimed at caregivers, see When Your Baby Can’t Stop Crying (resource 4-902).

    Fact Sheet, Revised 2019


    Explains what abusive head trauma is, including how and why it happens, the long-term effects, and how it can be prevented. Aimed at health professionals and service providers who work with families. For information aimed at caregivers, see When Your Baby Can’t Stop Crying (resource 4-902).



    SKU: 4-900
  • Babies

    Babies

    Video, 2009


    Experience joy and happiness at its purest in this life-affirming, universal celebration of the magic and innocence of babies. Proving that if you surround your baby with love, it doesn’t matter what culture you’re from or what childrearing practices you follow. “Babies” travels the globe following four children from vastly different corners of the world – Ponijao from Namibia, Bayarjargal from Mongolia, Mari from Tokyo, and Hattie from San Francisco.

    Video, 2009


    Experience joy and happiness at its purest in this life-affirming, universal celebration of the magic and innocence of babies. Proving that if you surround your baby with love, it doesn’t matter what culture you’re from or what childrearing practices you follow. “Babies” travels the globe following four children from vastly different corners of the world – Ponijao from Namibia, Bayarjargal from Mongolia, Mari from Tokyo, and Hattie from San Francisco.

    SKU: 5-V-509
  • Brain Development and Young Children

    Brain Development and Young Children

    Fact Sheet, 2010


    This fact sheet provides an overview of early childhood brain development and stresses the influences that experience and the environment have on optimal development. Early childhood is a time when there is rapid growth and development of the brain. At this time, parents and caregivers have an opportunity to impact brain development. This is also a time when the brain is the most vulnerable.

    Fact Sheet, 2010


    This fact sheet provides an overview of early childhood brain development and stresses the influences that experience and the environment have on optimal development. Early childhood is a time when there is rapid growth and development of the brain. At this time, parents and caregivers have an opportunity to impact brain development. This is also a time when the brain is the most vulnerable.



    SKU: 8-702
  • Challenging Behaviours in Young Children, Techniques and Solutions

    Challenging Behaviors in Young Children: Techniques and Solutions

    Video, 2004


    This DVD highlights expert information from two books Challenging Behaviors in Early Childhood Classroom Settings: Creating a Place for all Children and Addressing Challenging Behaviors in Early Childhood Settings: A Teacher’s Guide. The DVD uses footage from a daycare setting to highlight concepts that are introduced by experts throughout the film. Special attention is paid to methods that can be used to teach young children how to problem solve.

    Audience: Parents and Early Childhood Educators

    Video, 2004


    This DVD highlights expert information from two books Challenging Behaviors in Early Childhood Classroom Settings: Creating a Place for all Children and Addressing Challenging Behaviors in Early Childhood Settings: A Teacher’s Guide. The DVD uses footage from a daycare setting to highlight concepts that are introduced by experts throughout the film. Special attention is paid to methods that can be used to teach young children how to problem solve.

    Audience: Parents and Early Childhood Educators
    SKU: 8-V-814
  • Cherish Me For I am a Child

    Cherish Me for I am a Child

    Poster, 2011


    This brightly coloured wall hanging with the poem “Cherish Me for I am a Child” talks about the importance of a child growing up feeling safe, secure, and happy and in order for a child to do this he needs to be protected, cared for, and loved by the adults in his life. This can be used as a wall hanging for anyone to have in their home or office.

    Poster, 2011


    This brightly coloured wall hanging with the poem “Cherish Me for I am a Child” talks about the importance of a child growing up feeling safe, secure, and happy and in order for a child to do this he needs to be protected, cared for, and loved by the adults in his life. This can be used as a wall hanging for anyone to have in their home or office.

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    SKU: 5-504
  • Child Death Review in Canada: A National Scan

    Child Death Review in Canada: A National Scan

    Report, 2016


    This report provides information about current child death review processes that exist in each of the provinces and territories in Canada, based on interviews with key informants in each region. Particular attention is paid to those provinces with a coordinated, multi-disciplinary, provincial child death review process. Recommendations and advice for others initiating a child death review process are also included.

    Report, 2016


    This report provides information about current child death review processes that exist in each of the provinces and territories in Canada, based on interviews with key informants in each region. Particular attention is paid to those provinces with a coordinated, multi-disciplinary, provincial child death review process. Recommendations and advice for others initiating a child death review process are also included.



    SKU: 2-460
  • Elijah’s Story

    Elijah’s Story

    Video, 2000


    Elijah’s Story is the true story of a 16-month-old baby boy who was shaken to death by his biological father. The film follows the young family from the birth of Elijah to the 911 emergency call and sentencing hearing. Testimonies are given by Elijah’s mom and grandparents, as well as by the doctor, detective, and judge in the case. Elijah’s mom shares her emotions as she tries to go on, and Elijah’s dad speaks out from prison, encouraging others to learn from his mistakes.

    Video, 2000


    Elijah’s Story is the true story of a 16-month-old baby boy who was shaken to death by his biological father. The film follows the young family from the birth of Elijah to the 911 emergency call and sentencing hearing. Testimonies are given by Elijah’s mom and grandparents, as well as by the doctor, detective, and judge in the case. Elijah’s mom shares her emotions as she tries to go on, and Elijah’s dad speaks out from prison, encouraging others to learn from his mistakes.

    SKU: 4-V-402
  • Fetal Development

    Fetal Development

    Poster, 2008


    These 8.5 x 11 inch posters, developed by Childbirth Graphics, assist healthcare professionals in discussing alcohol use with their patients. Although these posters do not focus on FASD, they can be used to help patients understand that alcohol is one of many factors which can impact the development of the fetus.

    Audience: Healthcare Professionals and their Patients

    Poster, 2008


    These 8.5 x 11 inch posters, developed by Childbirth Graphics, assist healthcare professionals in discussing alcohol use with their patients. Although these posters do not focus on FASD, they can be used to help patients understand that alcohol is one of many factors which can impact the development of the fetus.

    Audience: Healthcare Professionals and their Patients
    SKU: 3-143
  • I Am Your Child Video Series: For the Child – Information on Mental Health and Advocacy for Resource Parents

    For the Child: Information on Mental Health and Advocacy for Resource Parents (I Am Your Child Series)

    Video, 2007


    • Understand the most common children’s mental health problems
    • Navigate the local mental health service delivery system
    • Develop alliances with birth parents, school systems, mental health providers, and case workers
    • Feel increased comfort with seeking mental health services
    • Recognize the rights and responsibilities of foster children, birth parents, kinship providers, foster parents, and caseworkers
    • Identify who to call, what to say, and where to go to obtain the right services for the children in their care
    • Be an effective advocate for the children in their care

    Video, 2007


    • Understand the most common children’s mental health problems
    • Navigate the local mental health service delivery system
    • Develop alliances with birth parents, school systems, mental health providers, and case workers
    • Feel increased comfort with seeking mental health services
    • Recognize the rights and responsibilities of foster children, birth parents, kinship providers, foster parents, and caseworkers
    • Identify who to call, what to say, and where to go to obtain the right services for the children in their care
    • Be an effective advocate for the children in their care
    SKU: 5-V-516
  • Healthy Baby Healthy Brain

    Healthy Baby Healthy Brain

    Video, 2012


    This DVD provides expert commentary, real life scenarios, and practical strategies for parents to help integrate the information that is being shared. A Facilitator’s Guide is included that allows frontline staff to use the video with groups of parents or on a one-to-one basis to introduce the importance of brain development. This workshop can also be used for professional development. The key messages of the workshop and DVD are “start early”, “love builds brains”, “play builds brains”, “health builds brains”, and “baby’s world matters”.

    This video complements the material that can be found at www.HealthyBabyHealthyBrain.ca.

    Video, 2012


    This DVD provides expert commentary, real life scenarios, and practical strategies for parents to help integrate the information that is being shared. A Facilitator’s Guide is included that allows frontline staff to use the video with groups of parents or on a one-to-one basis to introduce the importance of brain development. This workshop can also be used for professional development. The key messages of the workshop and DVD are “start early”, “love builds brains”, “play builds brains”, “health builds brains”, and “baby’s world matters”.

    This video complements the material that can be found at www.HealthyBabyHealthyBrain.ca.

    SKU: 8-V-813
  • Hold onto Your Kids

    Hold onto Your Kids

    Video, 2008


    This DVD explores the importance of attachment in the development of children. In some cases, these relationships do not last for the length of time that children are still maturing. Often times, children turn their attachment relationship from caregivers to peers. However, peer relationships do not have the same benefits for the child as those with caregivers.

    Video, 2008


    This DVD explores the importance of attachment in the development of children. In some cases, these relationships do not last for the length of time that children are still maturing. Often times, children turn their attachment relationship from caregivers to peers. However, peer relationships do not have the same benefits for the child as those with caregivers.

    SKU: 8-V-804