A Simple Gift: Comforting Your Baby
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
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
Information Card, 2011
Written in plain language, this information card provides basic information about attachment … the connection that a baby forms with his caregivers that helps him to feel loved, secure, and safe.SKU: 8-801
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.
Cherish Me for I Am a Child
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.SKU: 5-504
Connections for Life: Attachment Resource Kit
Guide and Manual, 2007
This kit provides educational resources and tools for those who work with families. The kit provides evidence-based information on what attachment means, why it is important, what influences it, and what we can do to help promote healthy, secure attachment relationships.
The tools for supporting families are the “Attachment Activities”. These are simple, enjoyable activities that parents and other caregivers can do with children to help promote the development of healthy, secure attachment relationships. There are seven activities that can be done with a child of any age; a list of activities that can be done before the baby is born; and a list of parenting myths and what we know now to facilitate discussion. The “Attachment Activities” include: “Group Guidelines” that provide suggestions for how to introduce the activities to parent groups in a strength-based way, using adult education techniques; and “Handouts” for parents with brief descriptions of the activities. Each “Attachment Activity” is independent of the others, so you can introduce one, some, or all of the activities, depending on what works best for you.
All of the materials are available in both English and French.
Note – The information in this kit should not be used to diagnose children or provide therapy. Only trained professionals should provide diagnosis or therapy.
Dads Make a Difference
The dad’s role in a child’s life is very important. The booklet contains information on how to be an active parent, and provide structure, guidance, and opportunities to learn. This booklet challenges fathers to do everything they can to be the best dads to their children. Funding for the development of this publication was provided by Saskatchewan Community Resources and Employment.
Des liens pour la vie: Trousse de ressources pour l’attachement
Guide and Manual, 2007
Cette trousse contient des documents éducatifs, dont un DVD et un guide, ainsi que des outils à l’intention de ceux et de celles qui travaillent auprès des familles. Ces documents, mis au point à partir de données fondées sur des résultats en matière d’attachement, donnent une définition de l’attachement, traitent de son importance dans le développement de l’enfant, des facteurs qui l’influencent, et de ce que nous pouvons faire pour favoriser un attachement sécurisant.
Les outils pour développer l’attachement s’appellent “Activités pour développer l’attachement”. Il s’agit d’activités simples et agréables que les parents, ou les personnes responsables de l’enfant, peuvent faire avec l’enfant pour favoriser le développement d’un attachement sécurisant. Il y a sept activités à faire avec un enfant, quel que soit son âge. Il y a aussi plusieurs activités à faire avant la naissance du bébé et une liste de mythes et réalités pour faciliter la discussion avec les parents. La section sur les “activités pour développer l’attachement” comprend : les “directives pour l’animation de groupes de discussion”, lesquelles comprennent des suggestions sur la façon de présenter une activité à un groupe de parents en faisant appel à leurs qualités personnelles et à leurs points forts, et en utilisant des techniques d’enseignement pour adultes. Chaque activité comprend également un prospectus qui donne une brève description de l’activité aux parents. Les activités pour développer l’attachement sont indépendantes les unes des autres; vous pouvez en utiliser une ou plusieurs, selon ce qui est le plus approprié pour vous.
Discipline – Teaching Limits with Love (I Am Your Child Video Series)
Discipline – setting limits – is one of the most difficult challenges parents face. In this video, Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, America’s foremost pediatrician, shows parents that setting limits is not punishment, but a loving way to teach a child how to control his or her own behaviour.
Included is information on:
- Why a child actually looks for limits
- Techniques for setting effective limits from the start
- Why a firm but gentle approach is the most effective
- Managing your own emotions and avoiding physical punishment
- Why the limits children learn in their first few years build a foundation for the rest of their lives
Fatherhood: Indigenous Men’s Journeys
Six First Nations fathers in Canada tell what it has been like for them to become fathers and to grow into fatherhood. Most have overcome huge social obstacles and personal challenges. These men hope that other fathers will be encouraged by their stories – their sense of being on a journey and not needing to know everything about fatherhood before getting involved in caring for their children. Their message is one of hope: “You can do it!” The fathers also hope that their stories will inspire practitioners to find new ways to include fathers in child care decisions, programs, and family services.
The men speak in a personal way to fathers as well as to boys and other men considering becoming fathers. Presented in six interview segments (about 6 minutes each) with a screening guide to facilitate discussion, the DVD is an effective tool for professional development workshops and courses in family health, social services, law, early childhood education, and youth care.SKU: 5-V-530
Getting Men Involved: Young Men as Fathers
Many educational programs are designed for teen mothers. Here is a video program designed to help young men, especially teen fathers. It is known that a child’s total emotional and physical development is better attained when both parents are involved. This DVD educates viewers about the important role of men in a child’s life. Real life experiences of teen fathers and other young men are shared with viewers.SKU: 5-V-532
Good Discipline, Good Kids (Parent and Child Series)
This is one of a three-part series entitled “Parent and Child” produced by Sunburst Videos. Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish, authors of “How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk” discuss parenting issues. This video helps parents understand the basic element of healthy discipline – respectful communication. It helps parents get past the daily power struggle with their children by showing them how to engage cooperation; effectively set rules, expectations, and limits; problem-solve; and use effective alternatives to punishment.SKU: 5-V-506
Healthy Beginnings, Supportive Communities, a Strong Future
In 2009, the Métis Centre of the National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO) met with Métis in different parts of Canada to share and collect stories, teachings, and information on maternal-child well-being. This DVD is the result of learnings from Métis midwives, health professionals, Elders, and parents. The objective of this project was to collect and share experiences, traditions, and health information for the benefit of Métis families.SKU: 5-V-540
Healthy Minds Begin at Home: From Infant to Individual
Guide and Manual, 2014
This guide was developed for use with the “Healthy Minds Begin at Home: from Infant to Individual” toolkit. It is designed to help service providers begin or continue to work in the area of early childhood mental health. Included in the guide is information on early childhood mental health topics, suggested activities that professionals or caregivers can do with children, tip sheets for caregivers, and a list of resources. The “Healthy Minds Begin at Home: from Infant to Individual” toolkit was developed for Community Action Program for Children projects.
Healthy Parenting Home Study
Guide and Manual, 2010
Healthy Parenting Home Study is for parents, parents-to-be, and caregivers of children birth to age five. The manual is divided into six age-related modules. Topics include: growth and development, physical and emotional needs, positive discipline strategies, speech and language development, safety, and importance of play.
Healthy Parenting Home Study is ideal for parents who like to learn on their own and/or those who do not have access to group parenting programs.