K84-A - Atuaqsijut: Following the Path Sharing Inuit Specific Ways
Resource for Service Providers Who Work With Parents of Inuit Children in Ontario
Best Start Resource Centre, 2017
This resource provides Inuit specific knowledge and cultural practices regarding pregnancy and parenting. It shares best practices for service providers who work with biological, foster, and adoptive parents of Inuit children aged 0 to 6 years old. It offers information for southern service providers on the many challenges and opportunities for Inuit and non-Inuit parents raising young Inuit children in Ontario.
K67-A – Taking Care of Our Children, Facilitator Guide:
Parent Workshop on Childrearing in First Nations Families and Communities
Best Start Resource Centre, 2016
This online guide will help facilitators provide a parent workshop about childrearing in First Nations families, including information about the roles and responsibilities within First Nations families and communities related to childrearing. The guide includes contemporary and traditional parenting styles and approaches. It also shares information about ceremonies, guiding children, responding to the needs and behaviours of our children, ensuring safety and security, managing stress, etc.
J15-E - Open Hearts, Open Minds - Services that are Inclusive of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Families - Report
Best Start Resource Centre, 2013
This report shares how, with an open heart and open mind, service providers can positively influence the inclusion of First Nation, Métis and Inuit families in services. The report provides key concepts and approaches for being inclusive. An overview of Canada's history gives a cursory background as to why Aboriginal People have been excluded and marginalized from services. The report shares insights on inclusive strategies, policies, hiring practices, attitudes, spaces and relationships. Cultural context and cultural safety are also discussed.
This parent handout about smoke-free homes, supports your parent workshops on smoke-free homes, using the video Sacred Tobacco, Sacred Children. The fact sheet includes information about cultural use of sacred tobacco, recreational use of commercial tobacco, second and third hand smoke, and smoke-free homes.
L07-E - Through the Eyes of a Child - First Nation Children's Environmental Health - Manual
Union of Ontario Indians, Anishinabek Health Secretariat with support from the Best Start Resource Centre, 2009
This manual looks at some of the environmental issues that are affecting First Nation children on and off reserve. The information provided is intended to support service providers in addressing the environmental health concerns of their clients in a manner that is culturally sensitive and strength based. The manual includes background information, the impact on First Nation children, information about First Nation initiatives, recommended strategies and parent handouts.
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