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Resiliency

Circle of Security website
The Circle of Security is a relationship based early intervention program designed to enhance attachment security between parents and children. Decades of university-based research have confirmed that secure children exhibit increased empathy, greater self-esteem, better relationships with parents and peers, enhanced school readiness, and an increased capacity to handle emotions more effectively when compared with children who are not secure.
Cirlce of Security International
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Websites including blogs, support forums
Educator's Guide to the Military Child During Deployment
This is a guide for educators working with children and youth in military families.
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Printed materials including handouts, brochures and books
Kids Can Cope: Parenting Resilient Children at Home and at School
How to help your children be resilient, which is the combination of skills and attributes so that one can solve problems, cope with challenges and bounce back from disappointments.
Psychology Foundation of Canada
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Printed materials including handouts, brochures and books
Download: Resilience-Children-.Booklet.pdf
Kids Matter
The KidsMatter Primary information resources, designed for parents/carers and school staff, contain detailed information on specific topics that fit within each of the four KidsMatter Primary components about children’s development and wellbeing. These resources are intended for use by adults. Click on the links below to go directly to the entire resource booklet for each component or to download specific information sheets.
Commonwealth of Australia
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Websites including blogs, support forums
Making Meals Meaningful
Making Meals Meaningful, a program sponsored by Maple Leaf Foods and Maple Leaf Prime®*, developed in partnership with UNICEF Canada and Dr. Karyn Gordon, features themed conversation starter cards that parents can use as a guide to address important and sometimes hard-to-discuss topics with their children. Cards are free and downloadable from the UNICEF Canada website. Mealtimes are a great opportunity for families to come together and share experiences that bring everyone closer together. Over the years, children’s relationships with their parents have changed dramatically. With smaller families coping with longer commutes, demands in the workplace, and social media playing a prominent role in children’s lives, there is a need for families to find innovative ways to connect and develop deeper relationships.
Unicef Canada
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Printed materials including handouts, brochures and books, Websites including blogs, support forums
Mental Health: My Action Plan (MAP)
Website to help users develop their own personalized action plans for mental health. Online tools and modules such as: Module 1 : Starting my Journey Module 2 : Getting a Helpful Diagnosis: A Great Place to Start Module 3 : What's Next? Understanding my Treatment Options Module 4 : Complementary Approaches Module 5 : Family and Friends Module 6 : Lifestyle Module 7 : Change Your Thinking : Change Your Feelings Module 8 : The Workplace Module 9 : Staying Well: Making the Most of My Plan Module 10 : Crisis Plan Module 11 : Continuing My Path to Mental Wellness
Mood Disorders Association of Ontario (MDAO)
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Websites including blogs, support forums
MindHealthBC
Online service to help you find the help you need for depression, anxiety, and other mental health and substance use conditions. This includes: * Local support groups and health services within Vancouver, Richmond, and Coastal communities * Online information pages and workbooks provided through BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information and other trusted BC sources * Self-help or supported self-help programs such as the BC Canadian Mental Health Association’s Bounce Back® Online (available without a doctor’s referral) * Valuable resources for friends and family members seeking information for their loved ones.
Vancouver Coastal Health/ Providence Health Care
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Mobile app, such as for iOS, Android, etc., Movies and videos, Printed materials including handouts, brochures and books, Websites including blogs, support forums
MindMasters
Started in 2000, MindMasters is a program that gives adults who work with or live with children, short, proven activities to do with children to help them learn positive living skills. Adults teach children all sorts of skills - tying their shoes, reading a book, riding a bike, cooking a meal. These practical skills help children to learn to manage the workd. There are other skills that children need to learn too. How to relax in a dentist's chair. How to channel feeling of anger so no one gets hurt. How to focus on a task to get it done. How to keep upbeat when life seems hard. We all need these skills to excel at living, to make the most of opportunities life offers to us. The program was created by Dr. Terry Orlick with the assistance of graduate students at the University of Ottawa and feedback from children, social workers, nurses, teachers and counsellors who have been doing the activities with children and evaluating their success for years. These positive-living skills activities have been assembled in the Mindmasters program and are being made available through the Positive Living Skills for Children project. You will find that the activities are suitable in all sorts of settings, particularly with children aged 4 to 12. You will find the music that supports the teaching of positive-living skills here.
Child and Youth Health Network for Eastern Ontario
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Printed materials including handouts, brochures and books
Opening the Door to Better Mental Health for Your Youth
The keys to taking care of youth mental health are to work towards building close and genuinely supportive relationships and promoting mental wellness, and to get help early should problems arise. This free guide was designed to help parents forge and strengthen those connections and support their youth's mental health.
Parters for Mental Health
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Printed materials including handouts, brochures and books, Websites including blogs, support forums
OurHealthyMinds
OurHealthyMinds is about mental health. It celebrates the many ways we can be well, and honours the many ways we can experience mental illness - as an individual, a caregiver, a parent, a child or loved one.
Capital Health
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Websites including blogs, support forums
Resilience Training
Resilience Training is a website from the US Army Medical Department, and has information about resiliency for warriors, leaders, spouses, families and behavioural health providers. Training and information is targeted to all phases of the warrior deployment cycle, warrior life cycle, and warrior support system. Formerly known as Battlemind.
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Printed materials including handouts, brochures and books
Self-Compassion.org
Information about self-compassion from Dr. Kristin Neff, expert and researcher on self-compassion.
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Websites including blogs, support forums
Talk, Listen, Connect: Deployments, Homecomings, Changes
Sesame Street has various materials to help children of military families cope with issues such as pre-deployment, deployment, homecoming, changes and grief.
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Movies and videos
Teen Mental Health
Information about teen mental health from Dr. Stan Kutcher and colleagues.
Dalhousie University
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Websites including blogs, support forums
UHN Patient Information Handouts
Handouts on various mental health conditions, available in English and many available in other languages such as Spanish and Chinese.
University Health Network
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Printed materials including handouts, brochures and books
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