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Check Out Family Resource Programs Across Nova Scotia

By JoAnna LaTulippe-Rochon / November 21, 2022

Family Place is part of a large network of Family Resource programs operating across Canada.  We are excited to share with you a new website that showcases our wonderful companion programs across the province.  Take a few moments and check out our neighbours on mainland Nova Scotia.  See something you like?  See something that peeks…

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Happy Diwali

By JoAnna LaTulippe-Rochon / October 22, 2022

History and Significance of Diwali Although, there are no official records stating the origin of Diwali; among many legends about this festival, one thing is common — the triumph of good over evil. It would be apt to say that different parts of the nation celebrate this day for different reasons. The northern part of…

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Seasonal Health and Safety Reminders

By JoAnna LaTulippe-Rochon / October 22, 2022

Healthy Tips to Keep in Mind During the Upcoming Holiday Season Wear your mask if you are going to be indoors or around a crowd of people.  It will help keep the spread of COVID down. Be certain to stay up-to-date with recommended vaccinations. Wash your hands often to keep yourself from spreading germs and…

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Celebrate National Child Day on November 20

By JoAnna LaTulippe-Rochon / October 21, 2022

Did you know that National Child Day has been celebrated across Canada since 1993?  It is a special day that is set aside to commemorate the United Nations’ adoption of two documents centered on children’s rights: the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child on November 20, 1959, and the United Nations Convention on the Rights…

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Fall Programs are Buzzing with Activity

By JoAnna LaTulippe-Rochon / September 28, 2022

Our Fall Programming schedules are set and we have loads of exciting programs and services to offer you.  No matter where you are located around the Island, our staff are ready to engage with you and your family.  We are offering lots of programs and services to support you as parents and caregivers – and…

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Teaching Opposites

By JoAnna LaTulippe-Rochon / August 11, 2015

Teaching opposites is an ideal way to help improve your child’s ability to communicate. The addition of descriptive words to their vocabulary will greatly transform the level of detail your child can convey – ‘soft bunny’, ‘big teddy’ or ‘little boy’. You can teach opposites to your child through a range of simple activities at home. 
Teaching Opposites with Games…

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Sled and Toboggan Safety

By JoAnna LaTulippe-Rochon / December 12, 2012

Sledding and Tobogganing   Ensure that the hill is free of hazards – trees, rocks, bumps, fences and bare spots. Do not sled on ice-covered areas. Ensure that the hill is situated away from roads, rivers or railroads and that there is plenty of room to stop at the bottom of the hill. Look for…

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Dressing for the Season

By JoAnna LaTulippe-Rochon / December 10, 2012

Clothing for Outdoor Play   All winter activities require warm, dry clothing. To prevent frostbite, children should be dressed in warm clothes, including: a hat and clothing made of tightly woven fibers, such as wool, which trap warm air against your body. A few lighter layers protect better than one heavy garment loose layers (an absorbent synthetic…

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Social Determinants of Health and Government Strategy Links Added to Website

By JoAnna LaTulippe-Rochon / October 16, 2012

Social Determinants of Health Research and Government Strategies – Keeping Ourselves Informed If you check under the Understanding the Early Years Tab you will see a few new web pages that have recently been added to our site. The first of these pages is a page dedicated to sharing resources connected to the Social Determinants…

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Events & activities across Cape Breton Island

september, 2023

Programs offered by the Cape Breton Family Place Resource Centre

Volunteer Training Programs

In order to involve as much of the community as possible in the programs and services of Family Place, we have implemented structured training programs for volunteers. The six training sessions and the user manual provided will allow for greater participation of volunteers in the activities of the Centre. Both group and individual programs are…

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Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies Smoking Cessation Program

A 10-12 week program specifically designed as a harm reduction/quit smoking program for prenatal women and women with very young children. The program focuses on education regarding the effects and impacts of smoking, triggers, stress reduction techniques, readiness, etc. The program provides incentives by way of “free give aways” each week for participating women

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Play Your Part Parenting

The program builds its foundation on the premise that what happens to a child within their first years of life will play a large role in influencing the path that they will follow as adults. There are a wide variety of hands-on activities, social support, coping skills evaluation, and on-site structured childcare. The program is…

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Tools for a Healthy Family

A program that helps parents build and share the parenting skills they have as well as learn new skills for living a healthy lifestyle. Components include physical activity, low cost cooking, and stress management.

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Emergency Preparedness For Families – A Common Sense Approach

A four week program that explores the reality of emergency situations arising in our communities and how families can become prepared by developing their own emergency plans. Over the course of the program participants are provided with a number of items to get their emergency kits started. Program also provides a handy listing of how…

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Enhanced Home Visiting

One of the key services of Public Health Service’s Healthy Beginnings program this program is available to parents of new babies who are identified as wanting and benefiting from some extra supports as they leave the hospital with their newest little ones. The program works with families during the first three years of their children’s…

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Kids Have Stress Too

A six week parenting program that is designed to help parents and caregivers better understand stress and to help them teach their children ways to manage it.  

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How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk

A six week parenting program that offers parents and caregivers effective and innovative suggestions on how best to communicate with children. Topics include Helping Children with Feelings, Engaging Cooperation, Alternatives to Discipline, Encouraging Autonomy, New Ways to Praise, and Freeing Children from Roles.

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You’re A Better Parent Than You Think

A parenting program that offers parents and caregivers the opportunity to come together and brainstorm solutions to common parenting challenges. Topics are selected by each group so are different each time the program is run as the program is tailored to the needs of the group. Common topics include Communication, Discipline, Self Esteem, Stress, Child…

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Car Seat Installations/Presentations

Since injuries sustained in motor vehicle collisions are a leading cause of death for Canadian children, an important part of injury prevention work is to facilitate child restraint systems presentations and installations. The majority of these injuries are predictable and preventable. Technicians trained by the Child Passenger Association of Canada work to increase community awareness…

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Research and Results

Summative Evaluation of Our Work 2004 to 2009

Summative Evaluation of Community Action Program for Children 2004-2009 Background and Context The origins of the Community Action Program for Children (CAPC) can be traced to 1990 when Canada, along with 71 other nations made a commitment in the United Nations World Summit for Children to invest in the well-being of vulnerable children. In response…

Making Connections: Linking Theory and Practice within the Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program

The Atlantic Children’s Evaluation Sub-committee (ACES) Working Group, made up of children’s program project staff and federal and provincial government representatives, worked together to develop a theoretical framework for the Community Action Program for Children (CAPC) and the Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP). Through a literature review and consultations, the group identified three core elements…

From Red Tape to Clear Results

From Red Tape to Clear Results Highlights Atlantic Canada Success Stories Community Action Program for Children and Canada’s Prenatal Nutrition Programs The Report of the Independent Blue Panel on Grants and Contribution programs highlights two Atlantic Canada success stories.  At the outset of its work, this panel was asked to “provide advice on how to…

From Babies to Boardrooms: A Study of CAPC and CPNP System Level Involvement

From Babies to Boardrooms looks at one part of the regional evaluation – the study of how the core elements provided the foundation for contributions to change at the system level: what happened, who was involved, and the results. This document provides a brief overview. Results show that CAPC and CPNP are: key players in the…

Children and Communities Grow: Atlantic CAPC and CPNP Successes in Public Health

Family Place Highlighted in Children and Communities Grow Publication Children and Communities Grow: Atlantic CAPC and CPNP Successes in Public Health is a collection of 12 stories highlighting the efforts of a sample of CAPC and CPNP projects in Atlantic Canada to improve the lives of children and their families. The booklet represents the collective and…