These pages offer helpful advice to parents regarding drug, alcohol and mental health issues. Some offer preventative advice and focus on building self-esteem.
This booklet is for parents of children from birth to six years and anyone who cares for children – like grandparents, relatives, foster parents and other adults. Many of the ideas will also help families with older children.
Building Resilience in Young Children is a resource to help you boost your child’s ability to bounce back from life’s challenges and thrive. Created by the Best Start Resource Centre, Health Nexus.
Features questions regarding drug use from the perspective of a parent.
Preventing, dealing with and getting help for alcohol or drug problems affecting families.
These full-colour publications, written and illustrated in a fold-out tabloid style, use a humorous approach to deliver a serious message to teens. Each publication focuses on a specific addiction and covers what it is, who is likely to become addicted, and the sensations and dangers associated with the addiction. It also provides information on substance use problems, legal penalties, health and financial concerns, how to reduce the risks, and more.
The mission of the network for the Prevention of Gestational and Neonatal Exposure to Tobacco Smoke (PREGNETS) is to improve the health of moms and their babies by offering information, resources and support to pregnant and postpartum
women and their health care providers. The Pregnets website hosts the most up-to-date information on smoking cessation practices
for pregnant and postpartum women, a toolkit for health care providers, an anonymous Online Discussion Board and a personalized
plan for quitting or reducing smoking.
A CAMH website for families and health care providers. PREGNETS was created with funding from Echo: Improving Women's Health in Ontario, an agency of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
This resource gives information about the relative risk and safety of prescription, over-the-counter and illegal drugs, along with alcohol, tobacco and other substances to the unborn baby (fetus) when the mother is pregnant (See Part I) and the baby when breastfeeding (See Part II). It also provides recommendations to discuss with your health care provider.
Ce que les enfants veulent savoir…
This series lists common questions children have about their parents struggling with addiction or mental health issues, as well as suggestions for how to answer their questions: