Past Events: WCAIMH Meeting: January 9, 2020 – Safe Babies Program

SPEAKERS: Rachel  Douthwaite, Coordinator of Safe Babies Program SUMMARY: Rachel  is the Safe Babies Program Coordinator with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) Public Health. She provides consultation regarding infants in the care of Vancouver Ministry of Children & Family Development (MCFD) or Vancouver Aboriginal Child & Family Services Society (VACFSS). Rachel works in collaboration with other health care professionals, foster parents and social workers to promote the best care for these infants, many of whom have issues related to prenatal substance or communicable disease exposure, and prematurity. Rachel’s nursing practice has focused on infant, child, youth, and women’s health. She has worked in maternity, post-sexual assault care, and public health. She is also a lactation consultant and is passionate about supporting mothers and babies to meet their feeding...

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Past Events: Watch, Wait and Wonder Training: October 31 & November 1, 2018

Two-day introductory training is led by Dr. Mirek Lojkasek, C. Psych a member of the team that developed the Watch, Wait and Wonder method, a co-principal investigator of the WWW research study and author of the training manual. Dr. Lojkasek brings 20 years of experience in the practice. supervision and training of mental health practitioners in Watch, Wait and Wonder in Canada, the US and in the UK. WWW VANCOUVER 2018 FLYER AND REG...

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Past Events – WCAIMH Meeting: October 11, 2018 – Dr. Pat Mirenda: Parent and Child Early (PACE) Coaching Project

SPEAKER: Pat Mirenda is a Professor in the Department of Educational & Counseling Psychology and Special Education, and Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Collaboration in Autism (CIRCA) at the University of British Columbia. She has published numerous research articles and chapters and presents frequently at international, national, and regional conferences. Her current research examines how children with autism and their families grow and develop over time, and the effectiveness of a parent coaching intervention for toddlers at-risk for autism. SUMMARY: This session will provide an overview of the objectives and procedures of the PACE Coaching project, which is aimed at parents of 15-30 month old children who are at risk for autism spectrum disorder and live in selected communities across...

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