An ongoing, long-term federal initiative funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada, CAPC is designed to help local community groups address the priority health and developmental needs of children (aged 0-6 years) and their families who are living in conditions of risk.
Community Development and Networking Project
The Community Action Program for Children (CAPC) Community Development and Networking Project was initiated in May 1994 and is funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). From May 1994 to December 2011, CAPC Saskatchewan adopted a community development approach to working with the CAPC projects. During this time, the Community Development Coordinator worked collaboratively with other CAPC projects in Saskatchewan to support development, delivery and evaluation of programs for children, aged birth to six years, who are at risk for poor health outcomes.
Currently, the positions held at the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute help support the educational, resource and networking needs of the CAPC projects in Saskatchewan in the areas of early childhood mental health and other priority areas.
Activities generally include:
- coordinating education and training events for CAPC project staff
- resource material development in the area of early childhood mental health
- coordinating the provincial networking meeting for CAPC staff and sponsors
- resource and information sharing
The support received through this project has also enabled the Prevention Institute staff to work collaboratively with other community and government partners, both aboriginal and non-aboriginal, in addressing children’s issues at the provincial level. Provincial initiatives by the Prevention Institute that have been supported by CAPC have included conferences on FASD, shaken baby syndrome, positive parenting strategies, early childhood mental health and reports on child health and child injury in Saskatchewan.
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