National Family Week, occurs during the first week of October, and is often celebrated by the communities throughout Canada through special events and festivities. Although COVID-19 will prevent this to occur as it had in the past, it does not mean you can’t celebrate in a special way with your family.
To mark the occassion we would like to highlight resources in the BC Aboriginal Child Care Society around mental health for children and mental health. The topic of mental health is always important, but with the pandemic, we understand there are new challenges to navigate and hope these resources instill a feeling of hope.
Books to Read as a Family:
My Heart Fills with Happiness by Monique Gray Smith and Illustrated by Julia Flett. A wonderful story that reminds families to cherish moments in life that bring joy.
You Hold Me Up by Monique Gray Smith and Illustrated by Danielle Daniel. A book that teaches children the importance of caring about each other’s well-being and showing support for each other. Beautifully illustrated.
Little You by Richard Van Camp and illustrated by Julia Flett. Share this beautiful story to the toddlers in your life through reading or song.
BCACCS Curated COVID-19 Recourses
We have organized important COVID-19 resources into our online resource centre. This can be filtered into subtopics such as General Resources for Families, Learning Resources for Children, Resources for Children and Families, Mental Health, and more. Please follow the link below to explore these helpful links. If you are not interested in COVID-19 resources, there are plenty of other topics to filter through!