Family Support

2016

2015

  • Child Care Services, Socioeconomic Inequalities, and Academic Performance linkChild Care Services, Socioeconomic Inequalities, and Academic Performance (Laurin et al., 2015)
  • Employment Patterns of Families with Children pdfEmployment Patterns of Families with Children (Uppal, 2015; Statistics Canada)
  • Homework and Family Stress pdfHomework and Family Stress: With Consideration of Parents’ Self Confidence, Educational Level and Cultural Background (Pressman, Sugarman, Nemon, Desjarlais, Owens, & Schettini-Evans, 2015)
  • Men, Fathers, and Work-Family Balance pdfMen, Fathers, and Work-Family Balance (Rehel & Baxter, 2015/Center for American Progress)
  • Effects of Maternal Employment on Gender Inequalities pdfMums the Word! Cross-national Effects of Maternal Employment on Gender Inequalities at Work and at Home (McGinn, Ruiz Castro, & Long Lingo, 2015; Harvard Business School)

2014

  • A Rise in Stay-at-Home Mothers pdfAfter Decades of Decline, A Rise in Stay-at-Home Mothers (Cohn, Livingston, & Wang, 2014)
  • Parenting, attachment and a secure base for children pdfBaby Bonds: Parenting, attachment and a secure base for children (Moullin, Waldfogel, & Washbrook 2014)
  • Ontario Parents’ Knowledge, Beliefs and Behaviours linkChild Discipline: Ontario Parents’ Knowledge, Beliefs and Behaviours (Best Start Resource Centre, 2014)
  • Growing Number of Dads Home with the Kids pdfGrowing Number of Dads Home with the Kids: Biggest Increase Among Those Caring for Family (Livingston, 2014)
  • Practitioner Review: Recommendations for a game change in parenting interventions pdfPractitioner Review: Engaging Fathers – Recommendations for a game change in parenting interventions based on a systematic review of the global evidence (Panter-Brick, Burgess, Eggerman, McAllister, Pruett, & Leckman, 2014)
  • Recommendations for a Game Change in Parenting Interventions pdfRecommendations for a Game Change in Parenting Interventions Based on a Systematic Review of the Global Evidence (Panter-Brick, Burgess, Eggerman, McAllister, Pruett, & Leckman, 2014)
  • Promoting Child Well-Being and Resilience pdfSupportive Family Contexts: Promoting Child Well-Being and Resilience (Newland, 2014)

2013

  • Building on Experience for Future Success: A Report pdfBest Start Child and Family Centres – Building on Experience for Future Success: A Report to the Ministry of Education from the Ontario Early Years Centre Provincial Network (October, 2013)
  • Family engagement in transitions: Transition to kindergarten pdfFamily engagement in transitions: Transition to kindergarten (U.S Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Head Start, by the National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement and the National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning, 2013)
  • Do Children Who Move Home and School Frequently Have Poorer Educational Outcomes in Their Early Years at School? linkDo Children Who Move Home and School Frequently Have Poorer Educational Outcomes in Their Early Years at School? An Anonymised Cohort Study (Hutchings, 2014)
  • Modern parenthood pdfModern parenthood: Roles of moms and dads converge as they balance work and family (Pew Research Center, 2013)
  • Parent Involvement in Early Intervention pdfParent Involvement in Early Intervention: What Role Does Setting Play? (Kellar-Guenther, Rosenberg, Block, & Robinson, 2013)
  • Positive Parent-Child Relationships pdfPositive Parent-Child Relationships (The National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement, 2013)

2012

  • General social survey: Being a parent in a stepfamily: A profile link2011 General social survey: Overview of families in Canada - Being a parent in a stepfamily: A profile (Vezina, 2012; Statistics Canada)
  • Booklet for parents of children from birth to six years linkBuilding relience in young children: Booklet for parents of children from birth to six years (Best Start Resource Centre, 2012)
  • An introductory guide to issues of separation and divorce for family professionals pdfKids: The love of co-parenting: An introductory guide to issues of separation and divorce for family professionals (BC Council for Families, 2012)
  • Leave practices of parents after the birth or adoption of young children linkLeave practices of parents after the birth or adoption of young children (Findlay & Kohen, 2012; Statistics Canada)
  • Welcoming and Celebrating Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity in Families pdfWelcoming and Celebrating Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity in Families: From Preconception to Preschool (Best Start Resource Centre, 2012)

2011

  • Changing families, new understandings pdfChanging families, new understandings (Luxton, 2011)
  • Early brain development: Parent knowledge in Ontario pdfEarly brain development: Parent knowledge in Ontario, 2011 (Best Start Resource Centre, 2011)
  • The economic prosperity case for national child care pdfEducated, employed and equal: The economic prosperity case for national child care (YWCA Canada, 2011)
  •  Why family support and early childhood education must be a collaborative effort pdfFamily is the foundation: Why family support and early childhood education must be a collaborative effort (Family Resource Programs Canada, 2011)
  • Protecting young children at home pdfHidden violence: Protecting young children at home (Bernard van Leer Foundation, 2011)
  • How to engage families in services pdfHow to engage families in services (Best Start Resource Centre, 2011)
  • Paternal depressive symptoms and child behavioral or emotional problems in the U.S. pdfPaternal depressive symptoms and child behavioral or emotional problems in the United States (Weitzman, Rosenthal, & Liu, 2011; Pediatrics)
  • Revisiting family security in insecure times pdfRevisiting family security in insecure times - 2011 report card on child and family poverty in Canada (Family Service Toronto, 2011)
  • How well do Canada's communities support parents of young children? pdfVital communities, vital support: How well do Canada's communities support parents of young children? Phase 2 report: What parents tell us (Crill Russell, Birnbaum, Avison, & Ioannone, 2011)

2010

  • A global perspective on happiness and fertility pdfA global perspective on happiness and fertility (Margolis & Myrskyla, 2010)
  • Families count: Profiling Canada's families linkFamilies count: Profiling Canada's families (The Vanier Institute of the Family, 2010)
  • Families, time and well-being in Canada pdfFamilies, time and well-being in Canada (Burton & Phipps, 2010/ Luxembourg Income Study Working Paper Series)
  • Strategies for working with newcomer families pdfGrowing up in a new land: Strategies for working with newcomer families (Best Start Resource Centre, 2010
  • Making fathers count pdfMaking fathers "count" (Beaupré, Dryburgh, & Wendt, 2010; Statistics Canada)
  • Maternal work early in the lives of children and its distal associations with achievement and behaviour problems pdfMaternal work early in the lives of children and its distal associations with achievement and behaviour problems: A meta-analysis (Lucas-Thompson, Goldberg, & Prause, 2010; Psychological Bulletin)
  • Attachment for life pdfMy child and I: Attachment for life (Best Start Resource Centre, 2010)
  • Parenting skills - Synthesis pdfParenting skills - Synthesis provided by the Encyclopedia on Early Child Development (2010)
  • A parent engagement policy for Ontario schools pdfParents in partnership: A parent engagement policy for Ontario schools (Ontario Ministry of Education, 2010)
  • Returning to work after baby pdfReturning to work after baby (Best Start Resource Centre, 2010)
  • Supporting parenting pdfSupporting parenting (The Open University, 2010)
  • The fatherhood report 2010-2011: The fairness in families index pdfThe fatherhood report 2010-2011: The fairness in families index (Fatherhood Institute, 2010)

2007

  • Parent engagement: Creating a shared world pdfParent engagement: Creating a shared world (Pushor, 2007)

2006

  • Literature review on parent support pdfCommunity vitality: Literature review on parent support (Corter & Arimura, 2006) - prepared for Invest in Kids

2002

  • A national survey of parents of young children pdfA national survey of parents of young children (Invest in Kids, 2002)

Other Resources

  • 100 free downloadable parenting resource sheets link100 free downloadable parenting resource sheets from the Canadian Child Care Federation
  • Parent Engagement Resources including:
    1. A Guidebook for Parents and Schools linkPlanning Parent Engagement - A Guidebook for Parents and Schools
    2. Strengthening Partnerships Within K-12 School Communities pdfSchool Administrators' Guide to Parent Engagement: Strengthening Partnerships Within K-12 School Communities
    3. Parent Engagement pdfParent Engagement (Ontario Ministry of Education, 2012; Capacity Building Series)
  • How well do Canada's communities support parents of young children? Phase 1 pdfVital communities, vital support: How well do Canada's communities support parents of young children Phase 1: What is known (Birnbaum, Crill Russell, & Clyne, n.d.)
  • How well do Canada's communities support parents of young children? Phase 2 pdfVital communities, vital support: How well do Canada's communities support parents of young children? Phase 2 report: What parents tell us - summary (Crill Russell et al, n.d.; Invest in Kids)