News & Announcements

Feelings First Update: see what is new with the Social and Emotional Development initiative

Feelings First: a public health initiative to promote social and emotional development in early childhood. In the early years (ages 0 to 5 years), a child’s social and emotional health is every bit as important as their physical health. It impacts...

Social & Emotional Development in the Early Years: Kelty Mental Health and Child Health BC podcast

Where You Are Podcast: New Episode for Parents and Caregivers. Together BC Children's Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre and Child Health BC, as part of the Feelings First initiative, have collaborated on this latest episode of Where You Are...

National spotlight: Child Health BC takes the virtual stage at annual conference

Child Health BC team members were selected to share their learnings during the pandemic at this year’s Children’s Healthcare Canada conference. The pandemic has presented extraordinary challenges to patients and the health system. Amidst this...

The development of the Tiers of Service framework published in BMC Health Services Research

Planning and coordinating children's health services is a major area of focus for Child Health BC and its collaborators (health authorities, ministries, non-profit organizations, school boards, etc.). The Tiers of Service framework provides a common...

New social situations: Helping your children navigate BC’s restart plan

With summer officially upon us and B.C. easing its pandemic restrictions, many families are turning their attention to social gatherings. Now that playdates and large parties are once again allowed, some parents and caregivers are expressing concerns...

Feelings First Campaign Launches May 2021!

Feelings First, a social media campaign to spread awareness and spark conversation around Social and Emotional Development (SED) in the early years, is launching in May 2021. It is brought to you by the BC Healthy Child Development Alliance – a...

KidCareCanada Announcement

Child Health BC now houses a wealth of video resources from KidCareCanada Society, an organization that focused on empowering parents to raise their children to be socially and emotionally healthy. We are very excited to continue to offer their...

Children’s Mental Health Clinical Resources

One in four children and youth ages 15-24 will experience a mental health illness and research shows that 75% will not receive care in a timely manner. This results in more and more use of hospital emergency departments. In fact, in BC, there are an...

CHBC Provincial Substance Intoxication and Withdrawal Guideline for Emerg/Urgent Care is posted!

The CHBC Provincial Substance Intoxication and Withdrawal Guideline for Initial Management in Emergent/Urgent Care settings is now available on our website. The guideline consists of the following: 1. Part One: Background and Evidence 2. Part Two...

Richmond Emergency Department PEWS pilot published in BMC Emergency Medicine

The team who conducted the research pilot of PEWS in the emergency department of Richmond Hospital has published the study results in BMC Emergency Medicine. The study was designed to help inform provincial decisions regarding a full implementation...