Valuing all children: BC early years conference, 2008

The Early Years Conference 2008: Valuing all Children is sponsored by the University of British Columbia and is being held in Vancouver, BC Jan 31-Feb 2/08. It includes one workshop related to immigration: “Measuring Success in Programs for Immigrant Fathers” by Hadassah Ksienski, CEO and Wendy Auger, Mosaic Children and Parent Centre, Calgary Immigrant Aid Society.

The workshop description: “The Integrated Fathers and Children Participatory Project was developed by the Calgary Immigrant Aid Soceity to address the gaps in service delivery in supporting immigrant and refugee men in their role as caregivers to their children and to promote successful integration to the Canadian school system for children in immigrant families”.

For a related journal article see: Roer-Strier, D., Este, D., Shimoni, R., Clark, D. (2005). Fatherhood and immigration: challenging the deficit theory. Child & Family Social Work, Vol 10, Issue 4, Spring 2004 (315-29).