Publications: Health Promotion

Alcohol and Pregnancy Brief Intervention Guides

Alcohol and Pregnancy Brief Intervention Guides
The resources in this section were developed to support service providers to successfully engage with women and their partners on alcohol use, pregnancy, and prevention of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). While many aspects of FASD prevention are interconnected, current evidence and practice issues have been synthesized into eight topics that allow service providers to explore issues from different perspectives and that are most relevant to their own practice.

Each topic area includes: a brief overview of recent research findings; practical strategies for addressing alcohol issues with women; online resources for further reading and for sharing with women and their supports; reflection and discussion questions; and referral information for British Columbia.

Click below for each detailed Intervention Guide or download just the 8 infographic posters together in one document.

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1. Who Drinks Alcohol During Pregnancy?

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2. “It Is Safest Not To Drink During Pregnancy.” What Does This Mean?

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3. Alcohol, Contraception and Perception

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4. Treatment and Care for Pregnant Women who use Alcohol and/or Other Drugs

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5. Pregnancy, Alcohol, and Trauma-informed Practice

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6. Alcohol, Pregnancy and Partner Support

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7. Girls, Alcohol and Pregnancy

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8. Young Women, Alcohol and Pregnancy

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Gender Transformative Resources

TIGI Gender Transformative resource imageOverview of gender transformative resources compiled in 2016.

One of 3 resources focusing on gender, trauma and substance use. Made possible by funding from Health Canada.

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Gender Informed Approaches to Substance Use Resource List

TIGI SubUse pictureAn overview of gender-informed resources in the substance use field.

This is one of 3 resource lists focusing on gender, trauma and substance use, and has been made possible by a financial contribution from Health Canada.

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“I love it because you could just be yourself” – A Study of Girls’ Perspectives on Girls’ Groups and Healthy Living

girls-group_final-report-2012The British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health partnered with the Girls Action Foundation, and researchers from the Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, the Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence, York University and the University of Montreal on a study of Girls’ Perspectives on Girls’ Groups and Healthy Living.

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How Girls’ Groups Can Promote Health

Promising Practices for Girls' GroupsThis resource was developed by the BC Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health and the Girls Action Foundation following a research project on the ways girls’ groups can support and promote healthy living.

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Making it Better: Gender Transformative Health Promotion

MakingItBetter_cover.NovEdited by Lorraine Greaves, Ann Pederson and Nancy Poole

The book explores the ways in which gendered norms affect health and social equity for all human beings, and invites us to rethink conventional approaches to health promotion and to strive for transformative initiatives and policies. Offering practical tools and evidence-based strategies for moving from gender integration to gender transformation, this anthology is required reading for policymakers, health promotion and healthcare practitioners, researchers, community developers, and social service providers. 

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Alcohol and Pregnancy Warning Signage Fact Sheet

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Alcohol and Pregnancy: Warning Signage Information Kit for Local Governments in British Columbia, 2014

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Prepared for the Ministry of Health by Gerald Thomas, Okanagan Research and Nancy Poole, BC Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health. This resource includes a discussion of the forms and types of messages that can be provided via FASD prevention signs, including examples of recommended messages to help prevent/reduce drinking in pregnancy and promote health among women of childbearing years.

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Rethinking Women and Healthy Living in Canada

Rethinking Women and Healthy Living in CanadaBCCEWH, Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence, and Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health Editors: A. Pederson, M.J. Haworth-Brockman, B. Clow, H. Isfeld and A. Liwander, 2013

The BCCEWH, the Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health and the Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence have released a new women’s health resource entitled Rethinking Women and Healthy Living in Canada. The report, funded by Health Canada, is intended to generate an understanding of women and healthy living and to contribute to the development of evidence-informed responses to addressing challenges related to healthy living for women in Canada.

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Physical Activity for Marginalized Women in British Columbia: A Discussion Paper

Physical Activity for Marginalized Women Discussion Paper cvrPamela Ponic, Rehana Nanjijuma, Ann Pederson, Nancy Poole and Jenny Scott
BC Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health & ProMOTION Plus, 2011

BC Centre of Excellence in Women’s Health and ProMOTION Plus have conducted an environmental scan on Physical Activity for Marginalized Women in BC. Our aim in the scan was to learn more about the current context for and activities being facilitated to promote physical activity for marginalized women at provincial and local levels in BC.

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You and Your Health: A Woman’s Guide

You and Your Health A Woman's Health GuideBC Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, 2009

A guide to help women understand their health and what they can do to be healthier.

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The Health Benefits of Physical Activity for Girls and Women

Health Benefits Physical Activity for Girls and Women cvrColleen Reid, Lesley Dyck, Heather McKay and Wendy Frisby
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, 2000

This multi-disciplinary literature review explores the links between physical activity, inactivity, health and well-being for women and girls, including implications of physical activity for disease prevention, management and rehabilitation and the biological, psychological, social and cultural experience of being female in our society.

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