Child & Youth Health: Focus Issues
The Canadian Paediatric Society produces information and resources on many child and youth health issues. Throughout this website, you’ll find position statements, advocacy tools, parent education resources, professional development opportunities and much more. In this section, we bring them together into several key focus areas.
Resources to help health professionals working with First Nations, Inuit and Métis children and youth.
CPS program to help paediatricians, family physicians and other health professionals promote physical activity, nutrition, and other healthy choices.
Resources on adolescent health, safety and mental health for professionals, parents and others who care for youth.
Practical tools and resources that physicians can use to diagnose and treat children with learning problems.
Professional and public education resources about the importance of sharing books and words with babies from birth.
CPS early child development strategy to engage health professionals, policy makers, communities, parents and educators in supporting young children and families.
Information for paediatricians and other health professionals interested in working overseas and in developing countries.
Caring for Kids New to Canada is a guide for health professionals working with immigrant and refugee children and youth.
Position statements on the vaccines that children and youth should receive, resources on topical immunization issues and tools to educate parents.
Position statements, public education resources and recommendations for federal, provincial and territorial governments to protect children and teens from injury.