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A Context of Domestic Violence Learnings for Prevention from The Calgary Filipino Community

Author(s): Lana Wells, Debb Hurlock, Marichu Antonio, Vic Lantion, Rida Abboud, Caroline Claussen, and Liza Lorenzetti

Date: 01/2013

Source: International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies, (2013) 1:147- 165

Summary:
The objective of this exploratory study is to get a better understanding of what is identified in clinical paradigms as the “risk” and “protective” factors associated with domestic violence.

Immigrant students’ heritage language and cultural identity maintenance in multilingual and multicultural societies

Author(s): Seong Man Park

Date: 01/2013

Source: Concordia Working Papers in Applied Linguistics, 4, 2013

Summary:
Through a thorough review of literature, this paper provides a detailed discussion of immigrant students’ heritage language and cultural identity maintenance, with a specific focus on North American countries (i.e., The United States and Canada.

Mental and Physical Health and Intimate Partner Violence against Women: A Review of the Literature

Author(s): Gina Dillon, Rafat Hussain, Deborah Loxton,and Saifur Rahman

Date: 01/2013

Source: International Journal of Family Medicine Volume 2013

Summary:
This paper presents a review of the literature on the associations between intimate partner violence and poor physical and mental health of women.

Prevention of Abuse of Older Women in the Post-Migration Context in Canada

Author(s): Atsuko Matsuoka, Sepali Guruge Sharon Koehn, Marie Beaulieu, Jenny Ploeg, Maxine LIithwick, Lisa Manuel, Delores Mullings, Kerstin Roger, Charmaine Spencer, Vappu Tyyska, Christine Walsh and ,Frederica Gomes

Date: 01/2013

Source: Canadian Review of Social Policy/ 2012/2013, Nos. 68/69

Summary:
This paper reports policy-relevant findings from a project that aimed to develop a shared program of research to prevent abuse ofolder immigrant women in Canada.

Rethinking Women and Healthy Living in Canada

Author(s): A. Pederson, M. J. Haworth-Brockman, B. Clow, H. Isfeld and A. Liwander

Date: 01/2013

Source: British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence and Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health

Summary:
The authors of this report analyze the sex, gender, diversity and equity dimensions of healthy living among women in Canada, looking at the healthy living discourse, key healthy living topics and selected healthy living strategies.

Balancing Culture and Development: Parent-Adolescent Relationships in Croatian Immigrant Families

Author(s): Barbara Samarin

Date: 01/2013

Source: University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Summary:
The main goals of this exploratory study were to: (1) examine the developmental and cultural challenges for second generation Croatian-Canadian immigrant adolescents in context of their families; (2) gain greater insight into the adolescents’ perspectives on factors that may either facilitate or hinder their relationships with their parents; and (3) investigate adolsecents’ views of potential cultural differences and similarities with their parents.

Supporting Minds. An Educator's Guide to Promoting Students' Mental Health and Well-being

Author(s): Ontario Ministry of Education

Date: 01/2013

Source: Ontario Ministry of Education

Summary:
The guide provides educators with the information they need to support students with mental health and addiction problems through early recognition and effective classroom strategies. A chapter deals with ethno-cultural students' specific mental health issues.

What Is “Elder Abuse”? Voices From the Margin:The Views of Underrepresented Canadian Older Adults

Author(s): Jenny Ploeg, Lynee Lohfeld and Christine A. Walsh

Date: 01/2013

Source: Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 25:396 - 424, 2013

Summary:
This study explored perceptions of elder abuse among marginalized groups such as Aboriginal persons, immigrants, refugees, and lesbians.

Access to primary health care for immigrants: results of a patient survey conducted in 137 primary care practices in Ontario, Canada.

Author(s): Elizabeth Muggah, Simone Dahrouge and William Hogg

Date: 12/2012

Source: BMC Family Practice 2012, 13:128

Summary:
This study explored patient reported access to primary health care of a population of immigrants in Ontario, Canada who were users of the primary care system and compared this with Canadian-born individuals; and by model of primary care practice.

Self-management, health service use and information seeking for diabetes care among recent immigrants in Toronto.

Author(s): I. Hyman, D. Patychuk, Q. Zaidi, D. Kljujic,Y. B. Shakya, J. A. Rummens,M. Creatore & B. Vissandjee

Date: 12/2012

Source: Chronic Diseases and Injuries in Canada Volume 33 · Number 1

Summary:
The objective of the study was to explore self-management practices, health services use and information-seeking for type 2 diabetes care among adult men and women from four recent immigrant communities in Toronto.


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