Here are some helpful, "STARSS Friendly" links!
www.pregnets.org – smoking and pregnant women (sponsored by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Ontario)
www.gosmokefree.ca – Health Canada’s tobacco web site – it links to the Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey (CTUMS) that provides information about smoking rates in each region of Canada
www.expectingtoquit.ca – this is a link to the document Expecting to Quit, the best practices guide for smoking and pregnancy strategies by Lorraine Greaves et al
www.bccewh.bc.ca – this the website of the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in Women’s Health, which has several excellent documents regarding women and smoking, as well as women and other substance use issues
www.ptcc-cfc.on.ca/pubs/RDS_0079.pdf -- this document has the program checklist for smoking cessation interventions for pregnant and postpartum girls and women, adapted from Expecting to Quit – this is on the website of the PTCC, which is the Program Training and Consultation Centre, an organization in Ontario that provides training and support regarding smoking interventions
www.ccsa.ca – Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (useful links, not too much about smoking)
www.mothercraft.ca – lots of resources to download – look for Nurturing Change, which has adapted the SMART Guide to a two day training session, including working with FASD affected children
www.asafepassage.info – for pregnant and parenting women who live in abusive situations
www.shelternet.ca – for any woman who lives in an abusive situation
http://www.cssspnql.com/eng/sante/tabac.htm -- this is the website from which Healing From Smoking is available for download – Healing From Smoking is an excellent First Nations resource and the one we use as the companion to STARSS
http://ades.bc.ca/resources/resources_default.html --the website of the Alcohol-Drug Education Service. See "Helping Women Quit: A Guide for Non-cessation Workers" for more information on harm reduction.
www.beststart.org--Ontario's Maternal Newborn and Early Child Development Resource Centre supports service providers across the province of Ontario working on health promotion initiatives to enhance the health of expectant and new parents, newborns and young children.
www.camh.net--Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental health and addiction issues.
www.motivationalinterview.org--the motivational interviewing website. The site helps service providers adopt and implement MI.
www.uri.edu/research/cprc/transtheoretical--CPRC's website explaining the stages of change
Why Women Smoke--This booklet looks at the reasons why women smoke and helps women to consider their own reasons for smoking. The booklet provides women with gentle strategies to consider when they are ready either to cut down or quit smoking.
The FIRST Approach--FASD-Informed Reduced Smoking Techniques: for service providers working with women who may be FASD affected. This toolkit gives ideas on small steps to support women smoker’s who may be FASD affected in their journey to smoking cessation.