Hamilton Health Sciences
Family Resource Centre (FRC)
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Available Services 

What does the Family Resource Centre offer?

Information Assistance

Staff at the Family Resource Centre can help you to find the information and resources you are looking for.  Staff are available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday or you can call to arrange a time to meet with staff.

Lending Library

The Family Resource Centre is a full service lending library.  Borrowing privileges are available to patients, families, staff, and the community. The Family Resource Centre has hundreds of books, DVDs and brochures available for borrowing.

How to borrow books and DVDs?

Books may be borrowed for 4 weeks, DVDs may be borrowed for 2 weeks.  You can easily renew the books and DVDs by coming into the centre or by calling or emailing.

On-line Resources

In addition to books, DVDs and brochures available, there are many online resources that provide up to date information.  The Family Resource Centre staff can help you to weed through the online information available and guide you to relevant, current and credible resources.

Information Packages

Family Resource Centre staff are able to gather information for you including resources, articles, links to online resources etc., and have it ready for you to pick up or if you prefer emailed to you.

Internet Access

The Family Resource Centre has a computer station with free internet access for families to use.

Book Lists

The Family Resource Centre has developed lists of popular books available on a number of common issues related to children and youth. The books and resources on the lists are selected from the collection at the Family Resource Centre at McMaster Children's Hospital. The selection is based on feedback and suggestions from families and staff, and from on-going reviews at the Family Resource Centre. The inclusion of a particular resource does not imply an endorsement of the information or suggestions in that resource. Many of our resources are general in nature, and may not apply to your situation. Your health care professional is the best source of information about your child's health and concerns.

Attention Problems

Emotions and Feelings

Attention Problems (for children) 

Grief and Bereavement


Learning Problems


Living with Disability

 Anxiety for Children and Youth

Mood and Depression

ASD - Aspergers 


ASD - Autism 


Dating and Sexuality

Social Skills


 Stress Managment & Relaxation


Teasing and Bullying 

 Divorce for Children and Youth



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