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A report from the Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence and the Canadian Women's Health Network, IMMIGRANT, REFUGEE AND VISIBLE MINORITY WOMEN EXPERIENCE POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER describes the personal experiences of immigrant and refugee women in Saskatchewan with service providers and the barriers to service and healing. This study emphasizes the need for more community providers to help with immigrants' and refugees' mental health. Full study details are available online at http://www.pwhce.calptsdimmigrant.htm

Two textbooks from Fortress Press, HER STORY: WOMEN IN CHRISTIAN TRADITION, by Barbara J. MacHaffie, and READINGS IN HER STORY, are now supplemented with a CD-ROM. The textbooks include an introduction to women in Christian history as well as a collection of texts about women in Christianity. The accompanying CDROM includes a searchable text, chapter summaries, "reflection questions, a hyper-linked glossary, additional bibliographies and updates, research-paper suggestions, and Weblinks to additional graphics, biographies, and bibliographies, [and also includes] notetaking, bookmarking, and highlighting capabilities." ISBN 0-8006-3495-0; both vols. (436 pp., pap.) with CD-ROM, $37.00 (Canada $59.20). For more information, visit the press's website at http://www.fortresspress.com (select "Books with CD-ROM," then click on title).

In a publication entitled WOMENAND COMMUNITY SAFETY: A RESOURCE BOOK ONPLANNING FOR SAFER COMMUNITIES, the Cowichan Women Against Violence Society (Duncan, BC, Canada) highlights the "importance of integrating the experiences and concerns of women and other marginalized groups into the planning, design and management of the places in which we live, work and play -- in small, rural and/or isolated communities." Available in English and French. For more information, contact Tern Dame and Ali Grant, Women and Community Safety Project, Cow-ichan Valley Safer Futures; phone: 250-746-9221; fax: 250748-9364; email: saferfutures@cwav.org

DES Action Canada, a non-profit organization "whose purpose it is to identify, educate, provide support to, and advocate for people exposed to the drug diethylstilbestrol," has published a 35-page guide entitled BEYOND EARLYDETECTION: A NEWLOOKAT BREAST CANCER. This booklet explains facts and innovations surrounding breast cancer, and gives advice on how to support those who have it. Available in English and French. For more information, contact DES Action Canada; phone (toll-free): 1-800-4821-DES; email: desact@web.net

The International Alert and Association of African Women For Research and Development (AAWORD) has published a report based on the workshop CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION IN AFRICA: AFRICAN WOMEN'S PERSPECTIVES, which was held in Senegal. The report focuses on "women's agency; as opposed to their victimization," in times of war or conflict, and includes firsthand accounts from women. Available in English and French. For more information, contact Ndeye Sow, Programme Manager, Women's Peace Program, 1 Glyn Street, London, SE l1 5HT UK; phone: +44 (0)20 7793 8383; email: general@international-alert.org

A report by Lorraine Greaves, Colleen Varcoe, Nancy Poole, Marina Morrow, Joy Johnson, Ann Pederson, and Lori Irwin, entitled A MOTHERHOOD ISSUE: DISCOURSE ON MOTHERING UNDER DURESS, explains how "media portrayals and public policies demonstrate a focus on 'the best interest of the child' while neglecting to examine the effects of such a focus upon the mother." The report focuses on three groups of women in particular: mothers with substance abuse problems, mothers who suffer from mental illness, and mothers subjected to violence. For more information, contact Status of Women Canada, 123 Slater Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1P 1H9; email: research@swccfc.gc.ca

The Association for Research on Mothering has recently published TEACHING MOTHERHOOD: A COLLECTION OF POST-SECONDARY COURSES ON MOTHERING/MOTHERHOOD, a 90-page collection of course outlines from U. …

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