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CYSNetwork News Exchange – 25/04/14

Hello CYSN Members and Community Partners,

FOOD RESOURCE CENTRE:  In an effort to meet the needs of its community members, the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte Community Wellbeing Centre, 50 Meadow Drive has launched a Food Resource Centre to create an accessible solution to residents experiencing food insecurity.  Thirty-seven families received support between Dec 10th and Jan 20th.  May be accessed once a week from Monday to Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm, and must reside on the Territory.  To make a donation or for more information, please contact Kim Maracle, or 613-967-0122 x170.

INFANT AND TODDLER MENTAL HEALTH:  Of value to anyone working with infants and toddlers and their families – Connecting Language and Mental Health in the Early Years with Dr. Chaya Kulkarni, Friday, May 9, 2014, 8am-3:30pm, Calvary Pentecostal Church in Peterborough.  Please CLICK HERE for details and registration.

LEGAL AWARENESS WORKSHOP:  Community service providers are invited to join the Community Advocacy and Legal Centre at the Quinte Courthouse for a Court Tour and Workshop on Family Law Services. The event will be held on June 13, 2014, from 12:30pm to 4pm at the Quinte Courthouse, 15 Bridge Street West, Belleville.  Please CLICK HERE to register.

OPEN HOUSE – COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTRE OF QUINTE:  Come and tour all of the agencies at 41 Octavia Street, Belleville on Wednesday, May 7th, 4-7pm.  Learn about the programs and services available.  Please CLICK HERE for details.

REFERRALS INVITED – LAMBS FOR CHILDREN:  Space is still available for a special 8-week program for children 6-11 years living in families of critical illness, trauma or with other loss issues…ie, divorce, separation, death, foster care, siblings/parents with disabilities, etc.  Interviews are required for acceptance to program.  As a result of fundraising efforts by their Board of Directors, the ability for families to pay is not a barrier.  The next session entitled, “Exploring The Human Animal Bond & Horticulture & The Arts . . . ” starts May 6th.  Please CLICK HERE for details.

RETIREMENT:  Dear Colleagues, I am writing to let you know that I will be retiring at the end of this month.  The opportunity arrived suddenly and I find myself having to organize my departure quickly.   I am emailing people a little haphazardly, as names and faces from over the years come to mind.  I’ve had lots of interesting experiences over my nearly 30 years, and the pleasure of working with many wonderful people.   Thank you for your friendship and support.   I leave with many happy memories.  All the very best, Lesley Benderavage, Program Supervisor, Ministry of Children and Youth Services, East Regional Office.

UNDERSTANDING THE TEENAGE BRAIN:  Just a friendly reminder that the deadline for the day event (8:30am-4pm) requires advance tickets to be purchased by May 1st. The evening event is first come, first served.

In addition to Dr. Jean Clinton and Ron Shore, speakers will include:

Sharon Thompson and Suzanne White from Hastings & Prince Edward Counties Health Unit

  • Building Resiliency in our Youth
  • Brand new report about alcohol in Hastings & Prince Edward

Luba Shepertycky, Pharmacist with the Belleville and Quinte West Community Health Centre (CHC)

  • Prescription use and abuse in our area in relation trends with teens
  • Medicine Cabinet Cleanout campaign is a great way to reduce this risk

David Ludington, Quinte West OPP

  • Party Program
  • Other risk-taking trends with teens

Tanisha Vriesema of Youthab

  • Vulnerable teens and how youth can access their services

“Kenny” will talk about his lived experience now and as a youth.

Please CLICK HERE for details.

Wendy Anderson, Coordinator, Children and Youth Services Network

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