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CYSNetwork News Exchange – 12/09/14

Hello CYSN Members and Community Partners,

MOVING ON MENTAL HEALTH:  A system that makes sense for children and youth.  “Specifically, the Moving On Mental Health action plan will transform the experience of families seeking help by creating and supporting pathways to care, defining core services, establishing community lead agencies, creating a new funding model, and building a legislative and regulatory framework.”  Please CLICK HERE to learn more.

ONTARIO’S SPECIAL NEEDS STRATEGY:  “Families of children and youth with special needs, including physical, developmental and/or communications needs, can have difficulties receiving services in a timely and coordinated way. Ontario is working to improve how families access the services they need, as close to home as possible.”  Please CLICK HERE to learn more.

THE MILKY WAY: Every Mother Has a Story.  The Health Unit’s Health Promotion Department will be hosting a screening of this documentary on Thursday, October 2nd, 2pm and 7pm, Empire Theatre, Downtown Belleville.  Babies are welcome!  FREE Admission.  Please share POSTER and the following blurb with clients.

Are you a mom? Planning to be a mom? A breastfeeding advocate?  If so, this film is an absolute must-see. The Milky Way takes a sensitive, informative and sometimes challenging look at the experience of breastfeeding. The Milky Way captures how mothers can access their inner knowledge; trust their babies and their own body’s wisdom, and why they should. It is a film that inspires women to say, “I can do that!” “I want to do that!” The film’s mission is to elevate the nursing mother to a place in society where she receives all the necessary support to nurse her child, where scientific evidence overrides marketing influences, and a woman does not fear nursing in public.  To view the trailer, please CLICK HERE.

RESOURCES shared by our Ministry of Education representatives – Rachelle Blanchette and Nathalie Daoust:

Council of Ministers of Education, Canada Early Learning and Development Framework . . . “presents a pan-Canadian vision for early learning that can be adapted to the unique needs and circumstances of each province and territory. It is designed to serve as a resource to support the development of policies and initiatives by ministries and departments of education and their partners that enhance the quality and continuity of the learning experience in the early years and beyond.”  (en francais)

Understanding the Whole Child and Youth – A Key to Learning, interview with Dr. Lise Bisnaire, Dr. Jean Clinton and Dr. Bruce Ferguson.  (en francais)

Finally, a blog from Assistant Deputy Minister, Jim Grieve, Leadership Lessons from my Grandchildren, by the Child Development Resource Connection Peel Lifelong Learning Conference to be held on October 3rd.

TRAUMA WORKSHOP:  CAST Canada is pleased to offer a unique trauma workshop for Belleville area health, social work and justice professionals – Trauma Essentials – A Full Day Intensive* on Tuesday, October 28, 8:30am-4pm at the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott , 401 and Front St., Belleville, ON.  Cost is $150 + hst – group discounts available.

*This workshop has content from two CAST Canada workshops – “Tomorrow Does Not Exist” and “Trauma Informed Addiction and Harm Reduction”.  Please CLICK HERE to register.

Wendy Anderson, Coordinator, Children and Youth Services Network

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