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CYSNetwork News Exchange – 26/06/15

CHILDREN SEE CHILDREN LEARN:  In September 2015, the Best Start Resource Centre will launch an awareness campaign on child discipline.  To give service providers a “heads-up” about it so they can integrate it to their existing activities, CLICK HERE for details on what is planned. Further information will be provided through the Best Start listservs as it becomes available and pertinent.

GOOD BACKPACK PROGRAM: Please refer families who may benefit from this program.  Backpacks are available to students entering JK to Grade 8 in September 15th who require additional support to ensure they enter or return to school with the necessary supplies.  For registration locations and dates, CLICK HERE.

How do YOU talk about mental health promotion?  There is growing discussion about mental health in Ontario and the way we talk about it matters. This brand new VIDEO by the CAMH Health Promotion Resource Centre explains the separate but interconnected concepts of mental health and mental illness, as well as what it means to ‘promote mental health’, in ourselves and in our communities.

Learn more about the CAMH Health Promotion Resource Centre and their work on mental health promotion by visiting porticonetwork.ca/web/camh-hprc.

ONLINE FASD TRAINING PROGRAM FOR PARENTS:  Parents of children 4-12 years with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) may be interested in a Queen’s University study called the Strongest Families FASD program, to gain tools to cope with challenging behavior. For information and referral, see RECRUITMENT POSTER and SESSION SUMMARIES.  To promote the program to families on your website, please CLICK HERE for the web ad.

TRIPLE P POSITIVE PARENTING PROGRAM:  Service providers working with families of young children and teens may be interested in the CALENDAR of courses operating over the summer, along with information about upcoming DISCUSSION GROUPS.  Calendar updates are available by emailing triplep@cmhs-hpe.on.ca.  For information and to register or refer, please contact Julie K. London at 613-968-1144 or toll free at 1-877-968-1144.

Wendy Anderson, Coordinator, Children and Youth Services Network

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