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Counseling

ATTENTION: At this time SRCHC does not accept outside, or self-referrals to our counselling program.

Confidential, one-to-one counseling with a social worker. Please note that due to high demand, there is usually a waiting period of 3 to 4 weeks.

Indoor Air Quality Group

Furnishings and building materials, molds and cleaning products in your home, childcare, school or workplace may lead to chemical insensitivities, allergies, asthma and other adverse health effects. Workshops and presentations are available upon request.

Resources:

Children’s Environmental Health Education

Learn about substances that may be putting your child’s health at risk. Information and practical options, research and support for making changes in your home, school or community organization.

Workshops & Presentations

Health professionals on the early-years JumpStart team offer workshops and presentations in the community upon request.

Topics include:

  • food and nutrition
  • health issues
  • child development
  • behaviour
  • parenting

Healthy Child Screening Days

Free health testing of children aged 2 to 6 years old at South Riverdale Community Health Centre (twice a year), in partnership with the Toronto District School Board and Toronto First Duty. Information and referrals for health and community services. Child must be accompanied by a parent.

Parent & Child Groups

Parents and caregivers meet, take part in discussions and enjoy activities with their children. All groups are led by a health promoter, with social workers, dietitians and nurses presenting information and answering questions. 8 sessions, 2 ½ hours each. Each session includes a 30-minute discussion, as well as time to share information.

Counseling for Parents

One-to-one counseling for parents and families who would like to talk to a social worker. Short-term only.

Common issues could include:

  • adjusting to parenthood
  • getting enough sleep
  • taking care of yourself
  • dealing with stress
  • coping with isolation
  • child behaviour
  • blended families
  • parenting styles
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