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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

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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