Free information series for parents
“CHEO Connects” is a free information series for parents which will provide trusted information and access to local experts. Six evening events will roll out over the 2011/2012 school year — each covering key physical & mental health topics for a specific age group.
“Thre is an overwhelming amount of information for parents out there in magazines, websites and on television,” said Michel Bilodeau, president and chief executive officer, CHEO. “CHEO is working to help parents sort through the volume and complexity, and learn about the key physical and mental health issues that impact their kids.”
The OCDSB has partnered with CHEO as part of its ongoing Speakers’ Series. The speakers’ series is sponsored by the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board’s Parental Involvement Committee with financial support from the Ministry of Education
1) September 19, 2011 (14-18 year olds)
Teen talk: Understanding Your Teen
“Calm Down” and other stuff you should never say to kids
Even Suicide: Mood, Anxiety & Depression in Today’s Family
“The Talk”: Sexual Health & Identity
How to Help, Not Harm: Talking to Children & Youth about Body Image
How to encourage healthy active living
Location: Adult High School (300 Rochester St.) from 7-9pm.
Bus Information: OC Transpo Bus #14 or #153
Register: Online at www.cheo.on.ca/cheoconnects
2) October 24, 2011 (0-1 year olds)
3) November 28, 2011 (6-9 year olds)
Check back often for additional information and for dates for the 2012 sessions.
Find out more or register today by visiting the CHEO Connects website.