Parent Resources

  • Courage to Tell:

    September 14 & 21, 2017

    November 2 & 9, 2017

    January 11 & 18, 2018

    March 1 & 8, 2018

    May 3 & 10, 2018


    Keeping Safe:

    October 5, 12 & 19, 2017

    November 30, December 7 & 14, 2017

    February 1, 8 & 15, 2018

    April 5, 12 & 19, 2018

    May 31, June 7 & 14, 2018


    For inquiries regarding eligibility, registration and information, please contact Janice Floyd at (905)523-1020 ext. 212
    More Information on Parent/Caregiver Support Groups
  • Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain. This unfolds across a lifetime, to the point where those who’ve experienced high levels of trauma are at triple the risk for heart disease and lung cancer. An impassioned plea for pediatric medicine to confront the prevention and treatment of trauma, head-on.

    Nadine Burke Harris

    We encourage professionals, parents, and community members to view this informative and insightful presentation in order to better understand childhood trauma, its consequences, and the need for more prevention and education efforts as well as effective treatment responses - click here for TedTalk by Dr. Nadine Burke Harris (running time 15:58).

  • This year’s Parent Symposium, entitled, The Partners in Prevention: A symposium for parents and caregivers about keeping young people safe from sexual harm allowed both parents, and professionals in the field, to come together to learn more about how they can help keep young people in our community safe from sexual harm. The forty participants heard Dr. Janet Rosenzweig, author of “The Sex-Wise Parent” present on practical advice to help parents promote their families’ sexual health and safety. Her “Rosenzweig’s Rules” provided easy to understand parent guidelines for nurturing healthy sexuality in their families. The participants then had the opportunity to participate in two break-out sessions lead by local experts from THRIVE, both Hamilton Wentworth public and Catholic school boards, the Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton and the Hamilton Police. The participants had the opportunity to direct questions to or ask questions of local experts and to learn about the many resources available to them in the Hamilton community.

    Below are copies of the handouts and presentations from the symposium. We will update this page when new content becomes available to us. 

    Parent Symposium Handouts

     Concerning Sexualized Behaviour Presentation

    Resiliency Presentation