Be a Great Parent is a positive parenting campaign of Niagara Region Department of Public Health. Extensive information and numerous resources are provided in the areas of communication, guidance, and relationships.
Children's Mental Health Ontario (CMHO) is an umbrella organization which represents Children's Mental Health Agencies in Ontario who serve 148,000 children and their families throughout the province. CMHO advocates for the well being of children and families, promotes an enviroment that leads to mental health, and promotes quality mental health programs for children.
Contact Niagara is the first point of access to Children's and Developmental Services in the Niagara Region. Contact Niagara's Resource Coordinators guide individuals through an interview process designed to identify and connect them to the appropriate services.
Distress Centre of Niagara is a 24-hour, free, confidential telephone crisis intervention support service available to anyone in need in the Niagara Region.
The Early Childhood Community Development Centre (ECCDC) Parent Direct Niagara is an online directory to help you find information and links to programs, services, and resources for children and families in Niagara. It is operated by the Early Childhood Community Development Centre, a charitable organization improving the quality of child care and early learning programs by providing cutting edge training, resources, and coaching services to early learning professionals.
Early Years Niagara ”Early Years“ is a nationwide initiative aimed at providing our children with the best possible start in life. The concept of the Early Years, considered to be those from birth to age six, is that the more interaction a child has with a loving and nurturing adult during their first six years, the greater the child will develop intellectually, emotionally, physically and socially. There are presently four Early Years Centres, numerous satellite sites, and mobile units serving the families of Niagara. There is no cost, no fee, no membership, no appointment required. Parents, caregivers, grandparents and children are ALL welcome to drop in to an Early Years Centre.
Family and Children's Services Niagara (FACS) is the local Children's Aid Society — mandated by the Child and Family Services Act to investigate the abuse and neglect of children and to provide protection, foster care, and adoption services. FACS offers a wide range of programs to prevent and treat the problems of abuse and neglect and to support the children, youth, and families of the community. Serving Niagara from offices in St. Catharines, Welland, and Niagara Falls, FACS is a charitable, non-profit agency reporting to the community through a volunteer Board of Directors and funded by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services.
Niagara Children's Centre (NCC) provides a range of services and programs for children who have a physical or communicative disability to help them be at their best in whatever they do. Services provided include: physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech/language pathology, and augmentative communication. NPCC is a non-profit registered charitable organization funded by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services.
Ontario Association for Suicide Prevention is a networking, education and resource organization that links communities in Ontario by supporting and encouraging the development of suicide prevention, intervention, and post-intervention materials and activities.
Parents for Children's Mental Health is a voluntary group of parents dedicated to helping families and improving mental health services in Ontario. The Website is hosted by parents who have had or who are currently using the mental health services of Ontario.
Canadian Psychiatric Research Foundation has published “When Something's Wrong – Ideas for Families” (2004) — a quick reference guide of strategies and resource for parents and caregivers to help them cope with their children who have mood, behaviour, and /or thinking problems.
T.A.L.K. (Teams Of Adults Listening To Kids) is a joint project involving several agencies including Pathstone and was formed to address the victimization of youth. Project goals include: Coordinate and mobilize community response to issues associated with victimization; Address risk factors associated with anti-social and offending behaviour; Develop education and resource information; Create peer and parent support groups; Assist in coordinating service provision; Perform outreach to youth who are not in school.
Talking To Your Kids About Your Terminal Illness has published a resource guide for talking to children when a parent is diagnosed with a terminal illness.