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Toronto Public Health – Healthy Families & Healthy Living Intake

Group Name: Toronto Public Health – Healthy Families & Healthy Living Intake

Description: To provide health education and community support for mothers-to-be and new parents. To provide support for parents who have experienced a stillbirth or the loss of a newborn.

Customer Service Representatives of Toronto Health Connection link callers to programs and services of the City of Toronto. Public Health Nurses of Healthy Families and Healthy Living Intake provide telephone health information and counselling and referrals to the Healthy Babies Healthy Children Program. Intake Registered Dieticians provide nutrition counselling and referrals to the Healthiest Babies Possible Program.

District Public Health Nurses provide parent education sessions at a variety of community locations. Public Health Nurses and Nutritionists collaborate on prenatal programs in the community.

Where: Support Programs Mothers-To-Be and New Parents | 5100 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor | Toronto, ON M2N 5V7

When: Call for more information.

Contact: 416-338-7600 | www.toronto.ca/health

Integra – Social Competence Groups for Children & Youth

Group Name: Integra

Description: Integra is an accredited Children’s Mental Health Centre located in Toronto, Canada. They are dedicated to helping children and adolescents who experience social, emotional and behavioural problems related to their learning disabilities. They deliver services in a manner that strengthens the family, in the belief that the family can be the most valuable resource for children and youth. Integra offers services for children and youth ages 8 to 18 who have been diagnosed with a learning disability and have social, emotional or behavioural difficulties. Support to families includes counselling and support groups for parents.

Children and youth with learning disabilities are at risk to experience psychosocial difficulties, including problems with peers. The goal of group treatment is to improve the child/youth’s social functioning. Integra’s Find a Friend program offers a range of treatment groups for children and adolescents with learning disabilities and related psychosocial problems. The groups vary in length from two to eight months. Group composition is carefully determined, with age, learning disability, gender and social competence taken into account.

If you are wondering whether Integra is right for your child, please refer to the following checklist of admission requirements for Integra clients:

  • Your child is between the ages of 8-18.
  • Your child has been diagnosed with a learning disability and is also struggling with social, emotional and behavioural problems.
  • You possess a recent psychological assessment indicating the presence of a learning disability and average or above average cognitive reasoning.
  • Assessments are most often done by a school psychologist, a hospital psychologist, or are arranged by parents with a private practitioner.
  • You live in the City of Toronto.

*** We do not offer psychological assessments at Integra but we can advise parents on how to arrange them.

Where: 25 Imperial Street, 4th Floor | Toronto, ON M5P 1B9

When: Call for more information.

Contact: Melissa Rowbotham 416-486-8055 Ext. 234 | www.integra.on.ca | info@integra.on.ca

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