Building Strong Families Conference 2015

  • Tuesday, November 24, 2015
  • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Meadowbrook Golf Club - 11939 Warden Avenue, Gormley, ON L0H 1G0
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  • If you work at an agency that provides services to parents with children aged 0-6 years old. You can use the subsidized rate of $50
  • This option will allow one person to watch the conference online through your own computer.
  • Parents of preterm infants who spent time in the NICU

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED! If you're interested in attending please email by 3:00 pm on Nov. 23. Otherwise, you will not be added on the list. Thank you! 

Theme: The Secret World of Parenting a Preterm Baby

Participants will:

  • Learn about the unique challenges of Mental Health & the NICU experience and how interventions can directly impact mental health outcomes in parent and baby.
  • Understand your role in supporting the parents of a child with a mental or physical health concerns .This session will also provide Strategies and tools in helping parents of preterm infants to thrive.
  • Hear from parents about their experience in navigating the secret world of parenting pre-term baby after being discharged from the hospital.
  • Discover how attachment and healthy brain development lead to enhanced children's mental health.
  • Learn how to support new families to create a Healthy Start by learning about the common challenges parents face throughout the early years with a preterm baby. 

Morning Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jean-Victor Wittenberg

Dr. Jean-Victor P. Wittenberg practices as a psychiatrist at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and in a private practice. He specializes in working with infants and young children, focuses on children in a number of high-risk groups and also works with patients of all ages, individually and in families. He developed Baby Love with support from many other individuals. He is the primary trainer for Baby Love and offers personal attention at all stages of training.

Afternoon Keynote Speaker: Dr. Saroj Saigal

Dr. Saroj Saigal joined the pediatric faculty at McMaster University, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, as a neonatologist in 1973, and was the Director of the Neonatal Follow-up Program for high-risk infants from 1973 -2013. She is currently Professor Emerita at McMaster, and continues to run the follow-up clinic as well as her ongoing research.


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