How Children develop:
All children develop slightly differently. Try not to compare your child to every child. However, there are some indicators to look for that can help support you in how to promote development and also suggest if some services in the community could be valuable. Developmental stages of children can be supported at home with activities and play and also through services to allow the best chance at health. Here are some links to further understand development or access that support.
Childrens Resources on Wheels
EarlyON Child and Family Centres provide opportunities for children from birth to 6 years of age to participate in play and inquiry-based programs, and support parents and caregivers in their roles.
Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit
Offers a variety of services for families, including pre-natal information, infant and child development assessments/support, baby talk and other parental supports and education.
Triple P – Positive Parenting Program
Triple P is a parenting program, but it doesn’t tell you how to be a parent. It’s more like a toolbox of ideas. You choose the strategies you need. You choose the way you want to use them. It’s all about making Triple P work for you.
Strong families start with the parent(s). Are you taking care of you? From there, the children will have an ability to thrive. It is important to note that families are often strongest when they parent with a network. What does that mean? It means not being alone! Extended family, friends and even community resources are vital in the health and wellbeing of families and children. Lanark, Leeds and Grenville has many resources out there to support you as an adult, your children and your family. Below are a few links to help you learn more if you are struggling with many issues society faces today:
Lanark, Leeds and Grenville Addictions and Mental Health
Lanark, Leeds and Grenville Addictions and Mental Health offers services and programmes to people who are experiencing addiction or mental health issues.
Children’s Mental Health of Leeds and Grenville
Children’s Mental Health of Leeds and Grenville is dedicated to serving the mental health needs of children, youth and their families. No professional referral is required. Children 12 and over may self-refer. Our programs are free, accessible, and confidential.
Open Doors For Lanark Children & Youth
Open Doors for Lanark Children and Youth is the accredited child and youth mental health centre delivering service throughout Lanark County.
RNJ Youth Services
By offering a variety of programs for children and youth, we support them and their families. Prevention and early intervention services, as well as helping overcome challenges such as addictions, mental health and involvement in the justice system are part of our mandate. In Lanark country, we also assist adults with these challenges.
Leeds & Grenville Interval House
Leeds and Grenville Interval House provides emergency shelter, outreach counseling and transitional support for abused women and their children throughout the Leeds & Grenville area.
YMCA of Eastern Ontario
We offer programs that help Canadians become more physically fit, better connected to their communities, and equipped with the skills needed to achieve success in work and life.