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Supporting Families

Our Kids Network is dedicated to giving family members the resources, services and encouragement to raise responsible, caring kids.

By working together, OKN partner agencies provide a strong, dependable system of services and supports for children, parents and families. Professionals working with families can use these research-based information, ideas, resources and practical tools to help parents and caregivers improve knowledge and skills, and build a positive strength-based approach to positive parenting.

These resources can be used to help professionals support families to strengthen relationships, better understand child development and prepare for their children’s future.

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Every family benefits from strong and healthy relationships with each other. Resource for families, full of everyday ideas and activities for parenting adults..

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Families are central to the positive development and success of children and youth and are at the heart of thriving communities. Three Halton families share stories of challenges, successes and love.

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Database of 4000 of programs and services. Managed and maintained by Halton Information Providers, a coalition of the four Community Information Centres in Halton.

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The majority of Halton parents have very high levels of Family Assets. Information and ideas on the everyday interactions, values, skills and relationships families use to help them thrive.

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Programs, services and information for families with children of all ages.

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Health information, finding child care, growth and development, parenting support, information about numerous programs and services, links to community resources.

Resources to promote and support healthy development and emotional well-being in babies and young children.

60 second clip. Parenting relationships also challenge our kids to grow, learn, and improve. We hold them accountable and guide them in positive directions. ParentFurther.com

60 second clip. We help each other grow in our families when we look to new possibilities. This involves trying new things, going new places, and meeting new people. ParentFurther.com

60 second clip. Expressing care is key to family strengths. When we care for each other, we show that we like each other. And we want the best for each other. ParentFurther.com®

60 second clip. Expressing care is key to family strengths. When we care for each other, we show that we like each other. And we want the best for each other. ParentFurther.com®

Five essential actions central to positive child development: Express Care; Challenge Growth; Provide Support; Share Power and Expand Possibilities.

60 second clip. Children need their parents’ support in many practical ways. Providing this support helps young people stay on track to learn, grow, complete tasks, and achieve goals. ParentFurther.com

Resources to promote and support parenting skills and healthy development and emotional well-being in teens.

Insight on teen development plus common concerns identified by parents and caregivers of preteens and teens and helpful parenting advice and suggestions.

Arabic translation of booklet. Insight, common concerns on teen development and helpful parenting advice and suggestions.

Chinese translation of booklet. Insight, common concerns on teen development and helpful parenting advice and suggestions.

Polish translation of booklet. Insight, common concerns on teen development and helpful parenting advice and suggestions.

Punjabi translation of booklet. Insight, common concerns on teen development and helpful parenting advice and suggestions.

Spanish translation of booklet. Insight, common concerns on teen development and helpful parenting advice and suggestions.

Summarizes some of the information found in the "A New Kind of Parenting" videos and includes questions that can help stimulate discussion and reflection.

Six-part video series to help parents learn new ways to nurture and maintain positive, supportive relationships with children as they become teenagers features child and youth expert, Dr. Jean Clinton.

Positive parenting and brain development during the teen years.

Positive Parenting: Boundaries, Rules and Expectations

Positive Parenting: Parenting with Respect.

Information and ideas to support families through the transition years to adolescence. Four-part video series features child and youth development expert, Dr. Jean Clinton.

The Teen Brain. Brain development explains many of the behaviours we start to see in the preteen and teen years.

Stress and the Brain; Emotional Brain/Limbic System. How stress affects the brain and emotional changes.

Positive Parenting, Positive Communication; Asset- Building.

Fosters positive youth development through programs, products, training and services for youth, parents, educators, and community leaders.

Enables families to find and access the best supports to maintain a quality of life consistent with their values, priorities and preferences. Through Service Coordination, circles of support are created around each child, youth and family ensuring access to effective formal integrated services and natural supports.

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A helpful form for planning child, youth and family ensuring access to effective formal integrated services and natural supports.

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The Service Coordination Steering and Training Committee developed guidelines to ensure that children and youth have access to effective, formal integrated services and natural supports.

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Display card for use in raising awareness and promoting Service Coordination.

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Service Coordination documents will be most helpful for professionals who have participated in training. Please see the training schedule for dates.

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