Planning for Pregnancy and Beyond

Date: Monday, April 8, 2019
Time: 4:30 – 6:00 pm
Location: Koffler Student Services Centre, 214 College St., Room 313

Join us to find out how to make healthy choices that lead to a healthy lifestyle and promote wellness during pre-pregnancy, pregnancy and postpartum. The session, created by Dr. Yolanda Kirkham, will address participants’ specific concerns on a range of topics including: questions around conceiving, health concerns and risks during pregnancy, health care provider options, antenatal care and screening tests, and post-partum issues. Participants will be able to access resources that support the information provided in the workshop.

Facilitators: Drs. Katie McLean and Dana Soroka, U of T Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Registration required. University of Toronto students, staff, faculty, and their partners are welcome. Please let us know if you have any mobility challenges so we can accommodate your needs.

Parents of Multiples Meet-Up

Date: Friday, March 29
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Location: Koffler Student Services Centre, 214 College St., Room 313

Calling all parents of multiples! Here at U of T, there are many parents of multiples. Get together with people who really understand how crazy things can get and how amazing (and unique) parenting twins, triplets, quads, quints… is.

This is a one-time, non-facilitated, agenda-free, expectation-free, diaper-free, peer meet-up – open to any U of T parents of multiples.

Expectant parents of multiples are also welcome.

Register

Parenting Without Anger

Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 FULL
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Location: Koffler Student Services Centre, 214 College Street, Room 313

All parents get angry, but if you feel that anger is having a negative impact on your family, this workshop is for you. You will learn:

  • How to recognize and cope with anger triggers
  • Positive and negative aspects of anger
  • Why you get angry
  • Impact of anger on your children
  • How to change the cycle of anger through the learning and development of essential parenting skills.

Facilitator: Karen Skinulis, Registered Psychotherapist specializing in parenting and family issues, co-author of three books for parents and teachers, a Certified Montessori Director, Parent Talk.

Parenting to Protect Your Children Post Separation and Divorce (Webinar)

Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Location: A webinar link will be emailed to you shortly before the event.

This introductory webinar will explore how parents can effectively buffer their children from conflict during the separation and divorce process. The webinar will then be followed with a question and discussion period.

Facilitator: Michael Saini is an Associate Professor, holds the endowed Chair in Law and Social Work at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto and is the Co-Director of the Combined J.D. and M.S.W. Program with the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto. He conducts custody evaluations, he is a parent coach for separated families and he provides parent education workshops on issues related to separation and divorce.

Registration required. University of Toronto students, staff, faculty and partners are welcome.

Preparing Healthy School Lunches and Snacks

Date: Monday, September 24, 2018
Time: 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Location: Koffler Student Services Centre, 214 College St., Rm 313

Preparing healthy school lunches and snacks for your child can be easy if you have a few ideas up your sleeve. Join us to:

  • Find out how to maximize nutrients in your child’s lunches and snacks.
  • Discover ways to increase the chances of your child eating what you packed.
  • Learn how to become more efficient with your lunch/snack packing and spend less time in the kitchen!
  • Explore different lunch/snack container options and find out which will work best for your child.

Facilitator: Aviva Allen is a kids’ nutritionist and mother of two school aged boys, specializing in helping parents address picky eating and other feeding challenges. Aviva is also the founder of Healthy Moms Toronto, a network of over 7000 moms across the GTA with an interest in living a healthy lifestyle.

Registration required. University of Toronto students, staff, faculty, postdoctoral fellows and their families are welcome. Please let us know if you have any mobility challenges so we can accommodate your needs.

Pregnancy and Becoming a Student Parent (webinar)

Location: Webinar (access details will be provided)

Whether you are planning a pregnancy or are already pregnant, hear from a family practitioner about things to consider to support a healthy pregnancy and healthy baby. There are many student parents on campus who successfully complete their program of study while caring for a new child. A Family Care Office advisor will share information on resources available to support you in your new role.

Facilitators: Dr. Anu Joneja is a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Toronto and teaches undergraduate medical education through the Mississauga Academy of Medicine and postgraduate students through Trillium Health Partners. She practices family medicine at the Health and Counselling Centre at UTM and Kathryn Haworth is the Education Advisor and Communication Projects Coordinator at the Family Care Office.

All students and their partner/spouse are welcome. Registration required.

Parenting to Buffer the Negative Consequences of Separation and Divorce (Available in person or as a webinar)

If you are attending the session via a webinar, access details will be emailed.

This introductory workshop will explore how parents can effectively buffer their children from conflict during the separation and divorce process. The workshop will then be followed with a question and discussion period.

Facilitator: Michael Saini is an Associate Professor, holds the endowed Chair in Law and Social Work at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto and is the Co-Director of the Combined J.D. and M.S.W. Program with the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto. He conducts custody evaluations, he is a parent coach for separated families and he provides parent education workshops on issues related to separation and divorce.

Registration required. Please select how you will be attending this workshop — either in person or as a webinar . University of Toronto students, staff, faculty and partners are welcome. Please let us know if you have any mobility challenges so we can accommodate your needs.

Parenting a Child with a Learning Disability — What’s Available and What’s Possible

Join us for this discussion on parenting concerns for children with disabilities. Topics that will be covered include:

  • Understanding learning disabilities, ADHD and Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Management of the disability at home and at school
  • Discussing with your child about their learning disability
  • Advocating and finding supports for your child
  • Hear from 1-2 current U of T students with a learning disability about their experience growing up with a LD
  • Question and answer period

Speaker: Pearl Levey, Ph.D., Disability Counsellor, U of T Accessibility Services.

Registration required. All University of Toronto students, staff, faculty, postdoctoral fellows and their partners are welcome. Please let us know if you have any mobility challenges so we can accommodate your needs.

Parenting in Today’s World: Understanding Indigenous Past & Present Realities and Inclusiveness

Join us for a 6 session series to learn about Indigenous past & present realities and how to speak about it with your children. You will:

  • Learn about Canada’s diversity issues including its impact on racialized and Indigenous people and ongoing indigenous colonization
  • Gain the knowledge and language to introduce your child to Indigenous history and present concerns, and concepts of identity, racism, and cultural differences.

A joint effort of the Division of Student Life and the Family Care Office.

U of T students, staff, faculty and their partner/spouse are welcome to attend. Registration required.

Parents’ Group at U of T Student Family Housing (for residents only)

Date: Every Thursday
Time: 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Location: Charles St. Drop-in Centre, 30 Charles St., 3rd Floor

A self-directed group for parents and their young children up to 5 years of age who live at the U of T Student Family Housing. Participants have an opportunity to meet other parents, make connections and share experiences. Group members develop a support network within the Student Family Housing buildings and learn about family resources.