Discussion Groups

Expectant Parents Group (Fall 2022)

Date: Mondays; September 19th & 26th, October 3rd & 17th
Time: 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Location: The webinar link will be shared with you via email prior to the session start time.

A group for U of T expecting parents and their partners to:

  • Gain insight into various aspects of pregnancy including nutrition, emotional and physical changes, labour and delivery, and post-partum issues such as feeding your baby.
  • Find support and access resources.
  • Meet guest speakers, exchange ideas and experiences with other expectant parents regarding various aspects of pregnancy and life with baby.

Fall 2022 Session dates:

Session Title Date
Equipment and Gadgets You Will Really Use Monday, September 19
Pregnancy Challenges & Care Monday, September 26
The Birthing Experience Monday, October 3
Feeding Your Baby & Caring for Yourself Monday, October 17

Expectant parents who are U of T students, staff, faculty and their partners/spouses both are welcome to attend. Pre-registration required.

If you have any access needs to ensure your full participation in this event, please contact the Family Care Office and we will try our best to work with you and make appropriate arrangements.

We will be offering a winter session of the Expectant Parents Group as well.

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Under the Iceberg of Separation and Divorce: A Discussion Group

Date: Thursdays, October 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2022
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, 246 Bloor St. W., Room 110

An in-person educational discussion group designed to help people deal positively with separation and divorce. Topics are driven by the need of its participants. They might include: 

  • Normalization of the separation experience
  • Divorce as a lonely planet
  • Individual coping skills and strategies to deal with fear
  • Creating new adult attachment scripts
  • The externalization of anger and conflict  
  • Dealing, feeling and healing
  • Moving on and for the better

This group will be open to both parents with children and individuals without children.  The first 3 sessions will focus on adult development and the last session will focus on children and parenting.

Facilitator: Michael Saini is a 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 parenting plan evaluations, voice of the child reports, parent coaching and he provides parent education workshops on issues related to separation and divorce.

Please note, this is an in-person discussion group and a cap of 15 registrants will be allowed to attend. 

Registration required. Current University of Toronto students, staff, faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and their partners are welcome. If you have any access needs to ensure your full participation in this event, please contact the Family Care Office and we will try our best to work with you and make appropriate arrangements.

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