Workshops

Family Support Series: The Good Enough Parent

Date: Monday, March 1st, 2021
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Location: The webinar link will be shared with you via email prior to the session start time.

Parenting is a challenge. The journey of child raising is not an easy one. And when you add all of the external and internal pressure, it can feel like what is required is perfection. There is joy in bringing up children. But where can you find it when you are with them even more now and worried about so much?

Take a breath! You are not doing a bad job! What if you could define and create the parenting way that will work for you and give you more control over the way you parent your kids?

Join us for this lunch hour webinar where you will learn how to tame your parenting guilt, strategies to cope with stress and the key steps to take on the road to parenting success on your terms.

Facilitator: Tara Rhodes is a certified life and leadership coach, speaker and trainer, dedicated to helping people gain clarity on the life that they want to live, and developing the healthy habits to make it a reality. She firmly believes that life is too short to live a life that makes you unhappy and is on a mission to free her clients from guilt, imposter syndrome and unworthiness so that they can share their gifts and dreams with others. A wife, and mom to two lively boys, she actively practices what she preaches to maintain a healthy balance and presence in her day-to-day. Find out more at www.tararhodes.ca.

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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Women’s Wellness for Student Family Housing: Wen-Do Women’s Self Defence

Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 am
Location: The webinar link will be shared with you via email prior to the session start time.

Wen-Do Women’s Self Defence is a program for girls and women to heighten their sense of self-trust and awareness of their environment. This workshop offers information, resources and an opportunity to discuss and learn physical techniques around safety, including responses to the most common assaults. Attendees will learn effective blocks, strikes, body language and verbal self-defence.

Facilitator: Leslie Allin is a senior instructor with Wen-Do Women’s Self-Defence. She teaches at the basic, intermediate, and advanced levels, and trains facilitators for the EAAA Sexual Assault Resistance Education Program.

TO REGISTER: Call us at 416-978-0951 or email family.care@utoronto.ca with your name, U of T status (or status of your partner/spouse), the names and ages of your children. We strongly encourage participants to register for all sessions in order to receive the full benefits of this series. Registration is open to all female identified students and female identified student partners/spouses residing in Student Family Housing. 

*You will be entered to win a raffle prize at the end of each session. Attendees who attended 3/4 sessions will also be entered to win a grand prize.

Maximum capacity for this session is 12 persons. All others will be put on a waiting list for a future session.

This online session includes physical activity. The physical techniques will be presented online with the understanding that some women may be sitting or sometimes standing at their computer and so we will be encouraging students to do only what is emotionally comfortable and physically safe for their bodies.

Important: Participants should know in advance of the need for privacy and confidentiality while our class is in session. Women taking this online workshop must ensure that they have a room with a door that will close, or that they are alone in their residence.

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Pregnancy/Parental/Adoption/Primary Caregiver Leave Planning Seminar
Session Dates (2021)
Faculty Monday, April 12

Monday, June 7

Monday, August 16

Staff Tuesday, March 9 (FULL)

Tuesday, April 13

Tuesday, May 4

Tuesday, June 8

Tuesday, August 17

Time: 12:00 – 2:00 pm
Location: Online or other suitable arrangement. If your session is hosted online, you will receive a webinar link prior to the workshop.

Please register early. Registration closes 1 week prior to each workshop.

Becoming a parent is one of the most monumental experiences in a person’s life. Unfortunately, children do not come with foolproof instructions!

Combining a career and family life presents special challenges. This workshop adopts a highly practical approach to preparing faculty, staff and librarians for pregnancy / parental / and adoption leave, and for a successful return to work. While you may attend the seminar at any point during your pregnancy or adoption process, the ideal time is about three months prior to the arrival of your child. Topics will include:

  • Forms and more forms – a guide to government maternity / parental benefits & U of T policies
  • Planning your return to work
  • Resources on campus and in the community that will make your life easier
  • Do we really need all that equipment? – a guide to baby paraphernalia
  • Helping older children and pets to adjust
  • Enjoying it all!

Please register early, space is limited! All University of Toronto staff and faculty 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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Women’s Wellness Series for Student Family Housing: Tips & Strategies to Manage Your Finances

Date: Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 am
Location: The webinar link will be shared with you via email prior to the session start time.

Does looking at financial statements make you anxious or confused? Join us for a session on money management strategies that will ease your worries and help you achieve your financial goals.

This workshop will offer budgeting tips for families, information on government student grants and bursaries, advice on setting realistic financial goals, and ways to budget lump sumps (i.e. grants or OSAP payments). This session will touch on options for repaying, calculators to use, and RAP.

The webinar will cover:

  • Money stress
  • Budgeting skills
  • Repaying school debt
  • Credit history and reports
  • Next steps

Facilitator:

Amanda Martin, CEFP
Financial Educator at the Credit Counselling Society
for GTA & Southwest Ontario

As a Financial Educator for the GTA and southwest regions of Ontario, Amanda provides financial literacy education to the people and organizations in these communities. Amanda has 10+ years in the non-profit sector and has gained over 9 years experience in the financial industry including her roles providing loans, mortgages, and debt recovery. In 2019, she completed her CEFP (Certified Educator in Personal Finance) designation. Amanda is passionate about building strong community relationships, giving back, and inspiring others to develop good money management habits so they can afford to create the life they want.

TO REGISTER: Call us at 416-978-0951 or email family.care@utoronto.ca with your name, U of T status (or status of your partner/spouse), the names and ages of your children. We strongly encourage participants to register for all sessions in order to receive the full benefits of this series. Registration is open to all female identified students and female identified student partners/spouses residing in Student Family Housing. 

*You will be entered to win a raffle prize at the end of each session. Attendees who attended 3/4 sessions will also be entered to win a grand prize.

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Mental Health for New Parents during the Pandemic

Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021
Time: 12:00 – 1:30 pm (The facilitator will be available for 30 minutes after the 1 hour presentation to answer questions)
Location: The webinar link will be shared with you via email prior to the session start time.

This workshop will explore issues new parents face and how they can find resources and support during the pandemic. Most new parents struggle with a lack of sleep, needing support, mental health, infant care, and more. Learn strategies to care for your baby’s physical, emotional, and developmental needs while taking care of your self too. Discover strategies, tools, and resources to help.

Facilitator: Bronwyn Addico CBE(BFW) CD(DONA) www.balancingbirthbaby.com

Bronwyn Addico Co-Owner, Birth & Postpartum Doula, Childbirth & Early Parenting Educator, Virtual Birth Preparation Coach

Bronwyn has worked as a prenatal educator in the KW area for many years. After the birth of her son in 2013, she became a certified Dancing For Birth instructor. She has loved sharing the power of dance and its ability to assist women with birth and postpartum recovery.

In 2014 she embarked on a journey to become a Birthing From Within childbirth mentor and spent time in California in the Spring of 2016 to further her in-depth training. Bronwyn has been deeply influenced by this program’s view of birth as an initiation into parenting and how to examine your fears of birth and parenting. Since that time she has worked as a birth and postpartum Doula, supporting close to 100 families during this special time.

Bronwyn is a single mother to two wonderful kids. She is able to share a wealth of information based on her vast array of parenting experiences.

Contact Bronwyn: bronwyn@balancingbirthbaby.com

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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Chat with Family Care Advisor – for Prospective and Current Student Families

Date: Friday, March 12,  2021
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 am
Location: The webinar link will be shared with you via email prior to the session start time.

A Family Care Advisor will be available to chat and answer questions on:
  • Child care & child care subsidies
  • Schools
  • Children’s programs
  • Balancing study and family responsibilities
  • How to get connected with a peer mentor
  • Other issues that you might have to deal with as a student parent

All prospective, new, current U of T student parents and their partner/spouse are welcome, 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.

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Women’s Wellness for Student Family Housing: Mindful Self-Compassion

Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 am
Location: The webinar link will be shared with you via email prior to the session start time.

Self-compassion involves responding in the same supportive and understanding way you would with a good friend when you have a difficult time, fail, or notice something you don’t like about yourself. This session will provide an overview of techniques, reflections, and theory behind mindful self compassion. You will also learn some practices and techniques to use in everyday life and during difficult experiences or when feeling difficult emotions such as anger, grief, anxiety, or shame, that will help to cultivate greater compassion for the self and improve connection with others.

Facilitator:

Rose Mina Munjee, RP, MBCT, MBSR, MSC, MBA, BMath, CYT, CST, AMM-Mind, is a Registered Psychotherapist, certified mindfulness facilitator and mentor, corporate mindfulness trainer, craniosacral therapist, and therapeutic yoga teacher. She teaches at The Center for Mindfulness Studies, Center for Mindful Self Compassion – UCSD, University of Toronto, Mindful Gateway Consulting,  Mindful Wellness, various hospitals, CAMH, and several organizations including MasterCard Foundation, Aga Khan Agency for Microfinance, IBM, Union Yoga, and several Yoga Studios. Rose Mina facilitates evidence-based mindfulness interventions including MBSR, MBCT, and MSC. She also has a private practice and does clinical work in Health Care for staff and patients in trauma informed care and psychotherapy. Her focus is on trauma informed care, somatic practices including craniosacral techniques, race-based trauma, anti-oppression, and cultivating greater equity, diversity, inclusivity, and belonging for marginalized populations.

TO REGISTER: Call us at 416-978-0951 or email family.care@utoronto.ca with your name, U of T status (or status of your partner/spouse), the names and ages of your children. We strongly encourage participants to register for all sessions in order to receive the full benefits of this series. Registration is open to all female identified students and female identified student partners/spouses residing in Student Family Housing. 

*You will be entered to win a raffle prize at the end of each session. Attendees who attended 3/4 sessions will also be entered to win a grand prize.

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Stress Management for the Sandwich Generation

Date: Wednesday, March 24th, 2021
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Location: The webinar link will be shared with you via email prior to the session start time.

Are you juggling the responsibility of caring for aging parents while supporting your own children? Have you ever felt that there is too much going on? That there is so much on your plate? Between your job, commute, dreams, family, (insert your issue here), you can’t find time to breathe? You are not alone! Learn how you can alleviate your stress and take control of your response when you are juggling multiple responsibilities. Join us for a 90-minute session, where you will discover 3 simple keys to managing stress in healthy ways, and you will walk away with transformational tools that you can use to minimize the chaos right away.

Facilitator: Tara Rhodes is a certified life and leadership coach, speaker and trainer, dedicated to helping people gain clarity on the life that they want to live, and developing the healthy habits to make it a reality. She firmly believes that life is too short to live a life that makes you unhappy and is on a mission to free her clients from guilt, imposter syndrome and unworthiness so that they can share their gifts and dreams with others. A wife, and mom to two lively boys, she actively practices what she preaches to maintain a healthy balance and presence in her day-to-day. Find out more at www.tararhodes.ca.

Registration required. University of Toronto students, staff, faculty, postdoctoral fellows and their families are welcome. If you have any access needs to ensure your full participation in this event (examples might include sign language interpretation, mobility issues, or any other accommodations), please contact the Family Care Office and we will work with you to make appropriate arrangements.

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Elder Care – Long Term Care Planning: What Is It And Why We Should Care

Date: Thursday, March 25, 2021
Time: 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. (The facilitator will be available for 30 minutes after the 1 hour presentation to answer questions)
Location: The webinar link will be shared with you via email prior to the session start time.

Every year 225,000 Canadians turn 65; approximately 50% of these will need some form of long term care after age 75.* The problem is, however, that too few of us can answer the following care questions: If something were to suddenly happen, who would take care of my loved one? How would I or my loved one pay for that care?  The vast majority of us want to age with dignity and control. But that takes long term care planning, and this planning— which involves more than just money—needs to be a part of every financial and/or retirement plan written today.

This session will include information on:

  • The Care Continuum – Long Term Care Options, Costs, Services
  • The Role of Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs)
  • LTC Facility Admission Process
  • The Role of Governments
  • Long Term Care Funding Options/Government Subsidy
  • For Profit Vs. Not-For-Profit Care Facilities
  • Summary—Your Action Plan
  • Long Term Care And COVID-19

Ample resources will also be provided.  After the 1 hour presentation, the facilitator will be available for 30 minutes to answer questions.

*Statistics Canada: Health Expectancy in Canada

Facilitator: Karen Henderson, Founder/CEO of the Long Term Care Planning Network

Registration required. 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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COVID-19 Grief & Loss

Date: Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Location: The webinar link will be shared with you via email prior to the session start time.

Grief is a natural response to loss. During the current global pandemic many people are experiencing a comprehensive spectrum of loss: the loss of loved ones, going to the office, social connections, a sense of normalcy, physical and financial security etc. This session will help participants understand grief and loss and equip them with strategies to respond to and cope with the particular losses brought about by the pandemic.

Objectives

  • Understand what grief is within the context of COVID-19
  •  Recognize how grief and loss manifest themselves
  • Learn about healthy ways of coping with grief
  • Recognize barriers to grieving
  • Learn how to support a grieving person

Facilitator: Rensia Melles has over 20 years of experience in the EAP field. Early in her career she worked as a counsellor and has held progressive positions as a clinical supervisor, director of operations and senior consultant for global EAPs. Rensia is passionate about fostering workplace mental health. She also has a specialized interest in the impact of culture on mental health and relationships, as well as cross cultural adaptation and relocation. Currently she works as a workplace psychological health and safety advisor and facilitator. Rensia has a master’s degree in psychology from the University of Amsterdam and is a Canadian Mental Health Association certified Psychological Health and Safety Advisor.

Registration required. 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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Pregnancy and Parental Leave Planning Seminar for Postdoctoral Fellows in CUPE Local 3902 (Unit 5)

Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Time: 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Location: Webinar instructions will be emailed to you prior to the session

Becoming a parent is one of the most monumental experiences in a person’s life. Unfortunately, children do not come with foolproof instructions!

This workshop adopts a highly practical approach to preparing Postdoctoral Fellows represented by CUPE Local 3902, Unit 5, for pregnancy and parental leaves. Topics will include:

  • Forms and more forms – a guide to government pregnancy / parental benefits & U of T policies
  • Resources on campus and in the community that will make your life easier
  • Do we really need all that equipment? – a guide to baby paraphernalia
  • Helping older children and pets to adjust
  • Enjoying it all!

Facilitator: Kaye Francis, Manager, Family Care Office

Registration required. All University of Toronto Postdoctoral Fellows represented by CUPE Local 3902, Unit 5 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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Family Support Series: Self-Care for Caregivers

Date: Tuesday, April 6th, 2021
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Location: The webinar link will be shared with you via email prior to the session start time.

The last thing caregivers need is another item to add to the to-do list and another thing to feel guilty about. In this interactive session, we will consider the complex experience of caregiving and all the feelings that come with that. Together we will discuss and practice simple strategies that don’t take much time at all and that can be easily incorporated into everyday life. We will reframe self-care and affirm what participants are already doing to cope with caregiving, already a uniquely difficult journey, now made even harder by the pandemic.

Facilitator: For two decades, Rebecca Higgins has worked in community and social services in a variety of capacities. Since 2010, she has specialized in mental health education. Rebecca has designed and facilitated workshops and webinars for a wide range of groups, including library staff, helping professionals, security guards, customer service professionals, children, youth, educators, and parents.

Rebecca has served as a panelist and presenter at many conferences and has provided consultation support to various community mental health initiatives. She worked for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and the Canadian Mental Health Association in both Ottawa and Toronto before starting her own business in 2018.

Rebecca has a Master’s degree in Social Work and a BA in English. Her first book, a collection of short stories called The Colours of Birds, was published by Tightrope Books in 2018 and re-released by Iguana Books in 2020.

Find Rebecca at www.mentalhealthworkshopstoronto.com.

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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Choosing Childcare That Works for Your Family

Date: Friday, April 9, 2021
Time: 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Location: The webinar link will be shared with you via email prior to the session start time.

A practical session to help you choose the child care option that will best meet the needs of your family. At this session you will:

  • Find out what are the childcare options available
  • Learn what factors to consider when looking at options, choices, and caregivers
  • Learn how to find a childcare centre and individual caregivers
  • Learn about the latest changes in the system
  • Find out about the financial assistance available and waiting lists

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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Talking with Parents and Caregivers about Gender and Sexuality Diversity in Children, Youth and Families – Part II

Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Time: 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Location: The webinar link will be shared with you via email prior to the session start time.

This interactive workshop is presented as “Part II” to the introductory workshop hosted in Fall 2020. It will begin with a brief overview of language relating to gender and sexuality diversity and a summary of self-determination and affirmation in connection with gender expansive parenting and caring. It will then explore common questions asked by some parents and carers of young people as it relates to gender and sexuality diversity.

Facilitator: Rebecca Hooton (she/her) is a queer settler from Montreal. Working both onsite at The 519 and facilitating Inclusion training sessions gives her a broad understanding of the issues facing Queer and Trans communities, especially during this time. Her approach to community work is informed by her community organizing and training in theatrical collective creation. She is committed to ever-deepening understandings of intersectional feminism, anti-racist praxis, and healing justice.

Registration required. University of Toronto students, staff, faculty, postdoctoral fellows and their families are welcome. If you have any access needs to ensure your full participation in this event (examples might include sign language interpretation, mobility issues, or any other accommodations), please contact the Family Care Office and we will work with you to make appropriate arrangements.

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Planning for Pregnancy and Beyond

Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Time: 4:30 – 6:00 pm
Location: The webinar link will be shared with you via email prior to the session start time.

Join us for this webinar 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.

Please note: The two physicians delivering the session do not have any expertise regarding COVID 19 and will not be able to respond to concerns regarding COVID 19. If you are registering for this session, you should be planning on getting pregnant and not already pregnant.

Facilitators: Drs. Meghan McGrattan and Dana Soroka, U of T Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Registration required. Current University of Toronto students, staff, faculty, 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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Fatherhood Under Pressure

Date: Friday, April 23, 2021
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Location: The webinar link will be shared with you via email prior to the session start time.

What happens when the pressures of life seem to come from every direction?  Let’s talk about some strategies for caring for the relationships that matter most in the midst of the stresses life brings. This session will discuss:

  • Understanding our values
  • Living within our priorities
  • Developing stress management habits

Facilitator: Brian Russell is a marriage and family therapist focusing on men’s and couple’s issues, as well as, the Provincial Coordinator for Dad Central Ontario.

Registration required. University of Toronto students, staff, faculty, postdoctoral fellows and their families 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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COVID-19: Communication in Family Life

Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Location: The webinar link will be shared with you via email prior to the session start time.

The challenges and uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic can be overwhelming: social isolation, worry over family and friends, concern for our own well-being, and changes to work and home routines. These added levels of stress are likely to put a strain on family relationships. This session describes some fundamental aspects of communication that apply to interactions within families. Participants will review communication strategies and skills that allow for healthy and open communication to enhance the quality of their relationships during these challenging times.

During this one-hour wellness session participants will:

  • Discuss common issues related to family communication that may be heightened during the COVID-19 crisis
  • Gain an overview of some effective strategies for improving communication in the family during this challenging time
  • Develop self-expression and listening skills

Facilitator: Rensia Melles has over 20 years of experience in the EAP field. Early in her career she worked as a counsellor and has held progressive positions as a clinical supervisor, director of operations and senior consultant for global EAPs. Rensia is passionate about fostering workplace mental health. She also has a specialized interest in the impact of culture on mental health and relationships, as well as cross cultural adaptation and relocation. Currently she works as a workplace psychological health and safety advisor and facilitator. Rensia has a master’s degree in psychology from the University of Amsterdam and is a Canadian Mental Health Association certified Psychological Health and Safety Advisor.

Registration required. University of Toronto students, staff, faculty, postdoctoral fellows and their families 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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Baby & Toddler Talks: Baby Food — Introducing Solids

Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 am
Location: The webinar link will be shared with you via email prior to the session start time.

Cooking your own baby food is easy and affordable, and best of all you know exactly what’s in it!

Learn to:

  • Know how and when to introduce solid foods
  • Use simple equipment to make baby food
  • Compare homemade and store-bought baby food
  • Adapt the food their family is eating to their baby’s needs
  • Handle and store food safely

Facilitator: Marcela Jaramillo, FoodShare Facilitator

Registration required. University of Toronto students, staff, faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and their families 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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Children and Stress

Date: Thursday, May 6, 2021
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Location: The webinar link will be shared with you via email prior to the session start time.

Growing up can be stressful particularly during the pre-teen and teen ages. A certain degree of healthy stress can be good for our lives. However, too much stress can cause many physical, emotional, cognitive and behavioural problems. With the COVID-19 pandemic, most of us are affected negatively by stress. This workshop will talk about stress in general, but also the effects on children’s mental health. We will explore different ways children react to stress and how different protective factors can help them build resillience. We will conclude the workshop with strategies that adults can use to help children cope with stress and come out of the COVID-19 crisis even stronger.

Facilitator: Nana Gulic is an Education Doctorate student at OISE’s Social Justice Education Department. She is a Child and Youth Worker with 16 years of experience in working with youth in Canada and internationally. With youth empowerment and engagement as the guiding premise, she worked in residential group homes, community development programs, elementary schools and international organizations. Her academic and professional passions are social and emotional skill development and democratic education. Nana is also a mother to a 9-year old boy for whom she wishes to become a caring, empathic and engaged citizen.

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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