Building healthy brains for life

Public Health Sudbury & Districts, with the City of Greater Sudbury are offering a two-part event “How Early Relationships Build Healthy Brains for Life” featuring guest speaker Dr. Chaya Kulkarni director of Infant Mental Health Promotion (IMHP) at the Hospital for Sick Children. The events will explore the impact of early relationships on development of the foundation of the brain.

The first event is targeted to parents and caregivers of young children. It will be held on Monday, October 29, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Student Life Centre at Cambrian College (1400 Barrydowne Road). Parents will learn how their baby’s brain develops, how mental health is formed in the first few years of life, how early mental health affects future outcomes and the importance of relationships in overall development. The event is free and participants have a chance to win a family membership to Science North.

The second event is designed for professionals who work with families and young children. It is taking place Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Steelworkers Hall (66 Brady Street). The event is free and lunch will be served. Participants will learn about infant and child mental health, Early Development Instrument (EDI) scores, and the role of childcare practitioners in promoting early mental health and adult relationships.

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This item was last modified on October 26, 2018