Parent Child Residence

This is a residential program for young women and their child, up to 6 months of age.  The program provides resources, support and hands on learning, encourages healthy attachment between parent and child and models positive parenting.  The program encourages use of appropriate parenting strategies, including reading and responding to child’s cues.  This program incorporates and promotes the positive parenting principles initiated by the Positive Parenting Community Committee of Waterloo Region. Breastfeeding support services are also available.

The program emphasizes the importance of working with the mother child dyad.

Parent Child Attachment

The parent child attachment program focuses specifically on the mother and child together as a whole, or what we refer to as the mother child dyad. The Parent-Child Attachment Program utilizes the Ages and Stages Questionnaire/Ages and Stages Questionnaire Social-Emotional (ASQ/ASQ-SE) tools to screen and assess the developmental performance of children at various ages.  It is used to identify children who might benefit from a referral for further evaluation re: delayed development.  Each parent is provided with a Developmental Support Plan which indicates activities that will support their child’s communication, gross/fine motor skills, problem solving, and social-emotional skills.  This program incorporates and promotes the positive parenting principles initiated by the Positive Parenting Community Committee of Waterloo Region.