October 23,

Child Health Expert Dr. Jean Clinton Presents Two Workshops

Dr Jean ClintonSeptember 26, 2017 – Free Child Development Workshops Designed for Parents, Educators and Early Years Professionals

The City of Peterborough and Peterborough Public Health and invite parents, educators and early years professionals to enjoy two free workshops by child health expert Dr. Jean Clinton on October 12, 2017.  Dr. Clinton is highly regarded as a knowledgeable and engaging presenter with a wealth of experience to share.  The workshops will be held at Peterborough Public Health, located at 185 King Street in Peterborough.

“Parents as Partners” – 2:00 to 3:30 p.m., October 12

Parents are their children’s first teachers and are also critical to their ongoing learning and thriving. Dr. Clinton will cover key components and engage participants in discussing how child development systems (e.g., child care centres, Early Years Centres, schools, etc.) can support parent engagement.

“The First ‘R’ is Relationship” – 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., October 12

In this presentation, Dr. Clinton will explore the developing brain and the crucial role relationships with others plays in child mental health and development.

Dr. Clinton is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster.  She is on staff at McMaster Children’s Hospital with cross appointments in Pediatrics and Family Medicine, and an Associate in the Department of Child Psychiatry, University of Toronto and Sick Children’s Hospital.  Her expertise focuses on the development of young minds and she is recognized internationally as an advocate for children’s issues. Her special interest lies in brain development, and the crucial role that relationships and connectedness play in child health and development.  More information about her is available at www.drjeanclinton.com.

There is no registration required, and light refreshments will be served.

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For further information, please contact:

Brittany Cadence

Communications Manager

705-743-1000, ext. 391

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