March 26, 2018 –

Three dates to choose from:
Monday, February 12 – with Steph Benn and Micky Renders
Wednesday, March 21 – with Julie Brown
Thursday, April 5 – with Steph Benn and Micky Renders 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Peterborough Public Health Anstruther, Buckhorn and Chemong Lake Rooms 2 nd Floor, 185 King Street, Peterborough Light refreshments provided.

This experiential workshop provides an introduction for teachers to mindfulness; what it is and how it might help you develop strategies to stay resilient in these challenging times. It is proven that how we take care of ourselves through times of stress accurately depicts how well we can respond to our students. Teacher well-being is vital to a compassionate, thriving school environment. Come find out more! To register for these FREE workshops or for more information, contact Ann at 705-743-1000, ext. 330 or email abawtinheimer@peterboroughpublichealth.ca

Dr. Nugent


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2017 – World Breastfeeding Week Calendar of Events

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.


For further information, please contact:

Brittany Cadence

Communications Manager

705-743-1000, ext. 391

Friday, May 13th, 2016
8:00 am – 3:30 pm

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Help Improve Your Child’s Listening and Talking Skills

Thursday, May 12th, 7:00-9:00
McDonnell Activity Centre

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April 16, 2015 – “Controversies About Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder”

Featuring Dr. Kevin Nugent, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

Peterborough Healthy Families invites parents and caregivers during Children’s Mental Health Week to a free presentation entitled “Controversies About Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder” on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Peterborough Public Library.

Dr. Kevin Nugent, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, has developed this presentation for parents and family members as well as professionals who work with children and adolescents.  There will be opportunity for questions and discussions. Light refreshments will be provided and everyone is welcome to attend.

Dr. Nugent works with several youth agencies and schools in the Peterborough area.  In 2011 he received the Naomi Rae Grant Award from the Canadian Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry for innovation and excellence in consultation and community intervention.

Peterborough Healthy Families is a multi-agency initiative made up of several local community partners, including Peterborough Public Health, Kinark Child and Family Services, Learning Disabilities Association of Peterborough, Peterborough Family Resource Centre, Peterborough Public Library, and the Asphodel Norwood Public Library.

For more information, please call 705-742-3803 or 1-800-386-6561 or visit www.peterboroughhealthyfamilies.ca.


For further information, please contact:

Leisa Baker,
Public Health Nurse
705-743-1000, ext. 312

Spring 2015  – Service Information Fair for Professionals (Click for copy of poster)

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 • 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

at the Evinrude Community Centre • 911 Monaghan Road, Peterborough
12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.: Sleep Matters


How Sleep Affects Learning, Behaviour and Health at all Ages
a presentation by Dr. Carlyle Smith, Ph.D., C. Psych.
Lifetime Professor Emeritus of Psychology, at Trent University

Who’s Supporting Families in Peterborough City/County? Find out…

  • Who Does What
  • How to Access Services • Referral Procedures
  • Waiting Lists
  • Who Should Attend?
  • Everyone who works with children, youth & families, including:
    • School Board Staff
    • Child Care Staff
    • Child & Youth Workers
    • Social Workers
    • Health Practitioners
    • Community Support Workers
    • Developmental Service Workers
    • Law Enforcement Professionals
    • Receptionists, Office Staff
    • College & University Students
    • Faith LeadersFor information, call 705-748-9144 or email servicefair@pfrc.ca
    Free Take-Home Resources • Light Lunch & Refreshments

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