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Parenting & Mental health for families

PARENTING and MENTAL HEALTH 
for FAMILIES

This page is dedicated to keeping you updated on parenting and mental health information for families. From interesting articles to notices regarding workshops and other local parenting events. 

Please check back here regularly for lots of helpful links and information.

Interesting Articles for Parents

Image out the window of an airplaneFlying and ASD: How to Make Holiday Travel Easier for Those with Autism

A great article for right before the holidays from the Autism Awareness Centre's website.

Workshops for Parents

Check out these great upcoming workshops

Discipline that doesn’t hurt
A five-week course that offers an informative and interactive exploration of the challenges and opportunities facing all parents – every day.
Date: Thursday, May 3 to Thursday, May 31
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Anger Management...especially for parents
A six-week course that offers an informative and interactive exploration of the challenges and opportunities for parents when it comes to managing anger – a common emotion in every parent’s life.
Date: Monday, May 7 to Monday, June 18
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Parenting your anxious child starts
A three-week course that offers an informative and interactive exploration of the challenges and opportunities facing parents of anxious children.
Date: Tuesdays, May 22, May 29 and June 5
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Resources for Parents

Check out these sites below for great parent resources.

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Family Serivces Ottawa
Family Services Ottawa run many parenting programs. Check out their many programs.


A Guide for Trusted Adults
Girls and young women face unique challenges and situations online that can be difficult for adults to explain and provide support. Media Smarts has created a resource that parents, families, teachers, and other adults supporting young women and girls can use. This guided addresses both digital and media issues. The guide also includes tips for starting conversations on these challenging topics, clarifying where Canadian law stands on these issues, as well as keeping your stress under control when supporting youth in these difficult situations.


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Autism and (trans)gender: dysphoria, ambivalence, and gender fluidity in ASD.
People who feel significant gender distress because their gender identity differs from their birth sex have higher than expected rates of autism. This is a growing topic of study and discussion as our acceptance for those with gender dysphoria grows.
Here are some articles of Interest from our local mental health and parenting organizations.
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