Parents matter! When parents are involved in their children's education, everyone benefits – students, parents, teachers, schools and communities.
The health unit supports parent engagement in many ways including: seeking parent input on parent Healthy School surveys and encouraging parents to become involved in Healthy School Committees in their child’s school.
In addition, the health unit and other community partners support Triple P Parenting programming. Triple P is an evidenced-based program that assists parents with introducing small changes that can make a big difference in influencing children’s behaviour over time. The health unit has numerous parenting resources available on the Just for You Parents section of its website.
The health unit also provides Newsletter Inserts (Elementary and Secondary) that speak to parents directly about parenting, health and more.
If you would like to learn more about Healthy Schools programming or Triple P, contact your Healthy Schools public health nurse through Health Connection by calling 705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520.