November 17, 2011
5:30-6:00 p.m. reception
6:00-8:00 p.m. public lecture
Ryerson Student Centre, Room SCC 115, 63 Gould Street
A dialogue between early childhood practitioners, researchers and mothers on the role that home visiting plays in improving the home environment, parental agency, and child development for isolated families. This dialogue will be of interest to early childhood educators, family support practitioners, community service practitioners, social workers, and those interested in exploring strategies to reach out to isolated mothers.
Speakers include faculty from Ryerson University School of Early Childhood Education, recipients of services, and representatives from Family Supports Institute Ontario, HIPPY USA, HIPPY Canada and the International Network of HIPPY Programs (HIPPY = Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters). Speakers will share their knowledge and insights based on research with families and the current trends in Home Visiting from both national and international perspectives as one piece of a holistic approach to family support. Four mothers who are past participants in the Home Visiting Program will describe the impact Home Visiting had in their lives.
RSVP to Ellen Whitcroft (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call (416) 979-5306.
For more information, see http://www.frp.ca/Journey.