The Best Start Resource Centre is accepting requests for On-site Consultations for the period October 1, 2007 to March 31, 2008. The deadline to apply is Friday, June 1.
We provide information and consultations in English and French on a wide range of topics to service providers across Ontario who work with expectant parents and young families. Topics range from health before pregnancy (example: teen pregnancy prevention, etc.), pregnancy (examples: advanced maternal age, etc.), maternal health (examples: postpartum depression, breastfeeding, etc.) and issues related to child health (examples: shaken baby syndrome, physical activity and the early years, etc.).
For immediate support, consultants provide services free of charge by phone or email to problem-solve, discuss strategies and approaches, review action plans or funding proposals, link you to resources or comment on draft resources.
On-site consultations, in your community, are intensive, in-depth sessions that can help you work on a specific issue. Content and timing are tailored to meet your needs. Basic consultations serve to increase knowledge about current research and implications and help you consider and select effective strategies. Advanced consultations are designed to assist you in developing plans, designing initiatives, building partnerships, problem solving, etc. The Resource Centre covers some costs related to on-site consultants. These on-site consultations need to be arranged in advance.
For more information on requesting a consultation, please visit http://www.beststart.org/services/consultations.html.