AHC’s Settlement Program organized a series of parenting workshops in June. The first workshop held on June 1st was facilitated by a guest speaker Miriam Sekandi, who led a discussion on maintaining a positive child-parent relationship, improving learning through play, listening and responding to children, reducing family conflict, balancing work and family, and helping your children succeed in school.

On June 16th, AHC collaborated with United Way to facilitate our second parenting workshop. Participants strengthened their understanding of child development and learned new ways to play with and support their child’s development. Newcomer parents received Kid Kit donated by United Way and participated in the information and orientation session.

The final session was held on June 29th, facilitated by the AHC settlement team. Participants learned simple ideas for keeping their children safe and healthy during summer. Some topics included: using child safety seats in your vehicle, bicycle and helmet safety for children, childproofing your home, and teaching your children to make safe choices for themselves.

View images from the parenting workshops below

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