Raising FASD Awareness on Sept 9, 2015
On September 9th (FASD Awareness Day), award winning author Linda Rosenbaum, who wrote, “Not Exactly As Planned” will be in Waterloo Region to talk about her experience adopting son, Michael, and her struggle to get a diagnosis and find appropriate services. Linda highlights the need to do things differently with respect to FASD in Ontario including prevention, diagnosis, intervention and support.
$110,000 Raised to Help Children
Waterloo – Lutherwood’s Annual Steps for Kids raised a record $110,000 to support children with mental health issues in our community. More than 650 people walked, jogged and ran the three or five kilometer routes on a beautiful, warm Sunday morning.
Vunerable Persons Registry (VPR) Launched
The Vulnerable Persons Registry (VPR) is a community based policing initiative in partnership with the Waterloo Region Police Services, KidsAbility, the Waterloo Region Family Network and local agencies.
Children's Mental Health Week - May 3-9, 2015
Once again, we are celebrating Children’s Mental Health Week (May 3-9) with a series of public events to help you learn about children's mental health and some of the great resources available in the community.
Taking Some Big “Steps for Kids”
Join 500 people, walking 5,000 steps to raise $100,000 for children struggling with their mental health.
Ignite the Light Coffee House
Front Door is supporting a Youth Coffee House called “Ignite the Light”, an opportunity for youth to perform!
Your Opinion Matters for Children and Youth
It is bad enough when children and youth struggle with their mental health. There is no reason they should also have to struggle with the children’s mental health system. You can help with this short survey.
Mental Health Blog Supports Parents and Community
Today Lutherwood launched its children’s mental health blog which will provide tips, strategies and other information that will help adolescents, families and people working with youth who are struggling with their mental health.
80 People Attend Implementation Symposium
Waterloo - Yesterday, Lutherwood’s Institute for Children and Youth Mental Health, in partnership with the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health, held its second symposium in front of about 80 people representing children’s mental health agencies across Ontario.
New Program Supports Youth Entrepreneurs
Lutherwood is pleased to announce the launch of “BizU” – a new youth entrepreneurship program to support youth interested in pursuing self-employment as a career option. Delivered in partnership with YMCAs of Cambridge & Kitchener-Waterloo and Schlegel Centre for Entrepreneurship (WLU), the innovative program is funded by the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade & Employment.