Lead Agency Updates Now Posted
Lutherwood and seven local agencies have begun transforming the system to ensure that children, youth and their families will know what children’s mental health services are available and get the support they need.
New ways to cope with FASD in Waterloo Region
Affecting 3-5% of our population, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is the leading cause of developmental disability in Canada. Children with FASD often have their disabilities misunderstood due to limited knowledge and understanding of what FASD is. As a result, many children are still undiagnosed.
Hockey Helps the Homeless Kitchener-Waterloo – Be A Game Changer
After an exciting first year, the second annual Hockey Helps the Homeless Kitchener-Waterloo Tournament on October 30th at RIM Park is shaping up to be an even bigger and better event.
Community Report: Bringing It All Together
Lutherwood has released its most recent Community Report: Bringing It All Together.
Whether you are a friend, donor, volunteer, client, funder or partner, we thank you for working together with us to strengthen lives in our community and hope you enjoy the wonderful success stories profiled in this report.
Trauma Informed Parenting Workshop
We are offering an educational workshop at Front Door for parents/caregivers of children and youth who have experienced and been impacted by trauma. This is an educational workshop with the objective of assisting participants in understanding and parenting their child from a trauma-informed perspective. In this workshop parents will learn:
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.