Aboriginal Healthy Babies

Overview

The Healthy Babies program promotes optimal physical, cognitive, communicative and social development in at risk Aboriginal children between 0 to 6 years of age. The program maintains a network of health and social service providers to ensure that Aboriginal families with children, prenatal to age six, have access to a range of prevention and early intervention.

Program Goal


The purpose of this program is to provide home visiting services for Aboriginal families living off-reserve with children ages 0 to 6 years for age and youth. Home visiting includes all aspects of physical, social, emotional, intellectual and spiritual well being of the family and it's dynamics.

Program Components

  • Preparation for Parenting and Caregiving (preconception)
  • Prenatal
  • Postpartum
  • Home Visiting
  • Service Coordination
  • Early Identification

Programs

  • Provide parenting awareness and healthy sexuality education, including, directed to teenagers or young men and women.
  • Home visiting (parenting education and support, child development resources, meal planning and preparation, traditional teaching in child rearing)

Services

  • Transportation
  • Community workshops
  • Referrals
  • One to one support
  • Distribution site for Nippissing tool
  • Baby/Infant Massage

The Aboriginal Healthy Babies Program is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Community and Social Services. In addition, this program is part of the Healing and Wellness Strategy that services Aboriginal community members.

Parenting Circle

Contact

Shelly Mallet, Aboriginal Healthy Babies Worker

smallet@unfc.org 

616 Mowat Avenue
P.O. Box 752

Fort Frances, Ontario P9A 3N1

Phone: (807) 274-8541
Fax:(807) 274-4067

Cell: 807) 274-7175