The Healthy Babies, Healthy Children program provides home visits by public health nurses and home visitors. They visit pregnant women and new parents with children from birth to school entry to:
Provide prenatal support
Promote healthy growth and development for the baby
Tell parents about local community programs and supports
Help parents connect with their baby
Discuss breastfeeding, food and healthy eating
How to make a referral
Refer your clients to the Healthy Babies, Health Children program by faxing the referral form to 905-546-3592 or call Health Connections at 905-546-3550 and provide details from the form over the phone.
The City of Hamilton offers parenting groups for residents of Hamilton.
Parenting groups include:
Parenting with LOVE for parents with children under age six
Group Triple P for parents of children ages two to six
Triple P Discussion Groups for parents of children ages two to six
Public health nurses teach the parenting groups incorporating the following positive parenting topics:
Building a positive relationship between parent and child
Strategies for helping parents teach their children to behave well
Strategies for responding when children behave in challenging ways
Your clients can register for a parenting group by calling Public Health at 905-546-3550 Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. A public health nurse can help your clients decide which parenting group is the best choice for their family.