- PC1 - Healthy Babies Healthy Children (HBHC)
- PC2 - La discipline positive: Comment soutenir les parents et leurs enfants
- PC3 - Providing Targeted Breastfeeding Support: Results and Lessons Learned from Breastfeeding Community Projects
- PC4 - Prenatal Education Spotlight
Ruth Schofield, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, McMaster University; past President and current Chair, Leadership Competencies for Public Health Practice, Community Health Nurses of Canada (CHNC); Co-chair, Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) Task Force on Public Health
Access the presentation - Ruth Schofield
- Engaging and Sustaining Partnerships
- Blog Post about the Partnership Webinar Series with Links to Popular Resources on Partnerships
Strong community partnerships are a critical component to the success of HBHC programs. This one day workshop provided Screening Liaison Nurses and other HBHC providers, who are actively building relationships with community partners, with knowledge, skills and strategies to develop strategic partnerships and strengthen existing partnerships. Community partnerships can facilitate the screening of families as well as support streamlined processes for appropriate referrals into HBHC and referrals of HBHC clients to additional community services. Potential community partners include: hospitals, family health teams, OB-GYNs, pediatricians, family physicians, midwives, preschool speech and language and even other programs within your own health unit.
At the end of the workshops, participants were able to:
- Summarize the Community Health Nurses of Canada standards of practice and PHN competencies related to partnership development.
- Determine the motivators and communication needs of different community partners.
- Identify potential local community partners and select the ways to best communicate and collaborate with each of them.
Kathleen Patterson, M. Ps., Consultante en santé mentale
Cet atelier a été conçu pour aider les professionnels à intervenir de manière positive auprès des enfants âgés de 0 à 6 ans et à offrir aux parents des stratégies similaires de discipline positive à utiliser avec leurs enfants. Cet atelier a été basé sur la campagne de sensibilisation Les enfants voient... Les enfants apprennent du Centre de ressources Meilleur départ.
À la fin de l’atelier les participants ont été en mesure de reconnaitre :
- l’impact négatif des châtiments corporels et psychologiques sur les enfants,
- les fondements de la discipline positive et de son application,
- des stratégies d’intervention à utiliser auprès des enfants et des parents pour réduire l’utilisation des châtiments corporels et psychologiques auprès des enfants.
PC3 - Providing Targeted Breastfeeding Support: Results and Lessons Learned from Breastfeeding Community Projects
The event featured a keynote presenter, as well as a number of presenters from community projects.
Over the last two years a number of organizations received grants from the Best Start Resource Centre to develop or enhance breastfeeding services or programs to support populations with lower rates of breastfeeding. This event showcased the results and lessons learned from a variety of breastfeeding community projects. Participants at the session:
- Gained interest in the Ontario Government’s targeted breastfeeding support strategy.
- Considered developing breastfeeding programs or resources to meet the needs of women from populations with lower rates of breastfeeding in their communities.
- Celebrated the successful completion of round one and two of the breastfeeding community projects.
Access Presentations and Handouts:
- Keynote: The Dance of Nurture: Eliminating barriers to breastfeeding - Penny Van Esterik
- Keynote: Multicultural Nursing: Lessons Learned - Jackie Sanvido & Margaret Sherratt
Keynote: Tailoring your Breastfeeding Community Project to Reach Your Targeted Audience - Lois Mombourquette, Pamela Angees & baby Aidan
- Video: The Creators’s Gift to Mothers
S1A - Breastfeeding Education for Healthcare Providers
- Mobilization of Family Health Teams to Support Breastfeeding - Heather Kane
- Breastfeeding Education for Health Professionals - Dr. Lisa Graves
Engaging Physicians in Breastfeeding Education - Gillian Szollos
A Community Promise to Breastfeeding - Jenny Vandermeer and Robyn Merkley
S1B - Breastfeeding Support for Women/Infants with Medical Issues
- Internet Refresher Course for Staff to Teach Mothers How to Establish and Maintain a Breast Milk Supply - Joyce Touw and Samantha Sullivan
- Breastfeeding Support in the Information Age - MAVINS for the NICU - Dr. Orlando da Silva
- The Introduction of Breastfeeding Peer Counsellors in the NICU - Jo Watson
- A Program to Improve Rates of Exclusive Breastfeeding in Women with Diabetes Who Are Planning to Breastfeed - Jo Watson
S1C - Breastfeeding and Younger Women
- The Use of Technology and Peer Support with Young At Risk Mothers to Support Breastfeeding - Alexandra Lacarte
- From the Ground Up: What We Learned about Designing and Delivering a Youth-Focused Breastfeeding Program - Christina Cantin and Dr. Nathalie Fleming
- Best Start for Baby - Barbara Pasternak, Dr. Susan Hayward and Anina Bonnar
- Young Moms: Breastfeeding, Barriers and Empowerment - Michelle Buckner
S2A Prenatal Breastfeeding Information
- Prenatal Breastfeeding Classes, From Experienced Peer Leaders - Anne Kirkham
- Pebbles in a Pond – Suggested Tools for Developing a Breastfeeding Peer Support Program for Low-income Women - Karen Laidlaw
- Me? Breastfeed? - A Peer Lead Prenatal Breastfeeding Workshop - Michelle Buckner
S2B Breastfeeding Promotion Using Technology
- Designing E-health Breastfeeding Resources for Targeted Populations (Couples, Young Mothers, and Indigenous Families) - Dr. Jennifer Abbass Dick & Joanne Huizinga
- Wyni Breastfeeding App for iPhone and Android Smart Phone – Using Technology to Provide Reliable Evidence Based Breastfeeding Information - Dr. Mary Louise Drake & Debbie Silvester
Breastfeeding Promotion Using Technology: Growing BIRCH (Breastfeeding Information Resource for the County of Huron) - Marie Greer-King
- Handout: A Search Engine for Evidence-Based Breastfeeding Resources Available in Huron County: BIRCH
S2C Breastfeeding and Women from Lower Socioeconomic Backgrounds
- Hope Springs Breastfeeding Parenting Project - Marilyn Lemon & Tracey Gibbons
- WE Breastfeed: Extending Peer Support to Priority Families - Peggy Nickels & Nicole Barrette
- The Lactation Consultant and Allied Health: A Holistic Approach to Client Care - Shannon McLennon
S3A Breastfeeding Awareness and Promotion
- A Multi-Component Collaborative Breastfeeding Community Project - Natalie Riewe
- Beyond the Survey: Engaging in Program Evaluation - Dr. Sandra Hoy
- Breastfeeding Friendly Campus Initiative - Dr. Michelle McIntosh
S3B Breastfeeding Peer Support
- An Evidence Informed Approach to Providing Breastfeeding Support to Rural Populations - Elizabeth Calvin and Erin O’Dacre
- North-East Toronto Community Breastfeeding Support - Maria Calvachi & Catherine McEvilly Pestl
- Partnerships and Training: The Key to Success - Margaret Shelly
S3C Breastfeeding and Aboriginal Women
- Breastfeeding Support Project - Ketmanee Pradrabsri
- Doodooshaaboo It Takes a Community to Breastfeed - Cynthia Morriseau
- Mulitfaceted Approach to Increase Knowledge and Strengthen Breastfeeding Rates Among Indigenous Women - Margo Ayoub
Penny Simkin, PT, Author, Doula, Childbirth Educator, Birth Counselor
Matthuschka Sheedy, Health Promotion Consultant - Prenatal Education, Best Start Resource Centre
Jo-Anne Robertson, Health Promotion Consultant, Best Start Resource Centre
Wendy Katherine, Project Director, OMama Project
Access the presentations:
- Intimate Partner Violence in Prenatal Education - Jo-Anne Robertson
- OMama Project: Innovation in Mobile Health for Maternity Care - Wendy Katherine
The Best Start Resource Centre was pleased to provide the first pre-conference day just for prenatal education providers. The esteemed Penny Simkin provided the keynote address, in order to help celebrate the launch of the long awaited Prenatal Education Key Message for Ontario. There was an opportunity for all to attend sessions on the following topics:
- Teaching comfort measures (Penny Simkin)
- Using the Prenatal Education Key Messages (Matthuschka Sheedy)
- Discussing intimate partner abuse in prenatal education (Jo-Anne Robertson)
- The OMama project (Wendy Katherine)