Hands TheFamilyHelpNetwork.ca, Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions and Community Counselling Centre of Nipissing are designing a new crisis response model to help support children and youth across the Districts of Nipissing, Parry Sound and Muskoka. We are getting close to the launch and we want to hear from youth – how do we share this information [...]
Children and families celebrated World Autism Awareness Day with a flag raising ceremony on Monday, April 3, 2017 at Hands TheFamilyHelpNetwork.ca’s Lakeshore Drive location. The event provided children and their parents with an opportunity to celebrate autism, as well as promote the importance of early identification and supports in the North Bay community. “Events such [...]
The Mobile Crisis service at Hands will now have a crisis worker available until 9:00 p.m. (Monday-Friday). Please call Hands at 705-476-2293 for direction on how to get in touch with a crisis worker.
A new four-legged therapist has joined the Child and Youth Mental Health team at Hands TheFamilyHelpNetwork.ca. Jaguar, or “Jag”, is a Labrador Retriever who has been visiting Hands’ Parry Sound office as part of a six-month pilot project providing children, youth and families with an alternative method of therapy. Animal-Assisted Therapy is an emerging field [...]
On Friday, January 27th, Hands TheFamilyHelpNetwork.ca launched an online screening tool to help parents with young children identify early signs of Autism Spectrum Disorders. The resource is available online for free, and provides parents of young children between the ages of 16 to 30 months with an opportunity to, with guidance, recognize the potential signs [...]