Nurturing the Seed: The Journey to Infant/Early Mental Health & Wellness
This is a pilot program that will evaluate Nurturing the Seed, a strength-based health intervention model designed for Indigenous children (birth to five) that focuses on the promotion of infant and early mental health. The project aims to strengthen knowledge and skills among front line practitioners about infant and early mental health; create a model for coaching and mentoring; increase the capacity of staff to be sensitive to diverse Indigenous cultural values and worldviews in service delivery; improve developmental outcomes of Indigenous children; evaluate the influence of Nurturing the Seed by a wide range of practitioners; and increase parent, practitioner and policymaker understanding of the importance of relationships for mental health during infancy and early childhood. Interventions will take place in Ontario, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick.
Lead organization: Infant Mental Health Promotion, The Hospital for Sick Children
Location: Saskatchewan, Ontario, and New Brunswick
Looking to get in touch with this project? Send an email to Chaya Kulkarni (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.