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Nurturing the Seed: The Journey to Infant/Early Mental Health & Wellness

This program will evaluate Nurturing the Seed, a strength-based health intervention model designed for Indigenous children from birth to age five that focuses on the promotion of early mental health.

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 Jo-Anne Robertson (jo-anne.robertson@sickkids.ca) for more information.

Website

imhpromotion.ca