For Immediate Release - February 26, 2009
BURLINGTON, ON – On Tuesday, March 3, Community and Parent Partners for Kids (CAPP for Kids) is offering a free parenting seminar at the Laurie G. Branch Auditorium at Mainway Arena, located at 4015 Mainway Dr. The seminar, Brain Development for Children and Teens, takes place from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. with community organizations’ displays from 7:15 to 7:30 p.m.
The seminar will provide positive and practical information for parents, educators and caregivers on brain development. Experts say brain development occurs unevenly, with different parts of the brain (related to different skills) developing at different times. Most of this development takes place during childhood, meaning that the early years are the prime time for children to learn and grow under the encouragement of their family and friends to maintain and develop healthy relationships. This presentation is useful for parents with children and teens of all ages. Reservations are not required.
The event will feature special guest speaker Dr. Jean Clinton, a professor of child psychiatry at McMaster University. Dr. Clinton is on staff at both McMaster Children’s Hospital and Toronto Sick Kids Hospital.
She is an instructor at McMaster University’s Department of Family Medicine and the University of Toronto’s Department of Child Psychiatry. She is also the mother of five children.
For more information, please contact Heather Piling, supervisor of programs with the City of Burlington, at 905-335-7600, ext. 7859.
Tel. 905-335-7600, ext. 7879
Supervisor of Programs
Tel. 905-335-7600, ext. 7853