Children

Support and education for children at Rural Response for Healthy Children is centered around personal safety for young children, school readiness for children entering Kindergarten and social skills for students with disabilities and their classmates.   Content aims to promote resilience in young children by building awareness of ‘safe’ behaviours and providing tools that empower children to advocate with clear communication.  Research suggests prevention programming with children results in increased levels of disclosure for children who have been victimized through abuse, neglect and bullying.

What you can expect:

  • Professional, confidential and thoughtful Child Support & Education Workers who listen to the specific concerns, provides programming options and delivers the program to the children at your preferred location i.e. school, sports complex, church
  • Knowledgeable support and strategies for helping educators, coaches and community leaders empower children
  • Additional resources for the classroom, at home and community
  • Access to additional service providers

We welcome the opportunity to work with educators, coaches, after-school program coordinators and parents to develop and offer programming for the challenges they see children trying to manage.

School Year 2017 – 2018
The Elementary School program guide for 2017-2018 is now available.  Learn more about our school programs.
Teachers and parents are encourage to call Nicole at 519-482-8777 to request in-class programming.  Parents, please remember we need teacher consent to provide programming.  We will help you work with the teacher to delivery the program.

Sibz Club 2017- 2018
This group gives brothers and sisters, age 7 to 12, of children who have a developmental or physical disability, Autism or a mental health concern, the chance to have fun together while receiving peer support, sharing their sibling relationship and exploring the gifts and challenges of being a sibling to a brother or sister with disabilities.

Sibz Club is co-facilitated by staff from Huron Respite Network and Rural Response for Healthy Children.
There is no charge for children participating. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, please call 519-482-3115 x 210 or email respite@clch.ca