April 29, 2021 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Public Health Ontario

Join Public Health Ontario for a free webinar: Child and family health and well-being during COVID-19

As the global recovery from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic begin, there is speculation that a “Fourth Wave” of poor mental health and well-being is emerging among children and families. The public health measures implemented to mitigate COVID-19 transmission, including the closure of schools and stay-at-home orders, have impacted children and families. It is important to understand how families were affected by these measures and discuss ways to support them moving forward.

This webinar focuses on Ontario-specific data from two sources: a province-wide survey that was launched by the Offord Centre for Child Studies from May to June 2020, which focused on caregiver and family functioning during COVID-19; and community and clinical data from a Collaborative Mental Health project from Sick Kids Hospital, which focused on mental health-specific outcomes. Informed by an environmental scan of 39 home visitation programs, it will then discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the public health nursing workforce and home-visiting services in the Healthy Babies, Healthy Children and Nurse-Family Partnership® Programs. Qualitative data from nurses’ experiences with visiting families during the pandemic will also be shared.

Date: Thursday, April 29, 2021

Time: 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. EDT