The Family Health & Child Development department consists of the Maternal Child Health, Healthy Babies/Healthy Children and Early Childhood Development Services.
All children (aged 0-6 years) in Tyendinaga and their parents will meet their full potential.
“We believe that the Creator has entrusted us with the sacred responsibility to raise our families… we realize healthy families are the foundation of strong and healthy communities. The future of our communities lies with our children,…”
Maternal Child Health, Early Childhood Development, Healthy Babies Healthy Children & Canada Prenatal Nutrition programs work with parents to achieve their goals for both their children and themselves. These programs provide:
Eligibility: Family Health and Child Development is a voluntary program available to families with children aged 0 – 6 years for Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory residents. Clients must receive a minimum of 1 home visit per month.
Home visits provide support, and information and links with Elders and other community resources. A home visit from a Community Health Nurse or Family Visitor will provide information on:
Our Goal is: to reduce FASD births & help make life better for families & their children who have FASD.
Here are a few questions many people ask.
What is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)?
FASD is a term that describes a range of disabilities that may affect people whose mothers drank alcohol while they were pregnant.
How do you get FASD?
The only way someone can get FASD is if their mother drank alcohol when she was pregnant. Alcohol causes brain damage in the developing baby.
There is no gene for FASD! This means that a mother who is diagnosed with FASD will not pass it to her child if she does not drink when she is pregnant.
Can FASD be cured?
Unfortunately, FASD cannot be cured. People live with FASD for their entire life. However, people with FASD can still do very well with helpful supports and services.
Remember: FASD is 100% preventable, be safe, no alcohol during pregnancy!
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