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Tips on how parents can better connect with their children from Dr. Jean Clinton

Dr. Jean Clinton

Dr. Jean Clinton will be speaking at our Annual Parent and Community Meeting on Oct. 28, 2019. This event is an invitation-only event for PLASP parents, and takes place at the International Centre in Mississauga starting at 6 p.m. 

Dr. Clinton is a Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster, division of Child Psychiatry. She is on staff at McMaster Children’s Hospital with cross appointments in Pediatrics and Family Medicine, and an Associate in the Department of Child Psychiatry, University of Toronto and Sick Children’s Hospital. She has been a consultant to children and youth mental health programs, child welfare, and primary care for over 30 years. Dr. Clinton was appointed as an education advisor to the Premier of Ontario and the Minister of Education 2014 - 2018.

Dr. Clinton is renowned locally, provincially, nationally, and more recently internationally as an advocate for children’s issues. Her special interest lies in brain development, and the crucial role relationships and connectedness play. Jean champions the development of a national, comprehensive child well-being strategy including a system of early learning and care for all young children and their families. She is equally committed to ensuring that the needs and voices of children and youth are heard and respected.

In this not to be missed presentation, Dr. Clinton incorporates humour into her talk that will have guests smiling as she shares stories on children’s behaviour, and what parents can do to bond with their children. She will help guests explore the way they think about their interactions with children, and how they can spend more time connecting with them.

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