P.E.I. mental health program for young children receives $400K funding boost
government has invested $400,000 over three years into a program to support young children’s mental health.
The Handle With Care program has been held in more than 25 communities across the Island.
Designed to meet the unique needs of the community, Handle With Care offers advice and support.
Programs often include 8-12 week sessions and are coordinated by community groups.
Programs are offered in English, francophone and Indigenous communities, and coordinated by the Early Childhood Development Association with the assistance of 120 trained facilitators.
The program continues to gain in popularity with community groups who want to help young families in their communities.
For example the Women’s Institute is offering the program and encourages other institutes to do the same.
People participate in the program for many reasons — some to strengthen their overall parenting skills, others who are seeking help to support a child with behavioral challenges.
Or they may be struggling with social, economic or emotional issues they don’t want to negatively impact on their children.
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