Healthy Child Development

Healthy Child Development

Research on early experiences on brain development, school readiness and health in later life has sparked a growing consensus about early child development as a powerful determinant of health. Simultaneously, we have been learning more about how all of the other determinants of health affect the physical, social, mental, emotional and spiritual development of children and youth. One example, includes a young person's development who is greatly affected by his or her housing and neighbourhood, family income and level of parents' education, access to nutritious foods and physical recreation, genetic makeup and access to dental and medical care.

Resources

Cowichan Kids

Ladysmith Community Health Centre

Cowichan Tribes Child & Family Services

Ladysmith Family and Friends Resource Program

Canadian Mental Health Association -- U Fix It Bike Works, Youth Craft Shop, Rainbows Program

VIHA Public Health - Margaret Moss Health Centre

Cowichan Tribes Ts'ewultun Health Centre

Cowichan Lake Community Services

Ladysmith Resources Centre