Parent Education Program

About the program

At Silent Voice, we believe that it is very important to support parents in raising healthy babies and children. Through meaningful partnerships we provide and increase opportunities for accessible parenting education for the Deaf community, as well as raise awareness on issues, and advocate for Deaf parents.

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Current Programs Available in ASL

Healthy Eating Series

Healthy Eating Series is a nutrition program offered to parents/caregivers who are interested in learning more about:

  1. Canada’s Food Guide and eating well
  2. introducing solids/making your own baby food
  3. healthy eating for toddlers and preschoolers
  4. dealing with feeding challenges
  5. creating healthy mealtime environments
  6. developing basic food skills
  7. preparing healthy meals and snacks
  8. reading food labels
  9. budgeting food selections

This program also provides:

  • an opportunity for parents/caregivers to connect and share experiences
  • a chance to prepare and taste healthy recipes
  • Child minding
  • TTC token as needed

ASL Parent Child Mother Goose

Uses rhymes, songs, and stories to teach parents of infants and toddlers how to foster attachment and enrich interactions with their children in American Sign Language (ASL). It gives children’s brains the right kind of stimulation during the most critical development period of their entire lives.

Nobody's Perfect

Nobody’s Perfect is a facilitated parenting program for parents of children from birth to age five. Trained Deaf facilitators offer Nobody’s Perfect using a participant-centered, strengths-based approach, in line with the concepts of adult learning. Within a group setting, parents participate in facilitated sessions that:

  • Promote positive parenting
  • Increase parents’ understanding of children’s health, safety and behaviour
  • Help parents build on the skills they have and learn new ones
  • Improve parents’ self-esteem and coping skills
  • Increase self-help and mutual support
  • Bring them in contact with community services and resources
  • Help prevent family violence

Make the Connection

Nobody’s Perfect is a facilitated parenting program for parents of children from birth to age five. Trained Deaf facilitators offer Nobody’s Perfect using a participant-centered, strengths-based approach, in line with the concepts of adult learning. Within a group setting, parents participate in facilitated sessions that:

  • Promote positive parenting
  • Increase parents’ understanding of children’s health, safety and behaviour
  • Help parents build on the skills they have and learn new ones
  • Improve parents’ self-esteem and coping skills
  • Increase self-help and mutual support
  • Bring them in contact with community services and resources
  • Help prevent family violence

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