Peterborough Healthy Families

Peterborough Healthy Families is a joint initiative of Kinark Child and Family Services and the Peterborough Public Library and includes the Healthy Families Collection and Healthy Families Presentations.

The Healthy Families Collection is located in the Children's Department of the Peterborough Public Library Main Branch.

Check out our Resources page for a listing of popular parenting topics that link directly into the Library's catalogue, as well as associated web links for further online information.

Healthy Families Presentations

Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope
Special Screening and Discussion with Dr. K. Keefer, Senior Lecturer in Psychology 

Thursday, April 26, 2018
7:00 - 9:00 pm
FOL Community Room at the Peterborough Public Library
FREE event - Everyone is welcome to attend

The movie reveals the newly discovered biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. The movie also chronicles the dawn of a movement by paediatric, education, and social welfare organizations to use new cutting-edge science and therapy to protect children from the long-term effects of toxic stress.

The movie will be followed by the official launch of the Inviting Resilience website and a discussion with Dr.Kateryna Keefer, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Trent University. Dr. Keefer's research is focused on the development and application of socio-emotional competencies in the promotion of wellness and resilience across the lifespan.

This presentation is wheelchair accessible. Accessible parking is located in front of the library on Aylmer St. Parking is available in the King Street and Simcoe St. parking garage and on the street.

Please Note: All of the Healthy Families Events are FREE, open to EVERYONE, and light refreshments are provided.

For more information about the Healthy Families, Events call 705-742-3803/1-800-386-6561.


Other Community Events and Courses

For a listing of community events go to the Community Parent Education Calendar on the Peterborough Family Resource Centre website.

Kids during March Break