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A New Kind of Parenting: Raising Kids Ages 10 to 16 video guide

A New Kind of Parenting: Raising Kids 10 to 16 years old
Insight on teen development plus common concerns identified by parents and caregivers of preteens and teens and helpful parenting advice and suggestions.

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OCC Teen Extreme: Our Community

Our Community Cares youth participating in this years Teen Extreme camp at the Warwick location, learned about photography.  Together they created a video of what they liked about their community and what they would liked to see happen to make their community better.


23rd Annual Krista Sepp Memorial Awards nominee Diana DaSilva of OCC Burloak

Congratulations to Diana DaSilva of Our Community Cares' Burloak site for her recent nomination for a Krista Sepp Memorial Award. Nominated by Manager of Community and Youth Development Kelly Giuliani, Diana is a dedicated part of the ROCK family and an integral member of the Burloak community. 

"Diana works tirelessly to ensure that the Burloak OCC location is a warm, welcoming and safe environment for every person that comes through the door," says Kelly. "Whenever you see Diana, she always has a smile on her face. If you ask her, 'How are you today?' you will often get 'I'm fabulous!' It's this kind of energy and enthusiasm that Diana brings to work every day."

The Krista Sepp Memorial Award was established in 1991 in memory of Krista Sepp, a Kinark Child and Family Services worker who lost her life on February 3, 1989 while performing her duties as a child and youth counsellor. Throughout Ontario, Child and Youth Counsellors, Child and Youth Workers and Social Service Workers play a vital role in the delivery of many programs that help young people and their families deal with complex problems. The Krista Sepp Memorial Awards were established to honour the qualities Krista brought to the field, to recognize the important contributions of workers in a relevant field, and to raise awareness of children's mental health issues.

Prosperity ONE Credit Union donates $1,000 to ROCK

BURLINGTON, Ontario – February 26, 2013 – ROCK Reach Out Centre For Kids is grateful to have been chosen as the recipient of $1,000 from Prosperity ONE Credit Union’s Community

Development Fund.

Prosperity ONE Credit Union has been serving the Halton community since 1957.  With

over 12,000 members and locations in Acton, Burlington, Milton, Georgetown, Mississauga

and Scarborough, Prosperity ONE has more than $390 million in financial products under

administration.  Their Community Development Fund was designed to initiate change and

support the development of activities that strengthen local communities.

“We’re proud to support ROCK as a recognized leader in the establishment of family-centred

mental health services,” says Prosperity ONE CEO Mike Shepherd. “As a credit union,

Prosperity ONE is governed by a set of international cooperative principles, one of which is ‘Concern for Community’. ROCK’s Our Community Cares program fits perfectly within our mandate to help create healthy and inclusive communities.”

Shepherd, along with Burlington Branch Manager Brent Kelly, stopped in at ROCK’s Our Community Cares Burloak location during an after school reading program on Tuesday, February 19 to present their donation to ROCK’s Manager of Community and Youth Development Kelly Giuliani.

“We are very thankful for the generosity of Prosperity ONE,” says Giuliani. “Their commitment and understanding of the needs of the children in our community is wonderful. Prosperity ONE has been so enthusiastic and supportive, we look forward to developing a long lasting relationship with them.”

With sites on Surrey Lane and Burloak Drive, ROCK’s Our Community Cares program provides a host of services to children, youth and families in these neighbourhoods. With content ranging from life skills development to homework help and parenting support groups, Our Community Cares provides a valuable community resource that helps to support healthy child development, and encourages growth and independence.

ROCK Reach Out Centre for Kids helps infants, children, teens and adults achieve good mental health through: early assessment and diagnosis; effective and innovative treatment and therapy; and prevention and early intervention for those at risk of developing mental health problems or mental illness. We are committed to providing services that are inclusive, client-centred and family-centered at multiple sites throughout Halton Region.

Oriana Bowers, Communications Coordinator

ROCK Reach Out Centre For Kids


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