Dr. Vanessa Lapointe BOOK GIVEAWAY

Win a signed copy of ‘Disciplining Without Damage’. Share FAN’s Early Developmental Screening videos on your social media channels and be entered to win!

Dr. Vanessa Lapointe’s presented last month in Castlegar to a sold-out audience on the topic of Discipline Without Damage. Her topic, just like her recently published book by the same title, spoke to the importance of building connection with your children and gave solid strategies on how to do just that. This month, FAN is offering the opportunity to win a signed copy of Dr. Lapointe’s book. All you need to do in order to be entered to win is to share the Family Action Network’s Early Developmental Screening video via your social media networks. There are many ways to do this – a share on Facebook, Twitter or using good old-fashioned email! The Early Developmental Screening video was completed this past spring with funding from the Columbia Basin Trust, and features local families and local service providers. It talks about the benefits of participating in the Check Early Check Often program and shows developmental checkups in action. Developmental check ups are fun, play-based and provide parents with a snapshot of their children’s development right at the stage they are at.

One of FAN’s priority projects is to increase awareness about the importance of early developmental screening. We are also working hard to increase opportunities to participate in early developmental screening for children five and under. Did you know in the Lower Columbia region that there are many ways to check your child’s development? FAN offers Ages and Stages screening days twice a year and has partnered with local early years’ service providers to open seven new Check Early Check Often Centres across the region. This means caregivers no longer have to wait for our Ages and Stages events to participate with their child in a developmental check up, they can contact one of our Check Early Check Often centres anytime. FAN recommends that caregivers check their children’s development ‘early and often’, and especially at ages 18 months and 3 years.

Links to our five videos are here. Share any or share all with your networks!

Early Developmental Screening for Infants: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALjZH6uBvKQ

Early Developmental Screening for Toddlers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeGx_o2EmEs

Early Developmental Screening for Pre-Schoolers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqDB3zPP0ac

Early Developmental Screening for School Age children: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxzevxBV7WA

The importance of Early Developmental Screening (full video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfnlBpPP0-c&t=16s

Once you have shared the video(s), comment under our post about this content on our Facebook page, and you will be entered to win. We’ll make the draw November 1st! Good luck! Thanks for sharing the message about the importance of early developmental screening.

For more information or to book an appointment for your child to have a developmental check up, please contact FAN: 1-855-368-3707 or visit our website: www.familyactionnetwork.ca

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