Resources for child and youth professionals
Red Flags: A Quick Reference Guide for Early Years Professionals (2009). A survey of local services and approaches to identifying children who may be at risk of not meeting health and/or developmental milestones at the earliest possible sign. Not intended as a formal screening or diagnostic tool or for parents.
Enhanced 18 Month Developmental Screen. A resource chart for professionals who work with children. Includes web links to additional health resources.
Oxford Child Care Guide. Online manual containing Public Health regulations and resources for child care centres in Oxford County. Visit www.childcare.oxfordcounty.ca
www.mentalhealth4kids.ca provides information on child and youth mental health programs and services in Elgin, Huron, London/Middlesex, Perth and Oxford counties. The site also promotes upcoming events, groups, and programs for children and youth.
What About Our Children? Overweight and Obesity in Oxford County Preschoolers (2011). Oxford County’s first report on childhood obesity looked at the weight status of more than 2,000 children between 2007 and 2010, finding that roughly one third of preschoolers were overweight, obese or at risk of being overweight.
Oxford County Oral Health Status Report (2009). A snapshot of oral health status in Oxford County, the factors that impact on the oral health of county residents, and what Oral Health Services is doing to help Oxford County residents achieve optimal oral health.
Child immunization. Information on current vaccines and immunizations, including the annual student immunization record review process
Child nutrition. Pregnancy and baby nutrition, information for school age children, report of childhood obesity
Dental health. Information about CINOT, Healthy Smiles Ontario, and other services offered by Community Dental Services
Healthy Babies Healthy Children program. A program provided by Oxford County Public Health for pregnant women and all families with young children up to the age of six