4Yes! I want to help children and families in Toronto with my donation of: Child Development Institute – your investment in families The tools I’ve learned at Child Development and community Institute have helped me $50 $75 $100 Other $ Child development institute – with the support of build a better life – for Name: our donors and friends – is today one of the leading myself and for my family. agencies for children’s mental health and healthy —susan, former client, Address: parent mentor, family child development. an investment in Cdi is really an Reconnection Centre City: investment in the healthy development of the most Prov: Postal code: at-risk children and their families. Tel: Instead of letting my Email: Just a few of the reasons situation or my peer group Please charge my Visa MasterCard Amex families today need your support: decide what I did, I learned I could make my own Credit card #: 1 in 5 children has a mental health choices – positive choices. 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There are often seven years of warning email: mail@childdevelop,ca before a troubled child becomes a serious www.childdevelop.ca Join us today Child Development violent offender. Charitable Registration Number: for the future Institute Foundation (BN) 88625-2105-RR0001 it costs about $100,000 a year to keep 197 Euclid Ave, Toronto, a youth in a secure custody facility – double of children and ON, M6J 2J8 Tel: 416-603-1827 what it costs to keep an adult in prison. families in our city Fax: 416-603-6655 But early intervention can change this; $1 invested today to help at-risk children email@example.com www.childdevelop.ca saves $7 in future health and criminal costs. Strong families, Charitable Registration Number: healthy children (BN) 88625-2105-RR0001 25 years of Your donation ground-breaking goes directly to strong families, research in childhood help children and families healthy children mental health Did you know that one in five children struggles with a mental health disorder? Research is your assurance Who do we help? for many, these show up in their behaviour – that our programs work Thanks to our friends and supporters, our angry outbursts, impulsive and destructive behaviour, programs reach children and families from for 25 years, we’ve carried out ground-breaking excessive shyness or opposing authority. One in six of 100 neighbourhoods in Toronto. people like: research to better understand, and meet, the needs these children will not receive the help they need Maria and her four children, who live in of children and families. We are leaders in research to turn their lives around. a shelter after escaping family violence, but need in childhood aggression and anti-social behaviour, That’s why our work – and your help – is so important. support and help to rebuild their relationships. gender-specific interventions, family violence and Your gift of $50, $100 or more eleven year-old Sasha, who was referred Help us continue to make a child development. and the impact of our work is to our Girls Connection program after another angry will support a number of our increased through our partnerships with schools, difference to almost 4,000 hospitals, united Way agencies and government. outburst where she tried to stab another student unique programs and services. children and families each year with a pencil. for example: our commitment to research means you can be Child development institute, an accredited Children’s Sam who, at four, was still not talking, Mental Health agency, is committed to promoting assured, as a donor, that your donations are spent on needed programs with proven results. not even at home. after attending our start Right program, sam learned to socialize with other kids 4a leadership training program to teach skills to at-risk youth so they can healthy child development and strengthening families. and express his feelings. help other children who are struggling. our programs address behaviour issues, serious Your support is an investment Gerry and his brother Ross, who were aggression, criminal behaviour, child abuse, family violence, substance use, speech and language delays in families and in your diagnosed with severe behaviour disorders after 4Counselling and social-emotional children exeriencing support for and school problems. community years of “causing trouble.” Both showed incredible These programs and services give families and children improvement though – much to the relief of their and behavioural problems. investing in children’s mental health is not just an mother – after attending our special summer camp, the tools they need to succeed, to uncover their abilities and strengths, and to help them overcome investment in the families in our programs – it’s an investment in your community. Children with Camp Wimodausis. 4Camp Wimodausis, akids get back camp to help troubled special day challenges. our programs deliver proven results that conduct disorders generate substantial costs, Please join us today with your on the right track. make a difference to the children and families we work related mainly to education and criminal justice. donation to help at-risk children with – children who might otherwise fall through the cracks in our education and health systems. up to 10% of the cost of crime in ontario turn their lives around. 4SNAPgender-specific intervention the first Girls Connection program, ® (approximately $300 million) can be attributed to inadequate mental health care for children and for girls. youth. But the average cost of treating children’s don’t wait. Your donation today mental health problems in community-based will help support the more than agencies? less than $2,500 per child per year. 4,000 children and families who benefit from our programs every year.