We know parents can struggle to find ways to “correct” their child’s inappropriate behavior. Spanking and strapping can happen in emotional, stressful or frightening situations, where everything may seem out of control, and as parents, we can feel caught in…

PARENT EDUCATOR DR. ALLISON REES WINS 2014 BILL MCFARLAND AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE ADVANCEMENT OF CHILD WELFARE Burnaby, BC, October 28, 2014 – On Saturday, October 25th, Parent Support Services Society of BC awarded the prestigious Bill McFarland Award…

Family Day 2015 Family Day raises complex emotions for many of us across BC. At Parent Support Services Society we hear stories every day from and about parents, grandparents, children and youth and too many of those stories are steeped…

Striking a child with a branch, belt, hand, ruler, fly swatter, wooden spoon or any object or body part, is child abuse. There is no argument, past or present, that can or should condone or justify that behaviour by an…

Celebrating Grandparents Day Sept. 2014

Impact of the loss of Canada Pension Disability benefits for children who are dependents when the disabled person turns 65. In our work with grandparent led families (GRG), Parent Support Services often uncovers inequities and barriers that grandparents must face….

Much of my job and my spare time thinking, is absorbed by Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (GRG) and the struggles, inequities and invisibility they, and the children they are raising, face. Grandparents Day always give rise to deep thoughts and deep…

From Canadian Child Welfare Research Portal newsletter. From Canadian Child Welfare Research Portal Research Watch, an initiative of the Canadian Child Welfare Research Portal (CWRP), tracks the major child welfare research journals on a monthly basis. To subscribe to Research…

Social worker knows power of cultural connections  From Victoria Times Colonist Sarah Petrescu / Times Colonist March 29, 2014 09:39 PM Email Print Previous Next Sabrina Williams, holding a Nuu-Chah-Nulth hinkeets mask, has been honoured for work as the cultural…

Women must inherit property not poverty Source: Thu, 27 Mar 2014 11:21 PM From Thompson Reuters Foundation Author: Shifa Mwesigye Women farmers work in a paddy field in India. July 25, 2012. Reuters/Stringer When Govid Kelkar started working with women…