Parenting Classes

Why take parenting classes? Becoming a parent ought to be the most rewarding and complex experience of your life. Parents often say “babies and kids should come with manuals; I don’t know what to do”. That is the beauty of…

Hallowed Eve – tips for Halloween

Halloween: A Night for Treats, not Tragedies To keep children safe on Halloween, parents and caregivers are encouraged to plan ahead so that children have a wonderful time.  Your planning, “rules”, and stories will be different depending on the age…

VIDEO-RECORD MESSAGES FOR CHILDREN AFTER WE ARE GONE

PIONEERING RESEARCH AND FREE COMPUTER APP TO VIDEO-RECORD MESSAGES FOR CHILDREN AFTER WE ARE GONE I had a great chat with the writer of this blog, Gaby Eirew, when she contacted me after discovering our work with kinship care providers….

Financial Planning for GRG: Wills and Estates

GRG Financial Strategies Workshop Series August to October 2012.  We have now completed our Financial Strategies Workshops in the Lower Mainland  and there are 2 more slated for the Island: one in Victoria and the other in Nanaimo. Those details…

“No One Stands Alone”

  I had the opportunity to organize and attend three days filled with events for Parent Support Services on Father’s Day weekend. It was invigorating and powerful to be put in the position to educate the public about what we…

Mental Illness Awareness Week

Social Workers Support Mental Illness Awareness Week – For Immediate Release September 26, 2012 Mental Illness Awareness Week (September 30 – October 6) is an annual national public awareness and education campaign to help open the eyes of all Canadians…

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Line

June 25, 2012 Christina Campbell Data is now available from the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Line! The following information is from data collected between February 1, 2012 and June 1, 2012. For grandparents contacting the support line, the top 5 issues identified…