Food and the Environment

Position Statement: PSS and Food   We at Parent Support Services think about anything that can have an impact on children, families and community. Since last summer we have drafted a series of Position Statements as a way to pull…

Seniors Adopting Teens

I just watched a news clip from the US that profiled an older couple at retirement age, who chose to adopt a teenager who otherwise would soon have aged out of the foster care system and been totally on his…

Spam & Non Profits

This morning I did my routine clean up of all the spam comments that come to our Blog  (shortly after I blocked, junked, deleted,  trashed  all the daily email spam) . I must admit it mystifies (and definitely irritates)  me…

Community Social Services Need Increased Support

From: The Federation of Community Social Services Newsletter Volume 5, Issue 3 May & June 2013 Community social service polling gauges public opinion A new poll has found that British Columbians believe government funding for the community-based social services that…

Think of your mother and vote!

Yesterday was Mothers Day and tomorrow is voting day in BC. My Mom is not alive to chat with about either day but I still can hear her voice and know clearly when she would smile and when she would…

Spring, Elections, Families

Spring is here in many parts of the province and most of us can enjoy watching each day as new flowers emerge and the birds return.  Kids are happy to get out of heavy winter gear and make changes to…

Keeping Children Safe

3 Ways Parents Can Help Keep Children Safe The tragic story of bullying leading to suicide is many parents and caregivers worst nightmare. There are many myths and also much good advice on how best to keep children safe from…

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…

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….

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…