2819 West 11th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6K 2M2       604-738-2819

Programs for Parents

Click on the links below for more information about our programs.
**Program registration begins five weeks prior to the start date of the program**

(*Fall 2018 programs)
*Nobody’s Perfect
Circle of Security
Making Sense of Sensitive Kids

Nobody’s Perfect

This program provides parents a supportive and relaxed place to meet others with children birth to 5, and with whom they share interests and concerns. Participants design their own agenda and through staff facilitated discussion, assistance, mutual support, encouragement and acceptance, parents can experience transformative growth with a goal to parenting with raised confidence. Childminding and snacks are provided for the children.

Dates: 6 Tuesdays, October 2nd to November 6th (2018 Fall);
February 12 to March 19 (2019 Spring)
Time: 3:30pm to 5:30pm     |     Cost: Free     |     Facilitators: Eva Svensson and Katherine Darwent


Circle of Security

At times all parents feel lost or clueless about what our child might need from us. Imagine what it might feel like if you were able to make sense of what your child was really asking from you. The Circle of Security Parenting® program can help.

Learning Objectives of the Training:
  • Understand your child’s emotional world
  • Learn to read your child’s emotional needs
  • Support your child to successfully manage emotions
  • Enhance your child’s self-esteem

Targeted age range: infants to 6 years of age. For more information, visit: http://circleofsecurity.net/
Date & Time: TBA (program offered once a year)


Making Sense of Sensitive Kids

Some children seem to be more intense and sensitive in their response to sensory stimuli in their surroundings. We can all feel overwhelmed at times but for some sensitive kids it can get very stressful, evoking strong emotions they don’t know how to make sense of. In order to help sensitive children live in their world we need to start by making sense of them and appreciating things through their eyes. There is much parents and teachers can do to help sensitive children find rest so that they can play and grow. Childminding Provided.

Date & Time: TBA


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    You’re Invited!

    Our annual fundraiser is coming up on October 25, 2018 at 7pm!

    This year’s Ghostly Gala- A Wicked Fundraiser Night will be held at the Kitsilano Neighbourhood House.

    Please come out and enjoy an evening of spooktacular entertainment, costume contest, disco, live and silent auction.

    Kitsilano Neighbourhood House-2305 W 7th Ave.

    Beer, wine and hors d’oevres will be served. Cash bar.

    All proceeds will go to support West Side Family Place.

    Tickets are $45 and are available at Family Place or on Eventbrite

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