Delta - Fun in the Park - Safe Babies and Fostering Early Development
Aug
24
10:00 AM10:00

Delta - Fun in the Park - Safe Babies and Fostering Early Development

  • Annieville Lions Park - Main Picnic Area (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This summer, join Rachel, Amy, & members of the Fostering Early Development (FED) team for some fun at the park! Meet up with other foster parents in your area for a relaxed time of playing and connecting. FED staff and Rachel from Safe Babies will be available to hold babies, chase your older kiddos around, or provide information & answer questions!

We’d love to see you there! Meet at the water park.

Suggested items to bring:
*picnic lunch or snacks
*bathing suits for the kids
*SUNSCREEN!!

No need to RSVP!

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Richmond - Fun in the Park - Safe Babies and Fostering Early Development
Aug
31
10:00 AM10:00

Richmond - Fun in the Park - Safe Babies and Fostering Early Development

This summer, join Rachel, Amy, & members of the Fostering Early Development (FED) team for some fun at the park! Meet up with other foster parents in your area for a relaxed time of playing and connecting. FED staff and Rachel from Safe Babies will be available to hold babies, chase your older kiddos around, or provide information & answer questions!

We’d love to see you there! Meet at the water park.

Suggested items to bring:
*picnic lunch or snacks
*bathing suits for the kids
*SUNSCREEN!!

No need to RSVP!

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Coastal Community Kitchen
Sep
13
9:30 AM09:30

Coastal Community Kitchen

Registration Required!

The Coastal Community Kitchen is held in Richmond the second Thursday of each month (unless otherwise stated, please watch for updates).

Join us for delicious snacks and refreshments with fellow foster parents and caregivers. Our chef will guide the group through learning new recipes and you will take home dinner for your entire family!  

Childminding is available - please register your children, when signing up so we can ensure we have staff available. 

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/coastal-community-kitchen-2018-2019-tickets-48813401197

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Attachment: Dr. Deborah MacNamara
Sep
18
10:00 AM10:00

Attachment: Dr. Deborah MacNamara

  • Canadian Memorial Centre for Peace (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Nourish:
How Food and Relationship Go Together

Dr. MacNamara is one of our most-beloved speakers who has recently completed work in the area of attachment and food and brings this interesting topic to us.

The connection between food and relationship has become separated from one another despite how they were meant to be intertwined. This presentation will weave together the pieces of the feeding and eating puzzle by drawing on the fields of attachment science, neuroscience, developmental psychology, to cultural tradition. Come relish and savour in a thought provoking walk around our most basic human needs and nature’s answer to feeding our kids.

10:00AM - 12:00PM 18th Sept 2018

Canadian Memorial Centre for Peace
1825 West 16 Avenue
Vancouver

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North Van Community Kitchen
Sep
25
10:00 AM10:00

North Van Community Kitchen

Join us for delicious snacks and refreshments with fellow caregivers before our chef guides us through the day's menu. You'll learn new skills in the hands-on learning environment, plus take home enough food to feed dinner to your entire family!  

Space is limited to maximize safety in the kitchen, as well as ensuring that each family has enough food to take home with them.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED - Click here! 

 

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Nonviolent Crisis Intervention - Vancouver
Sep
27
9:00 AM09:00

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention - Vancouver

Kim Nicol, Hollyburn, Trainer

With a focus on prevention, the core training program equips staff with proven strategies for safely defusing anxious, hostile, or violent behavior at the earliest possible stage. It’s been setting the standard for crisis prevention and intervention training for over 35 years, and can help you:

  • Reduce the risk of injury.
  • Comply with legislative mandates.
  • Meet regulatory/accreditation standards.
  • Minimize exposure to liability.
  • Promote Care, Welfare, Safety, and Security

REGISTER NOW

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First Aid Training - Vancouver
Oct
4
9:00 AM09:00

First Aid Training - Vancouver

Renee Kelly, LIT Aquatics, Trainer

The Emergency First Aid course (including CPR C) is a Canadian Red Cross course that includes a 3-year certification for all successful candidates.  Candidates of all first aid experiences or backgrounds are welcome to attend.  Candidates will learn how to deal with the following emergencies: 
Care of a Conscious or Unconscious patient
CPR for Adult, Child and Infant
Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
Choking for Adult, Child and Infant
Circulatory Emergencies (including Chest Pain, Stroke and Deadly Bleeding)
Breathing Emergencies (including Hyperventilation, Asthma and Severe Allergies)
Basic Wound Care

Cost is $40 - payable through registration process. 

Register Now
 

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Emergency Mental Health First Aid Training - Vancouver
Oct
24
to Oct 25

Emergency Mental Health First Aid Training - Vancouver

  • Hollyburn Foster Support (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Oct 24th and 25th (must attend both days)
9-3pm

Lyndsay Sieger, Family Services of Greater Vancouver, Trainer

Training for adults who interact with youth focuses on mental health problems and first aid for youth ages 12 to 24.  Mental health problems often first develop during adolescence or early adulthood, with half of all mental disorders beginning by age 14, and 75 percent beginning by age 24.

Most mental disorders develop gradually. The early signs and symptoms of developing mental health problems will be different from the more established clinical profiles which are reflected later in life. The social, educational and family environments in which mental disorders occur in young people are also different from those later in life. Therefore, the information in this course is designed to be sensitive to the unique aspects of mental health problems in young people. It is meant to assist education professionals, health providers, parents and other adults in the identification of mental health problems and appropriate first aid intervention strategies.

REGISTER NOW

 

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Nonviolent Crisis Intervention - Surrey
Nov
15
9:00 AM09:00

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention - Surrey

With a focus on prevention, the core training program equips staff with proven strategies for safely defusing anxious, hostile, or violent behavior at the earliest possible stage. It’s been setting the standard for crisis prevention and intervention training for over 35 years, and can help you:

  • Reduce the risk of injury.
  • Comply with legislative mandates.
  • Meet regulatory/accreditation standards.
  • Minimize exposure to liability.
  • Promote Care, Welfare, Safety, and SecuritySM.

REGISTER NOW

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Surrey - Fun in the Park - Safe Babies and Fostering Early Development
Aug
10
10:00 AM10:00

Surrey - Fun in the Park - Safe Babies and Fostering Early Development

This summer, join Rachel, Amy, & members of the Fostering Early Development (FED) team for some fun at the park! Meet up with other foster parents in your area for a relaxed time of playing and connecting. FED staff and Rachel from Safe Babies will be available to hold babies, chase your older kiddos around, or provide information & answer questions!

We’d love to see you there! Meet by the water park. 

Suggested items to bring:
*picnic lunch or snacks
*bathing suits for the kids
*SUNSCREEN!!

No need to RSVP!

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North Vancouver - Fun in the Park - Safe Babies and Fostering Early Development
Jul
27
10:00 AM10:00

North Vancouver - Fun in the Park - Safe Babies and Fostering Early Development

This summer, join Rachel, Amy, & members of the Fostering Early Development (FED) team for some fun at the park! Meet up with other foster parents in your area for a relaxed time of playing and connecting. FED staff and Rachel from Safe Babies will be available to hold babies, chase your older kiddos around, or provide information & answer questions!

We’d love to see you there! Meet at the water park.

Suggested items to bring:
*picnic lunch or snacks
*bathing suits for the kids
*SUNSCREEN!!

No need to RSVP!

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Fun in the Park - Safe Babies and Fostering Early Development
Jul
13
10:00 AM10:00

Fun in the Park - Safe Babies and Fostering Early Development

This summer, join Rachel, Amy, & members of the Fostering Early Development (FED) team for some fun at the park! Meet up with other foster parents in your area for a relaxed time of playing and connecting. FED staff and Rachel from Safe Babies will be available to hold babies, chase your older kiddos around, or provide information & answer questions!

We’d love to see you there!

Suggested items to bring:
*picnic lunch or snacks
*bathing suits for the kids
*SUNSCREEN!!

No need to RSVP!

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Autism Information and Support Services
Jun
5
10:00 AM10:00

Autism Information and Support Services

Salina Lai and others from the office of Autism Information Services in Richmond will be here to describe the many services available to families, service providers, and community professionals across BC.

Autism Information Services is a provincial information and resource center for Autism and related disorders to provide information and resources about treatment as well as support. It also manages a registry of Autism Service providers.

The presenters will also discuss how to use your iPad as a communication tool. Please bring your iPads and laptops if you have them.

Join us for this informative session, good food, and good company.

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My Roots Are Here - Aboriginal People and Allies
May
27
12:00 PM12:00

My Roots Are Here - Aboriginal People and Allies

for Aboriginal People & Allies

My Roots Are Here An Aboriginal Focused Genealogy And Research Method Workshop

Where are your Ancestors from and how did the world around them affect who they became as a person? 

How did they come to have children and later great-grandchildren, all the way down to you? 

Genealogy focuses on your ancestors, tracing your line back as far as you can, and then gathering the documents to prove those relationships.

The longer you wait, the more will be lost. 

This workshop is meant to better inform you about some of the options and research methods currently available for those who are interested in preserving family history.

PLEASE RSVP AT CHEY.STONECHILD@GMAIL.COM

CREATED BY
4 THE GENERATION PROJECT

AND FUNDED BY
THE VANCOUVER FOUNDATION

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My Roots Are Here - for Aboriginal Youth
May
24
6:00 PM18:00

My Roots Are Here - for Aboriginal Youth

For Aboriginal Youth

An Aboriginal Focused Genealogy And Research Method Workshop

Where are your Ancestors from and how did the world around them affect who they became as a person? 

How did they come to have children and later great-grandchildren, all the way down to you? 

Genealogy focuses on your ancestors, tracing your line back as far as you can, and then gathering the documents to prove those relationships.

The longer you wait, the more will be lost. 

This workshop is meant to better inform you about some of the options and research methods currently available for those who are interested in preserving family history.

please RSVP to Chey.stonechild@gmail.com 

4 the Generation Project  -  http://www.iicrd.org/projects/4-generation

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North Van Community Kitchen
May
22
10:00 AM10:00

North Van Community Kitchen

Join us for delicious snacks and refreshments with fellow caregivers before our chef guides us through the day's menu. You'll learn new skills in the hands-on learning environment, plus take home enough food to feed dinner to your entire family!  

Space is limited to maximize safety in the kitchen, as well as ensuring that each family has enough food to take home with them.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED - Click here! 

 

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Social Stories
May
15
10:00 AM10:00

Social Stories

Presented by Rusty Whitford

These are cartoon like stories to assist children with Autism or FASD to understand social concepts, and to decrease undesirable behaviours. ey can help improve their learning, safety, and behaviours.

Rusty has been a foster parent for 10 years and is also a social worker with VACFSS. He has developed communication tools to use with non verbal and low functioning children and adults with Autism and FASD to help them better understand their world.

If you have a laptop, please bring it.

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Coastal Community Kitchen
May
10
10:00 AM10:00

Coastal Community Kitchen

Registration Required!

The Coastal Community Kitchen is held in Richmond the second Thursday of each month (unless otherwise stated, please watch for updates).

Join us for delicious snacks and refreshments with fellow foster parents and caregivers. Our chef will guide the group through learning new recipes and you will take home dinner for your entire family!  

Childminding is available - please register your children, when signing up so we can ensure we have staff available. 

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/coastal-community-kitchen-tickets-37130323798

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Understanding Gender Dysphoria: Navigating Transgender Journeys
May
1
10:00 AM10:00

Understanding Gender Dysphoria: Navigating Transgender Journeys

Edel Walsh, parent, will speak about My Daughter/My Son.
Lorraine Grieves, Provincial Program Director of Transcare BC will talk about issues facing parents and guardians of youths contemplating transitioning. Amanda Oliver, MCFD team leader, will speak about non binary identity and supporting questioning youth

is will be a longer meeting than usual, by request, and lunch will be provided.

Please join us for an informative session and an opportunity to discuss some of the challenges posed by these complex issues. We look forward to seeing you!

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North Van Community Kitchen
Apr
24
10:00 AM10:00

North Van Community Kitchen

Join us for delicious snacks and refreshments with fellow caregivers before our chef guides us through the day's menu. You'll learn new skills in the hands-on learning environment, plus take home enough food to feed dinner to your entire family!  

Space is limited to maximize safety in the kitchen, as well as ensuring that each family has enough food to take home with them.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED - Click here! 

 

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Coastal Community Kitchen
Apr
12
10:00 AM10:00

Coastal Community Kitchen

Registration Required!

The Coastal Community Kitchen is held in Richmond the second Thursday of each month (unless otherwise stated, please watch for updates).

Join us for delicious snacks and refreshments with fellow foster parents and caregivers. Our chef will guide the group through learning new recipes and you will take home dinner for your entire family!  

Childminding is available - please register your children, when signing up so we can ensure we have staff available. 

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/coastal-community-kitchen-tickets-37130323798

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MCFD Coffee House
Apr
11
7:00 PM19:00

MCFD Coffee House

Please Join Us for our 2nd coffee evening!

The MCFD Recruitment Team invites you for an evening of coffee, cake and chats! Meet up with friends old and new!

@ Waves Coffee House
1095 W. Broadway, Vancouver
on Wednesday April 11, 2018
from 7:00-8:30 pm

All foster parents are welcome!

Please contact Christine Durack at (604) 660-0535 to reserve your spot

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Trauma Informed Practice Conference
Apr
5
9:30 AM09:30

Trauma Informed Practice Conference

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

A Day with Kim Barthel

An innovator in connecting mental health and function, occupational therapist Kim Barthel has dedicated herself to bridging disciplines and opening minds.

A proponent of “putting your mind in the mind of the other”, she teaches globally about understanding what’s behind complex behaviour. Her specialties include attachment, trauma, addiction, sensory processing, movement, and learning. Neurobiology is integral to Kim’s focus – because the more we understand how the brain works, the more we can feel compassion for ourselves and others, naturally reducing the shame and division between us.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Gain an appreciation for the deep impact that trauma has upon brain development, relational skills, coping strategies and behaviour
  • Identification of the red flags in behaviour that are suggestive of relational trauma, and complexities when coupled with developmental disability
  • Develop skills of Attunement and “holding space” as a force for regulation, healthy brain rewiring, reflection, self-esteem and learning
  • Develop practical scripts and skills related to compassionate communication
  • How to support others with trauma in any setting

Registration and more information at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/trauma-informed-practice-kim-barthel-ot-tickets-43994833732

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North Van Community Kitchen
Mar
27
10:00 AM10:00

North Van Community Kitchen

Join us for delicious snacks and refreshments with fellow caregivers before our chef guides us through the day's menu. You'll learn new skills in the hands-on learning environment, plus take home enough food to feed dinner to your entire family!  

Space is limited to maximize safety in the kitchen, as well as ensuring that each family has enough food to take home with them.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED - Click here! 

 

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March Break Skating Party
Mar
22
2:30 PM14:30

March Break Skating Party

Minoru Arena (Stadium Rink) 7551 Minoru Gate, Richmond

All ages and abilities are welcome-

you don’t have to be an Olympic figure skater to have some fun on the ice!

Helmet and skate rentals, and hot chocolate, are included.

Please RSVP to Dominique Norville at

 (604) 660-2127 or Dominique.Norville@gov.bc.ca

Hosted by the Vancouver/Richmond Foster Parent Recruitment Team

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Coastal Community Kitchen
Mar
8
10:00 AM10:00

Coastal Community Kitchen

Registration Required!

The Coastal Community Kitchen is held in Richmond the second Thursday of each month (unless otherwise stated, please watch for updates).

Join us for delicious snacks and refreshments with fellow foster parents and caregivers. Our chef will guide the group through learning new recipes and you will take home dinner for your entire family!  

Childminding is available - please register your children, when signing up so we can ensure we have staff available. 

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/coastal-community-kitchen-tickets-37130323798

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