Surrey BC Foster Care Education
Nov
13
6:30 PM18:30

Surrey BC Foster Care Education

Observe, Record & Report

The BC Foster Care Education Program is mandatory training for all foster parents that have current contracts with MCFD or VACFSS. Training can be taken all at once or you can take modules as they fit your schedule, as long as the entire series of 14 modules is completed within two years of signing your contract.

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Surrey BC Foster Care Education
Nov
14
6:30 PM18:30

Surrey BC Foster Care Education

Child & Youth Attachment

The BC Foster Care Education Program is mandatory training for all foster parents that have current contracts with MCFD or VACFSS. Training can be taken all at once or you can take modules as they fit your schedule, as long as the entire series of 14 modules is completed within two years of signing your contract.

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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.

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Surrey BC Foster Care Education
Nov
20
6:30 PM18:30

Surrey BC Foster Care Education

Attachment, Separation & Loss

The BC Foster Care Education Program is mandatory training for all foster parents that have current contracts with MCFD or VACFSS. Training can be taken all at once or you can take modules as they fit your schedule, as long as the entire series of 14 modules is completed within two years of signing your contract.

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Surrey BC Foster Care Education
Nov
21
6:30 PM18:30

Surrey BC Foster Care Education

When Children Experience Abuse & Neglect

The BC Foster Care Education Program is mandatory training for all foster parents that have current contracts with MCFD or VACFSS. Training can be taken all at once or you can take modules as they fit your schedule, as long as the entire series of 14 modules is completed within two years of signing your contract.

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North Van Community Kitchen
Nov
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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Surrey BC Foster Care Education
Nov
27
6:30 PM18:30

Surrey BC Foster Care Education

Guiding Behaviours

The BC Foster Care Education Program is mandatory training for all foster parents that have current contracts with MCFD or VACFSS. Training can be taken all at once or you can take modules as they fit your schedule, as long as the entire series of 14 modules is completed within two years of signing your contract.

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Surrey BC Foster Care Education
Nov
28
6:30 PM18:30

Surrey BC Foster Care Education

Cultural Awareness

The BC Foster Care Education Program is mandatory training for all foster parents that have current contracts with MCFD or VACFSS. Training can be taken all at once or you can take modules as they fit your schedule, as long as the entire series of 14 modules is completed within two years of signing your contract.

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Surrey BC Foster Care Education
Dec
4
6:30 PM18:30

Surrey BC Foster Care Education

Aboriginal Children in Care

The BC Foster Care Education Program is mandatory training for all foster parents that have current contracts with MCFD or VACFSS. Training can be taken all at once or you can take modules as they fit your schedule, as long as the entire series of 14 modules is completed within two years of signing your contract.

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Surrey BC Foster Care Education
Dec
5
6:30 PM18:30

Surrey BC Foster Care Education

Substance Misuse

The BC Foster Care Education Program is mandatory training for all foster parents that have current contracts with MCFD or VACFSS. Training can be taken all at once or you can take modules as they fit your schedule, as long as the entire series of 14 modules is completed within two years of signing your contract.

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Surrey BC Foster Care Education
Dec
11
6:30 PM18:30

Surrey BC Foster Care Education

Suicide Awareness

The BC Foster Care Education Program is mandatory training for all foster parents that have current contracts with MCFD or VACFSS. Training can be taken all at once or you can take modules as they fit your schedule, as long as the entire series of 14 modules is completed within two years of signing your contract.

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Surrey BC Foster Care Education
Dec
12
6:30 PM18:30

Surrey BC Foster Care Education

FAS/NAS/FAE

The BC Foster Care Education Program is mandatory training for all foster parents that have current contracts with MCFD or VACFSS. Training can be taken all at once or you can take modules as they fit your schedule, as long as the entire series of 14 modules is completed within two years of signing your contract.

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Coastal Richmond Community Kitchen
Dec
13
9:30 AM09:30

Coastal Richmond 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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North Van Community Kitchen
Dec
18
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
Nov
8
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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Surrey BC Foster Care Education
Nov
7
6:30 PM18:30

Surrey BC Foster Care Education

The Childs Family

The BC Foster Care Education Program is mandatory training for all foster parents that have current contracts with MCFD or VACFSS. Training can be taken all at once or you can take modules as they fit your schedule, as long as the entire series of 14 modules is completed within two years of signing your contract.

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Surrey BC Foster Care Education
Nov
6
6:30 PM18:30

Surrey BC Foster Care Education

The Effects of Caregiving

The BC Foster Care Education Program is mandatory training for all foster parents that have current contracts with MCFD or VACFSS. Training can be taken all at once or you can take modules as they fit your schedule, as long as the entire series of 14 modules is completed within two years of signing your contract.

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Making Sense of Aggression
Nov
6
10:00 AM10:00

Making Sense of Aggression

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

Patti Drobot is a registered professional counsellor, parent consultant
and presenter with an educational background in rehabilitation medicine and family therapy. A faculty member of the Neufeld Institute, she currently runs a private counselling practice in Vancouver . Patti is also the mother of two teenagers.

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

Canadian Memorial Centre for Peace
1825 West 16 Avenue
Vancouver

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Surrey BC Foster Care Education
Oct
31
6:30 PM18:30

Surrey BC Foster Care Education

Communication & Self Awareness

The BC Foster Care Education Program is mandatory training for all foster parents that have current contracts with MCFD or VACFSS. Training can be taken all at once or you can take modules as they fit your schedule, as long as the entire series of 14 modules is completed within two years of signing your contract.

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Surrey BC Foster Care Education
Oct
30
6:30 PM18:30

Surrey BC Foster Care Education

Overview of the BC Foster Care Education Program

The BC Foster Care Education Program is mandatory training for all foster parents that have current contracts with MCFD or VACFSS. Training can be taken all at once or you can take modules as they fit your schedule, as long as the entire series of 14 modules is completed within two years of signing your contract.

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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.

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Pumpkin Patch
Oct
22
10:45 AM10:45

Pumpkin Patch

Let's Celebrate Autumn!

Hollyburn is hosting a pumpkin exploration adventure! Pumpkin pickers will ride hay wagons past the duck ponds and waterfalls to the fields. The farm is ornamented with corn stalks, sunflowers, whimsical decorations and almost authentic buildings relocated from Transylvania. After returning on the hay wagons, children can visit the viewing area to see farm animals.The entrance fee will be paid for by Hollyburn and includes a pumpkin, a carry bag, a hay ride, and an apple.

Things to know: - This event is rain or shine so bring boots, rain gear and a change of clothes. - Bring a lunch or snack - The hay ride is at 11am so please arrive by 10:45am.

Please register all adults and children!

About the farm First thing to know is that the Pumpkin Patch is part of Richmond Country Farms.  We grow fruits and vegetables, specialising in corn and pumpkins, selling them at our farmgate market at 12900 Steveston Highway. The farm is very active, so, for safety sake, group must stay together in designated areas.  Any of our friendly guides can assist you.  Unescorted walk-ons are not permitted while farm machinery and wagons are operating. Make sure you dress appropriately.  Appropriate footwear is required.  In October, the fields are frequently wet and muddy.  For children that’s part of the fun, but dress warmly, wear boots and bring rain gear. 

Remember: moving vehicles and hidden hazards exist on any working farm.  Guests assume responsibility for their own safety and safety of the children in their care.

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Self Care: Brian Dean Williams
Oct
16
10:00 AM10:00

Self Care: Brian Dean Williams

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

This is the second in a workshop with Brian guiding us to better understand and care for ourselves.

There will be plenty of time for discussion. We will also explore practices to sustain us as foster parents.

Join us for a conversation about putting yourself first, so you can help others.

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Coastal Community Kitchen
Oct
11
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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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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Autism: Dr. David Worling
Oct
2
10:00 AM10:00

Autism: Dr. David Worling

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

Behaviours:
How to Manage Behaviours in Autistic (ASD) Children and Youth

Dr. Worling is a sought after speaker who brings enthusiasm, professionalism, and humour to his talks. He enjoys working with youth and young adults with a number of mental health challenges that include depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, school refusal, and learning disabilities. Dr. Worling holds an academic affiliation with the department of Psychology at Simon Fraser University and is a Sessional Instructor with the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia. He has over 25 years’ experience as a clinician and has specialized training in the area of Behavioural Autism Diagnostics.

In this presentation, he will help caregivers find ways to manage challenging behaviours such as compulsions, ritualized patterns of behaviour, tics, and disruptive behaviours.

10:00AM - 12:00PM 2nd Oct 2018

Canadian Memorial Centre for Peace 1825 West 16 Avenue, Vancouver

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Infant Massage
Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

Infant Massage

Offered by Safe Babies and Fostering Early Development

Presenter: Simone van Reeuwyk will share the ins and outs of infant massage, including benefits, current research, adaptations for children of different ages and needs, and what a typical infant massage course for (foster) parents may look like. There will be time for discussion and questions at the end of the presentation.

Simone has worked in the early intervention field for five years
and has served as a consultant for the Fostering Early
Development team for the past two years. She is passionate about
understanding the impact of early trauma on child development and supporting all types of families in providing the best developmental outcomes for children. She is also a consultant for the Vancouver Infant Development program and enjoys teaching yoga and mindfulness to children and families.

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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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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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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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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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Richmond - Fun in the Park - Safe Babies and Fostering Early Development
Sep
7
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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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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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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