LLT More Self Care: NEUROPLASTICITY A Neurobiological Perspective
Jan
22
10:00 AM10:00

LLT More Self Care: NEUROPLASTICITY A Neurobiological Perspective

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

Brian Dean Williams returns by popular demand to talk about ways to keep ourselves from experiencing burnout. He will describe some new findings in the scientific community about how the brain can rewire itself.

Neuroplasticity is the brain’s ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections. It allows the brain to adjust to new situations or changes in the environment. Come to learn more about how our body can repair itself, and how we can care for ourselves.

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Deepening Cross Cultural Agility:  Understanding different world views and our own biases
Jan
30
10:00 AM10:00

Deepening Cross Cultural Agility: Understanding different world views and our own biases

Deepening Cross Cultural Agility:  Understanding different world views and our own biases

Leya Eguchi

Recognizing and responding appropriately in cross-cultural situations requires cultural agility. It calls for awareness of differences in worldviews, communication preferences, and behaviors that reflect cultural values. But first and foremost it requires a mindful awareness of our own preferences, values, and biases that affect how we view the world. Developing cultural agility is a journey, and one that is best embarked upon by actively learning and doing.  This workshop is designed to boost your knowledge, competency and self-awareness in cross-cultural situations.

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Strategies for Youth Living with FASD
Feb
5
10:00 AM10:00

Strategies for Youth Living with FASD

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

Syd Bosel and Brenda Rasi
These FASD Key Workers will provide information about your youth's complex behaviours and ways you may come to understand them. By working in small groups, you will have time to provide and receive ideas from other caregivers who have managed similar circumstances. So that you can come away with tangible ideas, this workshop is the second of two, for older children.

Canadian Memorial Centre for Peace
1825 West 16 Avenue
Vancouver

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Coastal Richmond Community Kitchen
Feb
14
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
Feb
26
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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Stand Together Conference 2019
Mar
7
to Mar 8

Stand Together Conference 2019

  • Executive Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre Coquitlam (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for an exciting 2 days of networking and sharing with special presentations from inspiring speakers and practitioners, a youth panel discussion and professional learning for fostering and adoptive caregivers and collaborative professionals. You will be creating tools for personal wellness and self care, learning about strategies for dealing with oppositional behaviours in children and youth, and hearing an informative discussion on cultural agility.

More info and registration: https://standtogether2019.eventbrite.ca

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Coastal Richmond Community Kitchen
Mar
14
8:30 AM08:30

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
Mar
26
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 Richmond Community Kitchen
Apr
11
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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Copy of North Van Community Kitchen
Apr
30
10:00 AM10:00

Copy of 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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Patti Drobot: Who’s In Charge? Parenting  from the Alpha Position
May
7
10:00 AM10:00

Patti Drobot: Who’s In Charge? Parenting from the Alpha Position

We all want caring and considerate children but there is much confusion about how to raise them. This presentation unravels the mystery by uncovering the developmental roots of these esteemed virtues. What may come as a surprise is the negative effect that some of our prevailing practices in parenting and education have on caring. In this presentation, we suggest how parents can best cultivate these characteristics in children. This presentation is an excellent introduction to the developmental approach to raising children.

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Coastal Richmond Community Kitchen
May
9
8:30 AM08:30

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
May
28
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 Richmond Community Kitchen
Jun
13
8:30 AM08:30

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
Jun
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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Coastal Richmond Community Kitchen
Jan
10
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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Strategies for Living With Young Children with FASD
Jan
8
10:00 AM10:00

Strategies for Living With Young Children with FASD

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

Syd Bosel and Brenda Rasi
These FASD Key Workers will offer explanations about your children's complex behaviours and ways you may come to understand them. In small group work, you will have time to provide and receive ideas about how other foster parents managed similar circumstances. So that you can come away with tangible ideas, this workshop has been split into two dates, for two different age groups.

Newborn to 12 years: January 2019

13 to 18 years: February 2019

Canadian Memorial Centre for Peace
1825 West 16 Avenue
Vancouver

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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 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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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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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
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
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
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
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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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
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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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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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 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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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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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.

REGISTER NOW

 

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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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