Parent Support Program Online July Group Calendar

CLICK HERE for our July Online Group Calendar

If you are interested in signing up for any of our groups please email us at pspgroupsignup@cameray.ca

If there are any group topics that you are interested in but unable to attend please email us at pspgroupsignup@cameray.ca and you can request a one on one session with one of our workers to go over the groups material.  Individual sessions can also be booked to discuss any other parenting topic you need support with.

Parent Support Program MAY ONLINE GROUP CALENDAR

Click here to view The Parent Support Program May Online Group Calendar

If you are interested in signing up for any of our groups please email us at pspgroupsignup@cameray.ca

If there are any group topics that you are interested in but unable to attend please email us at pspgroupsignup@cameray.ca and you can request a one on one session with one of our workers to go over the groups material.  Individual sessions can also be booked to discuss any other parenting topic you need support with.

COVID-19 UPDATES TO SERVICES

COVID-19 Update To Services

Updated June 3, 2020

Cameray is returning to limited in-person sessions

In response to the latest announcement regarding BC’s restart plan, Cameray will be re-opening our office to limited in-person services starting in June 2020.  Our agency continues to follow recommendations from our Provincial Health Office (PHO) and WorkSafe industry standards to guide our restart plan.

Please click on the following links for further information regarding in-person services:

Child and Family Counselling Program:

– Most counselling sessions will be via phone or video chat until further notice.  The counselling program is currently taking on new referrals, however, there is still a waitlist for service.  The counselling program will be offering limited in-person sessions for children and families as deemed necessary.

Parent Support Program:

– This program is for parents who are expecting or have at least one child under the age of 5.  The program is currently open to new referrals and has no waitlist.  Most individual support sessions will be held via phone or video chat until further notice.  There will be limited in-person sessions for Parent Support clients as deemed necessary.  All groups are running online via Zoom. Click here if you would like to see a calendar of groups being offered.

Child Victim Support Services:

– This program is for children who have been victimized or have witnessed a crime.  The program is currently taking on new referrals and meeting with clients via phone or video chat.  Limited in-person sessions may also be available as deemed necessary.

 

If you are interested in accessing any of our programming, or would like to make a referral, please email info@cameray.ca or call and leave a message at 604-436-9449.  Please visit our “Refer to Us” page to complete a referral form (families are allowed to refer themselves).

To sign up for groups please email pspgroupsignup@cameray.ca

Welcome Christian Monks to the Management Team!

PictureWelcome Christian!

Christian Monks has been a valued member of the Cameray team since 2008.  He is both a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Registered Art Therapist, and he brings his engaging personality and his skills in Mindfulness, EMDR, AEDP, and Art Therapy to his work as a Child and Family Counsellor in the Counselling Program.  He has also specialized in working with children under 12 with sexually intrusive behaviours in our SHIP program, and has consulted with the community on this issue. We are excited to announce that Christian will now be providing clinical supervision and program coordination and management, alongside Michele Holding, as our Counselling Program expands.  We will miss him greatly on the front line, but are so happy to benefit from his skills in this new role!

Cameray Movie Recommendation: Disney Pixar’s INSIDE OUT

Inside Out

inside outHave you ever asked yourself what could possibly be going on inside your child’s head? Well now you can thanks to the new Disney movie Inside Out. The movie illustrates how a kid’s mind can be a pretty complicated place. The movie shows an 11 year old child, Riley growing up and learning how to handle her biggest emotions. Ultimately, Inside Out has important messages about needing to feel and express all of your emotions, whether happy or sad.

The essence of the story is to appreciate all of our emotions. The main character, Riley has the following emotions in her head that all of us have: joy, sadness, fear, disgust, and anger. Admittedly Fear, Disgust and Anger don’t come across quite as favorable as the other two do. Still, Sadness illustrated that life is full of a mixture of sentiments. That message will likely go over the heads of little ones who will be more entertained by the colorful animation and slapstick antics. Yet for older children and tweens, Inside Out can be a good way to begin a conversation about the importance of giving voice to all of our feelings.Continue reading

THANK YOU: BCAA

The staff and clientele here at Cameray would like to extend a big THANK YOU to BCAA for their generous donations of food, toys, and gift cards for our families in need.  We greatly appreciate their support in helping our clients, agency, and greater community.