Parent Support Program

Parent Support Program

CLICK HERE for the current OCTOBER 2020 Parent Support Online Group Calendar

CLICK HERE for the upcoming NOVEMBER 2020 Parent Support Online Group Calendar

This program offers prevention and early intervention services to parents and parents-to-be to increase a family’s knowledge and skills for effective parenting to strengthen family resiliency. Individual parent support sessions and interactive / psycho-educational groups. For expecting parents and parents with child aged 0 – 5. Referrals from any source. Here is the brochure and the referral form.

 * Our office is wheelchair and stroller accessible

Who is the program for?

This free program is for expectant parents and parent with children under the age of 5 who reside in Burnaby or New Westminster.  The program offers groups and individual support designed to strengthen family resilience.

Come and build your confidence and skills as a parent while connecting with new friends and other community resources.

What is included in this free service?

  • Group Sessions
  • Individual Parent Support Sessions
  • Education and take-home resources on up-to-date parenting practices
  • Bus Tickets to attend programming
  • Snack during group and dinner for evening groups

Group Sessions:

  • One or two hour group sessions on various topics are offered on most weekdays and some evenings year round
  • Play-based and educational groups available
  • Parents can attend any groups they are interested in or feel would be beneficial
  • New group calendar provided monthly
  • A fun, relaxed environment to learn and connect with other parents

     Group topics include:

Managing Anger and Stress
Parent-Child Mother Goose®
Attachment and Bonding
Family Literacy Circle
Social and Emotional Development
Positive Discipline
…and many more!

Individual Sessions:

  • Work with a support counsellor to develop a personalized family plan, identify strengths, needs, and goals
  • Learn effective parenting skills
  • Get informed about healthy child development
  • Receive support as you navigate the challenges of being a parent