Few parents, even in the best circumstances, do not feel frustrated at times by the demands of raising children. But when parents are isolated, involved in difficult relationships, experiencing financial stress, or lacking information on child development and child-rearing techniques, they can lose control.
Informed, effective child rearing builds strong communities by producing young people who work hard to create positive lives for themselves and those around them. Uninformed, ineffective child rearing jeopardizes the well-being of whole communities. Parent Support Services is a non-profit, volunteer-based society and registered charity founded in 1974. The mandate is preventing child abuse and promoting healthy parent-child relationships by supporting parenting, families, and communities. This is achieved by providing support and information to parents. The goal is building healthy communities, one family at a time.
Early Years Conference 2014
This conference will explore the complex nature of the social, physical and biological environments that shape children’s development. Muliple elements interact to create dynamic contexts that contribute signifi cantly to early and lifelong wellbeing. Similarly, children infl uence their environments to shape their developmental paths. All of these factors matter. For more information, dates, activities and on how to participate please see the UBC link.
BC Council for Families
Leadership through education, training advocacy and research for the healthy development of families. http://www.bccf.bc.ca
Centre of Excellence for Child Welfare
Centre of Excellence for Child Welfare is a national agency funded by Public Health Agency of Canada. Our mission is to foster research and disseminate knowledge on child welfare and prevention of child abuse and neglect. We have a link to your site on our website under provincial and territorial resources. www.cecw-cepb.ca
Canadian Coalition for Immunization Awareness & Promotion (CCIAP)
CCIAP is a partnership of national non-governmental, professional, health, consumer, government and private sector organizations with a specific interest in promoting the understanding and use of vaccines recommended by the National Advisory Committee on Immunization. Click here
Parent Services Boys and Girls Clubs of BC
Parent Services currently offers Parents Together a support group for parent of teens and Parenting Without Power Struggles a support group for parents of preteens across the province of BC. http://www.boysandgirlsclubsbc.ca
Our goal is to empower parents through our educational parenting courses, workshops, books and videos, by providing effective parenting tools for a child’s development of self-esteem, empathy, responsibility, and values, rather than obedience and conformity. http://lifeseminars.com/