' KIDS HAVE STRESS TOO! '   Parenting Workshop  - Next Workshop in the Fall 2017


This concentrated 2 ½ hour program is designed for parents of children 2-8 years old who are concerned their child is exhibiting signs and symptoms of stress and/or anxiety. Behaviours such as difficulty concentrating, trouble getting along with others, unexplained health issues, fearfulness, or repetitive worrying are some of the ways stress shows up in children. Developed by the Psychology Foundation of Canada, and presented by Registered Clinical Counsellor Kate Saunders from Westcoast Family Centres, Kids Have Stress Too! aims to provide parents with specific skills and strategies to better assist their child with identifying and coping with stressful feelings and behaviours.

Caregivers will learn how to:

•       Identify what their child’s stressors are.

•       Identify signs and symptoms of stress in children.

•       Minimize the impact of stress on a child’s physical and psychological health.

•       Apply strategies to help children manage stress better.


MEET KATE :

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Kate Saunders has over 15 years of experience at Westcoast Family Centres as a counsellor and parent educator, specializing in working with children and families. Kate completed her BA in Child Youth Care and her MA in Counselling Psychology, and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor in BC. She works therapeutically with teens and adults, with children in play therapy, and with parents and children together to address challenging behaviors. Kate is a certified practitioner of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, one of the few empirically-valid treatments for disruptive behavior in young children. Kate focusses particularly on supporting healthy attachment and emotional development with all of her clients.


*CLOSED NOW*  Wednesday April 26th  |   6.30 - 9pm   |   $45 for one parent, $65 for both parents

PLEASE NOTE:   * Babies or very young infants are welcome, but please leave mobile children at home.            * The café is not open during evening workshops, so bring your desired beverage with you  ;)