THE FAMILY EDUCATION AND SUPPORT CENTRE ANTI-RACISM STATEMENT
June 5, 2020
In recent days, we have witnessed the news coverage of Anti-Racism protests around the world. The events leading up to these protests along with many acts of racism experiences every day by many people in our society, remind us that we must speak up against racism in all its forms.
These powerful protests that we are witnessing right now can help us understand that we need to listen and believe and learn and accept the truth of those experiencing racism.
Our agency is committed to listening, believing and standing up against any form of racism and discrimination and will work tirelessly to combat racist behaviours practices wherever and whenever we can.
It is critical that we continue to work together to embrace diversity and multiculturalism. Now and moving forward, we stand together to support those experiencing racism around the globe.
To learn move about the laws against hate crime in British Columbia, please visit
For those who witness such acts, we urge you to respond safely by providing or asking for assistance and offering support. To report a hate crime, dial 9-1-1, ask to speak with a member of law enforcement, and tell them that you are reporting a hate crime.
If you are suffering as a result of the current events or would like to talk to somebody about them please contact Carolina Echeverri at
HEALTH & WELLNESS UPDATE
Family Education & Support Centre wants you to know...
DUE TO THE RECENT COVID-19 OUTBREAK
July 27, 2020
The Family Education & Support Centre hope you and your loved ones are keeping healthy and feel well supported during this time. Programs scheduled to run in the fall can now be found on our website. Unless stated other-wise, programs and support groups will be held at the centre. Please note that the location of our programs are subject to change as per the BC Provincial Health guidelines regarding Covid-19. In response to Covid-19, and to ensure a safe environment for clients and staff, registration numbers are limited at this time. We ask that upon arrival you use our sanitization stations, located at each entrance of the building. Masks are available, but not required. We ask that you please practice social distancing. Walk-in visits remain unavailable at this time.
The staff at The Family Education & Support Centre wish you a safe, healthy, and fun summer! We look forward to seeing you again in September.
LOOKING FOR A PROGRAM?
PARENTING THROUGH THE AGES AND STAGES
Programming for parents and caregivers
We provide a wide variety of information and discussion based groups, designed to support the unique needs of families in our community. For Registration contact the registrar at 604-467-6055 (ext 101) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
STEP E PARENTING YOUNG CHILDREN
A FREE program: Developmentally appropriate parenting skills for children ages 0-6. Programming for children 0-6 is available.
Dates: Sept. 29 - Oct. 23 from 10am - 12pm
CONNECT PARENT GROUP
A FREE 10 week program. Supporting Parents and caregivers with concerns about their child aged 8-17's behaviours and emotional health.
MENTAL WELLNESS PARENTING
Designed to meet the specific needs of parents living with mental health challenges including anxiety and/or depression while parenting. No diagnosis needed to attend this program. Programming for children 0-6 is available.
Dates: Oct. 7 - Nov. 25 from 9:30am - 12pm
CONFLICT RESOLUTION & ANGER PROGRAMMING
Programming for adults (18+) requiring skills that support healthy boundaries, communications and family life
This 2-part course looks at the fundamentals of any adult relationship; including the foundations, needs, wants and learning new communication skills.
Dates: Sept. 25 from 6 - 9pm // Sept. 26 from 10am - 1pm
Dates: Oct. 2 from 6 - 9pm // Oct 3 from 10am - 1pm
Price: $90 (price based on two participants, $45 each, for one part)
A 17 week program. Helping fathers working to repair their relationships with their families.This program is currently running online, through Zoom network.
For more information about this fantastic program check out this link: www.caringdads.org
Dates: Sept. 23 - Dec. 16
MEN'S ANGER MANAGEMENT
Men’s Anger Management deals with the complex nature of anger, recognizing triggers, alternative methods of expression, and how to diffuse anger.
Dates: Sept. 27 - Nov. 1 from 10am - 2pm
BRAVE NEW YOU (WOMEN'S ANGER MANGEMENT)
Women learn about creating and keeping their boundaries, healthy communication, managing challenging conversations, expressing feelings and identifying your needs.
Dates: Nov. 8 - Dec. 6 from 10am - 2pm
Childre's Program - 8-12 year olds learn what anger is, their triggers and tools for learning to control their anger.
Parent’s program – Features skills from Neufeld Institute, anger cycles, goals of behaviour, how to support their child’s efforts to tame their anger monster, and calming techniques.
Dates: Sept. 28 - Oct. 7 from 10am - 2pm
Price: $90 (price based on one adult and one child participant)
I AM AWESOME- SPRING AND SUMMER CAMPS
This course is designed to help young individuals with communication styles, triggers, “I” statements, looking at their special inner qualities, how to deal with stress and how to be a friend.
An Opportunity for parents and 9-12y/o to gain skills and information about being safe and making good choices when home alone.
Visit your the SD42 website to see if a workshop in being held in your child's school!
We are offering 2 sessions of this eight week kindergarten readiness program for children entering school September 2020. Priority will be given to children who have not attended preschool.
Registration begins September 2019 for both January and April programs.
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UNITED WAYS SCHOOL'S OUT PROGRAM
After School Pogramming
This after-school program is sponsored by United Way and developed by
The Family Education & Support Centre. The program is run in various schools
throughout Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows.
PARENTING & PERSONAL GROWTH WORKSHOPS
2 hour workshops
PARENTING RESILIENT CHILDREN
Understand what resiliency is and how we can foster it in our families. Please note this workshop will take place online, via Zoom.
Dates: Oct. 20 from 10am - 12pm
CONFLICT RESOLUTION FOR PARENTS
Learn how to use “I” statements, Conflict management parenting style, trigger scale, active listening, paraphrasing and open questions for parenting. Please note this workshop will take place online, via Zoom.
Dates: Sept. 22 from 10am - 12pm
Dates: Nov. 24 from 10am - 12pm
AFTER THE ANGER- MEN'S GROUP
A continuation of Anger Management for Men working on anger management, conflict resolution, effective communication skills, stress management.
Dates: Nov. 22 from 10am - 12pm
KEEPING THE CHANGE- WOMEN'S GROUP
A continuation of Brave New You are focusing on boundaries, empowerment, self-acceptance and enjoying the person you are.
Dates: TBA (Winter 2020)
Are you looking for a place to belong? Support Groups bring community members together to talk through daily living and learn from one another with a trained facilitator. Registration is required for ALL support groups. All Support groups are FREE.
SINGLE MOM'S GROUP
For mother's of children 0-12.
Light dinner provided. Play focused programming for children ages 0-12 available for this program.
Dates: Mondays from 5 - 7pm; Sept. - July
RELAXATION &THERAPEUTIC TOUCH
For people living with cancer, pain, stress and or debilitating illness.
2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. Featuring relaxation and meditation, sharing, caring and Therapeutic Touch.
FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP
Drop in support for people living with Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue and other chronic pain.
Last Tuesday of the month from 11-1pm. Contact Peggy Turner @778-878-0650 or Debbie Ewart @ 778-835-0042 to register.
CONTACT THE FAMILY EDUCATION & SUPPORT CENTRE
22554 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge, BC V2X 2V1, Canada