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THE FAMILY EDUCATION & SUPPORT CENTRE

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NEWS

Farmers Market Coupon Program 

Update (June/2024):

At this time, we would like to inform you that the program is now FULL. 

The first 4 weeks of coupons have already been sent out.
The next shipment will be in early July.

 

 If you have any questions or need further assistance, feel free to call our office.

Introducing some of our community workshops in Farsi! 

Workshops below are facilitated in Farsi: 

  • Parenting Resilient Children. FARSI September. 20th 6-8pm zoom  

  •  Home Alone Workshop. FARSI November 29th 6-8pm zoom  

  • Conflict Resolution Workshop. FARSI December 20th 6-8pm zoom

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Program Guide

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Become a Member 

Being a member of The Family Education & Support Centre allows you to become part of the good being done.  There is no cost to become a member, just the peace of mind knowing that your are helping the families in our communities.

Join today and make sure your voice is heard on important decisions.  We value our members, in fact we couldn't do it without you!

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Partner with Us

Our organization always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you, with every contribution going towards making The Family Education & Support Centre an even better Non-Profit Organization than it already is. We want to provide you with the correct and appropriate information pertaining to your mode of support, so don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions.

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Volunteer your Time

This is one of the simplest ways to help out our cause. We believe the best way for our initiatives to be successful is for the community to actively get involved. This is an easy and efficient way of contributing to the great work we do at The Family Education & Support Centre. Get in touch with any questions about how you can Volunteer your time today.

LOOKING FOR PROGRAMS?

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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 reg@familyed.ca

CONFLICT RESOLUTION & ANGER PROGRAMMING

Programming for adults (18+) requiring skills that support healthy boundaries, communications and family life

CIRCLE OF SECURITY

The Circle of Security Parenting Program is an opportunity to explore the importance of parent/caregiver and child attachment, gather helpful tools to respond to your child’s emotional needs and feel more confident about your parenting.

Date:

  • Oct 2-Nov 20 2024

  • Jan 15- Mar 5 2025

Time: 12pm-2pm

Cost: Free

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. *Please note, childminding is unavailable at this time.*

Date:

  • Sept 24-Nov 26 2024

  • Jan 14-Mar 18 2025

Time: 6-7:30pm

Cost: FREE

SELF-CARE:
Mental Wellness for Parents

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. This is a FREE group.

MY CHANGING FAMILY

 This course is 2hrs a week for 5 weeks. There are separate groups children and parents taking place at the same time. Each group will learn tools and skills to help with divorce/ separation with a trained facilitator. The course will look at coping with grief and loss, children and divorce/separation, dealing with the divorce/separation, conflict resolution, co-parenting, and managing joint custody.

Date:

  • Jan 11- Feb 8 2025 (Sat)

Time: 3:30pm-5:30pm

Ages: Gr 1-Gr 6

Cost: $120 Per family

*Please note, there will be a max of 2 parents

and 2 children per family*

HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS

This course looks at the fundamentals of any adult relationship; including the foundations, needs, wants and learning new communication skills.

 

Dates: 

  • Nov 23 & 24 2024

  • Mar 1 & 2 2025

Time: 9am-3pm

Cost: $90/per person

MEN'S ANGER MANAGEMENT

Explores the complex nature of anger, recognizing triggers, alternative methods of expression, and how to defuse anger. 

 

Dates:

  • Oct 6- Nov 3  2024 *no class Oct 13

  • Jan 19- Feb 9 2025

Time: 9am - 2pm

Cost: $90     

CARING DADS

A 17 week, intensive group intervention program for men who have, or are at risk of abusing, neglecting, or exposing their children to domestic violence. 

For more information about this fantastic program check out this link:  https://caringdads.org/about-caring-dads-1

N.nevison@familyed.ca

Dates:

  • Oct 2-Feb 12 2025 (Wed)

Time: 6-8pm

Cost: FREE

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:

  • Oct 5 - Nov 2 2024(Sat)

  • Feb 1 - Mar 1 2025(Sat)

Time: 1-6pm

Cost: $90     

Children's programming

CHILDREN'S PROGRAMMING

I AM AWESOME- SPRING AND SUMMER CAMPS

UNITED WAYS SCHOOL'S OUT PROGRAM

I AM AWESOME CAMPS

This program is sponsored by United Way and developed by The Family Education & Support Centre. This is an extension of the program that is usually run within the schools of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. The first theme being culture sharing and experience. Providing participants with the opportunity to develop natural curiosity and desire to learn, these themes will feature a different cultures and provide the opportunity for structured group activities that promote active participation and exploring. The participants taste traditional foods of each culture, and engage in an experiential activity that provides opportunity for them to explore, and discover more about each culture. We will do a different country or culture each week where the kids will get a snack, activity and short video on that country/ culture.

Dates: Sessions start in Jan, April & Oct

Price: FREE

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.

Dates:

  • 6-8yrs 

  • 9-10yrs 

Time: 8am - 12pm

Cost: $86

ANGER MONSTERS 8-12 years

Children's Program - 8-12 year old's 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 behavior, how to support their child’s efforts to tame their anger monster, and calming techniques. Please note, registration must be done for 1 child and 1 parent/guardian in each of the child and parent course for this program. 

Dates:

  • Oct 19- Nov 9 2024

  • Feb 22- Mar 15 2025

Time: 3:30 - 5:30pm

Cost: $90 (price based on one adult and one child participant)

Young People at a Workshop

PARENTING & PERSONAL GROWTH WORKSHOPS

2 hour workshops In Person and Zoom options available

Registration Form

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PARENTING RESILIENT CHILDREN

Understand what resiliency is and how we can foster it in our families. Please note this workshop will take place online through Zoom. Registration will be through SD42. https://schooldistrict42.perfectmind.com  

 

Date: ​​

  • September 20th, 2024 (This date is facilitated only in Farsi)

Time: 6-8pm Zoom

Cost: 15$

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 through Zoom. Registration will be through SD42. https://schooldistrict42.perfectmind.com  

Dates:

  • December 20th, 2024 (This date is facilitated only in Farsi)

Time: 6-8pm Zoom

Cost: $15

HOME ALONE

This two-hour zoom course is an opportunity for parents/caregivers who want to prepare with their child for staying at home alone. Topics covered include: dealing with emergencies, answering the door, snacks/cooking and gauging your child’s readiness to be home alone. Our evening workshops are open to all families in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. Registration will take place through the https://schooldistrict42.perfectmind.com  
 

Dates:

  • November 29th, 2024 (This date is facilitated only in Farsi)

Time: 6-8pm Zoom

Cost: $15

SUPPORT GROUPS

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.

PARENTING YOUNG CHILDREN GROUP

For parents of children ages 0-6.

Play focused programming for children 0-6 is available for this program.

Dates: Thursdays from 9 - 11am; Sept. - June

GREAT DADS GROUP

For fathers of children 0-6.

Light dinner provided. Play focused programming for children 0-6 is available for this program.

Dates: Thursdays from 6 - 8pm; Sept. - June

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

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: TBD

Time: 10am - 12pm

Cost: $30

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.   

Date:

  • TBD

Time: 10am - 12pm

Cost: $30

MULTICULTURAL WOMEN'S GROUP

For newcomer women.

For more information, please contact Carolina at c.echeverri@familyed.ca

CARE AND SHARE

Support group for family members and friends of people living with a mental illness

3rd Tues of each month 7-8:45pm. Contact Nancy Friesen at 604-720-3935 or nfriesen@bcss.org

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.
Contact Jean.

(B)E-TOGETHER WOMEN'S SUPPORT GROUP

In this women's support group we will find fun ways to stay together but apart. Join us to do some yoga, Zumba, cooking or crafts or simply have a cup of coffee ONLINE & TOGETHER!

Contact Carolina at c.echeverri@familyed.ca

CRAFT & CHAT

Free arts and crafts every Monday in April, May and June. Meet other local parents, share experiences, inspire, and encourage each other. No experience necessary. Free childminding available ages 0-6. 

Time: 9am -10:30am

 To register, please contact Kim at k.rhodes@familyed.ca

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MULTICULTURAL SERVICES

Providing multicultural awareness and education programs to the community to help strengthen participation and increase understanding of cultural diversity in Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows and Katzie.

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Under the Tree

A place to be, for the whole family!

Under the Tree Childcare Centre provides your child with the opportunity for developing social and emotional skills, problem solving and learning to work together! Our experienced teachers facilitate through the promotion of meaningful investigation, giving your child the best chance to build skills in language, reading, math and science. We are licensed approved! Please visit our website or feel free to contact us. We look forward to speaking with you! Located at 9975 272nd Street, Maple Ridge, BC V2W 1M4.

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CONTACT THE FAMILY EDUCATION & SUPPORT CENTRE

Location

22554 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge, BC V2X 2V1, Canada

Office Hours

Mon - Wed from 9am - 5pm

Thurs from 9am - 4pm

Closed 12 - 1pm everyday

Closed all statutory holidays

Contact Information

(604) 467 - 6055

reg@familyed.ca

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