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Heritage Woods Secondary School
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
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FREE EVENT for parents

RCMP gathers experts to help parents protect children against cyberbullying, sextortion

The RCMP will hold its first-ever virtual Cross-Canada RCMPTalks Panelist Discussion for Parents on March 15, 2023.
To register for the RCMPTalks session email: RCMP.Youth-Jeunesse.GRC@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Experts from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction, Bullying Canada, and the Canadian Centre for Child Protection will participate in a virtual RCMPTalks session to be held March 15, from 5:00 – 6:30 pm MST (4:00-5:30 pm PST)

Link to more information - https://www.reddeeradvocate.com/news/rcmp-gathers-experts-to-help-parents-protect-children-against-cyber-bullying-sextortion/

Help is on the way for parents who want to know how to protect and support their children when it comes to cyber bullying, sextortion, substance abuse, and mental health.

Parents sometimes believe they are the only ones with children or youth dealing with these issues, but there are other parents out there with similar concerns. This is an opportunity to hear from experts and the event will conclude with a question and answer period.

To register for the RCMPTalks session email: RCMP.Youth-Jeunesse.GRC@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

FAMILYSMART UPCOMING "IN THE KNOW" EVENTS:

MARCH - A Conversation for Families About Digital Wellbeing & Mental Health
As parents, we struggle with balancing our children’s time spent in the digital world and what we consider the real world. It’s not easy to know how much time spent on technology is too much and how to set boundaries that don’t create conflict. Join us for a conversation with Dr. Kristy Goodwin, Digital Wellbeing and Productivity Researcher, Speaker, Author and Consultant to learn some practical solutions to our everyday concerns and challenges around our kids’ use of screens and their mental health. 

​HELP FOR HARD TIMES WORKSHOP - for families and caregivers whose child or youth has been a patient in a psychiatric unit or had an ER visit due to their mental health

Registration and information link:  Help for the Hard Times Workshop - FamilySmart

It's really tough to be going through hard stuff with a child or youth who is struggling with their mental health and they end up in crisis – and we want to help. 
We know what it's like because we've been there.  
Help for the Hard Times workshops are hosted online and facilitated by parents with lived experience. 

Each workshop series includes 4 one hour online sessions that you can watch at times that are convenient for you.

​Click on the above link for more info and registration information.

TOPICS
Session 1 & 2: How to Support a Safety Plan at Home
Session 3: How to Take Care of Yourself and Family After a Crisis
Session 4: How to Find the Resources You Need

Dates: February 6, 8, 13 and 15, 2023 Times: Time: 12:00-1:00 pm
Dates: February 7, 9, 14 and 16, 2023 Times: 6:00-7:00 pm
Dates: March 6,8,13 and 15, 2023 Times: Time: 12:00-1:00 pm
Dates: March 7 and 9, 2023 Times: Time: 5:00-7:00 pm
FOR PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS:  

Parent & Caregiver's Circle Virtual drop in education and support for parents and caregivers who are concerned about their youth and substance use. The journey of parenting can have many highs and lows. This is especially true when faced with the challenging task of parenting a teenager.

Each week there will be a different topic to discuss.  See attached flyer for weekly topics.

Brought to you by SHARE'S YOUTH SUBSTANCE USE SERVICES.

WHEN: Thursdays from 7pm to 8pm
WHERE: On Zoom. Link distributed weekly.
This is a drop-in group. Come for all 8 weeks or come when you can.

TO REGISTER: See attached. You must register by the Monday at noon of each week's session in order to set up an orientation time with a facilitator before your first group session. 

See attached for more info and registration information.

Parent and Caregiver Circle Flyer.pdf
​Anxiety Canada News

In October, we released Season 4 of the Anxiety Canada podcast, #OurAnxietyStories.

The new season features interviews with real people who have lived experience with anxiety and anxiety disorders.

In February 2023, we're releasing Part II â€” an exciting new batch of anxiety stories, including 2 video episodes!

Home - Anxiety Canada

Information on online Mindshift Groups:
MindShift Group Therapy - Anxiety Canada
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Let's Talk TEENS - Parent Peer Group Meetup

First Wednesday of Each Month.  Space is limited.  Phone 604-944-6002 or email info@strawberriesandsunshine.ca for more information or to register.

"While our teens know just about everything, sometimes us parents need a bit more support. Jacqui has created a series of evenings with a different focus each time in order to support parents as they navigate the unclear waters of parenting teens ."

See attached for more details:  let's talk teen.pdf


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Heritage Woods Secondary School

1300 David Avenue, Port Moody BC
V3H 5K6
604-461-8679 604-937-8055 heritagewoods@sd43.bc.ca
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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