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FAMILY START free workshops for PARENTS

Virtual Event: Parenting When Anxiety Shows Up as Anger

Description: Join us as we watch a video of Karen Peters, registered clinical counselor, explore the relationship between anger and anxiety.

Registration: FamilySmart – Events

Dates: Sept 13th 5-6:30pm

            Sept 15th 6:30-8pm

            Sept 21st 12-1:30pm

            Sept 27th 6:30-8pm


Virtual Event: Building Connection With Our Kids When It Feels Impossible

Description: Join us as we listen to Parent Peer Support Workers have an honest conversation about struggles with connecting with their kids and they share some strategies for those tough moments.

Registration: FamilySmart – Events

Dates: Oct 3rd 6:30-8pm

            Oct 11th 5-6:30pm

            Oct 19th 12-1:30pm

            Oct 25th 6:30-8pm

            Oct 27th 5-6:30pm


Virtual Event: It’s Never Too Late: Healing Parent-Child Relational Stress Using Emotion Focused Family Therapy (EFFT)

Description: Join us to watch a video of Dr. Adele Lafrance providing techniques to support parents to heal relational ruptures with kids and teens using the emotion-focused approach.

Registration: FamilySmart – Events

Dates: Nov 3rd 5-6:30pm

            Nov 7th 6:30-8pm

            Nov 15th 5-6:30pm

            Nov 23rd 12-1:30pm

            Nov 29th 6:30-8pm


Virtual Event: ADHD – the Real Deal

Description: Join us to watch a video of Dr. Don Duncan explaining how and why the ADHD brain works the way it does, including facts about cause, prevalence, diagnosis and treatment.

Registration: FamilySmart – Events

Dates: Dec 5th 6:30-8pm

            Dec 13th 5-6:30pm

            Dec 14th 12-1:30pm

            Dec 15th 6:30pm-8pm

            Dec 20th 5-6:30pm


We would also like to share our September and October virtual workshop dates. “Help for the Hard Times” workshops are designed to support parents/caregivers whose child has had an inpatient stay or has had ER visits due to a mental health or substance use concern.


As parents ourselves, we know how difficult it can be to support a child after a mental health crisis and we want to help.

The workshops are FREE and registration is required: Please find attached a poster here, with dates and info for the September and October sessions for the Fraser region.


If you have any questions or would like to connect one on one, please don’t hesitate to contact us at