General Announcements

Upcoming FREE Parenting Work Shops

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Upcoming FREE Parenting Work Shops
by Bettina Perron - Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 11:11 AM

 “Managing Screen Time in Children with ADHD”

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

 Presenter Dr. David Erickson PhD

Children with ADHD are high risk for spending excessive amounts of time on their electronic devices. Dr. Erickson will present strategies for parents to use in the home setting to make positive use of these devices taking into account problems their children may have with impulse control, time management, inattention, sleep, distractibility, and social skills. There will also be ample opportunity for participants to share what is working for them in their homes as they attempt to deal with many of the above issues. All Parents, Caregivers, and professionals are welcome!

Dr. Erickson has over 40 years of experience as a Psychologist working with children and families and is the creator of the Behaviour Toolbox. The Tool Box contains practical strategies to deal with a wide variety of child and family concerns. The main database of over 7000 strategies covers more than 100 different topic areas from anxiety, depression, developing friendships, managing anger, dealing with natural disasters, and refugee adjustment. Website: 

Date & Time: Thursday, November 1st, 7 - 9 pm

Location: Saanich Neighbourhood Place



Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Workshop for Parents

Monday, November 5th, 2018

Presenters Kim Fitzer, Vivien So & Dr. Lon Vogt

What is it and what can we do about it?

Presenters Kim Fitzer, M.Sc., Vivien So, M.Sc & Dr. Lori Vogt, M.D., FRCPC

Monday, November 5th, 2018 from 9:30 am - 2:30 pm (please bring lunch)

Saanich Learning Centre - 1649 Mt Newton X Road

Please RSVP to Saanich Child and Youth Mental Health Reception: 250-952-5073

*Important*-  There is limited street parking only, please carpool if this is an option


Keeping Our Kids Alive: Parenting Through the Opioid Crisis

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

Tips and Courageous Conversations From Parents with Real Life Experience.  Who Should Attend?:  Parents and other interested adults concerned about youth/young adult substance use OR suspected use.   How big is the Opioid problem?  Tips for weathering the crisis and supporting your child,  Harm reduction tips.   Presented by Parents from the Victoria Discovery SMART Recovery Support Group & Hosted by Discovery Youth & Family Substance Use Services.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 13, 2018,   6:00  - 8:00 pm  (Doors open at 5:30)

WHERE: Esquimalt Health Unit, 530 Fraser Street, Victoria



"Anger Management for Parents of Children who are Explosive”

Monday, November 26th, 2018

Presenter -  Kim Paxton

This workshop is designed to help parents recognize the early stages of anger and teach their children tools to self-calm and self regulate. Strategies and tools learned in this workshop can be applied to children with different needs and of all ages – including adults. Parents, caregivers, those working with children, and professionals welcome!Presented by Katherine Paxton CCC

Date & Time: Monday November 26th, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Location: The Military Family Resource Centre, 2610 Rosebank Road

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