Event location:
March 23rd, 2023 12:00 AM
This is a *waitlist only*. Those who join the waitlist will be contacted when registration opens for the next Raising Relatives workshop, and be given the opportunity to register.

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Many Canadians, particularly grandparents, are becoming “parents for the second time around” when relatives experience difficulties and their children need care.

Those raising relatives face unique challenges that may require support and parenting strategies for themselves and the children in their care.

This three-part online workshop provides a safe environment to discuss feelings about caregiving for a relative, learn strategies to deal with trauma and trauma-related behaviours, and manage openness in familial relationships.

There is support, and that's why we're here.

Format: This course is composed of three 1.5-hour online workshops and three hours of self-directed homework.

Course outline:

Session 1 - Caregiver needs

  1. Introduction
  2. Reflect on your feelings as a caregiver
  3. Self-care

Session 2 - Caregiver and adoptee trauma

  1. AEP trauma recap
  2. Trauma in children
  3. Trauma behaviour scenarios
  4. Parenting strategies

Session 3 - Familial openness

  1. Familial openness - overview
  2. Managing openness
  3. Barriers to openness
  4. Guest Speaker: Jane Bouey, Lead Project Manager at Parent Support Services

Activities: Presented in an online multi-media format, activities include: live presentations, group discussions, videos, articles, and homework assignments. 

This workshop uses the MS Teams online meeting platform. The steps to joining a Teams meeting can be found here.

Audience: Prospective and existing kith and kin caregivers and adoptive parents

Fee: Free

Login info: Workshop login information will be provided to you one day prior to each workshop session.

Contact: Registrar 604-320-7330 ext 187 or registration@bcadoption.com

Cancellation Policy

March 23rd, 2023 12:00 AM