The next “In the Know” Topic: Summer Survival Strategies for parents 

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Summer is just around the corner; School will soon be out. Our children will change their routine from school life, to camp, grandparent house or lazy hazy summer days. Change can be challenging at any time and for anyone. Change can be especially hard for children with mental health challenges. How do you survive the summer when the kids ‘roam free’?

“In the Know” Topic: Summer Survival Strategies for parents

Date: Monday, June, 24th from 6-8pm

Presenter: Don Lasell B.A., B.Ed., M.A. RCC

Don has extensive experience having worked as a Child & Youth Care Counsellor with families who have children with special needs; as well as having been a teacher who has taught in an integrated classroom setting. Don is a member of the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors and is currently working in private practice. Most importantly, Don is married to Tanya with whom he is the parent of six children, two of which are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

In the Know Parent Session on Substance Use

The next “In the Know” session will be Monday, May 27th from 6-8pm @ Squamish Public Library
TitleSubstance Use – Relationship over Responsibility

Description: Being a parent of a young person with substances use challenges is hard. What do I do? what can I say? how can I make them stop? These are all things that many parents ask themselves. This ItK is a facilitated discussion to help share some practical ways to move through the challenges. 

Presenters: Judith Bertholm, Mother with lived experience; Dan Reist, Grandfather, Father, Associate Director, CISUR; Keli Anderson, President/CEO of FamilySmart, Moderator
The next Parent Support Group will be Thursday, June 13th from 7:00-8:30pm @Brew Pub ~ upstairs in the map room.