Parenting Without Power Struggles

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Care Family Information Nights

You know that some youth struggle to find their place. If you want to support them, these information sessions will answer your questions about how you can help by providing a safe, supportive home to a vulnerable youth in our community!

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For more information contact Debi O'Boyle at (250)384-9133 ext. 202, or email her at

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Parenting Without Power Struggles (PWPS)

  • 10 Weeks
  • For parents of pre-teens (8-13)

Parenting Without Power Struggles is a professionally facilitated education and group support program for parents of preteens.  Over 10-weeks, the program encourages parents to build on their family strengths, gain confidence in parenting and emerging teen, and discover practical ideas on how to prepare for the transition from preteen to teen.  Most importantly, Parenting Without Power Struggles can help parents connect with others who are experiencing similar issues and help them feel less isolated during this new stage of development.  This is all provided in a confidential, non-judgmental group setting.



Why Attend?

Many parents report better relationships with their youth as a result of attending the program.

Parents may also experience:

  • Increased confidence as a person
  • Increased ability to defuse conflict
  • Better relationships with spouse and past partners
  • Knowledge of issues affecting their child's lives
  • Increase ability to advocate on behalf of themselves and their families
  • Compassion for other families
  • Decreased isolation and greater friendship
  • Access to community resources
  • New coping and communication skills
  • Increased ability to address self-care

Location:   Westshore Child, Youth, and Family Centre 
Address:    345 Wale Road
Registration:    250-384-9133 Ext 222 Pre-registration is required.
Session Description:    6 - 10 week series 
Dates & Time:    Monday, March 6, 2017
Suggested Cost:    $25 per person / $45 per couple; Manual $20
Subsidies available - please inquire.
Flyer:     PWPS Professional_Information2016
Other Info:    Childminding may be provided. 

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