Parents in the Know

Boys & Girls Club Services of Greater Victoria (BGCS) is proud to offer CARF accredited programs. Our programs and services meet recognized industry standards in the following areas: child/youth care, community housing, early childhood development, prevention and promotion, community development - juvenile justice.

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!

For Care Family Information Nights dates visit:

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

Parents in the Know (PITK)

Parents in the Know is a 10-week, professionally facilitated education and group support program for parents of teens. Some parents come to learn more about adolescent development and others come with more specific concerns such as their teen’s mental health, lack of motivation, substance use, abusive or aggressive actions and their defiant/rebellious attitude. Whatever brings parents to group, parents often tell us that the support from others and information on community resources helps them feel less alone and better prepared to parent their teen. This is all provided in a non-judgemental 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 parent
  • Increased ability to defuse conflict
  • Better relationships with spouse and past partners
  • Knowledge of issues affecting their child’s lives
  • Increased 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:  Victoria
Address: TBA
Registration: Call 250-384-9133 Ext 222  Pre-registration is required.
Session Description:
10 Week series
Dates & Time: Call for more information
Suggested Cost: $25 per person / $45 per couple; Manual $20.
Subsidies available - please inquire.
Flyer: PITK Parent Information 2016 - Victoria 






CARF Canada Gold Seal of Accreditation CARF International accreditation demonstrates a program’s quality, transparency, and commitment to the satisfaction of the persons served. CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services.

Boys & Girls Club Services of Greater Victoria has been accredited by CARF for our Parents in the Know (PITK) program.

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301-1195 Esquimalt Road
Victoria, British Columbia, V9A 3N6

Phone: (250) 384-9133
Fax: (250) 384-9136

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