Did you know that several different community groups use our space during the week? They offer different supportive and educational programs to parents and families, and their services are available to you.
Parent Infant Group (Run by a Vancouver Coastal Health Public Health Nurse)
This group meets weekly on Thursdays from 1:30-3:00PM at Redemption Church. It is for parents, grandparents, caregivers and their babies from newborn to eight months. Some of their sessions include: Understanding Baby's Temperament, Infant Safety, Babysitters and Childcare, Healthy Feeding Relationships among many others.
Here is a testimonial from one parent:
I was a part of this parent-infant group when Chloe was a baby almost 6 years ago and found the group to be a wonderful source of encouragement. Some of the moms I met then continued to meet up when our babies “graduated” from the group, and we’ve become good friends who still get together regularly even though our oldests are now in grade 1. As new parents we were so inexperienced and I struggled especially with exhaustion (our darling newborn cried lots and didn’t sleep much) and isolation. So I highly recommend these groups, especially for first-time moms. I’ll attest to the fact that Maria (Public Health Nurse) is truly a lovely person. She still remembered me when I brought Hannah for her 18-month shots! It’s possible to survive the newborn stage! -Karen Trotter
Wednesday Workshops with Westside Childhood Development Hub
The Hub is a network of early learning, family resource and child care programs. They provide resources, education, support and training to early childhood and school age service providers on the west side of Vancouver. They also provide information, education, resources and service to families. Their Wednesday Workshops are designed to support adults who work in early learning family resource, child development and child care programs.
Their next workshop is hosted in conjunction with the Pacific Post Partum Support Society. Check it out:
Perinatal / Post Partum Depression Workshop
Redemption Church is hosting this workshop on Wednesday, January 28 from 6:30-8:30PM. This workshop is designed for community service providers working with women and their families. Learn about signs, symptoms, risks and support. Parents are welcome too.
The cost for each workshop is $15. Please register online at www.westsidehub.ca