Parent Education Spring Series

Join parents, child and youth workers, and other educators this spring for a four-week course exploring ways to nurture childrens' social and emotional development. This Parent Education Series is helpful for parents and other children's workers who engage with typical children as well as children with neurodevelopmental and behavioural challenges. The sessions provide an understanding of a child's social-emotional development. Do you want to learn some practical skills and theories behind ways to better relate with your children or other children that you work with? This course is for YOU!

April 20: Social and Emotional Learning/Self-Awareness

  • Overview of children's social and emotional development over time
  • How to talk about emotions with your children at home

April 27: Self-Management/Emotional Regulation

  • Introduction to the Zones of Regulation: what they are and how children can use the language at school and at home
  • Activities to do with children

May 4: Social Awareness & Perspective-Taking

  • Building on children's "social thinking"
  • Understanding the impact of self on others

**May 12: Relationship Skills & Responsible Decision-Making

  • Building and maintaining healthy, rewarding relationships
  • Communicating clearly, listening, cooperating and negotiating
  • Making choices about behaviour and social interactions

  • Considering ethics, safety, consequences and others' needs

Presenter bio: Reid Johnson is a registered social worker in BC and former family therapist. Reid has worked in psychiatry, counselling, and in medical and vocational rehabilitation for more than 30 years. His experience working with families, persons with disabilities and in community development is enriched by his experience in university and pastoral ministry. Reid currently works with children with neurodevelopmental conditions like Autism and ADHD. Reid is married with four children of his own. 

All sessions above will take place from 7:30 - 9:00 PM at Redemption Church (3512 West 7th Avenue and Collingwood, Vancouver) over 3 consecutive Monday nights and a final Tuesday night session.

**Please note this change from Monday, May 11.

The cost for the four-week series is $40/person. Payment can be mailed to Redemption Church (cash or cheques payable to "Point Grey Community Church," our legal name). Payment will also be accepted at the first session. 

Please register using the form below. If you have questions or would like more information, contact Lisl at 604-732-5577 or


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