Mayor Sharon Gaetz hands out awards to children during a recent Summer Reading Club medal ceremony at Sardis Library. (Jenna Hauck/The Progress file)

Two-day conversation on issues affecting children and youth of Chilliwack

The annual event focuses this year on caring for the caregiver at Chilliwack secondary

Chilliwack parents and caregivers are getting some much-needed support this month with a two-day Conversation on Chilliwack’s Children at Chilliwack secondary, April 26-27.

The annual CYC event provides professional development, networking and an opportunity to reflect on service delivery.

On April 26, parents and guardians are invited to engage in a workshop that will encourage them to learn about stressors that may be affecting a child or a parent. It’s titled: “Raising Children in Today’s World – What Parents Need to Know.” Participants will leave the workshop with simple strategies and skills to help respond to a child’s behaviour in even the most difficult times. These skills and strategies will lay the foundation that will support a child’s success into school, their teenage years and into their adult lives.

On April 27, Conversation 2018 will not only celebrate 25 years of annual conference consultation, but focus on the “Care Giver.” A caregiver may be a parent, therapist, educator or service provider. Research has profiled the toxicity of stress and the reality of vicarious trauma. Self-care is engaging in activities and behaviours that have a positive effect on mental and physical health.

The theme for 2018 is Reflect, Restore and Reignite, and the event is being spearheaded by the Chilliwack Child and Youth Committee. They hope to help caregivers learn how to reduce stress, preserve relationships, maintain a beneficial work/life balance, and nurture mental and physical well-being; rekindle the flame to ignite passion for the work they do.

To learn more, and for registration to this free event, visit their Eventbrite page.

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