SACY Parent Engagement Stream
Experience has shown that youth with strong connections to family are less likely to use substances in a problematic way. SACY Parent Engagement Facilitators help educate, and equip parents to support young people to flourish emotionally, socially, spiritually and physically.
What do SACY Parent Engagement Facilitators do?
Our Facilitators work in secondary schools and in communities to provide workshop opportunities for parents and guardians of elementary and secondary school-aged children. These workshops help parents develop communication and relationship building skills that can strengthen their relationship with their teens. Current workshops are listed under Activities/Workshops on the right hand side of this webpage.
Call the SACY Parent Workshop Registration Line 604-713-6000 extension 2588 to request more information or to register for a workshop. Click on Workshops on the right, to see a current listing of workshops near you. Or email the SACY Parent Engagement facilitator at your child's school by looking under "contacts" to the right.
- From Grief to Action supports parents whose child might have or has an addictive disorder: (website link)
* They offer the Parents Forever support group for greater Vancouver (website link)
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See what SACY parent workshop participants have to say:
I did already have a good relationship with my son, but now we speak about subjects that I think I avoided before because I didn't feel confident and didn't want to pry and get pushed away.
Excellent advice to stay calm and maintain a composed state of non emotion and just respond by saying "OK" to my teen when he tells me about school occurrences.
The workshops made me more aware of the day to day stresses youth experience. I try to keep this in mind when parenting, especially when it comes to setting boundaries and discipline.
The capacity cafe helped me to feel more comfortable with my son being at a large high school. I had many fears about all of the trouble that he could get into and listening to the youths perspective I realize that all of the horror stories that I hear are not necessarily true and that I need to trust my son who is actually demonstrating pretty responsible behaviour.
[At the Capacity Café] I was moved that these young people were willing to share their feelings and experiences with us parents. Realized how much more we can learn from listening to them.
[At the Capacity Café] I learned of the resiliency of youth and they all want to be loved.
[At the Capacity Café] I learned that "good" kids sometimes do drugs and drink and they're still "good" kids.