Free Parents Helping Parents underway at CFEC

Parents Helping Parents is a free drop-in supportive group for parents/caregivers

Parents Helping Parents is a free drop-in supportive group for parents/caregivers who are parenting children with complex developmental behavioural conditions (CDBC).

CDBC is a term used to describe challenges that may affect an individual in multiple areas of functioning, such as learning and development, mental health and behaviour, and adaptive and social skills.

Some examples of CDBC are fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism.

This parent group also offers support in connecting parents to appropriate resources in and outside the community, help with getting referrals to specialists, help filling out the paperwork to get the referrals, educational presentations on a large variety of subjects, and connecting parents with other parents living with similar challenges.

This is a safe, confidential group that respects each individual’s needs.

The next meeting is on May 1 and runs every other Wednesday until June 26. The program runs from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre (CFEC) at #1-486 Birch Ave.

Child care is available, but must be confirmed prior to the group session.

For more information on Parents Helping Parents, call the CFEC and ask for Margie Lobsiger or Eliane Wanner Van Osch at 250-395-5155.