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Elaine Dyck

Certified Dental Assistant

Abbotsford Health Unit

Dental Program

104-34194 Marshal Rd

Abb-otsford BC V2S 5E4

Tel: 604-864-3400

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May 18, 2023

1) FAMILYSMART LIVE EVENT: CAREGIVERS AS CRITICAL AGENTS OF CHANGE: Strategies to Keep in Mind When Your Young Person Struggles with Emotional Dysregulation ( link to register is below as well as poster attached.)  There is limited space.
This presentation will focus on supporting parents and caregivers with information and strategies to cope with emotional dysregulation and the challenges which many young people (ages 10-18) begin to experience as they enter and move through the adolescent years. 
Speaker: Nicole Allen is a Registered Clinical Counsellor
Registration is now open on our website:
2) FamilySmart Video: The ABC"S of Substance Use and Connecting With Our Kids: This video is from a live event that we hosted last year :The ABCs of Substance Use and Connecting With Our Kids - YouTube
"Talking about substance use with our kids is important, but we don’t always know how. Join us for a conversation with Senior Associates, Youth Substance Use Health Promotion, a Youth Addiction Counsellor and Parents to talk about the basics of substance use; from pre-experimentation to casual use. We will focus on the importance of our relationships and staying connected to our kids. This event will not include chronic use and addiction." 
Speaker(s): Art Steinnman, Cindy Andrew, and Angela Lawerence
3) Camp OUT- is a leadership and learning camp for LGBTQIA2s+ youth ,  ages 14-21 from BC and the Yukon. (poster attached)
3) The Abbotsford school district is hosting an event . It’s free, and the link to register is below
Thank you for sharing and for all you do to support families in our community.
Monica Thimer (she/her)
Parent Peer Support Worker - Mission
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