Monday, February 5, 2018 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM PST
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Westcoast Family Centres Society 
#104 - 2780 East Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5M 1Y8

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Westcoast Family Centres Society

Meet the Facilitator 


Kate Saunders, RCC 

Kate Saunders has over 10 years of experience as a counsellor and parent educator, specializing in working with families and children who have experienced trauma.  Kate completed her BA in Child Youth Care and her MA in Counselling Psychology.  She is a Registered Clinical Counsellor in BC.  She works therapeutically with individual children in play therapy and with parents and children together to address disruptive behaviors. Kate is a certified practitioner of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, one of the few empirically-valid treatments for disruptive behavior in young children.  Kate focusses particularly on supporting healthy attachment and emotional development with all of her clients.  Kate is currently accepting children, adults, and families in private practice


Understanding Your Child's Temperament

Do you feel like your child is particularly sensitive, slow-to-adapt, persistent, energetic or intense? There are many different facets of temperament, or how a child is “wired” that have significant effects on their behaviour. This workshop is designed to help parents and caregivers understand their child on a whole new level, the “why” behind behaviours that appear baffling and oppositional.

Parents and caregivers will learn how to:

  • Assess and interpret different temperament traits of their child
  • Set realistic expectations for children’s behaviour in different settings
  • Re-frame challenging traits into life-long personality strengths
  • Prevent and address “melt-downs”
  • Decide when and how to seek help for challenging behaviours at home, daycare, or school
  • Help children cope in a world that can be hard for them to understand or navigate

Monday, February 5, 2018

6:30 - 8:30pm

$30 for one parent, $50 for both parents*

*Fees are non-refundable. Included in this parenting program is a FREE 20-minute phone consultation with an experienced Family TIES counsellor about our services.