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Family Education

Support and education to promote change, encourage personal growth, and strengthen families

Family Education – Parenting Classes

The Family Education Program offers a wealth of experience working with families and groups. Facilitators bring insight, information, and humour to parenting courses within a caring and non-judgmental environment.

      To Access Family Education

      • Priority goes to MCFD and Xyolhemeylh referrals, but self-referrals are welcome
      • Please email, text or call us to start the application process
      • There is no charge for classes and childcare is available.

      Contact Details

      Parenting Classes

      Registration is required for all classes. Childcare is available for all sessions and transportation is available for daytime sessions. 
      * Online classes may be available for classes with this symbol. Please contact us for further information. 

      Understanding Anger
      Tuesdays from 6:00pm – 8:00pm

      • November 2, 2021 – December 7, 2021
      • January 11, 2022 – February 15, 2022
      • March 8, 2022 – April 12, 2022
      • May 3, 2022 – June 7, 2022

      Anger can break or build families. Understanding Anger offers tools to empower parents to have anger work for them, instead of against them.

      Parenting the Middle Years
      Wednesdays from 9:30am – 11:30am

      • November 10, 2021 – December 15, 2021
      • January 12, 2022 – February 16, 2022

      Wednesdays from 6:00pm – 8:00pm

      • April 6, 2022 – May 11, 2022

      Providing parents of children ages 6-12 with skills to implement safe healthy environments, practical learning opportunities, and positive discipline.

      Developing Your Identity
      Mondays from 9:30am – 11:30am

      • November 15, 2021 – December 13, 2021
      • January 10, 2022 – February 14, 2022
      • March 7, 2022 – April 11, 2022
      • May 2, 2022 – June 13, 2022

      Just for moms! Explores topics like: personal boundaries, assertiveness, and self-esteem. Learn the importance of self-care while being a parent.

      Finding our Way Through

      Wednesdays from 6:00pm – 8:00pm

      • November 10, 2021 – December 15, 2021
      • February 23, 2022 – March 30, 2022

      Wednesdays from 9:30am – 11:30am

      • May 18, 2022 – June 22, 2022

      Focusing on the needs of each member of the family, Finding Our Way Through is designed to help former partners learn to co-parent collaboratively while navigating the journey of blended families

      Raising Securely Attached Children

      Wednesdays from 9:30am – 11:30am

      • February 23, 2022 – March 30, 2022

      Wednesdays from 6:00pm – 8:00pm

      • May 11, 2022 – June 15, 2022

      Equips parents with working knowledge on fostering secure attachments in children.*

      Parent Project
      Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9:30am – 12:15pm

      • October 5, 2021 – December 9, 2021
      • January 18, 2022 – March 17, 2022
      • April 12, 2022 – June 16, 2022

      The building blocks of parenting, Parent Project uses hands-on approach which includes opportunities to practice new skills with their children. Class topics include: discipline, communication, self-esteem, routine and more.

      Maximizing the Early Years
      Wednesdays from 6:00pm – 8:00pm

      • January 12, 2022 – February 16, 2022

      Wednesdays from 9:30am – 11:30am

      • April 6, 2022 – May 11, 2022

      Emphasizes the importance of maximizing early relationships and facilitating at-home learning for infancy through preschool aged children.*

      Raising Up a Family
      Fridays from 9:30am – 11:30am

      • January 14, 2022 – March 4, 2022
      • April 22, 2022 – June 10, 2022

      For Indigenous Parents or anyone interested in learning more about contemporary Indigenous issues related to parenting.

      Come together and learn about positive traditional parenting principles and discipline strategies discussed within the context of wise teachings passed over generations. Raising Up A Family is co-facilitated by a local Stó:lo Elder and has indigenous influences throughout. It includes crafts and lunch.

      Support for Single Mothers 
      Thursdays from 6:00pm – 8:00pm (in person again)

      Supporting single mothers towards personal and economic independence. Get one-to-one support or join group sessions to meet other single moms, share stories and support, and access resources in a friendly space. 
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      Single Mothers Group Program Contact
      Jenn Bateman
      jbateman@ywcavan.org
      604-619-5276

      Program offered in Partnership with YWCA Metro Vancouver

      Did You Know?

      The Family Education program was formalized in 1994 and Archway has been providing services for parents for 50+ years. 

      Pickup Times

      Monday – Friday
      Morning & Evening Classes Available

      Address

      2420 Montrose Avenue
      Abbotsford, BC V2S 3S9

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