From the Principal

Parent Education Evening – How to recognize and support stress and anxiety in your child.

Has your child ever experienced stress?  Of course they have, as it is a normal part of life and can at times be a productive response to stimuli.  Learning how to recognize escalating stress and anxiety in your child, and how best to support it and equip your child with the skills to self-manage is the best way to help your child lead a resilient and joyful life.  With the professional guidance of Registered Clinical Counselor PJ Lewis, parents will learn what we are up against, and how to recognize stress and anxiety in our children. We will learn strategies as to what we can we do to build resilience, deal with problematic anxiety, and learn when and where to seek out extra help and support. This parent evening is applicable to all parents, even if your child does not currently show signs of stress or anxiety.

PJ Lewis is a Registered Clinical Counsellor, and a Canadian Certified Counsellor having received his Master of Education degree in Counselling Psychology from Simon Fraser University. One of the co-founders of Lifted Counselling and Consulting, PJ has particular expertise in providing individual, group and family treatment to high-risk youth and families experiencing concerns such as suicidality, self-harm, impulsivity, depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis and addictions. PJ focuses his practice from an interpersonal approach with thoughtful integration of behavioural, skill-based strategies.

As a speaker and consultant, PJ has presented at numerous forums, workshops, and conferences locally, nationally and internationally providing skill-based training for parents, educators, counsellors, and health care professionals. PJ is deeply committed to family life with his wife and four children, active in the life of his parish, and involved in a number of initiatives in the Archdiocese of Vancouver.

Please join us – Monday, May 13th.  7:00 to 8:30 pm in the St. Paul School gym.

Yours in faith,

Maureen Moorehead.