655 Riddell Road
Orangeville, ON L9W 4Z5

Tel: 519-940-8678
Fax: 519-941-1525
E-mail: info@dpsn.ca




Workshops

Thank you for your interest in our free parenting workshops.

Dufferin Parent Support Network is committed to providing no-fee workshops and support to Dufferin County residents. As a registered charitable organization that does NOT receive federal or provincial government funding, DPSN relies on donations and grants for funding.

We greatly appreciate your support. It's easy to give.

Registration is required by contacting us at info@dpsn.ca or 519-940-8678.
In the event of a change or workshop cancellation, DPSN will contact registered participants and post information on our website (www.dpsn.ca) and on outgoing voice mail messages.

Our first spring workshop schedule is now available. Please download our April 2019 workshop schedule or click on the links below for complete details. May workshops are coming soon.


Monday Evenings

Help Your Child Manage Anxiety and Foster Self-Esteem
When:April 1, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. (1-part workshop)
Where: Princess Margaret Public School, 51 Wellington Street
All children experience worry. It can interfere with daily functioning and impact their ability to cope. Learn to identify causes and symptoms while supporting your child in developing coping skills and identifying their strengths. A healthy self-esteem can help them deal with frustrations and worries, handle both positive and negative emotions, and take on new tasks.

Discipline That Works—Without Yelling
When: April 29 and May 6, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. (2-part workshop)
Where: Parkinson Centennial Public School, 120 Lawrence Avenue
Are you tired of yelling and nagging at your children to get them to cooperate? Learn positive constructive ways to encourage cooperation, respect and good communication. We’ll explore the reasons behind your child’s behaviour, differences between discipline and punishment, consequences, and the long-term goals you have for your children.

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Tuesday Evenings

Parenting Your Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder
When: April 9, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (1-part workshop)
Where: Princess Margaret Public School, 51 Wellington Street
Parenting children can be a difficult task, and when your child has an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis, it becomes even more complex. This workshop will explore how to adapt your parenting style, better understand "misbehaviour," and how to best support your child with an ASD diagnosis. In partnership with Kerry’s Place Autism Services.

Supporting Your Child to Manage BIG Emotions
When: April 30, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (1-part workshop)
Where: Princess Margaret Public School, 51 Wellington Street
Are you struggling with how to respond to and support your children in managing their BIG emotions, such as anger and anxiety? This hands-on expressive arts workshop will explore ideas for supporting your child with big emotions, ways to build self-esteem and how this impacts the regulation of emotion, and recognizing and reflecting on your strengths as a parent.

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Wednesday Evenings

Attitude Adjustment: Understanding Your Child's Challenging Behaviour
When: April 17 and 24, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. (2-part workshop)
Where: Parkinson Centennial Public School, 120 Lawrence Avenue
Children don't do things just to push our buttons. We'll take a look at the goals of both positive and negative behaviour to reveal the hidden messages and reasons behind our children's actions. We'll also take a look at the role personality and temperament play. When we understand why children behave the way they do, our responses can lead to solutions.

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Thursday Evenings

Calm and Focused—Staying "in the Zone"
When: April 11, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. (1-part workshop)
Where: Georgian College, 22 Centennial Road, Room 105
Does your child struggle with staying focused and "in the zone"? Learn tips from an occupational therapist for adapting the environment, designing sensory-motor activities for calming, and developing strategies to support a child's ability to stay focused and organized.

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