Workshop to focus on children’s emotional growth

Reach Child and Youth Development Society event to help parents with coping strategies

  • Nov. 14, 2011 3:00 p.m.

Pam Collins

Experts agree that emotional development in children influence their future development.

As well, a growing number of educators recognize that emotional learning plays a strong role in academic outcomes.

On Nov. 23, Reach Child and Youth Development Society is offering a parenting workshop called Emotional Regulation that will give parents the opportunity to discover some effective strategies for supporting their child’s emotional development from early childhood into the teen years.

In the workshop, parents will learn ways they can help their child to understand their emotions and will walk away with some simple strategies to teach their child how they can control their bodies and their feelings.

Workshop facilitator Pam Collins has an extensive background in early child development and special needs, and has been offering the workshop for several years in the community.

“Learning how to regulate emotions helps all children to have positive social and educational experiences,” says Collins. “Many  children, especially those with special needs or who are ‘different’ thinkers, often have difficulty understanding and regulating their emotions.

“By understanding how our children perceive the world, and how their senses take in information we can help them understand what is happening in their own bodies. I will share several strategies that parents can use to help their children learn about what is happening and how to regulate their emotions.”

Reach Child and Youth Development Society, (formerly Delta Association for Child Development), a non-profit, charitable organization that has been providing services to children and their families since 1959.

Reach offers a variety of services designed to meet the needs of children from birth to age 19 to ensure their optimum development.

Last year, close to 1,000 children and their families received services from Reach.

The workshop Emotion Regulation takes place on Nov. 23 from 6:30–8:30 p.m. at Reach Child and Youth Development Society, #3, 3800 72 St. To register or for more information, call 604-946-6622, Ext. 343 or email For more information about Reach, visit

Surrey North Delta Leader

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

LETTER: I’m sorry, Surrey, for smelling like cigarettes all those years

If I could go back and tell my 13-year-old self to put down that cigarette, I would, reader says

‘A bag full of garbage every 15 metres’: Surrey industrial area filled with trash

Local workers looking to recruit business, raise funds to help dispose of litter

Survey suggests 83 per cent of Surreyites ‘favour a referendum’ on policing transition

Survey was conducted by Pollara Strategic Insights on behalf of the National Police Federation

Racist graffiti sparks Cloverdale man to renew calls for City to clean up street

Hate message the latest garbage dumped at the end of 176th Street

Brand new Tesla crashes into Surrey store front, mounts gas line

Driver was heading to the Autoplan store, straight off the lot

VIDEO: B.C. senior recalls ‘crazy’ wartime decision to grab bear cub from den

Henry Martens – now 96 – says he was lucky to be alive after youthful decision to enter a bear’s den

New Alberta forward joins Vancouver Giants’ ranks

new left-handed 18-year-old is a familiar face to Giants head coach Michael Dyck

Cheapest in B.C.: Penticton gas prices dip below $1 per litre

Two stores in Penticton have gas below a dollar.

Loans or gifts? Judge rules woman must pay B.C. man back $7K

B.C. judge rules that woman must pay back more than $7,000 in advanced funds to man

VIDEO: Outpouring of worldwide support for bullied Australian boy

Australian actor Hugh Jackman said ‘you are stronger than you know, mate’

Mugging with airsoft gun results in Langley school lockdown

Police found the weapon and a stolen phone later

‘A horror show:’ Ex-employee shares experience at problematic Chilliwack seniors’ home

Workers are paid below industry standard at all Retirement Concepts facilities

Forest industry protests northern B.C. caribou protection deal

B.C. Mining Association supports federal-Indigenous plan

Chilliwack physiotherapist charged with sexual assault

Mounties urging other potential victims to make contact

Most Read