Signal Hill Circular - February 9th, 2024
What Parents and Students Need to Know
Key Takeaways for Participants:
- Learn why children/teenagers are drawn to substances.
- Understand what causes and maintains substance use disorder and needs.
- Increase your child’s ability to make positive choices about substances.
- Acquire practical conversation tools for discussing substances in the home.
Participants must register in advance due to limited capacity. Session dates are:
- February 20, 6:00 – 7:30 pm PST - Click here to Register
- February 22, 6:00 – 7:30 pm PST - Click here to Register
- February 28, 6:00 – 7:30 pm PST - Click here to Register
Please share within your community and email the Mental Health and Substance Use Branch at [email protected] with any questions.
Feeding Futures is a commitment of the Provincial Government to ensure students are properly fed for learning to enhance positive academic and health outcomes. Beginning in Fall 2023, $214 million will be given to school districts throughout BC over three years to create or expand local school food programs. This new, ongoing program will support existing school-based programming while offering additional opportunities for students to access food at schools. Learn more here.
FamilySmart Upcoming Events:
For Families: A Conversation About Eating Disorders Please find a poster for February's 'In the Know' event For Families: A Conversation About Eating Disorders here. This is a free, virtual event, and will be held at five different dates and times throughout the month. Registration is required, and the direct link to register can be found here.
Help for Hard Times for Families: This is a reminder that the Help for the Hard Times workshop is offered three times each month, supporting families who have experienced mental health crises. Please see this poster for more information, and please feel free to share. The direct link to register can be found here.
Canada Dental Benefit for Children Under 12: Please help raise awareness for the Canada Dental Benefit. The first benefit period was a success, with 50% of eligible children in British Columbia—34,260—receiving the benefit. That’s something to smile about!
The second and final benefit period will help cover dental care costs between July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024, and it is important that all eligible families know about the benefit and how to apply. Even families who applied during the first benefit period can re-apply for the final benefit period. Please see this factsheet for more information.