Parenting By Connection with Hayley Newell

Join Registered Therapeutic Counsellor Hayley Newell for a six week online parenting group exploring Hand in Hand parenting.
Wednesday Evenings on Zoom
February 24 – March 31
This approach, Parenting by Connection, focuses on building a strong parent-child connection. Research shows that regardless of background, a close parent-child connection throughout childhood and beyond is the strongest factor in preventing a variety of health and social problems.
Hand in Hand Parenting offers insight and practical strategies to the important work of raising healthy children. Helping children feel connected and joyful sets a foundation for building a better future. During our time together, we’ll explore some of the main Hand In Hand Parenting tools and strategies, including:
1) Special Time
2) How children’s emotions work
3) How to deal with tantrums
4) Healing Fears
5) Setting limits
… and more.
Attendance of the first session is foundational to the rest of the series as listening partners will be assigned (optional, but highly recommended). This is a valuable aspect of the course and will help support you over the six weeks and potentially beyond.
Hayley will be offering short one-on-one sessions to each participant to go deeper and address your most pressing challenges.
Hayley Newell  is a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor. Her therapeutic influences include Somatic Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Play Therapy, Nervous Systems Education and Clowning. Hayley taught at Cortes Island Playschool for a number of years and she has a private counselling practice online and on island.
Listen to Hayley on past FolkU Friday Cortes Radio Podcast Episodes –
Wednesday Evenings on Zoom
February 24 – March 31

Offered by the CCHA Family Support Program with the financial support of the province of British Columbia. 

Holiday Smiles 2020

Help make this holiday season merry and bright for Cortes kids from low-income families!

Here are two ways to help make the holidays magical:

1. Make a tax deductible donation to the CCHA Holiday Smiles Fund. Donations can be made online, by cheque, or by e-transfer. 100% of your financial donation goes toward holidays gifts for children. Tax receipt for donations $20+. See details below.

2. Nominate a family (your family, your friend, your neighbour). Nominations are made anonymously through an online form. Confidentiality and anonymity are carefully guarded. Parents choose how to present the gifts to their children. Just fill out the form below!


Donate securely online 
Choose Holiday Smile for Cortes Kids from the drop-down menu.

Write a cheque to:
Cortes Community Health Association
Note: Holiday Smiles Fund
Send to: Box 59
Manson’s Landing, BC
V0P 1K0

Send an e-transfer.
Note Holiday Smiles Fund in your message.

Thank you Cortes!

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Vital Connection 2020

The Vital Connection, Power to Parent with Dayna Davis. Free. Wednesdays, Oct 28 – Dec 16.

This course delivers the best that developmental science has to offer
to the people who matter most in the lives of children – parents and caregivers.

Course content includes:

  • video component with Dr. Neufeld followed by discussion with Dayna
  • a working model of attachment, applicable to children of all ages
  • insight into child development that will inform parenting
  • practical support for parents regarding aggression, trauma,
    anxiety, oppositionality, discipline, and co-parenting challenges
  • knowledge of the vital role of play in children’s emotional health

Wednesdays 7pm – 9pm
Online via Zoom
8 sessions – FREE
October 28 – December 16

By registration only, registration form is below.

Sponsored by:
Quadra School PAC
Cortes Family Support Program

Dayna Davis. B.Ed, Certified Neufeld Facilitator has 30 years experience working with children as a parent, and teacher in Waldorf, public school classrooms, homeschool and alternate school settings. She lives on Cortes Island and is a teacher at Cortes Island School.
The Neufeld Institute was founded by Dr. Gordon Neufeld, author of Hold On to Your Kids. Neufeld’s work is a synthesis of psychology, child development, attachment theory, neurological research and 40 years of clinical practice.


We are grateful to be living and offering these programs in the ancestral and unceded territories of the Klahoose, Tla'amin, and Homalco nations.