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My Tween and Me Program Facilitator Training: November 2023


Wednesday, November 29, 2023 - Friday, December 01, 2023

9:30 AM - 4 PM

Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel 838 Hamilton St ,

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My Tween and Me is a parenting program for families with children aged 7-12 years.

Registration for this training is closed. Please register for the February training

Our 15-hour training is newly revised to provide family service professionals with practical strategies and techniques that are flexible and adaptive in promoting positive youth development for tweens as they transition into adolescence and early adulthood.  

Learn new facilitation skills to engage both parents and their tweens in our innovative curriculum that goes beyond parent education to promote strong family relationships and positive youth development for children aged 7-12 as they move through the critical transition from childhood to adolescence. 

Learn how to help parents:

  • Strengthen their pre-teen’s self-confidence, esteem and worth
  • Positively influence their pre-teen’s choices, values and goals
  • Support their tweens in making healthy decisions 

The training centers around five core topics:

  1. Healthy development of children age 7 – 12
  2. Life at school as a pre-teen
  3. Building strong family relationships
  4. Encouraging strong peer relationships
  5. Exploring today’s pre-teen world and building community

For more information about the program model - that engages and empowers both parents and tweens in group support - as well as detail about specific facilitation skills developed through the training, please look at our My Tween and Me program brochure

Training Details

  • Leader Guide included with resources and everything required if you choose to run a My Tween and Me Parenting program. 
  • Morning coffee/tea/fruit platter and pastries will be provided.
  • Lunch is not included.

Dates and Times 

  • Wednesday, November 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
  • Thursday, November 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
  • Friday, December 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 


This training is taking place in-person at the Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel located at 838 Hamilton St in Vancouver. The hotel is offering a limited number of rooms for $159 plus tax per night. Please contact Mark Pinfield at and mention that you are taking the My Tween and Me Leader training with the BC Council for Families. 

About the Facilitator 

Kerry Watts has spent over 20 years working with children, youth, families and communities in a variety of roles. She currently works as a community development consultant and facilitator. Kerry is passionate about building strong and resilient communities and supporting parents from preconception to adolescence and beyond. She lives on the Sunshine Coast with her family.

Participant Testimonials 

  • “Great activity ideas”
  • “Relevant information, interesting and needed for this age group”
  • “This training will help with my day to day work by providing a new lens for the tween years and views”
  • “[Provides] strategies to approach uncomfortable topics with parents and tweens”
  • “Easy, straight forward lesson plans that are effective”
  • “I learned additional information surrounding tween cognitive, social-emotional, psychological and physiological changes which will benefit me in my line of work”


If you have any questions, please email or call 604-678-8884 ext. 101.