Systematic Training for Effective Parenting

Being a "great" parent means being caring, committed and setting long-term goals to be the best parent you can be for your child(ren).

The Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) program can help!

  • learn how to become more attuned to their feelings and behavior
  • learn strategies for developing their self-esteem and confidence
  • learn a positive parenting approach

Some of the program content includes:

  • age-appropriate discipline
  • cooperation
  • misbehaviour
  • mutual respect
  • problem-solving
  • self-esteem

Program delivery

Three 6-week sessions are offered for age-specific groups.  Child-minding and snacks are provided.

  1. STEP 0-6 with a focus on children 6 years old and younger
  2. STEP 6-12 with a focus on children between 6 and 12 years old
  3. Raising Teens without Battles with a focus on youth 13+ years old

Eligibility criteria

For parents, grandparents and caregivers with children (ages 18 and under) who want to learn positive parenting approaches for understanding and raising children. 604.596.4321 ext 1152

Can you access the group directly?


Other referral options

You may access the program directly. Referrals are also accepted from the Ministry of Children and Family Development, community/health professionals and other agencies.

Other information


13520 - 78th Avenue
Surrey, BC  V3W 8J6


Angela Uncles
Assistant Manager
604.596.4321 ext 1152

Amanda Rawle
Assistant Manager
604.596.4321 ext 1152

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