Parent Support Workshops

How we help

The unique aspect of ASK support is that it involves a parent helping another parent. ASK believes that parents often find their greatest support in other parents who are in a similar situation. Sharing and learning from each other empowers parents. CARE program volunteers are mostly parents of children with various types of special needs, who are supportive in an effective manner, know the many resources in the community, and are fully prepared to serve you in the best possible way we can. We live your challenges, share your joys and your worries.

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ASK C.A.R.E. Online Parent Support Series

Online Zoom Support Sessions, 2020-2021

Workshop: Introduction to Supporting Siblings

When: Tuesday, November 3rd
Time:18h30 – 20h00
Fee: ASK members – FREE, non-ASK members – CHF25. Register here

This workshop is for:
Parents of children with learning differences and special educational needs, who want to know more about supporting the siblings of the child with special needs.

What participants will gain:
In many areas of support being offered to families who have a child with special needs, most often the sibling support is always overlooked. Growing up with a brother or sister who has special needs can pose some unique challenges especially for some children and young adults who themselves may need the attention of the parents. Some of these children and young adults may grow up to be extremely sensitive and tolerant adults. Some grow up harboring resentment that may create a long-lasting impact on the family dynamics and harm to the child with special needs who may need support from the siblings after the parents are long gone.

This workshop will give parents an insight into siblings’ needs and experiences and offers ideas on how to give the siblings the attention they need and to avoid building resentment to the detriment of the child with special needs.

Past Workshops

What’s going on at ASK for this school year? Just ASK – we are here to help…

When: Tuesday, October 13th
Time: 18h30 to 20h00
Fee: FREE.
ASK Program coordinators will answer any questions you may have.

Parenting Skills Workshop

Our workshop aims at building skills for parents to connect with children and dealing with tantrums, defiance, aggression, fear, attention deficit, online gaming, media consumption, relationship with peers.

Our workshop leader Katarzyna Wach offers a non-judgemental environment for parents to feel comfortable in order to share their experiences and concerns. She will guide parents to explore different ways of parenting, which has the focus on meeting the demands of the outside world and providing self-care.

Workshop objectives:

  • addressing parents’ questions and problems
  • focusing on regulating emotions during challenging moments
  • coaching -not controlling- our children
  • introducing a variety of exercises and resources for parents empowering them in dealing with everyday challenges

About Katarzyna:

Katarzyna is a social psychologist, Jungian analyst,, and a Swiss licensed psychotherapist- and a mother. She grew up in Poland, she lives in Zurich, where she maintains her private praxis. Katarzyna works with expats parents who struggle both with adjusting to the demands of the local culture -educational system- and meeting their own needs as people, parents, and spouses. 

Practical Details

Tue Jan 21 17:30-19:00
Tue Jan 28 17:30-19:00

Location: La Escuelita, Pestalozzistrasse 66, 8032 Zurich

Fee: CHF 50.-/session per person