2014 Award Winner: Parent Educator - Dr. Allison Rees and LIFE Seminars.
Burnaby, BC, October 28, 2014 - On Saturday, October 25th, Parent Support Services Society of BC
awarded the prestigious Bill McFarland Award for the Excellence in the Advancement of Child Welfare* to Dr. Allison Rees
and LIFE Seminars.
is co-author of two books (Sidestepping the Power Struggle and The Parent Child Connection), and has been providing parenting education and support through LIFE Seminars for over 30 years.
Allison trains and coaches volunteers who facilitate the small group discussions in the 8 week seminar series.
has been featured as an expert on various television programs and was the co-host of the Island Parent Radio Show for many years.
is a regular contributor to a number of Vancouver Island periodicals.
One of nominators of Dr. Allison Rees
stated, "Parents are the leaders of the family and first teachers for all children.
Presenting the award, President of PSS Cyrus Sy
stated that the Board committee saw clearly that Dr. Allison Rees
and LIFE Seminars "have indeed made a lasting mark in the area of child welfare and family preservation.
shared another quote from the nomination letter: "If there is a word to describe Dr. Allison Rees
, it would be - Empowering.
can see the strengths in others and has an incredible way of helping them see that in themselves.
Not only does she
bring out the best in people, she
provides a place to share their experience and grow into the best version of themselves."
2014: Dr. Allison Rees