Workshops and resources for parents and caregivers

Resources for caregivers

Are you a parent or caregiver wanting to:

  • learn strategies to support children and youth in their learning and social interactions
  • help children develop healthy emotions and behaviours
  • figure out how to establish respectful boundaries with teenagers

Presentations and workshops for parents and caregivers

  • 1. Connect Parent May 2nd, 2019

    Connect Parent is a nine week program that provides parents/caregivers with a new perspective on relationships and adolescent development. Parents meet in small groups with two trained leaders for 90 minutes each week. This group brings together parents of pre-teens and teens to connect, support and build positive relationships with their children. A light supper is provided. 

    • DATE: Thursdays, Starting May 2nd, 2019 to June 27th, 2019
    • TIME: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    • LOCATION: Millennium Place (2000 Premier Way) Activity Room 1
    • FOR: Parents, Caregivers of pre-teens to teenagers (Grades 4 to 9)
    • COST: Free

    To Register call 780-464-4044 by April 18th.

    New participants are always welcome.

  • 2. Skill Building for Parents • Parent Group - Open Weekly to New Participants •

    Learn and practice strategies with other parents around various parenting challenges. Build on your strengths and learn new skills to support you, your children and your family and continue to enhance your connections.

    Topics offered: Anxiety & stress, Boundaries and setting limits, Connecting with your child, Emotional regulation, Healthy Relationships, Navigating change

    • DATE: Tuesday evenings
    • TIME: 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (please arrive 10 minutes prior to starting)
    • LOCATION: Family and Community Services
    • FOR: Parents and caregivers of school aged children
    • COST: Free

     Drop in and new participants are always welcome.

  • 3. Moving Through Family Restructuring - Parent Information Session March 20th, 2019

    Create the tomorrow you want and build resiliency by learning new skills, using tools and strategies, and making supportive connections. This session will provide information on various parenting challenges and give opportunities to practice new skills within a group setting.

    • DATE: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
    • TIME: 6 – 7:30 p.m.
    • LOCATION: Family and Community Services, 200, 501 Festival Avenue
    • FOR: Parents and caregivers of school aged children
    • COST: Free

    Register here or call 780-464-4044

  • 4. Test Anxiety: Strategies for Success April 17th, 2019

    Does your teen prepare for a test only to freeze or blank out during the test? Does your teen’s anxiety hold them back from their full potential? Test and performance anxiety is very common among students. This session will help teens learn how to succeed in spite of their anxiety and help caregivers support their teens to reduce test anxiety. We will explore what happens when a student experiences test anxiety and provide practical strategies and resources for you and your teen to use to manage anxiety symptoms.

    This session is made possible through Alberta Health Services and Elk Island Public Schools.

    • DATE: Wednesday, April 17, 2019
    • TIME: 6 -7:30 p.m.
    • LOCATION: Salisbury Composite High School, 20 Festival Way, Sherwood Park, AB
    • Parents and Teens (grades 7 - 12) to attend together.

    Leran more and register here. 

  • 5. Breaking the Cycle of Anxiety - A Step by Step Approach May 1st, 2019

    Anxiety is one of the most common mental health complaints in children and teens today. This session will distinguish between normal anxiety and anxiety that is no longer helpful or productive. It will help caregivers to identify signs that a child or adolescent is experiencing problems with anxiety. Caregivers will gain step by step strategies to assist their child/teen to manage their anxiety and improve their mental health. Resources for parents will be provided as well as tools designed to reduce anxiety.

    • DATE: Wednesday, May 1, 2019
    • TIME: 6 – 7:30 p.m.
    • LOCATION: Family and Community Services, 200, 501 Festival Avenue, Sherwood Park
    • COSTFree
    • This session is for adults only

    This session is made possible through Alberta Health Services and Strathcona County Family and Community Services

    Registration for this session will open on April 1, 2019. Learn more and register here.

  • 6. Additional Parent/Caregiver Presentations in Edmonton

    To register and for more information, visit  Parent/Caregiver Presentations in Edmonton



Online mental health guides, websites and information

Family and Community Services
Phone: 780-464-4044
Fax: 780-449-1220

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Last updated: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
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