Workshops and resources for parents and caregivers

Vaping 101

Vaping has taken society by storm. What began as a harm reduction and smoking cessation idea, has developed an entire culture around it. Is the steady increase in youth use of e-cigarettes a cause for concern or is it all just harmless vapour?
FREE educational workshop. Learn more and register for Vaping 101

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. Skill Building for Parents • Weekly Parent Group Permanent link to Skill Building for Parents • Weekly Parent Group

    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. Drop in and new participants are always welcome.

    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. to 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
  • 2. Connect Parent - Starting in the fall of 2019 Permanent link to Connect Parent - Starting in the fall of 2019

    DATE, TIME, LOCATION: Will be available July 1, 2019

    FOR: Parents, caregivers of pre-teens to teenagers (Grades 4 to 9)

    COST: Free

    • To register call 780-464-4044.

  • 3. Connecting With Your Kids - May 15, 2019 Permanent link to Connecting With Your Kids - May 15, 2019

    Join our Parent Information Session to explore Connecting With Your Kids.  Facilitators share practical techiques and ideas that help parents develop a better relationship with their kids.  Parents will be equipped with skills such as empathy building, re-framing behavior, conflict management, and learning how to "step back."  Parents will learn practical skills while sharing and connecting with others.

    Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    Time: 6:00 – 7:00pm

    Location: Strathcona County Family and Community Services

    For: Parents and Caregivers

    Cost: Free

    To register, call 780-464-4044 or go to the events calendar listing https://www.strathcona.ca/recreation-events/festivals-and-events/event-calendar/#/?i=4

  • Vaping has taken society by storm. What began as a harm reduction and smoking cessation idea, has developed an entire culture around it. Is the steady increase in youth use of e-cigarettes a cause for concern or is it all just harmless vapour?

    Find out more about:
    • Who’s using vapes and why
    • What are the regulations
    • What are the health effects of vaping
    • Nicotine, addiction and the developing brain
    • Strategies for addressing the issues with youth
    DATE: May 23, 2019
    TIME: 6 p.m to 7:30 p.m.
    LOCATION: Lakeland Ridge School
    FORThis session is for adults and youth.
    COST: Free
    • To register go to the Vaping 101 page on the events calendar.
  • 5. Kids have stress too! - June 5, 2019 Permanent link to Kids have stress too! - June 5, 2019

    Stress is a normal part of everyday life for children and adults.It helps motivate us and adds a positive challenge to life. But too much stress can be overwhelming. This workshop will give you tools and strategies that will help reduce undue stress and support your child by helping them effectively cope.

    DATE: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
    TIME: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    LOCATION: Community Centre, Meeting Room #2, 2001 Sherwood Drive
    FORParents, caregivers and early childhood educators of children ages 3 to 9
    COST: Free
     
    • To register call 780-464-4044 or go to the events calendar listing.
  • 6. Connecting With Your Kids - May 15, 2019 Permanent link to Connecting With Your Kids - May 15, 2019

    Join our Parent Information Session to explore Connecting With Your Kids.  Facilitators share practical techiques and ideas that help parents develop a better relationship with their kids.  Parents will be equipped with skills such as empathy building, re-framing behavior, conflict management, and learning how to "step back."  Parents will learn practical skills while sharing and connecting with others.

    Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    Time: 6:00 – 7:00pm

    Location: Strathcona County Family and Community Services

    For: Parents and Caregivers

    Cost: Free

    To register, call 780-464-4044 or go to the events calendar listing https://www.strathcona.ca/recreation-events/festivals-and-events/event-calendar/#/?i=4

  • 7. Junior High Journey - Starting June 11 OR August 27, 2019 Permanent link to Junior High Journey - Starting June 11 OR August 27, 2019

    Like you, your teenager experiences stress from significant life changes like transitioning from elementary to junior high school. How can you support your teenager? Join other parents/caregivers to discuss, share and learn about:
    • How to support the transition from elementary to junior high school
    • Healthy adolescent brain development
    • Social and emotional learning
    • Developing healthy relationships
    DATETuesdays, Starting June 11 OR August 27 (choose one)
    TIME: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    WHERE: Community Centre, Meeting Room 2
    FOR: Parents/caregivers of teenagers
    COST: Free
    • To register call 780-464-4044 or go to the events calendar page.
  • 8. Additional Parent/Caregiver Presentations in Edmonton Permanent link to Additional Parent/Caregiver Presentations in Edmonton

    For more information, visit the AHS Parent/Caregiver Education Series Spring 2019 Edmonton.

     

     

Online mental health guides, websites and information

For more information:

Family and Community Services
Address: 200, 501 Festival Avenue
Phone: 780-464-4044
Fax: 780-449-1220
Email: FamilyandCommunity@strathcona.ca

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Last updated: Thursday, May 02, 2019
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