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

This new series of workshops is for you!

Skill building for parents - drop in 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.

Topics offered:

  • Anxiety & stress
  • Boundaries and setting limits
  • Connecting with your child
  • Emotional regulation
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Navigating change

WHEN:            Tuesday’s starting January 15, 2019

TIME:              6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

WHERE:         Family and Community Services

FOR:               Parents and caregivers of school aged children

COST:             Free

Drop in and new participants are always welcome.

 

Presentations and workshops for parents and caregivers

  • 1. Connect Parent (a new perspective on relationships and adolescent development)

    Do you have a child between 10 – 17?

    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 February 21, 2019 – April 25, 2019 (omit March 28, 2019)

    TIME: 6 - 7:30 p.m.

    LOCATION: Strathcona County Family and Community Services

    #200, 501 Festival Avenue, Sherwood Park, AB

    Cost: Free

    For: Parents, caregivers of pre-teens to teenagers (grade 4 to grade 9)

    To register call 780-416-7281. Please register by February 14, 2019

  • 2. Skill Building for Parents

    Skill Building for Parents – drop in 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.

    Topics offered:

    ·        Anxiety & stress

    ·        Boundaries and setting limits

    ·        Connecting with your child

    ·        Emotional regulation

    ·        Healthy Relationships

    ·        Navigating change

    WHEN:            Tuesday’s starting January 15, 2019

    TIME:              6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

    WHERE:          Family and Community Services

    FOR:               Parents and caregivers of school aged children

    COST:             Free

    Drop in and new participants are always welcome.

     

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  • 3. Anxiety - Parent Information Session

    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, January 16, 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 by calling 780-464-4044

      Community Calendar

  • 4. Promoting Success in Learning by Building Executive Functioning Skills

    Take a peek inside the developing brain of a child to learn about the processes that enable kids to engage in problem solving and goal directed behaviors. These executive functioning skills are considered to be essential for children to succeed in school and later in life. Learn about these skills and how they impact learning, behavior, emotions, and social interactions. Caregivers will be provided with strategies and resources to assist their children in building their executive functioning skills, including inhibition, working memory and mental flexibility.

    • DATE: Wednesday, January 23, 2019
    • TIME: 6 – 7:30 p.m.
    • LOCATION: New Horizons School, 1000 Strathcona Drive, Sherwood Park, AB
    • Note: This session is for adults only.

    This session is made possible through Alberta Health Services and New Horizon School.

    Registrations will open in November

  • 5. Sleeping Your Way to Better Mental Health

    Come and learn the importance of sleep on your child’s developing brain. Develop an understanding on how sleep can impact mental and physical health. Review common sleep concerns and factors that influence your child’s ability to get the sleep they need. Leave with practical strategies, tools, and resources to promote healthier sleep habits for your whole family.

    • DATE: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
    • TIME: 6 – 7:30 p.m.
    • LOCATION: Archbishop Jordan High School
    • 4001 Emerald Drive, Sherwood Park, AB
    • Note: This session is for adults only.

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

    Registration will open in November.

  • 6. Stress - Parent Information Session

    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, February 13, 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 by calling 780-464-4044

    Community Calendar

  • 7. Moving Through Family Restructuring - Parent Information Session

    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 by calling 780-464-4044

  • 8. Test Anxiety: Strategies for Success

    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.

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

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

    Registration will open in November

  • 9. Breaking the Cycle of Anxiety: A Step by Step Approach

    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: Strathcona County Family and Community Services, 200, 501 Festival Avenue, Sherwood Park, AB
    • Cost: Free
    • Note: This session is for adults only.

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

    Registration will open in November.

  • 10. Additional Parent/Caregiver Presentations in Edmonton

Online mental health guides, websites and information

Family and Community Services
Phone: 780-464-4044
Fax: 780-449-1220
Email: FamilyandCommunity@strathcona.ca

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Last updated: Monday, November 05, 2018
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