Family Futures Resource Network offers child and youth programs developed to increase social skills for children and youth ages 6-18 such as problem-solving; friendship building; anger management; communication; bullying support; goal setting and girl empowerment. These evidence-informed programs incorporate the Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Asset Building research and have been well received and sought after.
These programs will honour public health guidelines but provide the opportunity for in-person programming for you and your family to enjoy. Check out our *NEW* At-Home Family Fun programs for fun family-friendly activities to do at home.
12 years and up | The Babysitter Training Course can help prevent injuries and promote responsible management of common situations that may arise while children are under the care of babysitters. This in-depth course is designed to develop transferable skills and is delivered focusing on lectures, small group discussions, problem-solving, student presentations, inquiry, role-playing and instructor-led demonstrations. This program has been developed by the Canada Safety Council and is designed for young people who will reach the age of 12 or older within the calendar year. A final exam will be held in the last session
13–16 years | As a part of our Kids with Confidence program, we are excited to provide our six-week Girls Inspired self-awareness and leadership program. This GIRLS ONLY program covers topics such as healthy relationships, managing emotions, self-esteem, handling conflict and leadership. Participants will learn about topics through fun self-reflection activities, group discussions, games, and crafts.
10 years and up | Ideally, children should be supervised at all times by a responsible adult. However, today’s family situations often cannot accommodate this idea. The Home Alone Program is designed to provide children with the necessary skills and knowledge to be safe and responsible when home alone for short periods of time. It will help them understand how to prevent problems, handle real-life situations, and keep them safe and constructively occupied. This program has been developed by the Canada Safety Council and is recommended for children who are at least 10 years of age and up. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance.
14–17 years | Come and join us for a night full of art, creativity and mindfulness where we will be exploring various art mediums to celebrate everyone’s uniqueness and artistic individuality. Not only will each session include an art project, but we will also explore mindfulness activities that you can use to help manage strong emotions and difficult situations
16–18 years | If it is a quest you seek, then come along for the journey. We are proud to host our first FFRN Dungeons and Dragons campaign that will include building a unique character, working with your guild to conquer challenges that arise, and making lightning-fast decisions when a surprise attack occurs! Be aware, you may end up making new friends and learning skills you never thought possible. Do you have what it takes to face the dungeons and defeat the dragons?
14–18 years | Do you miss getting together with your friends? Do you just want a place to hang out, chat, play silly games and get to know new people? Search no more because we have the program for you! We are hosting a Zoom “Chat Room” which will allow you to do just that! We will have games planned for each night such as Jackbox TV games like Quiplash and Fakin’ It as well as old school games like Pictionary, charades and hangman. We will allow time for discussion around topics such as current events, school, and mental health. Please be aware that this is NOT a group therapy session, but more so a safe place to bond with like-minded folks. It’s bound to be a good time and a place to ask questions, meet new friends, and let loose after the stress of the day.
Family Futures Resource Network provides information, education and support to individuals, parents and families. We are the only family resource centre in south Edmonton, that offers this range of services and programs. We are a network of programming sites embedded within the communities we serve.
#101, 4341 Savaryn Drive SW Edmonton, Alberta T6X 2E8
Open Monday to Friday
9:00am – 4:30pm