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.
Any programs with a September-December start date are part of the fall session. Please note registration for these programs will not open until August 17 at 9 a.m.
If you need any additional resources, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 780-413-4521. We have created some online programs, services and support options. These are on each program page, the At-Home Family Fun page, and our YouTube channel.
Please note, some of our younger Child & Youth programs go up to 13-years-old. We see this as a leadership opportunity for 13-year-olds before moving into older youth programs. Check here for additional programs that may be applicable to your family.
15–18 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. Each week will include a different art project and will also explore mindfulness activities that you can use to help manage strong emotions and difficult situations.
11–14 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 art projects, but we will also explore mindfulness activities, team building challenges and problem-solving games that show you how to use your creative strengths to manage challenging situations that come up in life.
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.
Parental consent forms required | $25.00 fee
13–15 years | Step out of your comfort zone and get and get your heart pumping, wrack your brain to win the scavenger hunt race, escape a room to find the hidden treasure, and test your limits through a series of obstacle courses with your fellow teammates. These weeks will challenge your heart, mind, and body, but you’ll leave laughing and wanting more. Do you have what it takes? Come and find out!
13–17 years | The Healthy Relationships Plus Program supports skill-building that promotes healthy relationships, resiliency and mental health in youth. Through interactive activities and engaging discussions, you will increase your knowledge and confidence in navigating through the difficult challenges in peer pressure, relationships, and communication. Some of the topics include messaging in social media, the impact of substance use and abuse, mental health and well-being, building healthy relationships, and boundaries and communication. Come join us!
16–18 years | This program will provide a variety of fun activities to make the Mind-Body Connection. Stretch yourself literally with a combination of physical activities, puzzles, mysteries and other brain exercises, along with mindfulness activities to help you learn to be calmer and reduce stress as it arises. These weeks will help you develop your mind-body connection to increase health, decrease stress and have fun doing it.
Once you’ve finished your time in school, and you are becoming more and more independent, you might think life would become easier; you get to make your own choices, do what you want, see who you want, eat what you want, etc…However, going from dependent and limited to independent and free (with the power to make your own choices) is not always an easy transition. “With great [freedom] and power comes great responsibility” (widely used quote dating back to 1793, and of course from Stan Lee’s Spiderman). In this program, we will teach you about the world of “adulting” when it comes to grocery shopping, meal planning, self-care, job applications and interviews, roommate etiquette and more.
15–18 years | Are you looking for some fun things to do on Tuesday nights? Come hang out with us at FFRN and engage in some fun and creative activities. We have some ideas of things to do and would like to hear about things that would be of interest to you.
13-15 years | This program challenges youth to draw from their personal experiences in relationships, reflect upon them and apply what they learn to their everyday lives. Each week they will participate in independent and group activities and discussions that get them moving, thinking and practicing those skills. These activities, along with reflective journaling and mindfulness activities, will increase their confidence and interpersonal skills.
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
Monday to Friday
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