#101, 4341 Savaryn Drive SW Edmonton, Alberta, T6X 2E8 780.413.4521 info@familyfutures.ca

Child & Youth 13+

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.

13+ Years

Winter 2021 Programs During COVID-19

Due to the continued provincial restrictions, in-person programs will not go ahead as planned for the month of January. We know the pandemic has been stressful to many and recognize the importance of social connection as a healthy way to cope with stress. We remain hopeful that we will be able to safely offer in-person programs in February, pending any further restrictions by the provincial government. Program start dates for our Winter 2021 session will be adjusted to start in February. These dates will be reflected on each Program page. Any programs currently offered over Zoom will continue with their original January start dates.

A small number of programs will transition over to Zoom. For these programs, you will be contacted individually by the Program Facilitator. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to adapt to health guidelines to protect the health of our participants, staff, and community.

If you need any additional resources during this time, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 780-413-4521. In the meantime, we have already created some online programs, services and support options. Which can be found on each program page, the At-Home Family Fun page, and on 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.

 

Art for the Heart

16–18 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. 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.

Registration:
Online

Dates:
March 1, 2021 - March 22, 2021

 

Babysitter Training Course

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

Registration:
Online

Dates:
March 13, 2021 - March 20, 2021

 

Engage

13–15 years | Join our Child & Youth Team for a weekly afternoon program for 13-15-year-olds to engage the heart, mind, and body. 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!

Registration:
Online

Dates:
February 16, 2021 - March 9, 2021

 

Girls Inspired 13–15 years – Zoom

13–15 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.

Registration:
Online

Dates:
January 21, 2021 - February 25, 2021

 

NEW! – Art Works

13–15 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.

 

 

Registration:
Online

Dates:
February 17, 2021 - March 24, 2021

 

NEW! – Friday Nights Out

15–18 years | Are you looking for some fun things to do on Friday 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. Come solo or bring a friend, no matter what, you will have a great evening!

Registration:
Online

Dates:
February 19, 2021

 

March 5, 2021

 

March 19, 2021

 

NEW! – Girls Inspired 16–18 years

16–18 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.

Registration:
Online

Dates:
February 11, 2021 - March 18, 2021

 

NEW! – Skills to Pay the Bills

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.

 

Dates:

NEW! – The Mind-Body Connection

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.

 

Please note, the January 19 to February 9 option for this program has been cancelled due to continued government restrictions.

 

 

Registration:
Online

Dates:
January 19, 2021 - February 9, 2021

 

March 3, 2021 - March 24, 2021

 

Zoom Room

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.

Registration:
Online

Dates:
January 25, 2021 - February 22, 2021