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

Parent & Caregiver Education

Through the agency, as well as formal and informal partnerships, Family Futures Resource Network has been intent on providing parent and caregiver education. These skill-building programs encourage attachment and positive parenting practices. These evidence-based programs also utilize Triple P Parenting; Group Triple P Parenting; Positive Discipline; and the Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets. In addition, capacity-building support groups help parents and caregivers learn strategies to strengthen the parent-child relationship and provide safe and nurturing environments.

All Ages

Spring 2021 Programs During COVID-19

We were hopeful that government restrictions would have eased in time for the launch of our Spring session to allow in-person programs. However, with the latest updates, we have made the decision to continue with only virtual programs. The website has been updated to reflect this. Some programs will not be able to run virtually and will be removed. Our brochure will not accurately reflect these changes, so we encourage you to review our website for the most up-to-date information.

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. These are on each program page, the At-Home Family Fun page, and our YouTube channel.

 

Count-to-Ten for Parents

For parents of children ages 0–18 years | Parenting can be an emotional roller coaster. At times it is full of joy and love and other times it can be scary, frustrating, and overwhelming.  Sometimes you may also feel anger as a parent which is normal. But how you express and manage your anger is an important piece. If you are interested in learning about anger, how it affects your body and mind, healthy ways to express anger, identifying your anger triggers, and exploring a variety of anger management strategies, including communication skills and self-care, this program is for you. This 5-week program is designed to support parents in understanding how anger is affecting their lives and to provide tools to help manage anger and allow them to develop a personal Anger Management Plan.

 

Registration:
Online

Dates:
April 27, 2021 - May 25, 2021

 

Handle With Care

For parents of children ages 0–6 years | Did you know that supporting your child’s social-emotional development when they are young is one of the best investments you can make in their future? Skills such as the ability to manage emotions, build positive self-esteem, and develop healthy relationships do not come naturally and need to be taught.  In this interactive program, you will learn easy and simple ways to promote positive mental health and well-being through basic strategies and everyday interactions.

Registration:
Online

Dates:
May 27, 2021 - June 17, 2021

 

Healthy Start for Mommy & Me

For mothers of babies ages 0–6 months | Are you a new mom with a baby birth to 6 months? Are you looking for an opportunity to connect with other new moms to discuss topics related to motherhood, health, child development, relationships and babies? If so, we invite you to join this program. Alberta Health Services (AHS) and Family Futures Resource Network (FFRN), in partnership, are offering a facilitated discussion in a safe, relaxed and supportive learning environment.

Registration:
Online

Dates:
April 14, 2021 - May 19, 2021

 

Kids Have Stress Too!

For parents of children ages 2–6 years | All children will experience stress and anxiety at times throughout their lives.  The Kids Have Stress Too program developed by the Psychology Foundation of Canada is designed to give caregivers the tools they need to understand children’s stress and promote the development of effective stress management skills and resiliency from a young age.  Participants will leave the program with practical child-friendly stress management strategies that can be introduced immediately to positively impact children’s social and emotional development.

 

Registration:
Online

Dates:
April 16, 2021 - April 23, 2021

 

Managing Motherhood

For mothers of babies ages 0–12 months | Motherhood is not as easy as it can seem! Whether it is your first or fifth child, the postpartum period can be challenging.  If you are experiencing signs of postpartum depression/anxiety, are having a hard time adjusting, or just want to be around other moms going through similar challenges, Managing Motherhood could be a good fit.  In this program, we will discuss topics such as relationships, communication, bonding with your baby, self-care, and much more.

Registration:
Online

Dates:
April 14, 2021 - June 9, 2021

 

April 15, 2021 - June 10, 2021

 

NEW! – Pregnancy Connect

For expectant parents | Are you an expecting mom? Join this social and informative prenatal group to discuss and learn about prenatal attachment and bonding, mental and physical health for expecting parents, birth choices, postpartum preparation and much more. This is a great place to connect with other parents and talk about things that are important to you during this time.

Registration:
Online

Dates:
April 26, 2021 - June 7, 2021