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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

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.

 

Count-to-Ten Anger Management – Zoom

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:
February 23, 2021 - March 23, 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:
March 4, 2021 - March 25, 2021

 

Healthy Start for Mommy & Me – Zoom

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:
February 17, 2021 - March 24, 2021

 

Kids Have Stress Too! – Zoom

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 than can be introduced immediately to positively impact children’s social and emotional development.

 

Registration:
Online

Dates:
March 9, 2021 - March 16, 2021

 

Managing Motherhood – Zoom

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:
January 20, 2021 - March 17, 2021

 

January 28, 2021 - March 25, 2021

 

Triple P Discussion Group: Dealing with Disobedience

For parents of children ages 0–12 years | The Positive Parenting Program (Triple P): Dealing with Disobedience Discussion Group aims to foster strong parent-child relationships by empowering parents with tips, tools and strategies that encourage appropriate behaviour in their children. This workshop will provide examples of common forms of disobedience and some reasons why children don’t do as their told. A number of positive parenting strategies are then introduced to help parents develop a personal plan to prevent disobedience, teach their child limits, and also to manage disobedience when necessary.

Registration:
Online

Dates:
February 25, 2021

 

Triple P Discussion Group: Developing Good Bedtime Routines – Zoom

For parents of children ages 0–12 years | The Positive Parenting Program (Triple P): Developing Good Bedtime Routines Discussion Group aims to foster strong parent-child relationships by empowering parents with tips, tools and strategies that encourage appropriate behaviour in their children. This workshop explores different problems parents commonly face at bedtime and some of the reasons why they happen. The skills children need to get into a good bedtime routine are then discussed and parents are introduced to positive parenting strategies to help them prevent problems and develop a plan to deal with any problems that do happen at bedtime or during the night.

Registration:
Online

Dates:
February 11, 2021

 

Triple P Discussion Group: Hassle-Free Shopping with Children

For parents of children ages 0–12 years | The Positive Parenting Program (Triple P): Hassle-Free Shopping with Children Discussion Group aims to foster strong parent-child relationships by empowering parents with tips, tools and strategies that encourage appropriate behaviour in their children. This workshop will use shopping trips as an example of one of the most common times parents have to deal with difficult behaviour in public. It allows parents to discuss the kinds of problems they have faced and introduces some parent traps and the reason why children misbehave on shopping trips. Positive parenting strategies are discussed as step-by-step suggestions about preventing problems and teaching children how to behave on shopping trips, and managing any problems that may happen while shopping and in other community settings.

Registration:
Online

Dates:
February 18, 2021

 

Triple P Discussion Group: Managing Fighting and Aggression – Zoom

For parents of children ages 0–12 years | The Positive Parenting Program (Triple P): Managing Fighting and Aggression Discussion Group aims to foster strong parent-child relationships by empowering parents with tips, tools and strategies that encourage appropriate behaviour in their children. This workshop will encourage parents to share their experiences of dealing with aggressive and destructive behaviour and discuss some of the reasons children fight. It covers the skills that children need to be able to cooperate and get along with others. It then introduces positive parenting strategies to help prevent problems by teaching children to play nicely and resolve problems, deal with sibling conflict, and also to manage those times when children lose their temper and fight or refuse to share, or become aggressive or destructive.

Registration:
Online

Dates:
February 4, 2021