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.
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.
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 Zoom program is designed to support the parents in understanding how anger is affecting their life, to provide tools to manage anger, and allow them to develop a personal anger management plan.
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, express emotions 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 for children 0-6 years old.
For mothers of babies ages 0–6 months | If you are a new mom, looking for an opportunity to connect with other new moms to discuss topics related to motherhood, health, child development, relationships and babies, please join in this program. In partnership with Alberta Health Services, Family Futures Resource Network is offering a facilitated discussion in a safe, relaxed and supportive learning environment.
Moms and babies age birth to 1 year | This casual group is an opportunity for new moms with their babies in tow, to meet other new moms in a comfortable setting. Enjoy facilitated conversation about a variety of topics relating to the experience of being a new mother. Limited childcare will be available for siblings.
Parents and children ages 0-5 years | The foundation for a healthy brain is “built” during the first 2000 days of a child’s life. Parents and caregivers are invited to explore how relationships, play and everyday experiences positively impact a child’s development. Informal conversation cafés bring us together to share experiences, local resources and what is known about how to make the most of this amazing early years opportunity. Parents bring children to the program and there will be a parent/child playtime before and after café. While parents are in adjoining room for café, children will be having playtime with facilitators.
For male caregivers and children ages 4–10 years | Super Dads Super Kids is an interactive, play-based program for male caregivers and the children that they are raising. The topics explored in this group are child development, communication, emotional health, positive discipline, activity and nutrition and work-life balance. Deep parent-child connections come from enjoying your child, knowing your child and paying attention to who they are!
During this session, you and your child will spend some time together engaging in activities. You will also spend some time in a discussion group with other Dads while the children have fun with other program facilitators.
For parents of children ages 2–12 years | This workshop will provide examples of common forms of disobedience. Several positive parent strategies are introduced to help parents develop a personal plan to prevent and manage disobedience and teach limits.
For parents of children ages 2–12 years | This workshop explores common parenting problems at bedtime and the routines children need. Parents are introduced to positive parenting strategies to help them develop a plan to deal with behaviours at bedtime and during the night.
For parents of children ages 2–12 years | This workshop encourages parents to share their experiences with children’s aggression, destructive behaviour, and discuss the reasons why children fight. It covers the skills children need to cooperate and get along with others. It introduces positive parenting strategies to teach children to play nicely, resolve problems, deal with sibling conflict, and manage temper tantrums.
For parents of children ages 2–12 years | You can help your child become confident and successful – at school and beyond. Find out ways to encourage them to be respectful, considerate, get along with others, feel good about themselves, and become independent problem solvers.
For parents of children ages 2–12 years | How can you help your child manage their emotions so they cope well with disappointment? Learn the strategies that will allow them to recognize and deal with positive and negative emotions – in a healthy way.
For parents of children ages 2–12 years | For every parent who ever wondered: “Why does my child do that?” This seminar helps you understand the reasons kids do what they do, so you can guide their behaviour – and encourage more of the behaviour you like and less of the behaviour you do not like.
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
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