#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

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.

 

Circle of Security

For parents of children ages 0–5 years | Do you ever feel you do not understand why your child is behaving in a challenging way and you are unsure of what to do? The Circle of Security Parenting Program is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened. This program will teach caregivers how to better understand their child’s emotional needs and to learn how best to manage difficult emotions.

Limited childcare for children aged 13 months to 5 years will be available. Please call 780-413-4521 to arrange this.

Registration:
Online

Dates:
October 5, 2022 - November 23, 2022

 

Count-to-Ten for Parents-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 feel anger as a parent—which is normal. But how you express and manage your anger is the key. This program is designed to support caregivers in understanding how anger is affecting their life and identify anger triggers. A variety of anger management strategies are examined, to find healthy ways to express anger, and develop personal self care techniques.

Registration:
Online

Dates:
September 12, 2022 - October 17, 2022

 

Handle With Care-Zoom

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.

Registration:
Online

Dates:
October 19, 2022 - November 9, 2022

 

Health for Two Group

For Moms and Caregivers Prenatal to 2 months post-natal | Health for Two is a free program for pregnant women who need extra support to have a healthy pregnancy. Information and support is provided on a variety of health topics related to pregnancy and infant care, in a safe and welcoming environment. You can also receive resources such as prenatal vitamins, milk coupons, and bus tickets to get to prenatal appointments. The program is co-facilitated in partnership with Alberta Health Services. No childcare provided but parents are welcome to bring their children to this program.

Registration:
Drop-In

Dates:
September 7, 2022 - December 21, 2022

 

Healthy Start for Mommy & Me

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 facilitated discussion sessions in a safe, relaxed, and supportive learning environment.

Registration:
Online

Dates:
September 14, 2022 - October 19, 2022

 

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 this Zoom 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:
November 18, 2022 - November 25, 2022

 

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. This program will be co-facilitated by Family Futures Resource Network and Alberta Health Services. We will discuss topics such as relationships, communication, bonding with your baby, self-care, and much more.

Family Futures Resource Network is trying a new combined delivery format where you can choose to join in person or via Zoom each week. Coffee, tea, snacks and limited childcare will be available onsite.

Registration:
Online

Dates:
October 13, 2022 - December 15, 2022

 

New – Connect

For parents of youth ages 13-18 | This program supports caregivers of pre-teens and teens with difficult behavioural and emotional struggles.  Each session provides a new perspective on parent-teen relationships and adolescent development.  Caregivers watch role-plays, try exercises and work together to develop new strategies to respond to difficult behaviours. We support caregivers to develop healthy relationships while setting limits.

Registration:
Online

Dates:
October 17, 2022 - December 19, 2022

 

New – Positive Indigenous Parenting

For parents of children ages 0-12 years | Positive Indigenous Parenting prepares our Indigenous parents to use a culturally specific approach within family raising dynamics. The materials presented during these 4 sessions draw on the strengths of historic First Nations child-rearing practices, traditional values with contemporary skills using teaching through stories, cradleboards, focusing on the importance of maintaining harmony in everyday relationships, lessons in nature, everyday discipline values interwoven with skill development, and continually modelling the use of praise. Join us for family relationship building. These sessions are being offered by the Red Road Indigenous West Pte Oyate, in partnership with Family Futures Resource Network.
Limited childcare will be available for children 13 months and older. Please call 780-413-4521 to arrange this.

Registration:
Online

Dates:
October 15, 2022 - November 5, 2022

 

Parent Café, The Early Years

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. Caregivers are invited to explore how relationships, play and everyday experiences positively impact a child’s development. This informal conversation café brings people together to share experiences, local resources, and the newest research about the early years. Caregivers and children have time together to enjoy playtime with some time apart for adult discussions. During the adult portion children will enjoy time with facilitators.

Registration:
Online

Dates:
September 20, 2022 - October 11, 2022

 

Positive Discipline

For parents of children ages 2–18 years | Positive Discipline teaches important social and life skills in a manner that is deeply respectful and encouraging for both children and adults. This approach works from the premise that the key to positive discipline is not punishment, but mutual respect. Come discover concrete tools to support learning in a variety of areas such as bridge communication gaps, defuse power struggles, enforce the message of love, build on strengths – not weaknesses, win cooperation at home, and meet the special challenge of teenage misbehavior.

Registration:
Online

Dates:
September 22, 2022 - October 27, 2022

 

Super Dads Super Kids

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 they are raising. Child development, communication, emotional health, positive discipline, activity and nutrition and work-life balance are explored.

 

Registration:
Online

Dates:
November 26, 2022 - December 17, 2022

 

Triple P Discussion Group: Developing Good Bedtime Routines

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.

Registration:
Online

Dates:
August 25, 2022

 

Triple P Group

For parents of children ages 2–12 years | Triple P Group is a parenting intervention group for caregivers with children 12 years of age and younger. It is delivered over eight weeks. Caregivers will actively participate in a range of exercises to learn about the root causes of children’s misbehaviour. Caregivers will also learn how to set specific goals and utilize strategies to promote positive behaviours, manage misbehaviours, and plan for unexpected situations.

Registration:
Online

Dates:
October 3, 2022 - November 28, 2022