#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.

 

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:
September 14, 2021 - October 12, 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 managing emotions, building positive self-esteem, and developing 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 20, 2021 - November 10, 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:
October 6, 2021 - November 10, 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:
November 19, 2021 - November 26, 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:
October 12, 2021 - December 7, 2021

 

October 14, 2021 - December 16, 2021

 

NEW! – 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: bridge communication gaps; defuse power struggles; enforce the message of love; build on strengths – not weaknesses; hold children accountable with their self-respect intact; teach children not what to think but how to think; win cooperation at home and school, and meet the special challenge of teen misbehaviour.

Registration:
Online

Dates:
October 21, 2021 - December 2, 2021

 

NEW! – Super Dads Super Kids

For male caregivers and children ages 4–10 years | Super Dads Super Kids is an 8-week 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.

Registration:
Online

Dates:
October 23, 2021 - December 18, 2021