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

Caregiver Support & Education

FOR SPRING 2020 PROGRAMS:
ONLINE AND PHONE REGISTRATION START DATE: REGISTRATION DATE POSTPONED
EXCEPT FOR SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION WHICH STARTS: April 6, 2020 @ 9 A.M.

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

All Ages

 

ADHD Parent Support Group

As part of our relationship with the ADHD Association of Greater Edmonton, FFRN is pleased to host their monthly parent support group meetings. This meeting is a time for meaningful dialogue and to share deeply about issues related to ADHD that affect your lives and the lives of your children. Whether it’s a chance to discuss struggles with school or the pre-diagnostic/treatment process, or an opportunity to share successes your kids have had, we want to hear about your experiences. This is a roundtable discussion, in a welcoming, non-judgmental setting. For more information please visit: adhdedmonton.com

Registration:
Drop-In

Dates:
April 1, 2020

 

May 6, 2020

 

June 3, 2020

 

Count-to-Ten Anger Management – Parent Version

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 ñ which is normal. But how you express and manage your anger is the 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 6-week program is designed to support parents in understanding how anger is affecting their life, and to provide tools to help manage anger and allow them to develop a personal Anger Management Plan.

Dates:
May 7, 2020 - June 11, 2020

 

Effective Co-Parenting: Putting Kids First

Going through the process of separation and divorce is difficult for you and your children. This program is designed to offer skills, strategies, resources and support for you, at different stages of moving through the separation process.  You will learn how children understand and deal with separation at every stage of their lives and how best to support them though these stages. We will also provide strategies on how to communicate with your co-parent, how to take care of yourself and much more. This is not a therapy based program.

Registration:
Phone

Dates:
April 20, 2020 - June 1, 2020

 

Goodbye Bedtime Battles

Join other parents and a Pediatric Occupational Therapist (OT) to learn more about the many different factors that influence a child’s sleep routine, environment and positive sleep-time associations.

Registration:
Phone

Dates:
May 20, 2020

 

Goodbye Mealtime Struggles

Join other parents and a Pediatric Occupational Therapist (OT) to learn more about the many different factors that influence a child’s sleep routine, environment and positive sleep-time associations.

Registration:
Phone

Dates:
April 3, 2020

 

Health for Two Group

Health for Two is a free program for pregnant women who need extra support to have a healthy pregnancy. The Health for Two group provides information and support 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. Join our nurse and other exciting facilitators to learn, ask questions and meet other expectant moms. No childcare provided, but parents are welcome to bring their children to this program.

Registration:
Drop-In

Dates:
April 7, 2020 - June 30, 2020

 

April 1, 2020 - June 24, 2020

 

Healthy Start for Mommy & Me

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:
Phone

Dates:
May 7, 2020 - June 11, 2020

 

Kids Have Stress Too!

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.

Dates:
May 30, 2020

 

Managing Motherhood

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, in a relaxed social setting.

Registration:
Phone

Dates:
April 8, 2020 - June 10, 2020

 

Sleep Tight Baby

The Sleep Tight Baby workshop is for parents of babies. Sleep can be a struggle for your baby and can affect the whole family. Come to this free introductory workshop to help make bedtimes more peaceful.

Registration:
Phone

Dates:
June 5, 2020