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.
Given the latest health measures, we are suspending all in-person programs for the remainder of 2020. We know the pandemic has been stressful to many and recognize the importance of social connection as a healthy way to cope with stress so we are working to transition as many of our remaining programs to an online platform as quickly as possible. Information about which programs are transitioning to online and those that will, unfortunately, have to be cancelled can be found under each program page.
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.
As for our 2021 programs, we will be going forward as is, with registration on December 8 at 9 am. If things change before the program start dates, we will make the necessary adaptations and ensure participants are informed. We have tried to offer a variety of online and in-person programs for our 2021 winter session to suit the different needs of our participants but we will follow guidelines to protect the health of our participants, staff, and community.
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.
For parents of children ages 0–18 years | 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 through 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This course will give the participants a very good understanding of the impact “Trauma” has on children of all ages, and if left untreated, how trauma can impact their future as adults. Specifically, the course will take a look at the topic of “Adverse childhood experiences” (Also known as ACEs), and discuss how these experiences impact brain development and attachment styles. The course will also look at “Attachment” specifically and how crucial it is for the healthy development of our children. Throughout these discussions, the course will address how this knowledge impacts how we parent and how we should rethink various discipline techniques.
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.
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.
The remainder of this program has been cancelled for 2020.
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.
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.
For parents of children ages 0–12 years | Raising Confident, Competent Children: The Triple P Seminar ( Positive Parenting Program) aims to foster strong parent-child relationships by empowering parents with tips, tools and strategies that encourage appropriate behaviour in their children. You can help your child become confident and successful – at school and beyond. Find out ways to encourage them to be respectful and considerate, communicate and get on well with others, feel good about themselves and become independent problem solvers.
For parents of children ages 0–12 years | The Power of Positive Parenting: The Triple P Seminar ( Positive Parenting Program) is 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 see more of the behaviour you like, and less of the behaviour you don’t like. This Workshop toes over the 5 core principles of Positive Parenting:
– Having a safe and interesting environment
– Having a positive learning environment
– Using assertive discipline
– Having realistic expectations
– Taking care of yourself as a parent
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
Open Monday to Friday
9:00am – 4:30pm
All in-person programs for the remainder of 2020 will be cancelled or transitioning to online delivery. Winter 2021 registration will proceed as is at this time.