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Parent & Caregiver Education

All Ages

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.

These programs will honour public health guidelines but also provide the opportunity for in-person programming for you and your family to enjoy. Check out our *NEW* At-Home Family Fun programs for fun family-friendly activities to do at home.

 

Count-to-Ten Anger Management (Parent Version) – Zoom Session

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 22, 2020 - October 20, 2020

 

Effective Co-Parenting – Zoom Session

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.

Registration:
Online

Dates:
October 22, 2020 - November 26, 2020

 

Handle With Care – Zoom Session

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.

Registration:
Online

Dates:
November 6, 2020 - November 27, 2020

 

Healthy Start for Mommy & Me – Zoom Session

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 8, 2020 - November 12, 2020

 

Kids Have Stress Too! – Zoom Session

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.

 

Registration:
Online

Dates:
November 6, 2020 - November 13, 2020

 

Managing Motherhood – Zoom Session

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 14, 2020 - December 16, 2020

 

Triple P Discussion Group: Dealing with Disobedience

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.

Registration:
Online

Dates:
November 9, 2020

 

Triple P Discussion Group: Developing Good Bedtime Routines

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.

Registration:
Online

Dates:
November 23, 2020

 

Triple P Discussion Group: Hassle-Free Shopping with Children

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.

Registration:
Online

Dates:
November 30, 2020

 

Triple P Discussion Group: Managing Fighting and Aggression

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.

Registration:
Online

Dates:
November 16, 2020

 

Triple P Seminar: Raising Confident, Competent Children

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.

Registration:
Online

Dates:
October 24, 2020

 

Triple P Seminar: Raising Resilient Children

For parents of children ages 0–12 years | Raising Resilient Children: The Triple P Seminars (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. How can you help your child manage their emotions so they cope well with disappointment and in stressful situations? Get the strategies that will allow them to recognize positive and negative emotions – and deal with them in a healthy way.

Registration:
Online

Dates:
November 7, 2020

 

Triple P Seminar: The Power of Positive Parenting

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

Registration:
Online

Dates:
October 17, 2020