Millwoods Family Resource Centre Society

FAMILY SUPPORT & PARENT EDUCATION

Family Support and Parent Education Programs help parents build their skills and confidence in providing a nurturing environment for their children. 

These programs offer information, education, and support to families in the community, through: structured groups; child care (children’s programming provided while parents attend selected adult programs); as well as over-the-phone and drop-in support.

ADHD Parent Support Group

All ages

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 itís 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

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DATES

TIMES

LOCATION

April 3, May 1 & June 5

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Westbrook

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Brand New Mamas

For mom and babies ages prenatal to 13 months  | Ongoing Registration

Are you a first time mom or expecting a baby within in the next three months? Do you want to connect with other moms, share experiences, discuss topics related to being a new mom in a safe and supportive environment? Then this is the group for you. Brand New Mama is a weekly program that fosters social connections, explores topics related to motherhood, relationships, babies and child development as well as provides opportunities for new mom to share idea, ask questions and learn from each other. Ongoing Registration

REGISTRATION REQUIRED - REGISTER AT ANY TIME! Call 780-413-4521, REGISTRATION OPENS TUESDAY, March 12, 2019

DATES

TIMES

LOCATION

THURSDAYS
May 9- June 13

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Westbrook

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Count-to-Ten Anger Management

All Ages | Registration Required. $25 program fee.

This 6-week adult education group that will cover topics such as; understanding anger as a normal emotion, how anger affects your body and mind, healthy ways to express anger, identifing your anger triggers, and exploring a variety anger management strategies including communication skills, and self-care. This program is design to support the participant in understanding how anger is affecting their life, and to provide tools to manage anger and allow them to develop a personal Anger Management Plan.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED - REGISTER AT ANY TIME! Call 780-413-4521, REGISTRATION OPENS TUESDAY, March 12, 2019

DATES

TIMES

LOCATION

MONDAYS
April 29 - June 10
(No program May 20)

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Millhurst

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Handle With Care

For parents & children ages 0-8 years | 4-week program

Did you know that supporting your childís 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 4 week program, you will learn easy and simple ways to promote positive mental health and well-being through basic strategies and everyday interactions.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED - REGISTER AT ANY TIME! Call 780-413-4521, REGISTRATION OPENS TUESDAY, March 12, 2019

DATES

TIMES

LOCATION

TUESDAYS
April 23- May 14

6:00 - 8:00 p.m

Summerside

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Kids Have Stress Too!

For Parents of children 2 to 12 years | No Childcare available

All children will experience stress and anxiety at times throughout their lives.  The Kids Have Stress program developed by the Psychology Foundation of Canada is designed to give caregivers the tools they need to understand childrenís 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 childrenís social and emotional development.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED - REGISTER AT ANY TIME! Call 780-413-4521, REGISTRATION OPENS TUESDAY, March 12, 2019

DATES

TIMES

LOCATION

WEDNESDAYS
May 8, 15, 22

16:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Summerside

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Health for Two Group

Limited childcare for children aged 13 months and older may be available based on need.

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.

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DATES

TIMES

LOCATION

First and third TUESDAYS of the month:
April 2 & 16, May 7 & 21, June  4 & 18.

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Westbrook

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Managing Motherhood

Parents of children 13mths to 12 years

Do you have a new baby?  Are you feeling anxious or overwhelmed? Whether you are a first-time parent, or have multiple children, you are welcome to join us to learn how to manage anxiety and anger, improve communication, develop routines for self-care and promote healthy relationships. Ongoing registration and intake required. Limited child care may be available for children aged 13 months and older based on need.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED - REGISTER AT ANY TIME! Call 780-413-4521, REGISTRATION OPENS TUESDAY, March 12, 2019

DATES

TIMES

LOCATION

WEDNESDAYS
April 18 - June 20

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Millhurst

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Triple P Group

For aged 13 months and older

The Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) aims to foster strong parent-child relationships by empowering parents with tips, tools and strategies that encourage appropriate behaviour in their children. This program is aimed at parents of children age 2 to 12 years. Triple P Group consists of 4 group sessions, followed phone call sessions the following 3 weeks, and finishes with a wrap up group session on the final date. Limited child care may be available for children aged 13 months and older based on need.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED - REGISTER AT ANY TIME! Call 780-413-4521, REGISTRATION OPENS TUESDAY, March 12, 2019

DATES

TIMES

LOCATION

May 2 - June 20

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Westbrook

Triple P Workshops

For aged 13 months and older

The Triple P (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.  Join us for a variety of 2-hour workshops where we will explore helpful strategies for some common challenges parents face. These workshops are aimed at parents of children birth to 12 years Join one or join them all. Limited child care may be available for children aged 13 months and older based on need.

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TOPIC

DATES

TIMES

LOCATION

The Power of Positive Parenting

May 30

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Summeside

Raising Confident, Competent Children

June 6

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Summerside

Raising Resilient Children

June 13

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Summeside