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

Resources

211 Alberta

211 is a helpline & online database of Alberta’s community social services. Family Futures Resource Network is listed as a resource on the www.ab.211.ca website, as are many wonderful organizations. Having this vital service easily accessible to all Albertans means more people will be able to find the resources they need during times of need.

Call 211 from anywhere in Alberta. Reach out anytime to access the free, confidential service.

You can also reach out to 211 by text or chat: dial 2-1-1, text INFO to 211 or visit www.ab.211.ca and click “live chat.” 

Family Resources

These agencies are recognized partners within the Family Resource Network. They offer free resources available in Edmonton and the area.

The Family Centre
Multicultural Health Brokers Cooperative
Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters (BGCBigs) of Edmonton
RRHS
The Red Road Healing Society
ASSIST Community Services Centre

Rapid Access Counselling (RAC)

In partnership with the Family Centre, Family Futures Resource Network is offering FREE one hour professional, confidential counselling to any child under the age of 18, or any caregiver supporting children. RAC supports clients to gain direction to an ongoing challenge or assist with a current crisis. The sessions are one at a time and can be accessed as needed.

-In-person Wednesday, 9:00am and 4:00pm at our Summerside location, #101, 4341 Savaryn Dr. Sw. Book Here!

-Virtual counselling Monday – Friday. Several time slots are available throughout the day. Book Here!

-Participants can book online or call FFRN office: 780-413-4521 to inquire. The counselling sessions can be booked in person, virtually and or over the phone.

The service is available for: Children, youth, individuals, couples, and families

 

Early Childhood Development

The Brain Story Brain health (including risk for physical and mental illness) is determined by more than just our genes. Learn how early experiences get built into our brains and bodies. Learn more about the Brain Story at the link provided.

Brain Architecture Early experiences build brains, brains aren’t just born. They’re also built. Learn more about how to build strong brain architecture in early childhood.

Good Dads — the real game-changer | This is a great TED talk about the importance of dads and the impact they have on the development of children.

Community Resources

Mental Health During Early Childhood Development

Substance abuse resources in Edmonton – Scroll down to the bottom to see registered organizations listed

Tip sheets on various topics around pregnancy and families with children 0 – 5. http://www.excellence-earlychildhood.ca

Health information regarding matters relating to Pregnancy, children, teens and more. https://www.caringforkids.cps.ca

Family Violence Info Line (310-1818) is available 24/7 in over 170 languages. Their online chat is available daily from 8 am to 8 pm at alberta.ca/SafetyChat

Special Education Resources support to those affected by birth injuries, brain injuries, cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy or other disabilities. 

Self/Peer Exploitation

Supporting a Child Whose Loved One Has Cancer

Online Safety

Keep Children Safe from Online Sexual Exploitation & Abuse During the Pandemic

COVID-19 Global ONLINE SAFETY ADVICE for parents and carers

COVID Resources

Multi Language Toolkit re. COVID-19 with collaborators Dr Sahil Gupta, and Dr Samuel Vaillancourt, Unity Health, Toronto, and Dr Jaspreet Khangura, Alberta Health Services.

Triple P Top Tips for Parents During Covid

Triple P Parenting During Covid

What is Covid-19 and How it Affects Child Development: COVID ECD_

Explaining COVID-19 to Children booklet

Tolerance for Uncertainty – A COVID-19 workbook

Make a COVID time capsule

Creative Calm Throughout Coronavirus Kids Workbook

Resources on staying mentally well while working from home under Covid-19

Autism Speaks Canada contains vetted COVID-19 information for the community, employees and volunteers (FINER Source: Brenda Davidson, MFRC)