Parent and Caregiver Education programs help caregivers increase their skills and confidence in providing a nurturing environment for their children. Limited child minding is provided for those programs where it is noted in their descriptions.
If you need any additional resources, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 780-413-4521. We have created some online programs, services and support options. These are on each program page, the At-Home Family Fun page, and our YouTube channel.
For caregivers of children ages Birth–5 years | Do you ever feel you do not understand why your child is behaving in a challenging way and you are unsure of what to do? The Circle of Security Parenting Program is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened. This program will teach caregivers how to better understand their child’s emotional needs and to learn how best to manage difficult emotions.
For caregivers of children and youth birth-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 feel anger as a parent—which is normal. But how you express and manage your anger is the key. This program is designed to support caregivers in understanding how anger is affecting their life and identify anger triggers. A variety of anger management strategies are examined, to find healthy ways to express anger, and develop personal self care techniques.
For Moms and Caregivers Prenatal to 2 months post-natal | Health for Two is a free program for pregnant women who need extra support to have a healthy pregnancy. Information and support is provided 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. The program is co-facilitated in partnership with Alberta Health Services. No child minding provided but parents are welcome to bring their children to this program.
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 this program with practical child-friendly stress management strategies that can be introduced immediately to positively impact children’s social and emotional development.
For caregivers of children age 13-18 years | Have you ever wondered why your teen makes certain choices or behaves a certain way? Come join us to learn about the adolescent brain and how to best support your teen through these important developmental years.
For mothers of babies ages Birth–1 year | 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. This program will be co-facilitated by Family Futures Resource Network and Alberta Health Services. We will discuss topics such as relationships, communication, bonding with your baby, self-care, and much more. Please bring a blanket to place your baby on during the program.
Coffee, tea, snacks and limited child minding will be available onsite.
Caregivers and their children up to 5 years | The foundation for a healthy brain is “built” during the first 2000 days of a child’s life. Caregivers are invited to explore how relationships, play and everyday experiences positively impact a child’s development. This informal conversation café brings people together to share experiences, local resources, and the newest research about the early years.
For caregivers of children ages 2–18 years | Positive Discipline teaches important social and life skills in a manner that is deeply respectful and encouraging for both children and adults. This approach works from the premise that the key to positive discipline is not punishment, but mutual respect. Come discover concrete tools to support learning in a variety of areas such as bridge communication gaps, defuse power struggles, enforce the message of love, build on strengths – not weaknesses, win cooperation at home, and meet the special challenge of teenage misbehavior.
For expectant caregivers | Are you anticipating the birth of a baby? Join this social and informative prenatal group for expectant caregivers to discuss and learn about prenatal attachment and bonding, mental and physical health, birth choices, postpartum preparation and much more. This is a great place to connect with other caregivers and talk about things that are important to you during this time.
For male caregivers and children ages 4–10 years | Super Dads Super Kids is an interactive, play-based program for male caregivers and the children they are raising. Child development, communication, emotional health, positive discipline, activity and nutrition and work-life balance are explored.
For parents of children ages 2–12 years | You can help your child become confident and successful – at school and beyond. Find out ways to encourage them to be respectful, considerate, get along with others, feel good about themselves, and become independent problem solvers.
For parents of children ages 2–12 years | How can you help your child manage their emotions so they cope well with disappointment? Learn the strategies that will allow them to recognize and deal with positive and negative emotions – in a healthy way.
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
Monday to Friday
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