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

Parent & Caregiver Education

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.

All Ages

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.

 

Each One. Teach One – Debt Smarts

For everyone | Each One, Teach One award-winning workshops provide financial education to community members and help build their knowledge, skills and confidence to make the right financial decisions for themselves. All sessions are free and facilitated by trained professionals from local financial institutions. These workshops are offered in partnership with United Way Financial Pathways Collaborative.

  • Tips to manage your debt
  • When it makes sense to get a consolidation loan
  • About the difference between consumer proposal and bankruptcy
Registration:
Online

Dates:
April 16, 2024

 

Each One. Teach One – Introduction to RESPs

For everyone | Each One, Teach One award-winning workshops provide financial education to community members and help build their knowledge, skills and confidence to make the right financial decisions for themselves. All sessions are free and facilitated by trained professionals from local financial institutions. These workshops are offered in partnership with United Way Financial Pathways Collaborative.

Registration:
Online

Dates:
May 7, 2024

 

Effective Co-Parenting

Parents of children and youth 0-18 years | Separation and divorce can be difficult for you and your children. This program is designed to offer skills, strategies, resources and support during and after separation and divorce. 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 teach strategies to improve communication with your co-parent and how to better take care of yourself. This is not a therapy based program.

 

Registration:
Online

Dates:
May 8, 2024 - June 12, 2024

 

Health for Two

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 one-on-one about a variety of health topics related to pregnancy and infant care. You can also receive resources such as prenatal vitamins, milk coupons, and bus tickets to get to prenatal appointments. Please call 780-413-4521 and ask to speak to a Community Resource Navigator.

Dates:

Healthy Start for Mommy & Me

For mothers of babies ages Birth–6 months | If you are a new mom, looking for an opportunity to connect with other new moms, this program is for you! Topics related to motherhood, health, child development, and relationships and babies will be discussed. This program is in partnership with Alberta Health Services. This program offers facilitated discussions in a safe, relaxed, and supportive learning environment. Please bring a blanket to place your baby on during the program.

Registration:
Online

Dates:
April 10, 2024 - May 15, 2024

 

Infant Massage

Caregiver with babies birth-1 year | We invite you and your infant to join us to learn about infant massage. Infant massage is incredibly beneficial to both baby and caregiver as it encourages bonding, body-awareness, promotes relaxation and sleep, and so much more. Participants will have the opportunity to slow down and connect with their infant in a calm setting and try their hand at massage. There will also be the chance for discussion and connection with other caregivers who are also parenting an infant.

 

Registration:
Online

Dates:
May 7, 2024 - May 28, 2024

 

Kids Have Stress Too!-Zoom

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.

Registration:
Online

Dates:
August 13, 2024 - August 20, 2024

 

Let’s Talk Teens

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.

Registration:
Online

Dates:
April 17, 2024 - April 24, 2024

 

Managing Motherhood

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.  Coffee, tea, and snacks will be available onsite.

 

Registration:
Online

Dates:
April 18, 2024 - June 13, 2024

 

New Moms’ Connect

For moms and babies: Birth-1 year | This casual group is an opportunity for new moms with their babies in tow, to meet other new moms in a comfortable setting. Enjoy facilitated conversation about a variety of topics relating to the experience of being a new mother.

 

Registration:
Online

Dates:
July 10, 2024 - July 31, 2024

 

Nobody’s Perfect in Arabic

Parents of children 0-6 years | Nobody’s Perfect is a National Parenting Program offered in Canada since 1980. Parents and caregivers will acquire knowledge of childhood development of children birth to 6 years and positive parenting skills. In addition they will learn about the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and how to create a safe environment to prevent injuries and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Parenting topics: Adverse Childhood Experiences, Serve and Return, Behaviour, Body and Mind and parental Self care, Child Safety, Journey to Resilience, Discussion/Follow Up. This program is being provided by ASSIST Community Services Centre in partnership with Family Futures Resource Network.

البرنامج التربوي «لا أحد مثالي» للمتحدثين بالعربية.

برنامج «لاأحد مثالي» برنامج وطني لتعليم الآباء والمربين، يتم تقديمه في كندا منذ 1980.

يكتسب الاهل ومقدمو المعرفة وتنمية الطفولة مهارات التربية الايجابية من سن الولادة الى سن 6
سنوات”ومهارات التربية الإيجابية. بالإضافة إلى التعرف على تأثير تجارب الطفولة السلبية (ACEs) وكيفية خلق بيئة آمنة لتجنب الإصابات ومتلازمة الموت المفاجئ للرضع.

كما يتناول البرنامج الجوانب التربوية عبرخمس مسارات هي: السلوك، الجسم، العقل، سلامة الطفل والصحة النفسية والعقلية للوالدين، بالإضافة للمناقشات والمتابعة

Registration:
Online

Dates:
May 3, 2024 - June 7, 2024

 

Parent Café, The Early Years

Parents and their children age birth-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 positive experiences 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. Please bring a blanket to place your baby on during the program.

 

Registration:
Online

Dates:
July 11, 2024 - August 1, 2024

 

Parenting in 2 Cultures

Come and join the conversation about parenting in Canada. Meet other parents and find ways to balance your culture from back home with the Canadian culture. Learn about Positive Discipline as a tool to build strong relationships with your children. This program is being provided by Catholic Social Services in partnership with Family Futures Resource Network. Limited childminding available.

Registration:
Online

Dates:
April 13, 2024 - May 25, 2024

 

Positive Discipline

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.

Registration:
Online

Dates:
April 11, 2024 - May 16, 2024

 

Positive Indigenous Parenting

For parents of children ages 2-18 years | Positive Indigenous Parenting prepares Indigenous parents to use a culturally specific approach within family raising dynamics. The materials presented during these 4 sessions draw on the strengths of historic First Nations child-rearing practices, traditional values with contemporary skills using teaching through stories, cradleboards, focusing on the importance of maintaining harmony in everyday relationships, lessons in nature, everyday discipline values interwoven with skill development, and continually modelling the use of praise. Join us for family relationship building. These sessions are being offered by the Red Road Indigenous West Pte Oyate, in partnership with Family Futures Resource Network. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided. Limited child minding will be available for children 13 months and older. Please call 780-413-4521 to arrange this.

Registration:
Online

Dates:
April 9, 2024 - April 30, 2024

 

Triple P Discussion Groups: Dealing with Disobedience

For parents of children ages Birth–12 years | This workshop will provide examples of common forms of disobedience. Several positive caregiver strategies are introduced to help caregivers develop a personal plan to prevent and manage disobedience and teach limits.

Registration:
Online

Dates:
July 8, 2024

 

Triple P Discussion Groups: Developing Good Bedtime Routines

For parents of children ages Birth–12 years | This workshop explores common parenting problems at bedtime and the routines children need. Parents are introduced to positive parenting strategies to help them develop a plan to deal with behaviours at bedtime and during the night.

Registration:
Online

Dates:
July 22, 2024

 

Triple P Discussion Groups: Hassle-Free Shopping with Children

For parents of children ages Birth–12 years | This workshop will use shopping trips as an example of one of the most common times parents have to deal with difficult behavior in public. It allows parents to discuss the kinds of problems they have faced and introduces some parent traps and 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:
July 29, 2024

 

Triple P Discussion Groups: Managing Fighting and Aggression

For parents of children ages Birth–12 years | This workshop encourages Caregivers to share their experiences with children’s aggression, destructive behaviour, and discuss the reasons why children fight. It covers the skills children need to cooperate and get along with others. It introduces positive parenting strategies to teach children to play nicely, resolve problems, deal with sibling conflict, and manage temper tantrums.

Registration:
Online

Dates:
July 15, 2024

 

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