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.

ONLINE OR PHONE Registration Start Date: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 @ 9:00 a.m.

ADHD Parent Support Group

All adults | DROP-IN

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 it’s 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

DATES

TIMES

LOCATION

Sept 11, Oct 2, Nov 6, Dec 4

7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Westbrook

Jan. 8, Feb. 5, March 4

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Westbrook

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Count-to-Ten Anger Management - Parent Version

All adults | Registration Required. $25 per adult | ONLINE REGISTRATION

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 the 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 6-week program is designed to support parents in understanding how anger is affecting their life, and to provide tools to help manage anger and allow them to develop a personal Anger Management Plan.

DATES

TIMES

LOCATION

THURSDAYS
Oct 10 - Nov 21

6:00 - 8:30 p.m. Westbrook

THURSDAYS
Jan. 23 – Feb. 27

6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Westbrook


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Healthy Start for Mommy & Me

For moms & babies birth to 6 months | PHONE REGISTRATION CALL 780.413.4521

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.  For Moms and babies (birth to 6 months)

DATES

TIMES

LOCATION

THURSDAYS
Jan. 16 – Feb. 20

1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Westbrook

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*NEW* Effective Co-Parenting: Putting Kids First

For adults | PHONE REGISTRATION CALL 780.413.4521

This course is designed to offer skills, strategies, resources and support for participants, from a variety of backgrounds, and at different stages of moving through the process of separation/divorce.  The key focus is on supporting parents to learn effective co-parenting skills, and to work together in order for children to have access to both parents and extended families, in a healthy collaborative way, despite these life changes. This is not a Therapy based group.

DATES

TIMES

LOCATION

MONDAYS
Feb. 3 - March 16
(No Program Feb. 17)

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Summerside

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Y - Digital: Parental Controls

Registration Required. Presented in partnership with YMCA Northern Alberta Y-Digital division. | PHONE REGISTRATION CALL 780.413.4521

The digital environment of the modern age has children using technology from a very young age to play games, communicate and learn online. This can leave parents concerned over the safety and privacy of their children, especially if they don’t feel as tech-savvy as the youth. In this program, we will explore the logistics of digital family accounts and go over how to enable and use parental controls on several software platforms to ensure your kids can have a safe and secure online experience.

Learning Objectives: 

• Understand What Parental Controls are for
• Understand Content Filters, Usage Controls & Monitoring the Use of Technology for Youth
• Understand How to Set Up a Family Account with Microsoft, Apple & Google
• Understand How to Activate and Adjust Parental Control Settings on Microsoft, Apple & Google
• Understand how to Find Resources to Set Up Parental Controls on Game Consoles & Other Devices at Home

DATES

TIMES

LOCATION

TUESDAY
Jan. 21

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Summerside

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Managing Motherhood

For moms and babies: ages: 0 - 12 months (ongoing registration) | PHONE REGISTRATION CALL 780.413.4521

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, in a relaxed and social setting. Limited child care may be available for children aged 13 months and older based on need.  

DATES

TIMES

LOCATION

WEDNESDAYS
Oct 2 - Dec 4

1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Summerside

WEDNESDAYS
Jan. 15 - March 18

1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Knottwood

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Handle With Care

For parents of children ages: 0 - 8 years | ONLINE REGISTRATION

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.

DATES

TIMES

LOCATION

SATURDAYS
Feb. 1 - 8

9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Knottwood

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Kids Have Stress Too!

For parents of children ages: 2 - 12 years | PHONE REGISTRATION CALL 780.413.4521

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 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 that can be introduced immediately to positively impact children’s social and emotional development. No Childcare available.

DATES

TIMES

LOCATION

WEDNESDAYS
Nov 27, Dec 4, Dec 11

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Summerside


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Health for Two Group

For moms and caregivers prenatal to 2 months post-natal | DROP-IN

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.

DATES

TIMES

LOCATION

TUESDAYS
Sept 3 - Dec 17 (WEEKLY)

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Westbrook

WEDNESDAY
Sept 4 - Dec 18 (WEEKLY)

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Millbourne

TUESDAY
Jan. 7 - March 31 (WEEKLY)

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Westbrook

WEDNESDAY
Jan. 8 - March 25 (WEEKLY)

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Millbourne


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Triple P Workshops

For parents of children ages 0 - 12 years | PHONE REGISTRATION CALL 780.413.4521

The Triple P Workshops 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.  Registration Required. Limited child care may be available for DAYTIME sessions, for children aged 13 months and older based on need.  

TOPIC

DATES

TIMES

LOCATION

Dealing with Disobedience

MONDAY
Jan. 20

FRIDAY
Feb. 28

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.


1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Westbrook


Knottwood

Managing Fighting and Aggression

MONDAY
Jan. 27

FRIDAY
March 6

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.


1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Westbrook


Knottwood

Developing Good Bedtime Routines

MONDAY
Feb. 3

FRIDAY
March 13

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.


1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Westbrook


Knottwood

Hassle Free Shopping

MONDAY
Feb. 10

FRIDAY
March 20

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.


1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Westbrook


Knottwood

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Triple P Group

For parents of children ages 0 - 12 years | PHONE REGISTRATION CALL 780.413.4521

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 birth to 12 years, although many of the techniques are recommended from age 2 and up. Triple P Group consists of 4 weekly group sessions, followed 3 weekly phone call sessions to provide 1 – 1 support, and finishes with a wrap up group session on the final date.

DATES

TIMES

LOCATION

TUESDAYS
​Oct 8 – Nov 26

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Summerside

TUESDAYS
Jan. 28 - March 17

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Knottwood

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