Raising Children

Whether you’re a new parent or an experienced caregiver, or just thinking about starting a family, the Government of Alberta offers a wide range of online information and services for you. This page links to Alberta resources and some Government of Canada and related resources as well.

Alberta Programs Website

Internet Safety for Kids.

The online world is rapidly developing and many of our children now have access to devices that enable them to connect to the internet, take images or video, and communicate with others. While it is important not to obstruct them from developing skills from using these devices, it is essential that parents support their children in navigating the online world. click the link below for a helpful resource for parents regarding Internet Safety for Kids.

Internet Safety for Kids

February and March Outreach Events

Effective Communication – Winter Series
Friday February 18, 2022
3:00pm to 4:00pm

Did you know that boundaries and communication are self-care skills? This presentation will explore how we can utilize these tools in order to keep ourselves well.

To register contact Outreach and Education at outreach@lfsfamily.ca or 403-327-5724

 

**This Friday** Community Helpers Training for Adults who support youth - online
Friday February 18, 2022
9:00am to 12:00pm

Working with youth can be dynamic! If you are an adult who is helpful, caring, and supportive to youth and want to enhance your skills and confidence, the Community Helpers Program may be right for you!

To register contact Outreach and Education at outreach@lfsfamily.ca or 403-327-5724

Understanding Suicide – Online presentation
Wednesday March 2, 2022
2:00pm to 4:00pm

This online presentation includes important information about the topic of suicide and its prevention. Information presented includes: emotions & feelings, emotional needs, and myths & facts about suicide.  Please note: this presentation is intended to offer fundamental information about the issue of suicide.  It will not address suicide intervention strategies or techniques.

To register contact Outreach and Education at outreach@lfsfamily.ca or 403-327-5724

**NEW** New Direction Presentation Series - Online
March 4 – Responding to Stress
March 11 – Understanding Grief and Loss
March 18 – Anxiety Awareness
March 25 – Self-Care as a Practice

Fridays, 10:00am to 11:30am

These presentations are meant to support participants with the ups and downs of the past two years.  People can register for all four or just the presentation they will find most helpful to them.

To register contact Outreach and Education at outreach@lfsfamily.ca or 403-327-5724

 

HEART (Humanity = Empathy And Respect Together) – Online Personal Growth Group
March 3 to 24, 2022
Thursdays, 2:00pm to 3:30pm

HEART provides participants the chance to engage in open conversation about the social construction of gender and its impact our mental health.

To register contact Outreach and Education at outreach@lfsfamily.ca or 403-327-5724

**NEW** Because We Care  – Online Personal Growth Group for Professionals
March 9 to 30, 2022
Wednesdays, 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Compassion fatigue can be a natural outcome for helpers who do their job well. Find support, information, and connection as we explore resilience through personal insight and resources.

To register contact Outreach and Education at outreach@lfsfamily.ca or 403-327-5724