Parent Education & Capacity-Building

Throughout the year, we offer single session workshops to multi-week programming to help parents and caregivers obtain the tools and skills to strengthen their relationship with their children.

To view what’s currently being offered please see our calendar

Groups

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COPE – Community Parent Education Program (7 Session)

This education program is for parents of children ages 6 – 12 with challenging behaviours and is designed to:

  • improve on existing parenting skills
  • build problem solving skills
  • improve relationships and family functioning
  • develop supportive personal networks
  • increase knowledge of local resources

Caregiver Support Group

Weekly support group for parents & caregivers of teens that are experiencing depression, suicidal thoughts, and/or engaging in self-harm and risky behaviours such as running away, high risk peer connections and aggressive acting out behaviour.

Free & anonymous – No registration required.

Join us Wednesdays at 6:30PM @ 31 Hyperion Court.

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Stepping Stones – Triple P

This group is for parents/caregivers of children 0 – 12.

Stepping Stones is great if you are having significant challenges with your child’s behaviour or if you would simply like to learn skills to help promote your child’s development and potential.

This group looks at managing problem behaviours, encouraging desired behaviours, coping with stress, developing a close relationship between caregiver and child, and teaching children new skills.

This group consists of 5 – 2 hour sessions + phone check ins afterwards.

For more information, please reach out to [email protected]

Workshops

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Effective Communication and Consequences (1 Session)

This workshop for parents of children 6 – 12 is designed to:

  • Improve your communication
  • Explore strategies around listening skills, giving directions and following through
  • Learn how to deliver effective consequences

Emotional Regulation for Parenting Young Children 0-6 (1 Session)

This workshop for parents of children 0 – 6 is designed to:

  • Learn relationship-based approaches and strategies to manage intense emotions
  • Understand the connection between development and emotional regulation
  • Discuss how caregivers can support their young children with emotional regulation
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Emotional Regulation for Parenting Adolescents 11-18 (1 Session)

This workshop for parents of adolescents 11 – 18 is designed to:

  • Learn about youth development
  • Understand how your emotional regulation as parents impacts your youth
  • Learn how to support your youth through communication they understand

Incentives and Positive Reinforcement (1 Session)

This workshop for parents of children 0 – 12 is designed to:

  • Increase your knowledge about positive reinforcement
  • Explore why it is important
  • Introduce strategies to implement incentives and rewards at home
  • Explore different types of reinforcement and incentives
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Parenting Through Divorce/Separation (1 Session)

This workshop for parents of children 0 – 18 is designed to:

  • Discuss effects of divorce/separation on children
  • Teach you how to talk to your children about divorce/separation
  • Help your child through a divorce/separation

Parenting Your Anxious Child (2 Sessions or full day)

This workshop for parents of children 7 – 18 is designed to explore:

  • What anxiety is
  • Why our children and teens are having difficulty
  • What can we do to help them better learn to manage their anxiety
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Reacting vs. Responding (1 Session)

This workshop for parents of children 0 – 18 is designed to:

  • Learn the difference between responding and reacting
  • Explore strategies to help regulate emotions
  • Learn to respond to children in a more productive way

Transition to Kindergarten (1 Session)

This workshop for parents of children 3-5 is designed to support children to have a positive, emotionally healthy transition to school.

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Supporting Youth With Depression, Suicidal Thoughts and Self-Harm (1 Session)

This workshop is designed for parents & caregivers of youth 12 – 18.

This workshop assists with caring for youth who are struggling with feelings of depression, experiencing suicidal thoughts and/or engaging in self-harm. This workshop will offer information in relation to what is depression, warning signs mental health is worsening, triggers that can impact youths mental health and discussion on how to provide support to youth.

What is Important to Know About ADHD (1 Session)

This workshop for parents of children 6 – 18 is designed to:

  • Understand what ADHD is
  • Dispel myths about ADHD
  • Discuss strategies that can assist children diagnosed with ADHD
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