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PARENTING IS A JOURNEY

WORKSHOPS 2022

 

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

 

 

Mindful Moments at Home: Daily Practices for Staying in the Present Moment - September 22, 2022, 8:00pm - 9:30pm. 
In this workshop you will learn about mindfulness and its benefits, and discover a set of simple
and effective mindfulness activities that you can introduce to your children at home. You’ll also
be introduced to some key guidelines for bringing the practice into your daily routines. This is an
ideal workshop for anyone who wants to help children develop a connection with their bodies,
minds and emotions and learn to live in the moment. The goal of this workshop is to help
parents gather tools and practical ideas to foster mindfulness at home.
In this workshop you will:
● Learn about mindfulness and its benefits
● Explore simple and effective mindfulness activities
● Apply key guidelines to introduce mindfulness practices and activities to your children
● Identify moments where these practices fit into the rhythm of the day

Healthy Homes - September 29, 2022, 8:00pm - 9:00pm (in partnership with Canada Health)
A virtual Healthy Home session on environmental health in the home and how you can reduce the risk of harmful chemicals. The topics covered include mold, lead, radon, cleaning products, air quality, how to be your own risk manager and more. We would like to show you what Health Canada is doing in regards to public awareness of environmental health and share resources on environmental health that are available. 

Triple P Fear-less - October 27, 2022, 8:00pm - 10:00pm (In partnership with Jasper Place Family Resource Center)

Everyone feels anxious at times, including children and teenagers. Anxiety is a normal and often helpful reaction to danger and usually passes quickly. However, anxiety may cause significant distress and get in the way of everyday life. Learning to manage anxiety effectively is a vital life skill, but it's something we may not have been taught. Fear-Less Triple P:
*offers parents/caregivers key anxiety-management skills they can teach to their children
*helps understand how anxiety works
*how to help children develop coping skills, face feared situations, and manage children's anxious behavior effectively. 

 

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Workshops are offered on Zoom platform, in the evenings. 

Everyone is welcome to register and participate!

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Heather Gautreau is a PhD candidate in Educational Psychology. She holds university-level certifications in Graduate Teaching and Learning, and in Adult and Continuing Education, and she has extensive experience with facilitating seminars on topics related to parenting and family life.  

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Monica Naber is a Registered Psychologist & Facilitator (Family Wellbeing and Relationship Enhancement). She has worked in the field of psychology in both the private and public sectors. She has a strong passion for supporting child development and family wellness, and has experience providing counselling and pediatric assessments. 

   FCSS Edmonton, who we receive the funding from to provide our support programs and services, continues to require us to collect data regarding the outcomes of our programs.We would really appreciate your support by providing your feedback, for us to be able to report to FCSS, and to ensure we are able to continue our programming. After you participate in a workshop, please click on the posted link to complete a small survey https://www.123formbuilder.com/form-5496371/
Thank you so much. Your time, efforts and feedback are much appreciated!

   Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions, comments, ideas or if you just want to connect 😊

PAST WORKSHOPS

Triple P Dealing with Disobedience- September 8, 2022, 8:00 - 10:00pm (In partnership with Jasper Place Family Resource Center)

Discuss some reasons why children don’t do as they’re told. Develop a personal parenting plan to help deal with disobedience. Enrollment is limited.

Emotion Coaching  - September 15, 2022, 8:00 - 10:00pm (In partnership with Jasper Place Family Resource Center)

This workshop looks at 4 different parenting styles and ways we can support young children to understand and express their emotions (frustration, sadness, fear, excitement, tantrums, anger). Enrollment is limited.

Triple P Discussion Group: Managing fighting and aggression - June 16, 2022, 8:00 - 10:00pm (In partnership with Jasper Place Family Resource Center)

Covers skills children need to be able to cooperate, solve problems and get along with others, manage those times when children fight, become aggressive or destructive. Enrollment is limited. 

 

Triple P Fear-less - June 23, 2022, 8:00 - 10:00pm (In partnership with Jasper Place Family Resource Center)

Everyone feels anxious at times, including children and teenagers. Anxiety is a normal and often helpful reaction to danger and usually passes quickly. However, anxiety may cause significant distress and get in the way of everyday life. Learning to manage anxiety effectively is a vital life skill, but it's something we may not have been taught. Fear-Less Triple P:
*offers parents/caregivers key anxiety-management skills they can teach to their children
*helps understand how anxiety works
*how to help children develop coping skills, face feared situations, and manage children's anxious behavior effectively. 

Kids Have Stress Too! - May 26, 2022, 8:00 - 10:00pm (In partnership with Jasper Place Family Resource Center)

This program helps parents; caregivers understand childhood stress and how to provide children with the tools to deal with stress effectively. It is a broad-based primary prevention program, which provides parents, caregivers, and communities with the knowledge, awareness and skills to help young people become healthier and more resilient through learning how to manage their stress. 
Enrollment is limited.

 

Triple P Dealing with disobedience- June 2, 2022, 8:00 - 10:00pm (In partnership with Jasper Place Family Resource Center)

Discuss some reasons why children don’t do as they’re told. Develop a personal parenting plan to help deal with disobedience. Enrollment is limited.

 

Triple P Bedtime routines  - June 9, 2022, 8:00 - 10:00pm (In partnership with Jasper Place Family Resource Center)

Explore different problems parents commonly face at bedtime. Develop strategies to prevent these problems and a plan to deal with them when they do occur. Enrollment is limited. 

Emotion coaching  - April 28, 2022, 8:00 - 10:00pm (In partnership with Jasper Place Family Resource Center)

This workshop looks at 4 different parenting styles and ways we can support young children to understand and express their emotions (frustration, sadness, fear, excitement, tantrums, anger). Enrollment is limited.

 

Triple P Seminar 3: Raising resilient children - May 5, 2022, 8:00 - 9:30pm (In partnership with Jasper Place Family Resource Center)

How a child’s ability to manage feelings and cope with day to day stresses builds.

 

Emotion coaching  - May 12, 2022, 8:00 - 10:00pm (In partnership with Jasper Place Family Resource Center)

This workshop looks at 4 different parenting styles and ways we can support young children to understand and express their emotions (frustration, sadness, fear, excitement, tantrums, anger). Enrollment is limited.

 

Triple P Dealing with disobedience- May 19, 2022, 8:00 - 10:00pm (In partnership with Jasper Place Family Resource Center)

Discuss some reasons why children don’t do as they’re told. Develop a personal parenting plan to help deal with disobedience. Enrollment is limited.

Triple P Seminar 1: The Power of Positive Parenting - April 7, 2022, 8:00 - 9:30pm (In partnership with Jasper Place Family Resource Center)

The five core principles of positive parenting.

 

Kids Have Stress Too! (For parents of Teenagers) - April 14, 2022, 8:00 - 10:00pm (In partnership with Jasper Place Family Resource Center)

Many teens are feeling stressed today. Helping young people identify and manage their stress is key to building essential life skills, and to promote positive social and emotional development. Join us as we look at some of the causes of stress and strategies to support teens in dealing with stress. Enrollment is limited.

Triple P Seminar 2: Raising confident, competent children - April 21, 2022, 8:00 - 9:30pm (In partnership with Jasper Place Family Resource Center)

Six key building blocks children need to do well in life. You can help your child become confident and successful – at school and beyond. Find out ways to encourage them to be respectful and considerate, communicate and get on well with others, feel good about themselves and become independent problem solvers. 

Developing Self-Regulation and Self-Control - March 31, 2022, 8:00-9:30pm (Presenter: Heather Gautreau)

This seminar will explore the concepts of self-regulation and self control, exploring how their development can be influenced by elements such as self esteem, self-efficacy, and locus of control.

Strategies for Effective Parenting - February 10, 2022, 8:00-9:30pm (Presenter: Heather Gautreau) 

This seminar explores practical strategies for intentional, responsive parenting which positively impacts parents’ interactions with their children.

Building Emotional Regulation Skills - February 17, 2022, 8:00-9:30pm (Presenter: Monica Naber) 

This workshop focuses on building caregivers understanding of emotional expression and the role of the developing brain in expressing and regulating emotions. Caregivers will learn practical strategies to help guide their child’s emotional regulation in a manner that also strengthens their parent-child connection.  

 

Responding to Challenging Behaviors, Part 1 and Part 2 - February 24 & March 3, 2022, 8:00-9:30pm (Presenter: Heather Gautreau) 

This two-part series explores some underlying reasons for challenging behaviors, including temper tantrums, sibling rivalry, power struggles, conflict, and aggression. Strategies are explored to help recognize and address the underlying reason for a child's behavior, facilitating efforts to move forward in a positive, collaborative manner.

Building Healthy Relationships, Part 1 and Part 2 March 10 & 17, 2022, 8:00-9:30pm (Presenter: Heather Gautreau) 

This two-part series explores strategies for effective communication relational bonding to balance unconditional acceptance with the need for accountability and setting boundaries. The concepts of Gary Chapman’s Five Love Languages are also explored, along with strategies for using the love languages to build healthy relationships.

Developing Confidence and Self Esteem - March 24, 2022, 8:00-9:30pm (Presenter: Heather Gautreau)

This seminar will explore how relationships and life experiences can contribute to the development of children’s confidence and healthy self esteem.

Parenting with Ease - January 20, 2022, 8:00-9:30pm (Presenter: Monica Naber) 

In this workshop we will discuss how to use everyday moments to improve communication within the family and your connection with your child. A strong connection helps your words as a parent matter, allowing for parenting with greater ease. You will leave with specific strategies you can use in the moment to help with more challenging behavior that builds a strong connection with your child.

Uplifting Children, Part 1 - January 27, 2022, 8:00-9:30pm (Presenter: Heather Gautreau) 

This workshop focuses on practical ways that parents and caregivers can create a positive environment that is based in strong relationships and supports emotional well-being, resilience, and growth across all ages and developmental stages.

Uplifting Children, Part 2 - February 3, 2022, 8:00-9:30pm (Presenter: Heather Gautreau) 

This workshop focuses on practical ways that parents and caregivers can create a positive environment that is based in strong relationships and supports emotional well-being, resilience, and growth across all ages and developmental stages.

Kids Have Stress Too - November 18, 8:00-10:00pm (in partnership with Jasper Place Resource Center)

Developed by The Psychology Foundation of Canada 

This program helps parents; caregivers understand childhood stress and how to provide children with the tools to deal with stress effectively. It is a broad-based primary prevention program, which provides parents, caregivers, and communities with the knowledge, awareness and skills to help young people become healthier and more resilient through learning how to manage their stress. 

Enrollment is limited.

Responding to Challenging Behaviors: Part 2 - November 25, 8:00-9:30pm (Presenter: Heather Gautreau) 

This workshop explores some underlying reasons for challenging behaviors, including behaviors like conflict and aggression. Strategies are explored that recognize and can help to address the underlying reason for a child's behavior, facilitating efforts to move forward in a positive, collaborative manner.