FCSS staff offer programs and support based on the community needs. The family services program is designed to bring quality information and support to families in their communities in a variety of ways.
This community recycling program event offers families the opportunity to both share and benefit with other families within the community.
This program offers a perfect opportunity for parents and caregivers to get to know each other, while introducing children, 0-5 years of age the joys of shared play.
Triple P - Positive Parenting Program ONLINE
Triple P – Positive Parenting Program is one of the world’s best. Raising kids should be fun. With Triple P, it is! Triple P courses available online. Click for more information.
Setting Healthy Boundaries
An interactive presentation exploring the "traffic light" approach to boundaries and to explore less helpful boundaries.
Kids Have Stress Too!
Research shows that even very young children can learn to manage their stress effectively.
Baby & Me Remote/Online
These post-natal classes help new parents learn about the challenges and rewards of parenting as well as the skills needed to help baby grow and develop all from the comfort of your home.
Making Mindfulness Moments Remote/Online
Learn to better manage stress by focusing your awareness on the present and developing a different way of relating to your experiences. Participants complete activities and discuss them in a secure online forum at their leisure.
Triple P Discussion Group - Hassle Free Shopping with Kids
Do you have a child who melts down while shopping? This discussion topic uses shopping trips as an example of one of the most common times parents have to deal with difficult behaviour in public.
National Child Day Celebrations
Families are invited to come celebrate the Rights of the Child through interactive activities, healthy snacks and special guests. Wear BLUE for National Child Day on November 20th.
Triple P Seminar 1 - The Power of Positive Parenting
For every parent who ever wondered: "Why does my child do that?" This seminar helps you understand the reasons kids do what they do, so you can guide their behaviour - and see more of the behaviour you like, and less of the behaviour you don't like.
Support Group Facilitation
Support Groups provides the opportunity to receive support and strategies from an FCSS counsellor as well as from others experiencing similar struggles.
Triple P Discussion Group - Dealing with Disobedience
Do you have a child who is disobedient & not listening? Having a never-ending struggle with not following directions?
Making Sense of Our Emotions
Learning about the variety of emotions that families face and how to deal with them in appropriate ways.
Stress Management & Conflict Resolution
An interactive presentation will explore how we use The Drama Triangle when experiencing stress or conflict, as well as at least one idea for other options for managing stress or conflict.
After School Adventures
A registered class for students in grades 3-5 (Ages 8-11), Fridays after school.
Bullying & Harassment Awareness
This discussion focuses on identifying bullying and harassment: the various types, negative ways to use power, emotions and feelings, 5 basic emotional needs, the cycle of hurt and self-care.
Triple P Teen Seminar - Getting Teenagers Connected
Help your teenager develop good, supportive friendships. You;ll learn ways to build their confidence, encourage their social skills, help them to plan and meet commitments and encourage them to take care of others.
Triple P - Group
Triple P Group gives you support to help you manage your child's behaviour and prevent the kinds of problems that make family life stressful.
Triple P Discussion Group - Bedtime Routines
Do you have a child who won't go to bed? Are you experiencing a never-ending struggle at bedtime?
Presentations and Workshops
Presentations offered by the FCSS Counselling team strengthen and enrich individual and family well-being. Topics may include: marriage education, parenting skills, anger and stress management and more.
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Triple P - Primary Care
Primary Care Triple P – for everyday problems. Support that targets the exact parenting problem or issue you are having.
Triple P Discussion Group - Managing Fighting and Aggression
Do you have a child who hits, bites or fights? This course will also help prepare plans to manage times when fighting and aggression do occur.
The 7 Habits of Highly Successful Families
This program is designed to help families gain the tools, insights and practices they need to strengthen their family in the face of many modern day changes and challenges.
Tax Return Clinic
Trained volunteers offering FREE assistance with tax returns to individuals, families, seniors with modest income and simple tax situations, who meet the income criteria.
Triple P - Teen Group
Teen Triple P Group that gives tips and suggestions to suit the needs of your family.
Nature Stay & Play
Parents with children 0-5 years of age explore and experience Nature Play outdoors.
Infant Massage Remote/Online
In this course, parents learn massage and how it can calm their baby, promote strong parent-child attachment, stimulate circulatory and digestive systems, improve sleep and more, all from the comfort of your home.
Baby Signing Remote/Online
Baby Sign Language lets babies, as young as 9 months old, communicate their needs.
Triple P Seminar 3 - Raising Resilient Children
How can you help your child manage their emotions so they cope well with disappointment and in stressful situations? Get the strategies that will allow them to recognize positive and negative emotions - and deal with them in a healthy way.
The Brains Response to Stress
We will be discussing the topic of stress and some of the biological components that contribute to the experience of stress. As well as, exploring strategies for effectively managing moments of stress.
In this class parents and caregivers will learn about self-care; what it means to each individual, how to make it a priority and some simple strategies to fit it in to any schedule.
Triple P Seminar 2 - Raising Confident, Competent Children
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.
Information and Referral
Information regarding services is provided. Presentations, individual consultation and referrals can be made on a variety of topics and services can be arranged.
Developmental Check-ups (ASQ)
Parents complete an age-appropriate questionnaire about their child's development. The check-ups provide parents with support and information about their child's development. To learn more or to fill out a questionnaire on line please click.
Triple P Teen Seminar - Raising Competent Teenagers
Help your child become confident and successful at school and beyond. Set your teenager up for life with the strategies in this seminar which focuses on helping your child get the most out of their school years. Find out how to help them communicate well, develop self-discipline and good routines, follow rules and solve problems.
Rainbows For All Children
A 12 week program that helps children who are grieving the loss of a parent or guardian due to death, divorce, deployment, or trauma.
Triple P Teen Seminar - Raising Responsible Teenagers
Find out what makes teenagers tick! You'll come away with new ideas to encourage your teenager to make good decisions, be respectful, considerate, reliable and involved in family life.
Getting the Most Out of Life
Getting the Most out of Life through Mindful Awareness: Mindfulness is the awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally, to things as they are.
Stay & Play in the Park
This program encourages fun and interaction between the parent and child (birth to 5-year-old) leading to healthy attachment and early childhood development. Weather Permitting.
Family Violence Awareness
The discussion includes 'myths and facts' about family violence and intimate partner violence. Encouraging participants to define abuse and looking at signs and ways to help through open discussion.
Self Esteem and Personal Growth
This discussion focuses on our own emotions and feelings, our 5 basic emotional needs, how we avoid the cycle of hurt, how to practice self-compassion versus being self-critical, challenge societal messaging about who we should be and brainstorming about self-care and resiliency.
Support group for adults, 19 yrs and older, who have lost loved ones and are attempting to navigate through the maze of hurt, sorrow, and heartache of grief.
Caregiver Café Remote/Online
This online/virtual class is for parents/caregivers to connect with other adults. A time to talk about your challenges and concerns as well as share your successes during these unusual times.
Monday Mourning Remote/Online
A Facebook Live video with support and resources to assist you with your loss of a loved one.
Healthy Communication and Relationships
This discussion explains the use of active listening skills within relationships to help explain healthy, kind communication versus roadblock communication. An understanding of healthy, unhealthy relationships and abusive situations is provided. Along with information regarding healthy and unhealthy boundaries.