FCSS staff offer parenting programs and support based on the community needs. The parenting program is designed to bring quality parenting information and support to families in their communities in a variety of ways.
Baby & Me
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.
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?
The Importance of Father Involvement
This program focuses on what father involvement can look like, the impact on family members, creating a balance between mother and father roles, and the various situations where these apply.
Roots of Empathy (ROE)
This internationally recognized program brings infants into classrooms to introduce students to the various stages of early human development. To learn more click.
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.
Nature Stay & Play
Parents with children 0-5 years of age explore and experience Nature Play outdoors.
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.
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.
Caring for Aging Parents
This presentations will offer helpful tips on caring for aging parents, such as when and how to prepare elderly parents for moving into a seniors care facility/nursing home, and how to best care for parents with dementia.
An after-school program for ages 6 and up, to come and build with Lego, allowing them to work on creativity, problem solving and social skills.
Baby Gym Time is for parents and their children 0-18 months of age. Join us for a fun session of baby friendly activities and self-directed play.
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.
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.
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.
Stay & Play
This program is a drop-in program which encourages fun and interaction between the parent and child (birth to 5-year-old) leading to healthy attachment and early childhood development.
Make & Take Activities
An interactive class of making games to take home and play with your children.
Teaching Toddlers To Talk
Learn strategies to build expressive language through play and everyday routines.
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.
Family Nutrition & Picky Eating
Registered Dietitian from Alberta Health Services will present ideas on how to use the New Alberta Food Guide, offer tips to guide children through picky eating, and ways to make mealtimes more peaceful and nutritious.
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 - 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.
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.
This program will be focusing on art through the ages. Parents/Caregivers are required to be present for the duration of the program.
Join us for unstructured and imaginative play outdoors! Children and families engage in the outdoors through various activities including gross motor play, loose parts and creative expression.
Family Literacy Day Celebration
Family Literacy Day Celebrations are for the whole family to try fun, interactive activities together.
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 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.
Move it! Move it!
This program inspires movement and gross motor skill development through activities and play.
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.
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.
Could It Be ADHD?
Healthy children can be full of energy, have trouble focusing, struggle to regulate their emotions, and bounce from activity to activity. So how do we know when it's ADHD rather than just a kid being a kid? In this session we will explore where ADHD comes from, what it looks like, and where do we go from here.
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 - Primary Care
Primary Care Triple P – for everyday problems. Support that targets the exact parenting problem or issue you are having.
Wordless Books Workshop
Come join us to create a wordless book with your child and learn about the benefits of looking at wordless books with them!
Boy Brains and Girl Brains and How to Co-Parent
Boy Brains and Girl Brains - is there a difference, and if so, how on earth do we co-parent? There's a lot of conflicting information out there about whether there are real differences between male and female brains. Come see what neuroscience is showing us and learn some practical strategies for co-parenting.
Kids Have Stress Too!
Research shows that even very young children can learn to manage their stress effectively.
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.
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.
Creative Connections Play Group
This registered play group is for families with children 0-5 years, to attend together in a smaller group setting.
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.
How to Know If Your Child Has Anxiety
Have you noticed behaviours in your child that seem different during times of stress? Come learn about the signs and symptoms of stress and anxiety and how to help your child through it.
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.
Personal Directives & Power of Attorney
This presentation will address the importance of having personal directives and appointing power of attorney for ourselves and our aging parents.