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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
This community recycling program event offers families the opportunity to both share and benefit with other families within the community.
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!
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.
Car Seat Clinic
Come have your car seat inspected and properly installed. Receive answers to any questions you may have. Enforcement tickets will NOT be issued.
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.
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.
Family Literacy Day Celebration
Family Literacy Day Celebrations are for the whole family to try fun, interactive activities together.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective 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.
Nature Stay & Play
Parents with children 0-5 years of age explore and experience Nature Play outdoors.
Brunch & Learn with Westwind Early Years Coalition
Come enjoy a lovely brunch as you learn about the Westwind Early Years Coalition. Find out about the EDI (Early Development Instrument) results for our area, and how this can help with your child's development.
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.
Open Discussion is a time for parents and individuals to share their successes and frustrations on a variety of topics that are common to all parents.
Creative Connections Play Group
This registered play group is for families with children 0-5 years, to attend together in a smaller group setting.
What You Do Matters
A six-week series that combines short group-educator discussions followed by parent-child interaction. Each one-hour session focuses on a different topic and parents have the opportunity to share experiences, ask questions and try out activities.
Kids Have Stress Too!
Research shows that even very young children can learn to manage their stress effectively.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An indoor play space for parents and caregivers of preschool aged children. This program encourages physical literacy and allows families to connect with other families while children get to have a great time playing!
The Brain Game
Come play an interactive game that builds understanding of how life experiences can affect early brain development
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 - 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
How to Talk to Your Kids About Sex
What do I tell my kids about Sex? How much should they know, how do I go about telling them, and when is it appropriate for them to know?
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.
Setting Healthy Boundaries
An interactive presentation exploring the "traffic light" approach to boundaries and to explore less helpful boundaries.
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.
After School Adventures
A registered class for students in grades 3-5 (Ages 8-11), Fridays after school.
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.
Make & Take Activities
An interactive class of making games to take home and play with your children.
Making Sense of Our Emotions
Learning about the variety of emotions that families face and how to deal with them in appropriate ways.
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.