Counsellor's Corner

Free Alberta Parent Event

Helping our children manage big feelings by developing a strong feeling language.

Parents will be given printable Kimochis feelings and resources so they can help kids learn the names of feelings and they will be given simple and effective communication tools to help their kids manage feelings.

These tools are the helpful response to challenging behavior as the parent can give the child a positive tool to replace challenging behaviors such as hitting and yelling.

Click the link to register: 

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/kimochis-big-feelings-tickets-306480921687?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

Free Caregiver Series

Caregiver Education Series

Alberta Health Services is hosting a series of caregiver information sessions focused on ways to support students’ mental health. The sessions are free and geared toward parents, caregivers, teachers and community members who want to learn more about challenges impacting children and adolescents. This year, session topics include anxiety, ADHD, depression, self-harm, technology, teens and teaching leadership skills, and more.

Visit Caregiver Education for the Edmonton Zone for more information and session dates.

Digital Wellbeing - For Parents of Teens

When: Thursday November 23, 2023 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Where: At Strathcona County Family and Community Services (by the library)

 

Learn how to help your teen with the social and technological pressures they face in the world today.  Together we will go through research-based ways we can support teens when they are feeling the pressure of their digital lives. Issues addressed include interacting with strangers online, understanding their digital identity, and healthy relationships. 

 

REGISTER HERE

Protecting Teens from Online Sexual Violence

Saffron is pleased to announce an upcoming event for parents and professional caregivers, “Protecting Teens from Online Sexual Violence.” The training will be co-delivered by the Saffron Centre and Strathcona County RCMP. It will be held in the Council Chambers in Sherwood Park starting at 6 pm and ending around 8:30 pm, on November 29th, 2023.

 

The training is for persons aged 18 and older who are parents, caregivers or professionals working with children. Topics include but are not limited to location settings, photo-sharing apps, sexting practices among teens, online grooming behaviours, and exposure to pornography. Our goal is to provide resources with accurate information and prevention strategies to help keep teens safe online.

 

To register you can use the provided link (Registration ), or the link can be accessed through Saffron’s social media platforms. Attendance is free, and refreshments will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there.