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Strathcona County Services
The county has some great sessions this summer, including “Parenting Strategies that Promote Positive Mental Health”, “Supporting Kids Through Change”, and “Supporting Self-Regulation”. These are all FREE sessions.
Strathcona County Family Resource Network
Parenting is a journey and everyone needs help sometimes. The Family Resource Network offers a range of FREE parenting supports and services including:
• Information on child and youth development
• Working through parenting challenges
• Supporting unique parenting plans
• Connecting to community resources
• In-home and virtual parenting support
For more information, call Family and Community Services at 780-464-4044 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Inclusive Parenting: All About Identity
Strathcona County Family Resource Network has partnered with altView Foundation to deliver Inclusive Parenting: All About Identity on October 20th, at 6:00pm. This session will be virtual, and is focused on supporting parents in exploring the importance of identity with their children, how to model being a 2LGBTQ+ ally, and how to have age appropriate conversations with your child. Participants will be encouraged to be vulnerable, ask questions, and learn something new! Anyone who has children or youth in their life is welcome, whether you are a parent, a family member, or a service provider. To register, visit www.strathcona.ca/familyresourcenetwork.
Going Back to School During COVID19
Drop the Worry Ball by Dr. Alex Russell
How to talk so kids will listen and listen so kids will talk - Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
You and Your Anxious Child – Anne Marie Albano
Under Pressure by Lisa Damour, PhD.
Screen Wise – Helping Kids Thrive in their Digital World – Devorah Heitner, PhD.
Caregiver Education Series
The AHS Children, Youth and Families - Addiction and Mental Health Caregiver Education Team is proud to be able to continue to offer free programming for parents and caregivers of children and youth through our new partnership with the Mental Health Foundation. In response to the global pandemic, our programming continues to be offered virtually at this time.
See the attached newsletter for more information on topics, dates, times, and registration.
Here are all of the FREE sessions AHS is offering for our families. These sessions include how to support your child’s self-regulations and a series on anxiety. Please go HERE to register for these FREE sessions!
Visit our website for tip sheets, videos, and more! www.cyfcaregivereducation.ca
Free Professional Counselling Sessions Remotely
The City University in Canada, Virtual Counselling Clinic offers no cost professional counselling sessions remotely to clients living across Alberta via a secured video conferencing platform. Services are provided by Master of Counselling Internship Students in the final year of their graduate degree, and are under the direction of a Registered Psychologist.
For more information please visit:
Phone: 780 918 8290
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Youth Mental Health Resource Hub (Alberta Government): A hub of relevant resources to help you take care of yourself and look out for the people you love during this challenging time.
Togetherall is a new virtual mental health resource from Alberta Health Services. Togetherall is a clinically moderated, online peer-to-peer mental health community that empowers individuals to anonymously seek and provide support 24/7. Togetherall is free to all Albertans aged 16+, register using your Alberta postal code.
Primary Care Network The Sherwood Park PCN Mental Health (MH) Program offers a variety of free services on a referral-only basis: Initial assessments, treatment plans, and navigational assistance are provided by mental health clinicians for children (pre-school & up), adolescents, and adults. Please note, the clinic is not a counselling center and does not provide ongoing services/treatment.
Important Mental Health Numbers:
Addiction Helpline – 1-866-332-2322
Community Resources – 211 Alberta
Crisis Text Line - Text CONNECT to 741741
Family Violence – Find Supports – 310-1818
Income Supports – 1-866-644-5135
Kids Help Phone – 1-800-668-6868 or text CONNECT to 686868
Mental Health Helpline – 1-877-303-2642