Family Resource Network Programs and Workshops
Our Family Resource Network programs and workshops are free for any parent/caregiver and children (living in the City of Leduc) to participate. Each one of them is designed for the child’s development and experiences that they may be navigating through during that stage of life. For parents and caregivers on this extraordinary journey, we are here to support you too. We’ll help you understand the emotions that you may feel are normal, and guide you through the highs and lows of raising a child.
To sign up or for more information on the programs listed, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 780-980-7109
Programs and workshops
Congratulations, you are now a mother! If you’re expecting or just had a baby and are feeling depressed, anxious or overwhelmed – you are not alone. Join us as we share information, experiences and coping strategies focused on the symptoms of postpartum depression and anxiety. Connect with other moms facing similar challenges and together, we will help you through it all.
Kids Have Stress Too
How can you tell if your child is stressed? Children experience everyday stress in a different way than adults. It can affect their physical, emotional, social and intellectual well-being, where extreme stress can have a negative effect on brain development in younger children. This workshop will teach parents/caregivers how to recognize stress in children and help them learn to manage it.
Next date(s): TBD
The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program will teach you strategies that help both you and your child. Encourage behaviours that help to raise happy, confident kids and manage misbehaviours in a productive manner. Learn also how to take care of yourself as parent so you feel confident in your own abilities. Recommended for parents with children between ages 5 to 10. Check out the free programs with COVID-19 tips.
The perfect parent is a myth – in reality, we are just holding it together some days. In Nobody’s Perfect, we provides opportunities for parents to build connections and share real life parenting experiences. Participants will have the opportunity to share questions or concerns, as well as learn about child development and wellbeing. Recommended for parents with children between ages 2-5.
Next date(s): Oct. 25-Nov. 29, 2021
Play Learn Grow – To Go
In partnership with the Leduc Public Library, pick up your monthly take home kit to spark your little one’s creativeness! While they ‘explore to discover’, it helps them to develop fine motor skills. Soon enough you’ll be chasing after them as they explore top to bottom, everywhere.
Next date(s): Nov. 1 & Dec. 6, 2021
Rhymes that Bind
Rhymes that Bind help develop great minds. This is a fun opportunity for four weeks to learn new songs, rhymes and finger plays, all of which will help to create a solid framework for your child’s early literacy and language skills.
Next date(s): Oct. 7 - Nov. 4, 2021
Move with Me
Get on your feet and move to the rhythm. This four-week long, music and movement-based program is going to be a blast for you and your young children. Create instruments to make the music that you all will be strutting, while helping to develop your child’s literacy skills, in this fun and engaging session. Recommended for children between two to five years old
Ages and Stages Developmental Check-in Tool
Ages and Stages Developmental Check-in Tool (ASQ) is a series of questionnaires designed to help you monitor your child's physical, intellectual and emotional development at regular intervals for children aged two months to five years old.
Learn what to expect at various ages and stages of your child’s development with an easy to use questionnaire. The results provide insight into your child’s expected developmental milestones. We will discuss the outcomes, celebrate achievements and provide resources to continue supporting your child’s growth.
Get started today by completing the online Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ-3) and/or a Social Emotional Questionnaire (ASQ-SE-2). Once completed you will be contacted by a staff member, within a week, to go over results.
Questions? Contact us at FRN@leduc.ca
Home Alone Readiness
Ready for this milestone of leaving your child home alone for the first time? We’re here to help you and them feel prepared and confident in this big step. In this session, we get you started by setting up a Home Alone plan together. Explore feelings and readiness, emergencies/calling 911, and back up plans before the first time.
Next date(s): TBD
Family Fun Night
Now hosted by the Leduc Public Library! Once a month, gather the family for a fun activity led by us! With a different theme each month, activities can range from painting, to Bingo to practicing gratitude. Family Fun Night will bring a smile to the whole family.
Next date(s): Nov. 17 & Dec. 15, 2021
In partnership with AHS, the Community Helpers program supports the natural abilities of young people in their helping role with peers. The program includes learning about effective communication, self-care, coping with stress, knowing when to refer peers to professional support services, handling crisis situations and suicide awareness. Receive a certificate upon completion of the eight-session program over four weeks.
Next date(s): Dec. 3, 2021