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April 2024

Raising Kind Humans

April 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cantiro Community Centre, 344 Pioneer Road, Spruce Grove, AB T7X 0W8
Spruce Grove, T7X 0W8 CA
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Join us for a discussion on raising kind and compassionate humans! Tonight's topic will be visible and invisible disabilities.Join us in conversation with Amy Quintal to increase your understanding of disabilities and build your confidence in talking to children about this topic. Amy will share her journey as a woman with an ADHD diagnosis and a mother to a teen who is multiply disabled. She has an Indigenous Master of Social Work degree and is committed to decolonizing disability and…

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We’re Having a Baby!

April 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Family Connection Centre, 5600 50 Street, Stony Plain, AB T7Z 1P8
Stony Plain, T7Z 1P8 CA
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Dinner and information for pregnant women and their partners.An evening for first time pregnant women and their support partners. Following a light supper, the group will explore topics on how to prepare yourselves to welcome a baby. These include:Mental health challenges pre and post natal and setting realistic expectationsActual preparation - what do you really need to care for a babyHow will your dynamic change - honour all roles in the child’s lifeCommunication - managing expectationsPre-Registration is required. Only one…

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Supporting Children Through Grief

April 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 4, 2024

Family Life Psychology & Wellness, 20 Westwind Drive #Unit #226, Spruce Grove, AB T7X 0B9
Spruce Grove, T7X 0B9 CA
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Grief can be an overwhelming experience for children, and it is crucial to provide them with the necessary support. Supporting Children Through Grief The group will be held at Family Life Psychology & Wellness in Spruce Grove. Facilitated by Harmony Nimchuk, Registered Provisional Psychologist, the support group will help children manage their grief through psychoeducation and emotion mapping while teaching them practical strategies to grieve. This FREE group is for children 10 - 13 years of age.   This is…

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Movie Night with Dad

April 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Family Connection Centre, 5600 50 Street, Stony Plain, AB T7Z 1P8
Stony Plain, T7Z 1P8 CA
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Free event for male caregivers and their children ages 4 and olderMovie Night with Dad is a free event for Dads, Step-Dads, Grandpas, Uncles, or other Male Caregivers and children ages 4 and older. The evening includes a themed supper and activities related to the chosen movie, plus the movie viewing itself. The movie is always kept a secret (it makes it so much more fun!) but it will be rated PG or lower.

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Strong Families: Stress, Trauma and Addictions

April 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Trauma and AddictionsIn our upcoming session, we will be joined by professional counselor Jenn Banas who will walk participants through the nature of trauma, how it can manifest in the brain and our behaviours. You’ll discover how unprocessed trauma, which includes attachment trauma, can predispose children to addictive behaviours. Attendees will also learn how to spot the signs of addiction and what tools are available for support.You may attend this session virtually over Zoom OR in-person at the Parkland School…

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Supporting Children Through Grief

April 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 4, 2024

Family Life Psychology & Wellness, 20 Westwind Drive #Unit #226, Spruce Grove, AB T7X 0B9
Spruce Grove, T7X 0B9 CA
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Grief can be an overwhelming experience for children, and it is crucial to provide them with the necessary support. Supporting Children Through Grief The group will be held at Family Life Psychology & Wellness in Spruce Grove. Facilitated by Harmony Nimchuk, Registered Provisional Psychologist, the support group will help children manage their grief through psychoeducation and emotion mapping while teaching them practical strategies to grieve. This FREE group is for children 10 - 13 years of age.   This is…

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May 2024

ADHD Workshop: Challenging Behaviours and ADHD

May 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Family Connection Centre, 5600 50 Street, Stony Plain, AB T7Z 1P8
Stony Plain, T7Z 1P8 CA
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Understanding the motivations behind challenging behaviours.This 2-part workshop is designed to help you support your child through big emotions and explosive behaviors. Come prepared to think critically about your child’s temperament, strengths, emotional and behavioral challenges. You will have opportunities to brainstorm and practice ways to be a source of co-regulation for your child. With effective use of these strategies, parents and caregivers are likely to see improvements in their children’s appropriate behaviors, self-regulation and resilience.The second part will be…

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Supporting Children Through Grief

May 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 4, 2024

Family Life Psychology & Wellness, 20 Westwind Drive #Unit #226, Spruce Grove, AB T7X 0B9
Spruce Grove, T7X 0B9 CA
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Grief can be an overwhelming experience for children, and it is crucial to provide them with the necessary support. Supporting Children Through Grief The group will be held at Family Life Psychology & Wellness in Spruce Grove. Facilitated by Harmony Nimchuk, Registered Provisional Psychologist, the support group will help children manage their grief through psychoeducation and emotion mapping while teaching them practical strategies to grieve. This FREE group is for children 10 - 13 years of age.   This is…

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Becoming Conscious Allies

May 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Spruce Grove Public Library, 35 5 Avenue, Spruce Grove, AB T7X 2C4
Spruce Grove, T7X 2C4 CA
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A presentation offered by the Fyrefly Institute for Sexual & Gender Diversity, this session will walk participantBecoming Conscious Allies is a presentation offered by the Fyrefly Institute for Sexual & Gender Diversity. This session will walk participants through the nuances of sexual and gender diversity. Participants will leave the workshop with a better understanding to 2SLGBTQ+ terminology, the difference between sex assigned at birth and gender identity, and actionable practices for allyship. In this session, curiosity is encouraged and participants…

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We’re Having a Baby!

May 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Family Connection Centre, 5600 50 Street, Stony Plain, AB T7Z 1P8
Stony Plain, T7Z 1P8 CA
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Dinner and information for pregnant women and their partners.An evening for first time pregnant women and their support partners. Following a light supper, the group will explore topics on how to prepare yourselves to welcome a baby. These include:Mental health challenges pre and post natal and setting realistic expectationsActual preparation - what do you really need to care for a babyHow will your dynamic change - honour all roles in the child’s lifeCommunication - managing expectationsPre-Registration is required. Only one…

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Supporting Children Through Grief

May 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 4, 2024

Family Life Psychology & Wellness, 20 Westwind Drive #Unit #226, Spruce Grove, AB T7X 0B9
Spruce Grove, T7X 0B9 CA
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Grief can be an overwhelming experience for children, and it is crucial to provide them with the necessary support. Supporting Children Through Grief The group will be held at Family Life Psychology & Wellness in Spruce Grove. Facilitated by Harmony Nimchuk, Registered Provisional Psychologist, the support group will help children manage their grief through psychoeducation and emotion mapping while teaching them practical strategies to grieve. This FREE group is for children 10 - 13 years of age.   This is…

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Supporting Children Through Grief

May 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 4, 2024

Family Life Psychology & Wellness, 20 Westwind Drive #Unit #226, Spruce Grove, AB T7X 0B9
Spruce Grove, T7X 0B9 CA
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Grief can be an overwhelming experience for children, and it is crucial to provide them with the necessary support. Supporting Children Through Grief The group will be held at Family Life Psychology & Wellness in Spruce Grove. Facilitated by Harmony Nimchuk, Registered Provisional Psychologist, the support group will help children manage their grief through psychoeducation and emotion mapping while teaching them practical strategies to grieve. This FREE group is for children 10 - 13 years of age.   This is…

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Positive Parenting for Children with a Disability

May 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Family Connection Centre, 5600 50 Street, Stony Plain, AB T7Z 1P8
Stony Plain, T7Z 1P8 CA
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Parenting, made easier!This seminar will introduce parents to the seven core principles of positive parenting. These principles share ways to create safe, engaging, and positive environments, strategies to manage behaviour and ways to support yourself as a parent.  For parents and caregivers who have a child with a disability. Pre-registration is required.

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ADHD Workshop – Mother’s Day Yoga

May 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Family Connection Centre, 5600 50 Street, Stony Plain, AB T7Z 1P8
Stony Plain, T7Z 1P8 CA
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Exercise for mom and her children!Glow Yoga Kids is leading a family yoga session! Explore the opportunities yoga can provide with physical movement and emotional regulation in a welcoming environment. Glow Yoga Kids will provide insight and ideas on how yoga can be a part of exercise in your very own family!For parents / caregivers and children ages 5-12. Pre-registration is required.

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Supporting Children Through Grief

May 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 4, 2024

Family Life Psychology & Wellness, 20 Westwind Drive #Unit #226, Spruce Grove, AB T7X 0B9
Spruce Grove, T7X 0B9 CA
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Grief can be an overwhelming experience for children, and it is crucial to provide them with the necessary support. Supporting Children Through Grief The group will be held at Family Life Psychology & Wellness in Spruce Grove. Facilitated by Harmony Nimchuk, Registered Provisional Psychologist, the support group will help children manage their grief through psychoeducation and emotion mapping while teaching them practical strategies to grieve. This FREE group is for children 10 - 13 years of age.   This is…

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Helping your Child Reach their Potential

May 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn 6 key steps to support your child!This seminar demonstrates to parents and caregivers how they can use the positive parenting principles to promote their child’s development by teaching them new skills and behaviours. It focuses on six key steps to support their children as they navigate new skills effectively.  For parents and caregivers who have a child with a disability. Pre-registration is required.

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June 2024

Sibshop

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Family Connection Centre, 5600 50 Street, Stony Plain, AB T7Z 1P8
Stony Plain, T7Z 1P8 CA
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Peer support for siblings of children with disabilities or chronic illness.Sibshop is for brothers and sisters, ages 7-14, whose siblings have a disability, neurodiversity, special health, or a developmental concern. Siblings are peer support and information in a safe setting, facilitated by staff who are passionate and knowledgeable. Lunch is provided.Come and meet other sibs!Have fun with activities and games.Talk about the good and not-so-good parts of having a sib with special needs with others who “get it”.Explore how other…

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Supporting Children Through Grief

June 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 4, 2024

Family Life Psychology & Wellness, 20 Westwind Drive #Unit #226, Spruce Grove, AB T7X 0B9
Spruce Grove, T7X 0B9 CA
+ Google Map

Grief can be an overwhelming experience for children, and it is crucial to provide them with the necessary support. Supporting Children Through Grief The group will be held at Family Life Psychology & Wellness in Spruce Grove. Facilitated by Harmony Nimchuk, Registered Provisional Psychologist, the support group will help children manage their grief through psychoeducation and emotion mapping while teaching them practical strategies to grieve. This FREE group is for children 10 - 13 years of age.   This is…

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Changing Problem Behaviour into Positive Behaviour

June 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Family Connection Centre, 5600 50 Street, Stony Plain, AB T7Z 1P8
Stony Plain, T7Z 1P8 CA
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Learn strategies to manage behaviours!Parents are often uncertain how to manage problem behaviour in ways that help children learn alternative and more adaptive behaviour to take its place. This seminar shares why misbehaviour happens, ways to encourage the behaviour we want to see and strategies to manage the behaviour we don't.For parents and caregivers who have a child with a disability.Pre-registration is required.

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Movie Night with Dad

June 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Family Connection Centre, 5600 50 Street, Stony Plain, AB T7Z 1P8
Stony Plain, T7Z 1P8 CA
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Free event for male caregivers and their children ages 4 and olderMovie Night with Dad is a free event for Dads, Step-Dads, Grandpas, Uncles, or other Male Caregivers and children ages 4 and older. The evening includes a themed supper and activities related to the chosen movie, plus the movie viewing itself. The movie is always kept a secret (it makes it so much more fun!) but it will be rated PG or lower.

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We’re Having a Baby!

June 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Family Connection Centre, 5600 50 Street, Stony Plain, AB T7Z 1P8
Stony Plain, T7Z 1P8 CA
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Dinner and information for pregnant women and their partners.An evening for first time pregnant women and their support partners. Following a light supper, the group will explore topics on how to prepare yourselves to welcome a baby. These include:Mental health challenges pre and post natal and setting realistic expectationsActual preparation - what do you really need to care for a babyHow will your dynamic change - honour all roles in the child’s lifeCommunication - managing expectationsPre-Registration is required. Only one…

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Hanging with My Super Dad: The Great Outdoors

June 21 @ 6:00 pm - June 22 @ 12:00 pm
Family Connection Centre, 5600 50 Street, Stony Plain, AB T7Z 1P8
Stony Plain, T7Z 1P8 CA
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An overnight outdoor adventure!Calling all Dads/Male caregivers and kids!  Join us for an outdoor adventure.  The fun will start Friday at 6pm with supper, and the fun will end with breakfast on Saturday morning.  Participants need to supply tents, sleeping bags and pillows.  We will supply all the food, fun and adventure!  For dads/male caregivers and their children aged 4 and over.  No trailers allowed, tents ONLY.Pre-registration is required.

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