Community Resources

Family School Liaison

Welcome Mrs. Arnason to SouthPointe School!

As a member of our school team, Mrs. Arnason will collaborate with school-based staff and community service providers to promote mental wellness and support emotional development of our students. Mrs. Arnason may work with our school community in the following ways:
• Facilitate the relationship between the home and school environment for students and families to encourage regular school attendance and support student achievement by acting as a communication liaison, helping all students feel welcome in the school
• Make referrals to community organizations as necessary and act as a liaison between schools, community service providers and appropriate agencies, providing a link between school staff and community partners
• Participate in school-based teams to provide support to students and families
• Implement skill-based and strength-based interventions for students (individual and small group) such as building resiliency, development of social skills and problem solving skills
• Enhance personal strengths and coping skills in students
• Provide classroom presentations on a variety of topics related

Please contact the school at 780-998-2747 to speak with Mrs. Arnason.

Boys and Girls Club Spring Update

Virtual Programs *New*
Registration Opens: December 2020
Programs Run: January 2021 - March 2021
Virtual Programs will be open for registration mid-December. The
programs running will start the beginning of January 2021 and run
until the end of March 2021. Each of the virtual programs will be 12
weeks long.
Programs will involve a variety of boys and girls programming that
will help children and youth work on a number of skills such as,
learning and recognizing emotions and feelings, building self
esteem, friendships, social skills, leadership, and hands on skills
using a variety of mediums including, art, movement, mindfulness,
building creations and coding.
Stay tuned to our Facebook, advertisements from Mix 107.9 and
look for posters in schools and community retailers for more details
to be announced.
Contact Debra for more information. 780-992-0103 Ext 29

Horizon

Peer support group for children 6-12yrs. Focus is on coping with
feelings from family change such as parent separation, divorce,
blending of families.

Upcoming Groups:
Thursdays 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Starting March 11-April 15, 2021

Contact Youth and Family Support at 780-992-0103 ex. 25 for more information or to register.

Keep it Kool

A group where children aged 9 - 12 yrs will learn tools to calm down and make positive choices while building self-esteem. Parents/caregivers will learn strategies to coach their children through anger and strengthen their relationship.

Upcoming Groups:

Tuesdays @ 4:30pm - 5:30pm

from April 6th - May 11th, 2021

Contact Youth and Family Support at 780-992-0103 ex. 25 for more information or to register.

Fury Fighters

A group where children aged 6 - 8 yrs are encouraged to learn new tools and skills for positive anger expression. Focus is on topics including identifying feelings, communication, and problem solving.

Upcoming Groups:

Thursdays @ 4:30pm - 5:30pm

from April 22nd - May 27th, 2021

Contact Youth and Family Support at 780-992-0103 ex. 25 for more info or to register.

Navigating Co-Parenting and Child Custody During Covid-19 *Webinar*

Thursday, April 8th, 2021 @ 7:00pm-8:30pm

Join the Edmonton Community Legal Centre as they discuss the arrangements, strategies, and solutions to assist with conflict free co-parenting. This webinar is suitable for all parents/guardians, caregivers, and professionals! Call a Youth and Family Support Worker at 780-992-0103 ext. 25 or use the link to register:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VQxc_7zKSJuSx0xG47D_jQ

Youth and Family Support Program
Youth and Family Support Workers are available to meet with parents/caregivers and their children/youth 6-18yrs to provide support, community resources and referrals for the following:

  • addressing behaviour and emotional concerns
  • identifying strategies to support overall family wellness
  • engaging children and youth in school, community and home life
  • helping families advocate for resources and service
  • A program of the Fort Saskatchewan & Sturgeon Region Family Resource Network. Families from Fort Saskatchewan and
    Sturgeon Region can self refer. As well, community agencies and professionals can provide a referral to the program.
    Call 780-992-0103 to speak with our Youth and Family Support Workers.

Triple P - Positive Parenting Program
Triple P is a parenting program, but it doesn't tell you how to be a parent. It's more like a toolbox of ideas. You choose the
strategies you need. You choose the way you want to use them. It's all about making parenting work for you. Triple P helps
you: manage misbehavior, set rules and routines, encourage behavior you like and feel confident you're doing the right
thing.
For more information/ book an appointment with one of our Youth and Family Support Workers please call 780-992-0103

The Bridge Wellness Hub for Youth

The Bridge is a space for youth looking for a safe space with access to services, it is open to ages 11-24 years of age and currently open Wednesday’s and Thursdays, 2-8pm weekly.

The Bridge is our community’s safe and supportive space for youth aged 11-24 years of age.

The Bridge is a collaboration of local agencies that share space so youth can come and access a number of services at once focusing on mental health and wellness. In addition to wellness services, youth can use our creator space, chill and read in our quiet space, use our computer lab, or grab a snack from our snack pantry!

The Bridge is open two days a week:

Wednesday and Thursday 2:00 – 8:00pm

Services available onsite are Drop-In:

  • Counselling
  • Addictions Counselling
  • LGBTQ2+ Peer Support
  • Indigenous support
  • Sexual Assault support
  • Restorative Justice

Located at Suite #2, 10307 – 100 Ave, Fort Saskatchewan

For more information, please email Family and Community Support Services or call 780-992-6281.

 

 

CYF Caregiver Education

The AHS Children, Youth and Families - Addiction and Mental Health Caregiver Education Team is proud to be able to continue to offer free mental health programming for parents and caregivers of children and youth through our partnership with the Mental Health Foundation. In response to the global pandemic, our programming continues to be offered virtually at this time.

These 90 minute online sessions are intended to provide parents, caregivers, teachers, and community members with introductory information regarding addiction and mental health challenges that can affect children/youth. Unless specified, sessions are for an adult audience.

This month, we will be continuing in our webinar series on anxiety.  These 60 minute informational webinars are for parents/caregivers who are looking to strengthen their child’s/adolescent’s ability to thrive through life’s challenges and discover strategies that can help build resiliency and overall family wellness. 

The Support, Education, and Engagement Drop-In Sessions (S.E.E.D.S) are 90 minute, drop-in, interactive and educational workshops. They are designed to help parents/caregivers learn foundational strategies that cultivate healthy relationships, strong child development, and resilient families.

To register for a session, follow the links found in the newsletter or visit: https://www.cyfcaregivereducation.ca/virtual-education

Visit our website for tip sheets, videos, and more! www.cyfcaregivereducation.ca

Family and Community Support Services

Connect with us!

For Wellness supports, local resources and referrals.

FCSS Support Line 780-992-6281

Monday 8-4:30

Tuesday 8-8

Wednesday 8-4:30

Thursday 8-4:30

Friday 8-4:30

Saturday 10-2

Community Resources

 

Family and Community Support Services. Please enter Children & Youth or counselling in the search section. A number of resources will be listed for you to contact.

http://www.fortsask.ca/residents/family-community-support-services-fcss

Strathcona County and Family Community services (780-464-4404) offer a wide variety of counselling services and programs. Located in Sherwood Park.

familyandcommunity@strathcona.ab.ca

https://www.strathcona.ca/community-families/parents-children-families/children-and-parents/mhcb/parentsupport/

https://www.strathcona.ca/community-families/well-being-and-mental-health/counselling-groups/

Here is a link that will find services based on your location. Please enter Fort Saskatchewan and Sherwood Park into the search bar. You will get more options.

https://apps.kidshelpphone.ca/resourcesaroundme/welcome.html

University of Alberta: http://www.edpsychology.ualberta.ca/CentresAndInstitutes/ClinicalServices.aspx.

College of Alberta Psychologists Referral Line – 1-888-424-0297

Boys and Girls Club of Fort Saskatchewan: http://fortsask.bgccan.com/programs/youth-and-family-support-program

http://fortsask.bgccan.com/programs/youth-and-family-support-program/group-support-for-children-and-youth

Walk in counselling services at Strathcona County:

https://www.strathcona.ca/departments/family-and-community-services/programs-and-services/counselling-services/