Welcome to an exciting new year!!

We have a number of excellent workshops and support groups happening in the Fort this fall, so please look through the information I've attached to see if there are any that might interest you.  We are hosting an Alberta Health session on Technology and the Teenage Brain, Tuesday September 11, in our library.  Please check the AHS Caregiver Series Poster, to see how you can register.  We are hosting another Caregiver Series session called Cannabis 101, on October 12.  These are both excellent, informative sessions.


Technology and the Teenage Brain
Technology is a huge part of our children’s lives – and a common concern for most parents who are learning
how to keep up in an ever changing world. Social media, video gaming, internet use and cell phones may
already be topics of debate within your family. Come together to learn how this modern use of technology
can impact the developing teenage brain. This session will review some of the risks but also the benefits of
technology. Parents and teens will learn ways to stay safe and balanced in their use of technology to
better support positive mental health.
Both parents and teens (grades 7 – 12) are encouraged to attend this session together.
Register for a Technology and the Teenage Brain session at:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/caregiversessions
DATE: Tuesday, September 11, 2018
TIME: 6:00-7:30pm
LOCATION: Rudolph Hennig Jr. High School
9512 - 92 Street, Fort Saskatchewan, AB
Notes: Parents and Teens (Grades 7 – 12) to
attend together.

Please contact the Education Team
with questions or if you need to
cancel your registration.
CYFCaregiverEducation@ahs.ca
780-415-0074

 

Cannabis 101
Focus is on Caregivers of Teens Grades 7-12
Marijuana, legal or not, is a topic significantly affecting today’s youth. This session will help caregivers
navigate the ever-changing landscape of marijuana today; a lot has changed since the 60s. It will provide
caregivers with balanced information on marijuana and its effects, including the impact on the adolescent
developing brain. Learn how to openly approach the subject with teens
and support them to make informed decisions.
Register for a Cannabis 101 session at:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/caregiversessions
DATE: Tuesday, October 9, 2018
TIME: 6:00-7:30pm
LOCATION: Rudolf Hennig Jr. High School
9512 - 92 Street, Fort Saskatchewan, AB

Dr. Jody  Carrington

The Power of Relationships:  A Parental Series
Strengthening the relationship
between our babes, our partners and ourselves.
We will spend an evening together talking about the power of the
relationship with our children and how connection—
no matter what age— can be the most powerful tool we have
and (sometimes) the hardest thing to do.

Mon., October 15, 2018
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Dow Centennial Centre - Shell Theatre
Tickets - Free (must have ticket to attend)

Childhood Anxiety: Understanding and Helping Children Heal.  Saturday September 29, 9:00-5:00.  To register, contact Fort Sask FCSS: 780-992-6200                                                                                     

 

For Tickets Contact:
Dow Centennial Centre -
In Person or 780.992.6400
or visit www.shelltheatre.ca

Also starting:

Dragonfly Support Group - A monthly group for parents whose children face mental health challenges

Families First Society; 780-992-6265

 

Connect Parent Group

Connect is a FREE 10-week program to support parents of
pre-teens (ages 10-14). Parents meet in groups of 10-16
with two trained group leaders.
Wednesdays starting September 26
until December 5, 2018
No group on October 31 and November 21
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Lang Room at City Hall, 10005 102 St, Fort Saskatchewan
Call Jennifer at 780.997.4164 to register.
Onsite child care will be provided. Limited spaces available.
Light supper will be provided.
An Attachment-Based Program to Support Parents & Caregivers