Connect Parent: Strathcona County Program

Strathcona County is looking for additional participants for its Connect Parenting group starting September 20th at Strathcona County:

This workshop gives a new perspective on relationships and adolescent development. Parents and caregivers meet in small groups with two trained leaders for 90 minutes each week.

Each week, facilitators share practical techniques and ideas that help parents develop a better relationship with their teenager (ages 10-17). Parents will be equipped with skills such as empathy building, reframing behaviour, conflict management, and learning how to “step back.” Through “stepping back”, parents are able to “step into” a new way of learning. The safe sharing environment enables parents to learn practical skills, while also hearing concerns from other parents.

The Connect Parent leaders strive to help the participants feel at ease by providing a safe and connected environment to share parenting struggles and successes.

Past participants have shared how Connect Parent has helped them feel a lot more at ease with their own family, knowing they are not alone with their new-found supports of other parents.

Connect Parent is provided free of charge by Strathcona County Family and Community Services. The nine-week program takes place on Thursdays from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., beginning September 20. A light supper is provided for registered parents/caregivers.

To register, participants can call Oana Vonu-Boriceanu (780-416-6746)  below or Justin Kennedy (780-416-7281).