Family Focus Workshops
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Setting the Next Generation Up for Success
While Taking Charge! is vital to supporting participants, we know our programs directly benefit the children of our families who are at risk, too. As a support function for families of the centre, we coordinate education programs related to parenting that support and coach parents who want to enhance their parenting skills. As we help parents find themselves, their kids play an important role, and we are committed to seeing families thrive together.
Siblings without Rivalry
The goal of the Siblings Without Rivalry workshops is to assist you in
helping your children to learn to get along. An educational series of
workshops that cover the following topics:
● Helping Siblings Deal with Their Feelings About Each Other
● Keeping Children Separate and Unequal
● Siblings in Roles
● When the Kids Fight
● Problem Solving
Bullying, cyberbullying, and harassment jeopardize learning- with victims of harassment report a loss of interest in school activities, more absenteeism, lower-quality schoolwork, lower grades, and more skipping/dropping classes, tardiness and truancy.
This Bullying workshop looks at various aspects of bullying to help parents define it, the roles and relationships between the bully and the bullied, and how community members can help from a bystander perspective.
Your Child and Technology
Do your children know more about what technology can do than you do? Want to be ahead of the game? This workshop will look at the ins and outs of cell phone and computer technology to give you a leg up on parenting a technology-based generation. We’ll talk about appropriate screen time for each age group, internet safety, cell phone expectations and how to work together with your child to navigate the changing waters of technology.
St. Johns’ Ambulance Training
We offer CPR Level E with AED, which covers training in both Infant & Child CPR and use of an AED. This is a 4-hour class facilitated by trained professionals.
Participants will receive a one-year certification.
How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and How to Listen so Kids Will Talk
This educational program includes topics such as helping children deal with their feelings, engaging in cooperation, alternatives to punishment, encouraging autonomy, praise and self-esteem, and freeing children from playing roles.
Circle of Security Parenting
The Circle of Security® is an innovative intervention program designed to improve the developmental pathway of children and their parents. It is a video-based intervention that strengthens parents’ abilities to observe and improve their caregiving skills. Through the Circle of Security®, attachment theory offers clear, individualized pathways for providing a secure relationship between parent and child.
Every child comes into the world seeking a secure relationship with her/his caregivers. The Circle of Security® program helps promote that security. A secure attachment between child and caregiver is critical to a child’s current and future well-being. University-based research has shown that secure children have increased empathy, greater self-esteem, better relationships with parents and peers, enter school more ready to learn, and handle their emotions better than their less secure peers. As they grow older, secure children become less likely to live in poverty, have legal problems, or experience chronic emotional difficulties.