Community Corner

Parent Night with Dr. Alex Russell

On April 21st, starting at 7, SCS is hosting a parent night where psychologist Dr. Alex Russell will be sharing on the topic: Keeping them Safe while Helping them Grow: Supporting children’s emotional growth in challenging times.

Date: April 21

Time: 7 - 8:30 pm

Location: Virtual via Microsoft Teams Live Event

Topic: Keeping them Safe while Helping them Grow:

Supporting children’s emotional growth in challenging times


Knowing when and how to support our children at school is never easy. The dangers presented by a pandemic only add to the challenge of balancing the need to protect our children, on the one hand, while continuing to support their emotional growth on the other. This workshop offers clear and helpful guidelines to help parents navigate these challenges while maintaining close, supportive relationships with their children.

The workshop asks whether we are doing our kids a disservice by removing obstacles and doing our best to eradicate all stress and anxiety from their lives?

During the evening, Dr. Russell will offer a fresh perspective on raising self-reliant, motivated children, ready to take on the world. This session will give parents the tools to:

  • Understand parent-child dynamics
  • Resist the pressure to over-parent
  • Build trusting relationships with teachers and school administration so they can play an effective role in your child’s life
  • Understand problems such as ADHD, anxiety, and substance abuse
  • Embrace failing as learning, not parental incompetence
  • Enact common-sense strategies for parents worn out from worrying about their kids and their future.

Teams Link

Caregiver Education Team Newsletter

Click here to access the April 2021 Caregiver Education Team Newsletter.

Boys and Girls Club Spring Newsletter

Click here to see the Spring Newsletter from the Boys and Girls Club of Fort Saskatchewan.

Boys and Girls Club Free Webinars

The Boys and Girls Club of Fort Saskatchewan is pleased to announce several no cost webinars for parents, caregivers and community members. Please see below for session topics and a link to register. For more information or assistance in registering please contact 780-992-0103.

Tuesday February 16, 2021 Strengthening Your Parent Child Relationship Through Play 

Thursday February 25, 2021 Understanding Self Harm Behaviour in Youth



Parent Engagement Series- First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education

The First Nations, Métis and Inuit education team is offering two online parent information
and engagement series for EIPS families.

Series #1 : Developing Foundational Knowledge of First Nations, Metis and Inuit
cultures, histories and contemporary contexts.

Series #2 : Virtual gathering of First Nations, Métis and Inuit parents and families.

Click here for more information

B and G Clubs Fall/Winter Newsletter 2020

Click here for the Boys and Girls Club Fall/Winter Newsletter 

Cracking the Code on Adolescence

The Boys and Girls Club of Fort Saskatchewan
Parent & Caregiver Info Series Presents:

Cracking the Code on Adolescence

Join Jeanette & Laurie from irelate
as they discuss:
• Strategies and techniques for trouble shooting common adolescent concerns
• How to keep youth engaged in family life, school and the community
• How to guide teens to use technology safely
• How to strengthen family relationships and work through communication challenges faced between parents and teens
This webinar is suitable for parents, caregivers and professionals who have or work with youth 12-18yrs.
To register please use the following link: Click here to register

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Caregiver Education Team Newsletter- October 2020

Alberta Health Services, in collaboration with The Mental Health Foundation, is proud to offer FREE online programming for parents and caregivers of children and youth.

October Newsletter