- Baby Talk
- Kids Have Stress Too! Workshop
- Post-Partum Support Group
- One-on-One Parenting Support (Ongoing)
- Family Resource Network (FRN) Monthly Newsletter
Baby Talk (Online)
A free, drop-in program for parents with babies 0 -12 months of age. Connect with other families in your community while accessing quality resources and information about parenting and supporting your baby's development. This program is a partnership between Alberta Health Services, Parent & Caregiver Support Services (PCSS), and Healthy Families.
Join us online every Monday from 1:30 - 3:00 PM through WebEx. This is a drop-in program and does not require pre-registration.
Topics & Details:
Monday, October 25th: Infant Sleep - Up all night? Create healthy bedtime routines, and strategies to calm your baby.
Monday, November 1st: Baby Cues - Understanding, recognizing, and responding to your baby’s cues.
Monday, November 8th: All About Dads - The importance of father involvement, and the many beneficial roles they can play throughout a child's life.
Monday, November 15th: Baby's Eye Health - An eye doctor will share information about your baby's vision, and when to book their first eye exam.
Monday, November 22nd: Temperament & Attachment - Understanding your baby’s temperament, and building a secure parent-child attachment.
Monday, November 22nd: Transitioning to Parenthood - Adjusting to being a parent, nourishing your relationship with your parenting partner, and how to look for and choose quality childcare.
Meeting number (access code): 2482 390 4512
Meeting password: baby
Need Help Connecting?
Check out easy-to-use WEBEX INSTRUCTIONS or call us at (403) 207-7050 ext 7062.
KIDS HAVE STRESS TOO! ® Parent Workshop
Parent & Caregiver Support Services will be partnering with Stepping Stones to Mental Health to deliver the popular Kids Have Stress Too! ® parenting workshops. Developed by the Psychology Foundation of Canada, this workshop provides an introduction to key aspects of early childhood and brain development, and the crucial role parents and professionals play in buffering the impact of stress on kids. Learn strategies to help young children become aware of and manage stress in fun and engaging ways.
DATE & TIME: Wednesday, October 27th from 1:00 - 3:00PM
LOCATION: Online through WebEx (Are you new to WebEx? Click here to read through our simple instructions)
REGISTRATION: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE
This session is presented by the Community Education Service of the Mental Health & Substance Use Collaborative Initiatives, Child & Adolescent Addiction & Mental Health and Psychiatry Program (CAAMHPP) of Alberta Health Services in partnership with RVS, MHCB Stepping Stones to Mental Health, and Parent & Caregiver Support Services (PCSS).
CES@ahs.ca http://community.hmhc.ca/ 403 955-4730
Bundle of Support
Adjusting to life while pregnant or after a baby can be a scary and emotional time for many new moms, which is why we have created the Bundle of Support program - Chestermere's pre and post-partum support group. Moms will receive support, resources, and encouragement to help navigate the transition to parenthood in a safe and welcoming environment.
LOCATION: Online through WebEx
DATES: Thursday, November 4th - Thursday, December 9th (6-week program)
TIME: Thursday's from 10:00 - 11:30 AM
One-on-One Parenting Support
Being a parent is one of the hardest jobs we will take on. You won't always have the answers or know what to do - this is normal! That's where the Parent & Caregiver Support Services (PCSS) team comes in! Our warm and welcoming team of Caregiver Support Facilitators is here for you - whether it's providing you with connections to resources, getting information on potty training, or finding out how you can help your child cope with stress - our team will help you create a customized plan that works for your family.
Connect with us
Do you have a general parenting question or concern? Connect with us today to set up a one-on-one parenting session at (403) 207-7050 or send an email to email@example.com.
OCTOBER 2021 NEWSLETTER
Check out the latest monthly newsletter from the Chestermere/Strathmore Family Resource Network (FRN) to learn about the lineup of exciting programs, workshops, and services available to families, parents, children, and youth ages 0-18 in Chestermere, Southeast Rocky View, Strathmore, and Wheatland County.
The Chestermere/Strathmore Family Resource Network is a collaborative partnership of agencies that includes the City of Chestermere's Parent & Caregiver Support Services (PCSS), The Trellis Commons Family Resource Network Hub, and Healthy Families.
One on One Parenting Support:
Do you have a general parenting question or concern? Connect with one of our Caregiver Support Facilitators for individualized, one-on-one parenting support, information, and resources. Connect with us at (403) 207-7050 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out our Programs Listing page to learn more about past programs and watch past seminar videos.
Check out the Developmental Screening resource to do a check-up for kids under the age of 6.
Family Resource Network Programs:
Trellis Commons Chestermere Strathmore Family Resource Network offers a variety of programs and support services for children 0-18 years of age. Learn more on their website here.
Did you know that we're on Facebook? Follow us @ChestermerePCSS for the latest information and resources about our current and upcoming parenting programs, and support services.