LIFE IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS

 

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PARENTING FROM THE HEART

Parenting From The Heart (formerly Active Parenting) is a program for parents of children aged five to twelve.  The program uses behavioral oriented strategies and teaches appropriate and effective parenting skills.

Transportation  available.  FREE program. 

Offered: Sat. Sept. 18th & Sun. Sept. 19th, 9am to 1pm

       OR  Sat. Oct 30th & Sun. Oct. 31st, 9am to 1pm

CALMING THE STORM FOR TEENS

This 6 session program offers participants safe & effective ways to express and release anger. It will help teen identify the sources of their anger; assist them in acknowledging the importance of these feelings; and offer strategies for coping with anger so it does not dominate the their lives. *Transportation available*

Mondays & Wednesdays Oct. 25th to Nov. 3rd,

5:15-6:15pm

Fee: $25 (Funded by Community Initiatives Fund)

CALMING THE STORM FOR ADULTS

This 6 week program offers participants safe and effective ways to express and release anger. It will help adults identify the sources of their anger; assist them in acknowledging the importance of these feelings; and offer strategies for coping with anger so it does not dominate their lives.

Offered Virtually: Sept. 20 to Oct. 18th (a new session is posted each Monday and the participant has the whole week to view and complete assignments, at their convenience)

Registration Fee: $25 

CLIMBING THE ROCK

This is a group program for teens ages 12 to 14 affected by interpersonal violence.  It aims to help participants overcome personal struggle related to violence and trauma.

Fee: No Cost

Transportation provided.   

Offered: Wednesdays Oct. 20th to Nov. 24th,

5:30-6:30pm

Funded by Ministry of Justice (Victim Services)

RIDING THE WAVE

This two-day weekend program assists parents and their children ages 6-13 to:

  • Understand and process the violence and abuse they have witnessed by listening, believing and validating their experiences

  • Understand that abusive behavior and violence are unacceptable, involve choice; and that the abuser must take responsibility for his / her actions

  • Learn skills to boost self-esteem, manage anger, problem solve effectively, and express feelings appropriately

Transportation provided, if needed.

Fee: No Cost.    

Offered: Sat. Oct. 16th & Sun. Oct. 17th, 9am-1pm

       OR  Sat. Nov. 6th & Sun. Nov. 7th, 9am-1pm

Funded by: Ministry of Justice (Victim Services)

Little Tiger

TAMING THE TIGER

This program provides children (ages 6 - 12) and their caregivers with a safe supportive environment to learn how to deal with anger.

Participants will learn the fundamentals of anger, how they react physically & emotionally when angry, and strategies to work through their anger in healthy ways. The parenting component provides effective techniques to deal with aggressive behavior.

Transportation available.   

Offered: Sat. Sept. 25th & Sun. Sept. 26th, 9am-1pm

        OR  Sat. Oct. 23rd & Sun. Oct. 24th, 9am-1pm

Fee: No cost

Funded by: Ministry of Justice (Victim Services)

Happy Family

ONE HEART, TWO HOMES

Co-Parenting Children of Divorce to a Positive Future

This program is designed to support separated or divorced parents in creating a positive co-parenting environment for their children. Topics include: understanding how today's actions will affect your children in the future, helping your child feel at ease in both homes, increasing your child's self-esteem and decreasing anxiety, and introducing step-parents into your co-parenting team. 

No classes at this time.

GOOD GRIEF

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This grief program is for children aged 8-12 that have been impacted by loss or trauma. It uses a variety of activities designed to help children deal with the emotions they experience.  

No classes at this time 

Field Walk

AFTER THE STORM

After The Storm is a support program for survivors of intimate partner violence. A survivor as defined by this group is a person who recognizes there is abuse, is thinking about leaving the abuse, or has left the abusive relationship and is looking for support to maintain an abuse free life.

Not currently offered.

STEPPING UP

Director of Programs: Rose Rothenburger

Parenting from the Heart, Calming the Storm for Adults,     Calming the Storm for Teens, Good Grief, Stepping Up,

Riding the Wave, Taming the Tiger,  Youth & Technology,

After the Storm, Climbing the Rock, One Heart-Two Homes, Equine Assisted Learning, Adult Grief Support Group,                 How Long Does the Sad Last?

A Big Wave

Stepping Up-Men Building Healthy Relationships is a thirteen-week program for men who have been abusive in their relationships. The program is designed to improve self-esteem and to learn anger management skills, and teach adult participants to cope with stressors related to anger and violence in their lives. Transportation available.

Offered: Tuesdays Sept. 28th to Dec. 14th,

6:30-8:30pm,     Cost: $25 

Funded by Northern Lights Development Corp. & Saskatchewan Knights of Columbus

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***NEW***   YOUTH & TECHNOLOGY

The Disconnection & How to Reconnect: A Guide for Parents

The impact of social media on youth can have both a positive & negative effect on youth, depending why they are using it and what they are getting out of it. It can help meatal health issues but it can create mental health issues. This six-session class will help parents understanding technology addiction, how to help their addicted youth and the good and bad effects of technology.

Not currently being offered.

***NEW***   EQUINE ASSISTED LEARNING

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A powerful, professional and effective approach, proven to have a positive impact on children, including those suffering from grief or trauma

This is a research-based program, proven to help children and youth who are dealing with or have dealt with trauma in their lives. It is effective to help children who have experienced bullying, as well as a tool that assists with anger management. The Equine Assisted Learning Program is a proactive approach to empowering the individual through group interactive exercises. *Transportation provided if needed

Offered: Thursdays Sept. 16th to Oct. 21st, 6-8pm,        @ Red River Roping & Riding Arena ,     Cost: $25 

Funded by P.A.  & Area Community Foundation

**NEW** HOW LONG DOES THE SAD LAST?

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This is a program for children 6 – 10 who are dealing with loss and grief.

Grief is always difficult, even more so when you are a child. Sometimes we overlook a child’s grief because they appear to be "moving on" or "doing fine". Because children grieve differently than adults, they’ve been referred to as "silent mourners", as their grief can go undetected. This program explains death to children and provides them with a safe environment to process grief in a non-threatening manner. *Transportation provided if needed.

Offered: Tuesdays Oct. 5 to Nov. 9,  6:30-7:30pm

Cost: $25     Funded by: Affinity Credit Union

**NEW**  ADULT GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP

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This a support group for men and women, dealing with loss and grief.

By introducing people to others who are going through a similar experience, this support group offers a way in which to “normalize” the grief experience. Participants have opportunities to learn new roles, new ways of problem-solving or coping with situations by hearing about and discussing these with the group facilitator, and from listening to the experiences of other members. Experience has also shown that people who are grieving are often helped by the opportunity to reach out and help others, and participation in a group not only offers members the chance to be helped, but also help others.

*Transportation provided if needed.

Offered: Tuesdays Oct. 5 to Nov. 9,  6:30-7:30pm

Cost: $25     

Funded by: Our Lady of the Prairies Foundation