Stettler’s Family Resource Network has just started a new session of a popular parenting program.
The session, which started April 19, runs for eight weeks at the Family Resource Centre and is absolutely no charge to parents.
Designed to allow parents and caregivers a better understanding of the needs of their growing and changing children, the group gives caregivers the opportunity to connect with each other as well as the facilitator.
“Kids change,” said facilitator Corianne Neilson.
“This is what we want to know about those changes.”
According to Neilson, most families with children up to nine or 10 years of age have found the information provided useful.
Even though the current session has already started, Neilson says that caregivers wishing to get into the remainder of the program can still do so.
“We’re pretty flexible for the first couple of sessions,” said Neilson.
Neilson noted that snacks and childcare are provided for the hour-and-a-half long sessions.
The eight weeks sessions are usually hosted by the Family Resource Network three times per year, in spring, fall and winter sessions.
If the scheduled sessions don’t work, Neilson says she is also willing to to do one-on-one with parents.
“If a scheduled class doesn’t fit, I can make it work,” said Neilson.
According to Neilson, she became a facilitator of the program during the pandemic and it is one that she is able to do online using platforms such as Zoom, if the need arises.
“I did my first classes over Zoom,” said Neilson.
“It’s a user friendly, pretty universal program.”
As stated, the Circle of Security Parenting program, along with all other programming the Stettler Family Resource Network provides, is provided at no charge to anyone participating.
“I love being part of the family resource network because everything is free,” said Neilson
“Financials are one of the things that affect some parents from participating.”
The Stettler Family Resource Network is funded through the Government of Alberta.