Kikosewin Family Resource Network

Family & Youth Programming

 

Kikosewin Family Resource Network

Kikosewin means; the act of being with family. The Hub is for all family members to grow together. We believe in the importance of “Family” and that children and youth are safe, healthy and nurtured by their parents or caregivers as “children are a gift from the creator and should be treated as such”.

Kikosewin’s Hub offers an array of services, supports and programming that supports children, youth and families aligning in three core areas:

  • Child Development and Well-being
  • Caregiver Capacity Building (by creating parenting opportunities and experiences to strengthen parenting abilities)
  • Social connections and supports

 

There are five services:

  • Family Resource Centre Offers early childhood development and parent education programs with cultural and non cultural content for children, youth and families to attend in a fun learning environment.
  • Home Visitation Provides in home one-on-one support for parents with a focus on children from birth to 5 years of age. Home visitors will provide information, parenting tips and support to help parents achieve their goals to be the best parents they can be.
  • Engagement and Support for Fathers Offers home visitations to fathers in need. This program focuses on engaging with, and supporting dads in the community.
  • Relentless Connectors Aims to reduce the need for intervention by Children’s Services by meeting the needs of families dealing with multiple struggles. The Worker works with the families on parent identified goals, and support them to be the best parents they can be.
  • Youth Services Meets with teenage youth who need one-on-one community supports. This work focuses on relationship building but will evolve around the youth’s needs and goals. Additionally, this program also works on engaging youth with group and hub-based programs.
 

 

The programs include:

Registration is required for all programs – Register by calling 780-474-2400

Programs for Youth

Life Skills Workshop: In person “how to” workshops on youth directed wants/goals. Classes include: How to change a tire, How to Budget, How to Garden, and much more. Dates listed on Calendar. 

Agency Information Sessions: Different agencies from around the city will come in every month, to do a webinar on their programs to help build knowledge and know how to navigate their processes. Dates listed on Calendar. 

Virtual Anxiety Workshop: Suffer from anxiety? Join our Zoom meetings to learn more about what anxiety looks like and learn different tools and strategies on how to cope with and heal from whatever level of anxiety you have. Thursdays at 3:30pm

Virtual Self-Care Workshop: Zoom meetings on how to look after ourselves. Using self-care models and medicine wheel teachings to learn our own unique self-care needs. Dates listed on Calendar. 

Youth Recreation Night: For youth ages 13-17. Let’s meet some peers and have some fun! Dates listed on Calendar. 

Garth and the Guys: A safe place for male youth to get together and spend time with a Positive Male Role Model. Dates listed on Calendar. 

Programs for Fathers

Virtual Dad’s Group: A zoom session/sharing circle for Dad’s looking for social support. Every(ish) Monday on Zoom 7:00-8:30 pm

Parent Education

Raising Confident Cubs
In many cultures, bears represent bravery, courage and wisdom. Parents/Caregivers are also considered courageous! It is no secret that caregiving can be the hardest job on the planet. The Raising Confident Cubs program supports parents/caregivers of infants and toddlers (birth up to 3 years of age) with strengthening their child’s physical, mental, spiritual and emotional development to become confident and resilient cubs! We will explore topics such as: ages & stages, early brain development, parent/caregiver-child relationship, playing using all senses, sleep & nutrition, understanding stress & its impact on infants, toddlers and parents, healthy coping strategies for you & your child…plus, other important topics! Join us online every Friday from 1:30 to 2:30 PM, starting September 11th to October 30th, 2020. 

Circle of Security Parenting

Children are valuable human beings with unique qualities. Sometimes, they do the cutest things and other times… not so cute! Trying to understand your child is not always easy and for many parents/caregivers, it can be quite challenging. Children don’t come with instruction manuals, but did you know that there is a visual map to understanding your child’s needs? The Circle of Security® Parenting™ program is based on decades of research about how secure parent/cargiver-child relationships can be supported and strengthened. If you are interested in understanding your child’s emotional world by learning to read his/her emotional needs, supporting your child’s ability to successfully manage emotions, enhancing the development of your child’s self-esteem and honoring your innate wisdom and desire for your child to be secure, join us online Tuesday mornings, from 10:30 to 12:00 PM, starting September 8th to October 27th, 2020.

Kids Can Cope

“Behind every young child who believes in himself is a parent who believed first” ~Matthew L. Jacobson. The Kids Can Cope program supports parents/caregivers of children from preschool age to 9 years of age with guiding their child’s mental, emotional, spiritual and physical development to become capable and resilient citizens of the world! We will explore topics such as parent/caregiver-child communication & relationship, positive guidance & discipline, challenging behaviors, understanding stress & kids under stress, promoting self-regulation & resiliency, developing problem-solving skills and other healthy coping strategies. Kids Can Cope is based on the Psychology Foundation of Canada Kids Have Stress Too program and Parenting for Life Series.  Join us online every Tuesday from 1:30 to 2:30 PM, starting September 8th to October 27th, 2020.

All dates subject to change. Please always refer to monthly calendars on updates.