Crystal's Story
News Posted On Jan 01, 2021

Crystal's Story

Crystal was caring for her grandchildren when her world turned upside down. She had been sober for sixteen years but was accused of using drugs and alcohol. The next day her grandchildren were taken into care. Nobody believed Crystal and the pain turned…

Depression: Symptoms, Triggers, and Tips for Coping
News Posted On Jan 01, 2021

Depression: Symptoms, Triggers, and Tips for Coping

If you’ve ever felt depressed, you know that being told to “cheer up” doesn’t work.  Many well-meaning friends and family members don’t understand that depression is different from that temporary feeling of being down in the dumps, sad, or…

7 Signs of a Healthy Relationship
News Posted On Jan 01, 2021

7 Signs of a Healthy Relationship

We all deserve to be in a healthy relationship. Simply put, a healthy relationship brings out the best in you. Here are seven signs to look for: 1. You trust each otherYou trust your partner, meaning you have confidence in them, can rely on them, and…

Changes to Our Services
News Posted On Dec 01, 2020

Changes to Our Services

We are still here for you! We continue to provide support and resources for families in Edmonton as we navigate through the pandemic and its impact on our lives. You are not alone.    As of November 27, Our new therapy groups and classes for managing…

Summer Camps with Our Success Coaches
News Posted On Dec 01, 2020

Summer Camps with Our Success Coaches

COVID-19 required a shift in how success coaches practice, engage and communicate with children, youth and families. Success coaches made that shift readily and easily in order to continue providing meaningful services remotely. One example of this is…

The Family Centre is Certified in Trauma-Informed Care
News Posted On Dec 01, 2020

The Family Centre is Certified in Trauma-Informed Care

We’re excited to share that Community Connections has certified our agency in the Creating Cultures of Trauma-Informed Care model. Lori L. Beyer from Community Connections says, “The culture at The Family Centre exudes care, kindness and support.”…

How to Enjoy Long Winters
News Posted On Dec 01, 2020

How to Enjoy Long Winters

During the summer, many of us dealt with COVID-19 restrictions by going on walks. This allowed us to stay active and connected while remaining physically distant. As winter approaches, you may be wondering how you will handle isolation. In the winter,…

You’re Supposed to Feel Anxious - But There Are Ways to Cope
News Posted On Dec 01, 2020

You’re Supposed to Feel Anxious - But There Are Ways to Cope

Feeling anxious is uncomfortable but normal Your heart is pounding so fast it feels like it’s coming out of your chest. You’re short of breath. You have sweaty palms and feel dizzy. We’ve all felt like this – anxious. While anxiety feels uncomfortable…

New Supports for Managing Anxiety and Depression
News Posted On Nov 27, 2020

New Supports for Managing Anxiety and Depression

If you have anxiety or depression, you are not alone. Both are more common than you may think, but there are lots of healthy coping strategies to manage them.This fall, we’re introducing classes and therapeutic support groups for anxiety and depression.…

Wendy's Story
News Posted On Nov 04, 2020

Wendy's Story

Building a life in Edmonton wasn’t easy for Wendy, a Kenyan refugee. Being isolated from friends and family and raising five children without support was overwhelming. Knowing very little English, Wendy did not have the means to advocate for herself.…

How to Take Care of Your Mental Health in the Holiday Season
News Posted On Nov 01, 2020

How to Take Care of Your Mental Health in the Holiday Season

Does the thought of the holiday season make you feel uneasy? Holidays aren’t always a joyous time. Maybe you get stressed, grieve a loss, will be dealing with family issues, or will be alone. For advice on looking after your mental health this time…

Do You Miss Your Old Life? Tips for Dealing with COVID-19 Restrictions
News Posted On Nov 01, 2020

Do You Miss Your Old Life? Tips for Dealing with COVID-19 Restrictions

Over the past several months, the global COVID-19 pandemic has challenged us all in many ways. Many changes have been imposed upon us, resulting in a myriad of losses, which, when accumulated has brought about a pandemic of grief.   Why are we all grieving?…

Transforming Anxiety into Peace
News Posted On Nov 01, 2020

Transforming Anxiety into Peace

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson   More Canadians are experiencing anxiety than ever before because of the challenges of COVID-19. It isn’t something you forget easily, especially when it happens on a regular basis.…

Blue's Story
News Posted On Oct 01, 2020

Blue's Story

When Blue was in the fifth grade, she and her mother, Emily, moved to the Spruce Avenue community. It wasn’t easy for her to leave her current school as she didn’t get to see her friends as often as she had hoped. Blue recalls that time as “tough”…

What to Do When Your Child is Being Bullied
News Posted On Oct 01, 2020

What to Do When Your Child is Being Bullied

Although bullying affects the majority of Canadian children, it is not a normal part of growing up. If you notice bullying, you must get involved and teach children how to connect with people in healthy ways. What should you do if you suspect or know…

5 Steps to Self-love
News Posted On Oct 01, 2020

5 Steps to Self-love

Self-love is something everyone can create. Self-love is not ego or narcissism. Self-love is a deep sense of our own self-worth and value as a person. It’s believing that we are worthy of love, respect, safety, and connection. It's believing that our…

Katelynn's Story
News Posted On Sep 01, 2020

Katelynn's Story

Katelynn became familiar with the All In For Youth program while in Junior High school. Having had a good experience, she chose to attend Eastglen High school to access the program. She joined the head start to high school summer camp before school…

How All In For Youth Helps Edmonton Students
News Posted On Sep 01, 2020

How All In For Youth Helps Edmonton Students

High school graduation is a critical milestone in gaining employment. We all benefit when everyone graduates from high school. The estimated cost to Albertans with respect to health, social assistance, and criminal justice for a student who does not…

Suicide Prevention Resources
News Posted On Sep 01, 2020

Suicide Prevention Resources

Everyone has off days. Days where they are sad or lack motivation, days they feel lonely, and days where they don’t want to get out of bed. Considering the stress and strain of life at the moment, these feelings are normal. For some, these feelings…

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