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Benefits of Journaling
News Posted On Jun 01, 2021

Benefits of Journaling

Journaling is a common and popular outlet for managing mental health, sparking creativity, and remembering events in one's life. There are many different reasons why people keep journals and all of them are beneficial.  Benefits of keeping a journal…

Staycations: A Convenient Way to Beat Burnout
News Posted On Jun 01, 2021

Staycations: A Convenient Way to Beat Burnout

Burnout leads to the inability to function well at work or in your personal life. It arises when chronic workplace stress has not been successfully managed. Chances are, you’ve probably experienced some form of burnout at least once in your life. Over…

6 Steps for Better Communications With Your Partner
News Posted On Jun 01, 2021

6 Steps for Better Communications With Your Partner

We all have misunderstandings and communication blunders with our partners, no matter how happy the relationship is. Here are six tips for improving communications and your relationship with your partner: 1. Schedule time with each other Set aside a…

COVID-19 Emergency Financial Supports
News Posted On May 10, 2021

COVID-19 Emergency Financial Supports

We are all collectively going through an unimaginable, challenging situation and some of us have been impacted financially more than others. The resources below have been compiled from the City of Edmonton Earn*Save*Build monthly compilation of Financial…

JJ's Story
News Posted On May 01, 2021

JJ's Story

As a Success Coach, part of my role is to support students in developing healthy boundaries. This is something that JJ and I worked on extensively. When I first met JJ, they would leave class on a daily basis to seek support from me around peer relationships.…

Community Resources in West Edmonton
News Posted On May 01, 2021

Community Resources in West Edmonton

Are you looking for a simple way to find out about services and supports for children and families in West Edmonton? All you need to do is connect with Jasper Place Family Resource Centre.   As the Family Resource Network (FRN) Hub for West Edmonton,…

How Being Grateful Improves Your Mental and Physical Health
News Posted On May 01, 2021

How Being Grateful Improves Your Mental and Physical Health

Showing gratitude is one of the golden rules that guide us on how to treat others. From a young age, we were taught to be thankful to people who do good deeds to us. Being grateful helps build good relationships with the people around us and positively…

Reaching a Goal is Like Crossing a River
News Posted On May 01, 2021

Reaching a Goal is Like Crossing a River

If you’re like me, you can feel overwhelmed when you set a long-term goal. It might be so far away it seems impossible to reach. Do you want to get sober, go back to school, get a job, or finally be stable? Long-term goals can feel too hard to do,…

Easy At-Home Crafts for Mother’s Day
News Posted On May 01, 2021

Easy At-Home Crafts for Mother’s Day

During the pandemic, many of us have stocked up on arts and crafts supplies. With Mother’s Day right around the corner, it’s time to put your creative skills to the test! There are many funky and fun crafts that you can make with the resources you…

Community Resources to Families: Family Futures Resource Network
News Posted On Apr 01, 2021

Community Resources to Families: Family Futures Resource Network

Family Futures Resource Network is a community-based non-profit that provides information, education and support to infants, children, youth, parents, caregivers, and families. The agency provides free or low-cost programs, groups, in-home support, one-on-one…

The Family Centre Continues to be Accredited
News Posted On Apr 01, 2021

The Family Centre Continues to be Accredited

The Family Centre has achieved accreditation through the New York-based Council on Accreditation (COA). Organizations pursue accreditation to demonstrate the implementation of best practice standards in the field of human services. COA evaluated all…

10 Common Negative Thinking Patterns and 5 Steps for Change
News Posted On Apr 01, 2021

10 Common Negative Thinking Patterns and 5 Steps for Change

Have you ever found yourself thinking that something tragic has happened when your child was late coming home from the movies?  What about believing you have the worst luck when it comes to relationships or life in general?  How about feeling that…

International Women's Day Success Stories
News Posted On Mar 08, 2021

International Women's Day Success Stories

Today, on International Women's Day, we celebrate the achievements of these strong women who shared with us how they made positive changes in their lives.   Trista's and Angela's Story Trista was shocked the day her oldest sister called her from prison.…

Anxiety Support Group
News Posted On Mar 01, 2021

Anxiety Support Group

"It’s OK to be scared.Being scared means you’re about to do something really, really brave.”- Mandy Hale Brave is a word that Heather Pagenkopf uses to describe those who join The Family Centre’s anxiety support group. Heather, the group’s…

Trista's and Angela's Story
News Posted On Mar 01, 2021

Trista's and Angela's Story

Trista was shocked the day her oldest sister called her from prison. She asked Trista to care for her baby, Briella, when she would be born. “I knew that Briella would be taken, and my sister would be sent back to the prison after she gave birth. So,…

6 Tips for Coping with Challenging Life Events
News Posted On Mar 01, 2021

6 Tips for Coping with Challenging Life Events

No one will ever live a life so fortunate as to escape living through a crisis. Traumatic events such as job loss, divorce, sexual assault, or the death of a loved one can throw life into upheaval and create a dangerous mix of grief, anger, depression,…

Relationships: The Grass is Greener Where You Water It
News Posted On Mar 01, 2021

Relationships: The Grass is Greener Where You Water It

How to build trust and avoid betrayal When we tell ourselves that we can’t rely on our partners, that they don’t understand our wants and needs, and maybe that they don’t even care to, we are primed to start noticing how green and lush the grass…

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