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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…

Joan's Story
News Posted On Feb 01, 2021

Joan's Story

Colleen is one of our community Roots and Wings workers. She was introduced to a family and met with Joan, a single mother struggling with her two sons. Joan described her oldest son Greg, 13-years-old, as often angry and violent. She worried about Matt,…

Fun and Creative Ways to Connect Online for Family Day
News Posted On Feb 01, 2021

Fun and Creative Ways to Connect Online for Family Day

When the new year begins, we often get back into the swing of life and schedules. Family day is an important time that reminds us to relax, slow down, and spend quality time with our loved ones. Connection with our families is more important than ever…

8 Signs that High Functioning Anxiety is Driving Your Daily Life
News Posted On Feb 01, 2021

8 Signs that High Functioning Anxiety is Driving Your Daily Life

What’s pushing you along every day: anxiety or your ambition and interests? Are you always on top of things at work because you are passionate about your career or afraid of what might happen if everything doesn’t go according to plans? Is your home…

5 Benefits of Building a Healthy Attachment with Your Newborn
News Posted On Feb 01, 2021

5 Benefits of Building a Healthy Attachment with Your Newborn

Being a new parent can be amazing, but it can also be scary and overwhelming. At times, it can be difficult to understand what your baby wants. A strong attachment will make it easier to understand your baby’s cues. Building a strong bond is beneficial…

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.…

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