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World Suicide Prevention Day: What Can You Do to Help Prevent Suicide
News Posted On Sep 10, 2023

World Suicide Prevention Day: What Can You Do to Help Prevent Suicide

Trigger warning: This content contains information about suicide. This may not be reassuring and can be triggering to some individuals. We ask you to consider leaving this platform if you think the discussion could be traumatizing to you. For immediate…

What is Gaslighting & Steps to Take if You’re Being Gaslighted
News Posted On Jul 01, 2023

What is Gaslighting & Steps to Take if You’re Being Gaslighted

Have you ever been in a situation where another person made you feel like your thoughts, feelings, and perspectives were invalid? They may make you wonder if you're the source of relational issues, and that you need to be more critical about how you…

How to Deal and Cope with Grief?
News Posted On Oct 01, 2022

How to Deal and Cope with Grief?

“You will not ‘get over’ the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it.” – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Psychiatrist and founder of the five stages of grief Dealing with grief and loss is one of life’s biggest challenges, and there is…

Zane's Story
News Posted On Jun 13, 2022

Zane's Story

Zane had experienced many traumatic events before walking into their first day of junior high. Among bouncing around from school to school, Zane had a front-row seat to addiction, dangerous behavior, and emotional abuse. Due to these experiences, Zane…

Lacey's Story
News Posted On Nov 01, 2021

Lacey's Story

At a young age, Lacey experienced complex trauma. She handled this trauma with aggression and explosive outbursts. "I was going through a lot of hard times, and I was just really immature just because I went through a lot of stuff growing up, and I had…

International Overdose Awareness Day: 6 Overdose Prevention Resources
News Posted On Aug 31, 2021

International Overdose Awareness Day: 6 Overdose Prevention Resources

August 31 is the International Overdose Awareness Day. On this day, people worldwide are encouraged to act in any way possible to end overdoses. This is a day to raise awareness of overdosing, and acknowledge the grief felt by families and friends. May…

Jessica's Story
News Posted On Aug 01, 2021

Jessica's Story

At the very young age of fifteen, Jessica was exposed to significant trauma. After being sexually assaulted, she resorted to drugs, alcohol, and self-harm. Jessica tried counselling and medication. Yet, nothing could take away her depression, anxiety,…

Healing From Childhood Trauma
News Posted On Jun 22, 2021

Healing From Childhood Trauma

Childhood trauma can really shake you up, but you can heal from it. ACEs are adverse (harmful) childhood experiences that impact brain development. They can damage immune systems and change how people respond to stress. The physical effects of ACEs can…

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.…

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,…

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.”…

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…

Trauma-Informed Culture at The Family Centre
News Posted On Apr 01, 2019

Trauma-Informed Culture at The Family Centre

In the fall of 2016, The Family Centre embarked on a journey to becoming a trauma-informed agency. This came after several years of increasing our knowledge in brain development, attachment, the impacts of trauma, and poverty as a systemic issue. We…

Teresa’s story (Roots and Wings)
News Posted On Jul 19, 2018

Teresa’s story (Roots and Wings)

Teresa, a mother of five, had struggled with substance abuse for years, starting with drugs and alcohol at the age of 12. She soon after ran away from home and was sent to Calgary to live with her then step-mom. “My life really took a drastic turn…

News Posted On Jul 26, 2016

The Way In

The Way In Program is an innovative partnership between Edmonton Public Schools, Alberta Health Services: Mental Health & Addictions, B&GBigs, Kids Up Front and The Family Centre which supports teens and their families to create brighter futures. This…

The Family Centre acknowledges that we are on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional meeting ground, gathering place, and traveling route for the Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Métis, Dene, and Nakota Sioux. We acknowledge all the many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit whose footsteps have marked these lands for centuries.

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