Tuesday, September 8, 2009

FCSS Programming for Fall 2009

FCSS programming for youth and their families this fall in the Town of Beaumont.

Let’s Talk: offered through the Beaumont and Community Youth Centre. These interactive and fun workshops touch on a variety of topics in an engaging manner that keep youth aged 12-17 interested while learning about important topics like: improving communication, healthy relationships, self-esteem, and anger management. Contact the Beaumont Youth Centre for topics and times. 780-929-5155 or www.town.beaumont.ab.ca/youth/index.asp

HEROES: An interactive program focusing on developing Character, Confidence and Integrity in young people. The HEROES program is delivered through the school health curriculum in the junior high setting. A series of 12 sessions delivered in class (contact your local school for availability) will help youth discover their unique gifts and abilities, how to develop and maintain healthy relationships, and recognize their willingness to succeed in life. For more information phone 504-5969 or for more information about the HEROES program check out: http://www.impactsociety.com/

Kids and Drugs: The power of parents; is a workshop series aimed at helping parents of school aged children to prevent drug use and abuse. This 4 week workshop series recognizes that parents with strong parenting skills and a close relationship with their child are better able to recognize and help prevent drug use of their child. This program was developed by AADAC and the RCMP and will be offered right here in the community of Beaumont through a partnership between Town of Beaumont FCSS, RCMP, and AADAC. For more information about the Kids and Drugs program check it out on line: www.aadac.com/documents/KidsDrugs_Parent.pdf

Parent Workshop series. This year’s series will be offering a variety of topics on the third Monday of every month starting October 2009. These informative sessions will take place at the Beaumont Community Youth Centre from 7:00-9:00 pm. Topics and presenters are still to be announced. Topics that have been offered in the past are: Family Finance, Alcohol Liability, Bully Proof your Child, 40 Developmental Assets and more. Look forward to additional interesting topics this year. Most of these workshops don’t require pre-registration but for more information contact the FCSS Liaison at: 780 929-9271.

One on one support is available through the Youth Outreach Facilitator; Linda Mix-Kondratski for young people struggling with self-esteem issues, bullying, parent – teen conflict, or problems with personal relationships. These sessions are confidential and free of charge. Phone 780 504-5969 for an appointment.

Parents Empowering Parents: A program offering confidential support, education and hope for parents who are concerned about the drug or alcohol use of their youth. No pre-registration is necessary, there are no fees associated with this group and meetings held the second and fourth Monday of the month from 7-9pm at the Beaumont Community Youth Centre. Phone 780-504-5969 for more information or check out http://www.pepsociety.ca/ or http://beaumontfcss.blogspot.com/ on line. Next meetings: September 14, 28th,October 12th, 26th.

New programming this fall: Girl Talk. Is there a young female in your life that would benefit from learning about self-esteem, healthy body image, healthy relationships, and more? Girl Talk is geared to young women aged 12-17 that would like to discuss and explore these topics in a safe and supportive environment. Small group discussion as well as hands on activities will provide a fun and informative experience that will help participants discover their unique gifts and help them succeed now and in the future. This group will run out of the Youth Centre on Monday afternoons. Call 780-504-5969 for more information.

Talk Club: This is an 8 week information and support group developed for kids aged 9-12 that have experienced some significant loss in their life, or are dealing with separation or divorce of their parents. Topics like dealing with change, facing our fears and worries along with handling anger are dealt with in an age appropriate and engaging manner. These groups are offered through J.E. la Pointe and Coloniale Schools. Dates of upcoming sessions are TBA. For more information about the sessions please call 780-504-5969.

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