Parenting

Parenting

ADD/ADHD Support Group and Adlerian Parenting

Information

To give support, encouragement, and information to everyone who comes or calls.  I provide an ADD/ ADHD support group and Adlerian parenting at Irwin School (Swift Current) from 7-9 pm the second and fourth Tuesday from September until June each year.

Everyone is welcome, no referral is required.

ADD/ADHD Support Group and Adlerian Parenting

Information To give support, encouragement, and information to everyone who comes or calls.  I provide an ADD/ ADHD support group and Adlerian parenting at Irwin School (Swift Current) from 7-9 pm the second and fourth Tuesday from September until June each year. Everyone is welcome,

Camp fYrefly

Information:

Camp fYrefly is Canada’s largest, volunteer-based, summer leadership retreat for sexual and gender minority (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-identified, two-spirited, intersexed, queer, questioning) and allied youth. 

In partnership with the Faculty of Education, University of Regina and the College of Education, University of Saskatchewan, Camp fYrefly-Saskatchewan will be held in Saskatchewan (alternating between Saskatoon and Regina) each summer.

Community stakeholders along with Camp fYrefly founders joined together in a province-wide initiative to identify the needs of sexual and gender minority youth and develop the resources required to implement a Saskatchewan-based camp. Camp fYrefly-Saskatchewan is dedicated to the guiding principle of helping sexual and gender minority youth move from being “at-risk” to a place where they can be resilient and positively address the challenges of adolescence and young adulthood.

The camp is peer driven and jam-packed with drama, music, writing, visual art, empowerment and reflection exercises, anti-oppression work, personal growth opportunities, healthy socialization, and in-depth learning activities about specific youth topics and social issues. The camp will feature day and evening workshops, with designated time set aside for personal reflection, community building, and social activities.

  • Potential workshop topics include:
  • Leadership skill-building
  • Confronting bias and dealing with diversity
  • Combating preconceived notions and confronting stereotypes
  • Coming out and coming-to-terms with sexual and gender minority issues
  • Negotiating relationships with peers, parents, and care givers
  • Healthy dating and relationship skills
  • Bullying and discrimination
  • Challenging oppression through art
  • Youth health and safety
  • Participatory drama
  • Youth networking, self-esteem, and resiliency building
  • Nurturing ourselves

Referral Process

See application.

http://www.usask.ca/education/fyrefly/applications.htm

Camp fYrefly

Information: Camp fYrefly is Canada’s largest, volunteer-based, summer leadership retreat for sexual and gender minority (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-identified, two-spirited, intersexed, queer, questioning) and allied youth.  In partnership with the Faculty of Education, University of Regina and the College of Education, University of Saskatchewan, Camp

Caring Hearts Camp

Information:

Caring Hearts Camp is a weekend camp for children and teens who have recently experienced a loss due to the death of a family member or friend. It provides the camper with the opportunity to meet other children and teens who are also going through similar grief experiences. Facilitated by trained volunteers and staff, This program provides age-appropriate guided activities aimed at working through the camper’s grief, as well as a fun, memorable camp experience. There’s horseback riding, canoeing, rockwall climbing, crafts and campfire to name but a few.

Open to residents of Saskatchewan, age 6 – 17 years who have recently experienced a death loss.

Camps are held in May (3 days/2 nights) and September (2 days/1 night) at Dallas Valley Ranch Camp.

 

Referral Process

Contact:
Intake/Communication Coordinator
Phone: (306) 523-2781

Caring Hearts Camp

Information: Caring Hearts Camp is a weekend camp for children and teens who have recently experienced a loss due to the death of a family member or friend. It provides the camper with the opportunity to meet other children and teens who are also going

Child Support & Maintenance Enforcement

Information:

Whether you are a claimant (receiving) or payor (paying ), you may register your child support order or agreement with the Ministry of Justice’s Maintenance Enforcement Office (MEO). Support orders from Parents Living Outside Saskatchewan can also be enforced by the MEO. Registration is completely optional.

Programs:

Child Support & Maintenance Enforcement

Information: Whether you are a claimant (receiving) or payor (paying ), you may register your child support order or agreement with the Ministry of Justice’s Maintenance Enforcement Office (MEO). Support orders from Parents Living Outside Saskatchewan can also be enforced by the MEO. Registration is

City of Swift Current – Tots Play

Information:

Tots Play is an opportunity for parents and children to escape the cold and come indoors to interact and play together. There is soft play equipment, toys, and books for families to enjoy together. This is a drop-in program on Mondays and Thursdays from 8:30 am until 11:30 am at the Stockade building in Swift Current. This program begins after Thanksgiving and runs until the end of March; it takes place at the same time as the Walking for Wellness program.

Referral Process

This is a drop in program and does not require a referral

City of Swift Current – Tots Play

Information: Tots Play is an opportunity for parents and children to escape the cold and come indoors to interact and play together. There is soft play equipment, toys, and books for families to enjoy together. This is a drop-in program on Mondays and Thursdays from

Cypress Health Region – Autism Services

Autism services provides consulting services, direct (Occupational Therapy, Autism Support, and Social Work) services, we also provide group services based on client need. Autism services is the first point of contact for those querying a diagnosis of ASD or those that already have a diagnosis.

Programs

  • Social Groups
  • Functional Skills Groups
  • Direct Therapy Services (community based)
  • Consulting Services
  • Counselling (community based)

Referral Process

Parents and guardians can initiate services by calling the Autism Consultant or by completing the following referral form. Referrals may be self initiated, or done by a professional such as the school or a physician.

Cypress Health Therapy Referral Form (PDF)

Cypress Health Region – Autism Services

Autism services provides consulting services, direct (Occupational Therapy, Autism Support, and Social Work) services, we also provide group services based on client need. Autism services is the first point of contact for those querying a diagnosis of ASD or those that already have a diagnosis. Programs

Cypress Health Region – Mental Health and Addiction Services

Information:

ACCESSING COMMUNITY SERVICES

All Mental Health & Addiction Services are accessed by contacting:
You will be asked to participate in a phone or in-person interview to assess your needs and determine the type of services required. The Intake worker will work with you to find the right service match which will include exploration of personal and community resources as well as services offered by Mental Health & Addition programs.

MENTAL HEALTH & ADDICTION SERVICES
The Cypress Health Region offers a range of services, organized in programs, to meet your needs. Mental Health & Addiction Services are funded through Saskatchewan Health and there are no costs associated. Mental Health services are directed towards those with significant and or severe mental health concerns. General mental health services include assessment, counselling, consultation, case management and referrals. Group counselling may be available and specialized services may be offered.

Community development and prevention programs are also available for members of the public or other professionals.

ADULT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
Adult program provides mental health services to individuals, 18 years or older, affected in significant ways by a mental disorder, severe stress or other problems in living. Requests for services most commonly come from people who have depression, anxiety, eating disorders, severe stress reactions or adjustment difficulties. Others seek help for problems related to physical, sexual or emotional abuse.

CHILD & YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
Child & Youth provides services for children in kindergarten – up to 18 years of age. A family systems perspective is taken for child & youth and it is generally expected that parents will play a crucial role in assisting with change. In unusual circumstances, services may be provided to a child or youth without parental involvement. Mental Health concerns may include – but are not limited to: aggressive/ oppositional behavior, anxiety, depression, impacts of abuse, self-harm/ suicidal ideation, trauma

ADDICTION SERVICES – Adult and Child & Youth
Addiction services provide a range of community based programs. Some programs are for people dependent on alcohol or drugs, and others include support, education and counselling for their family members. These programs range from individual or group education and treatment, to harm reduction approaches. Other programs provide treatment for individuals with gambling problems. Addiction services will assist individuals requiring admissions to inpatient Addiction Treatment Centers. Community development and prevention programs are also available for members of the public or other professionals.

REHABILITATION PROGRAM
Community Mental Health Nurses work with clients in the community who have experienced a significant loss of social functioning due to a mental health disorder. They coordinate the range of services required to maximize the client’s level of functioning. In addition, a support group is provided to family members of individuals diagnosed with a mental illness.

PSYCHOLOGY SERVICES
Psychologists provide comprehensive assessments of all aspects of a child’s or an adult’s mental, cognitive, and neurological health. (Excluding custody issues and parental competency). Assessments are directed at providing primary workers and others with specific information on possible deficits and or / strengths to enable them to provide optimal support to the individual. Services may include counselling and a variety of cognitive-retraining approaches.

Please Note: Referrals to psychology must come from a professional working with the individual and / or family.

PSYCHIATRY SERVICES
Psychiatrists are medical doctors specializing in emotional and behavioral disorders. Psychiatrists are generally responsible for evaluation, diagnoses and medications for those with significant mental health needs in clinic and inpatient settings. Psychiatrists provide consultations to general practitioners and nurse practitioners.

Please Note: Referrals to psychiatry must come in letter form from your medical doctor or other mental health professional.

INPATIENT PROGRAM
The Cypress Regional Hospital features a 10 bed acute inpatient unit offering admission for clients with severe mental health needs. This unit is designed for clients who have more complex service needs that cannot be adequately supported in the community. A psychiatrist is on-call 24 hours per day for admissions and consultation.

RURAL SERVICES
Regular visiting professionals provide mental health and addiction services in several communities in the Cypress Health Region. These communities include, but are not limited to: Shaunavon, Maple Creek, Leader, Ponteix and Gull Lake. In Leader, a Primary Health Care Counsellor is also available to provide brief interventions and services to Adult and Rehabilitation program clients.

Telehealth Services may also be an option in your community. You can speak to your mental health professional to determine whether this is possible.

Referral Process

Please contact: 1-877-329-0005 to access services.

In case of urgent life threatening situations, please go to the nearest hospital or call 911 / RCMP. All other Mental Health services are available on a voluntary basis through community-based mental health / addiction clinics.

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Cypress Health Region – Mental Health and Addiction Services

Information: ACCESSING COMMUNITY SERVICES All Mental Health & Addiction Services are accessed by contacting: You will be asked to participate in a phone or in-person interview to assess your needs and determine the type of services required. The Intake worker will work with you to

Cypress Health Region – Parent Mentoring Program

Information:

The Parent Mentoring Program of Saskatchewan (PMPS) is a home-visiting based, outreach program that provides assistance and support to parents who are pregnant or parenting a newborn to five years of age. In this program, parents are matched with a volunteer mentor or a para-professional who will enhance the parents ability to effectively care for her/his children and self.

Referral Process

Referrals are accepted from agencies or self referrals when the program coordinator is contacted at (306)778-5259.

Cypress Health Region – Parent Mentoring Program

Information: The Parent Mentoring Program of Saskatchewan (PMPS) is a home-visiting based, outreach program that provides assistance and support to parents who are pregnant or parenting a newborn to five years of age. In this program, parents are matched with a volunteer mentor or a

First Steps Program

Information:

The First Steps Parenting Group is a weekly group meeting for prenatal parents and parents with children up to 1 year of age.  This is an opportunity to meet new parents, share a meal, learn about prenatal health and infant care, safety, and development, and have an opportunity to share your parenting successes and difficulties and other parenting issues while learning new parenting skills.  This program is intended for those who want to participate in an on-going group and is not a drop-in group.

Referral Process

Call the Salvation Army Family Advocacy Worker at 306-778-0515, ext. 22

First Steps Program

Information: The First Steps Parenting Group is a weekly group meeting for prenatal parents and parents with children up to 1 year of age.  This is an opportunity to meet new parents, share a meal, learn about prenatal health and infant care, safety, and development,

FUNZONE – Trailview Alliance Church

Information:

A drop-in play and fellowship time for preschoolers and parents every Wednesday morning.

Referral Process

Drop-in

FUNZONE – Trailview Alliance Church

Information: A drop-in play and fellowship time for preschoolers and parents every Wednesday morning.

Kids In Safe Seats (KISS)

Information:

K.I.S.S. provides safe, subsidized car seats for families in need with funding from Family Resource Centre, S.G.I., Swift Current Kinettes, Swift Current Firefighters and Saskatchewan Prevention Institute.  This program covers all car seats from baby seats to booster seats.  An application will be completed, and an education component is provided by a certified car seat technician.

Referral Process

For more information, call 306-773-6160 or 306-778-5259.

Kids In Safe Seats (KISS)

Information: K.I.S.S. provides safe, subsidized car seats for families in need with funding from Family Resource Centre, S.G.I., Swift Current Kinettes, Swift Current Firefighters and Saskatchewan Prevention Institute.  This program covers all car seats from baby seats to booster seats.  An application will be completed,

Little Warriors

Information:

Vision

Little Warriors is a national organization committed to the awareness, prevention and treatment of child sexual abuse.

 

Mission

Little Warriors is committed to:

Provide awareness and information about child sexual abuse.

Provide child sexual abuse prevention strategies to adults through education.

Provide information about healing and support resources.

Provide a treatment facility to help children cope with the devastating effects of child sexual abuse.

 

Goals & Objectives

Awareness

Relay a fundamental prevention education message, to culturally sensitive communities, that fit the needs of the growing multi-cultural and Aboriginal communities across Canada.

Enhancement of community impact to provide prevention training and mental health treatment to high risk and vulnerable individuals within communities.

Give rise to community resource access. Provide Canadians with local and national child sexual abuse resource information.

Prevention

Spread the message of responsibility, action and hope by training specially selected volunteers to deliver the prevention workshop to adults across Canada.

Reduce the stigma on child sexual abuse, and facilitate an increased transfer of skills and knowledge, through the delivery of a research based Canadian child sexual abuse prevention program.

Create road blocks for sexual predators and encourage organizations to incorporate mandatory child sexual abuse prevention policies and procedures.

Treatment

Create warrior-like compassion. Commit to bring access to a treatment centre for all the children across Canada who have been sexually abused.

Provide a safe and secure treatment centre for children and youth who have been sexually abused.

Help to fill the mental health gap of time-delayed traditional child sexual abuse counselling methods and provide effective clinical focused treatment that will be the first of its kind in Canada.

Little Warriors

Information: Vision Little Warriors is a national organization committed to the awareness, prevention and treatment of child sexual abuse.   Mission Little Warriors is committed to: Provide awareness and information about child sexual abuse. Provide child sexual abuse prevention strategies to adults through education. Provide

MOPS – Mothers of Preschoolers

Information:

Being a mother of little ones is tough sometimes, so we want to encourage one another and be a help to one another.  MOPS is a place where moms connect with one another and where they have the opportunity to be refreshed in body, mind and soul.  At MOPS you will find vibrant conversation, laughter and moms that are glad to see new and familiar faces.

Referral Process

You are welcome to join anytime throughout the year! Childcare is provided. 

MOPS – Mothers of Preschoolers

Information: Being a mother of little ones is tough sometimes, so we want to encourage one another and be a help to one another.  MOPS is a place where moms connect with one another and where they have the opportunity to be refreshed in body,

Parent Connections

Information:

The Parent Connections Parenting Group is a weekly group meeting for parents with children 1 years of age to 6 years of age.  This is an opportunity to meet new parents, share a meal, learn about parenting issues, child development and life skills, and have an opportunity to share your parenting successes and difficulties and other parenting questions while learning new parenting skills. This program is intended for those who want to participate in an on-going group and is not a drop-in group. For more information, call the Family Resource Centre at 306-773-6160.

Referral Process

For more information, call 306-773-6160.

Parent Connections

Information: The Parent Connections Parenting Group is a weekly group meeting for parents with children 1 years of age to 6 years of age.  This is an opportunity to meet new parents, share a meal, learn about parenting issues, child development and life skills, and

Swift Current and District Early Childhood Intervention Program (ECIP)

Information

The Swift Current and District Early Childhood Intervention Program (ECIP) is primarily an in home support program which runs Monday through Saturday (8:30 am until 6:00 pm). The focus of ECIP is to build children’s and families capacity and confidence by providing skills, knowledge, and resources through direct services and supports both in the home and in the community to assist in developing a child’s fullest potential.

Referral Process

Referrals are accepted if they are self initiated or from a third party. To begin the referral please contact (306)773-3600

Early Childhood Intervention Program Referral Form (PDF)

Swift Current and District Early Childhood Intervention Program (ECIP)

Information The Swift Current and District Early Childhood Intervention Program (ECIP) is primarily an in home support program which runs Monday through Saturday (8:30 am until 6:00 pm). The focus of ECIP is to build children’s and families capacity and confidence by providing skills, knowledge,

The Family Resource Centre Swift Current inc.

Information:

Working together to build strong families, we provide programs and services for families with children 0-6 years old.

Programs:

  • Parent Connections: Is a referral based parenting program for families with children 18 months to 6 years old. The program includes a group meal, parenting sessions with childcare and transportation provided.
    • Starting September and ending in June the program runs Monday’s : 5:30- 7:00 pm.
  • Let’s Play:  Is a supportive coordinator led parent/child playgroup with a bonding and learning focus.  While at Let’s Play there are healthy snacks provided.
    • This programs runs Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s from 10 am  until noon starting in September and ending in June.  This program is by drop-in and referral.
  • First Steps: First Steps is a referral based parenting group for prenatal families with children 0-18 months of age.  At this group there are meals, childcare, and transportation provided.
    • This Program runs Friday’s from 11 am until 1 pm at the Salvation Army (Swift Current) beginning in September.
  • Messy Fingers:Messy fingers is a 10 week program for children ages 3-5 years of age. This program is designed to assist with childhood development using circle time, creative arts, activity stations, weekly themes, movement stories, songs, and healthy snacks. This program is a referral based program that can be initiated by self or professionals.
    •  The program beings in September and offers a variety of times. Thursday morning from 10 am until noon and 1 pm until 3 pm.
    • *Please note this group has a cost of $25.00.
  • Positive Discipline: Is a 6 week parenting program that will be offered in the fall of 2015.
    • Pre-registration is required! Childcare will be provided for those in attendance.
    • *This program is referral based and does have a $25.00 required deposit.
  • Teen Parent Program:The teen parent program runs from September to June. The program provides teen parents childcare opportunities when they are attending school. While in school the children will attend Milestones Early Learning Centre.
    • *This is a referral based program.
  • KISS: KISS stands for Kids in Safe Seats. This is a subsidized car seat program which helps families qualify for a safe car seat.
    • There is a referral process and a $20.00 deposit required. Please call or fill out the form if you are interested.
  • EAL Summer Preschool:This preschool offers newcomer children ages 3-5 years a 7 week program. This program offers morning and afternoon groups, transportation, a healthy snack, and play based programs to help strengthen English language and social skills.
    • *To participate, families need to register and pay a $25.00 deposit.

Referral Process

Services can be initiated by phone or via referral form. Referrals will be accepted if they are self- referred, or referred by professionals. Please contact (306)773-6160 to initiate or referral or send the attached form to the Family Resource Centre. 

FRC referral form

The Family Resource Centre Swift Current inc.

Information: Working together to build strong families, we provide programs and services for families with children 0-6 years old. Programs: Parent Connections: Is a referral based parenting program for families with children 18 months to 6 years old. The program includes a group meal, parenting sessions

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