Strong Families Series: Celebrating and Supporting LGBTQ Children and Youth

Strong Families Series: Celebrating and Supporting LGBTQ Children and Youth

June 12, 2019 – Parkland School Division is proud to present another FREE information session for caregivers.

Our upcoming session will help parents and guardians recognize the unique challenges faced by LGBTQ children and youth, and take steps to ensure they feel safe, included and free to be themselves in our communities.

Strong Families Series: Celebrating and Supporting LGBTQ Children and Youth

Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Time: 6-7:30pm
Location: Parkland School Division Centre For Education Board Room (4603 48th Street, Stony Plain)

Presented by David Rust, Mental Health Action Plan Project Lead

An ally is someone who always has your back and takes your side, helping to protect you from harm simply because it’s the right thing to do. By making an effort to support LGBTQ children and youth, allies can play key roles in helping to stop harassment and discrimination against people of all genders and sexualities, thereby creating safe spaces where everyone can feel equal and free to be their authentic selves.

Please join us to learn how you can create safe and caring environments for LGBTQ children and youth in your families, schools and communities.

A light supper will be provided. Limited childcare is available.

Space is limited, so please register early to reserve your spot.
To register, please contact:
Sandra Goldschmidt
Phone: 780-963-8458
Email: sgoldschmidt@psd70.ab.ca

Strong Families: Co-Parenting

Strong Families Series: The Art of Co-Parenting

February 28, 2019 – Parkland School Division is proud to present another FREE information session for caregivers. Our upcoming session will help separated or divorced parents and stepfamilies set themselves and their children up for success while navigating the potentially rocky terrain of co-parenting.

Strong Families Series: The Art of Co-Parenting

Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Time: 6-7:30pm
Location: Parkland School Division Centre For Education Board Room (4603 48th Street, Stony Plain)

Presented by Ali Wilks, certified stepfamily coach from Step by Step Mom

Going through a separation or divorce is never easy, and things become even more complicated when children are caught up in the mix. In these situations, ex-partners must set aside their differences and maintain good communication and civility for the sake of their children – which is often easier said than done.

In this session, parents and guardians will have the opportunity to learn useful strategies and develop their skillset for co-parenting: keeping an open dialogue, establishing a consistent set of household rules, maintaining a positive attitude and recognizing boundaries. Mastering these skills will help ex-partners ensure that the burdens of divorce and separation are not shouldered by their children, and that these children are able to grow up in a harmonious and balanced situation.

A light supper will be provided. Limited childcare is available.

Space is limited, so please register early to reserve your spot.
To register, please contact:
Sandra Goldschmidt
Phone: 780-963-8458
Email: sgoldschmidt@psd70.ab.ca

Prevent Family Violence

November is Family Violence Prevention Month in Alberta. This year’s provincial theme is Reach Out. Speak Out – Everyone has a Right to Be Safe.  Events and promotion for our area include:

  • Go Purple on November 20th to promote healthy relationships. Albertans across the province will be wearing purple in November to support this issue. Our community has selected November 20th to Go Purple. Share your photos with #GoPurpleAB on social media.
  • Healthy Relationships on Nov 20 called Real-ationships. – see info below
  • Stop by and spot the awareness campaign posted at the TLC!
  • Look for the infographic around our communities

As community partners we hope you will be able to support the above initiatives!

Cant wait to see all the purple on Nov 20th!

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Parenting & Youth Sessions

Please follow each of these links to view the various sessions available. This info is provided by our PSD Community Support Services

Alberta Health Services Caregiver Series on Children & Teenagers

Aspire Psychological Services Inc.

B.I.L.Y. Parent & Youth Support Groups

FCSS Programs

SPYC Babysitting Course & Paint Night

Library Honour Walk

 

Stronger Together

Welcome to our newsletter for parents of students in Parkland School Division. Inside you will find information, opportunities and strategies to help you and your family connect with us on your child’s educational journey. Each month we will provide you with information about mental health and ways we can work together to support your family. Simply click THIS LINK to view the newsletter.

If you have any questions about parent information and supports in Parkland School Division, please don’t hesitate to contact Vicky Mamczasz, Community Support Worker 780-668-7422 or vmamczasz@psd70.ab.ca

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