Resources for Parents and Caregivers
Five training modules for caregivers on: child development, the impact of trauma, understanding loss and grief, and colonization and healing. This training is designed to shift thinking from “what is wrong with this child” to a more informed “what has happened to this child?” and further to, “how can I improve the developmental trajectory of this child?”
Caregiver Connections is a family support group for parents and caregivers of children, youth, and young adults with mental health concerns and/or addictions. This is a free drop-in education and support group which runs every Thursday evening.
This guide put out by Edmonton Public Schools details EPS's commitment to a shared language and understanding of mental health, and equal access to resources, learning and supports.
Crisis Services for Parents and Families
Fire and Trauma Wildfire Mental Health Resources for Families - Information for parents and caregivers on how to help themselves and their children prepare, respond and recover from a disaster or emergency, including wildfires.
Community Based Trauma Response for Fort McMurray - A Webinar for community based trauma response to Fort Mac. Dr. Jacqui Linder has developed a short program for those on the front lines dealing with psychological issues.
Children’s Mental Health Crisis Line - Provides immediate crisis telephone support to children, adolescents and their care providers. Call 780-427-4491
Kids Kottage - Helps ensure children are safe and receive the parenting they deserve by caring for them when their families are in crisis or in need of respite, and by supporting their caregivers with advice and education.
Children and Youth Services - Offers a range of programs and services for children and families. They support families and communities, helping them to provide nurturing, safe environments for their children striving to break the cycles of family violence, abuse and poverty that prevent some children from becoming strong, sound individuals.
Postpartum Depression Awareness - PPDA is a non-profit organization with two very important goals: more awareness and resources for postparum depression and other postpartum mood disorders. Notably, PPDA has compiled a list of most of the resources available in the Edmonton Area for PDD.
Intake for Children’s Mental Health Services
Regional Intake - This is the main intake service for children’s mental health services.
Resources About Child Discipline
HealthyChildren.org - What's the Best Way to Discipline My Child? - Here are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on the best ways to help your child learn acceptable behaviour as they grow.
Bring out the Best in Your Children - American Academy of Pediatrics - Helping shape your children’s behavior is a key part of being a parent. It can be difficult as well as rewarding. While at times it can be challenging, a few key principles can help.