FCSS Programs

This spring 2021, Spruce Grove FCSS will offer free, virtual programs to support social connections, resiliency and overall well-being. Due to the current situation with COVID-19 and based on guidelines from the Province of Alberta, FCSS Programs will operate a bit differently this year.

Virtual Programs

All virtual programs will be held through Zoom. Registration is required to participate in a program. Registered participants will receive a meeting link by email. If you have any questions about our programs, please feel free to contact us.

Virtual Blanket Exercise (ages 18+)

Spruce Grove FCSS and Spruce Grove Public Library have partnered to offer a virtual KAIROS Blanket Exercise.  The KAIROS blanket exercise is an experience that traces the history of Indigenous people in Canada for the past 500 years. Participate in this virtual workshop to become more aware of the shared history in Canada. This virtual workshop will allow participants the experiential and participatory elements of the in-person KAIROS Blanket Exercise, while making adjustments for a safe experience in an online environment.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021
1:00 - 4:00PM           
Virtual through Zoom

Register online at sgpl.ca or call 780-962-4423

Managing Stress: Bottom Up & Top Down (ages 18+)

Learn about managing feelings of anxiety and explore the different kinds of responses we can have to stress. Once you understand the difference, you can learn a variety of practical coping strategies to manage stressful times in your life.  Participants are encouraged to attend all three sessions because the information covered builds from week to week.

Thursdays, March 25, April 1 & 8, 2021
6:00pm- 8:00pm         
Virtual through Zoom
Facilitated by Aspire Psychological Services.

Navigating through times of Change & Loss (ages 18+)

At different times in our lives we all experience change and loss, not only in the form of death but also major life changes. Over the past year, we have all experienced grief in different ways. Participants will learn practical strategies on understanding how to more effectively cope and navigate through times of change.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
6:30pm- 8:00pm         
Virtual through Zoom
Facilitated by Family Life Psychology

Connection based Wellness (ages 18+)

Learn about the importance of connection and how it affects our overall well-being. Focusing on getting well through relationships and how we can maintain connection during difficult times.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
6:30pm- 8:00pm         
Virtual through Zoom
Facilitated by Family Life Psychology

Wise-Mind Wednesdays for Youth

March 24 to May 12 Spruce Grove FCSS and Stony Plain Youth Centre will be offering virtual programs for youth every Wednesday from 4:00pm-5:30pm. The programs are free, but registration is required. Once registered youth are able to access any or all of the Wise-mind Wednesday programs.

These preventative programs will focus on creating a safe (virtual) space where youth can find community and build connections. Each week youth will have the opportunity to learn about new topics and develop useful life skills to strengthen their resiliency and increase their self-esteem.

Collaborative Communication Certificate

The Collaborative Communication certificate is a four-part program designed to provide youth with information and skills to support effective and positive communication.  In order to receive a letter of completion for the Collaborative Communication certificate, youth must attend all four parts:

  • Part 1: Understanding Anger – March 24
  • Part 2: Setting Boundaries – March 31
  • Part 3: Effective Listening – April 7
  • Part 4: Respectful Assertiveness – April 14

Wise-mind Wednesdays dates & program details:

Understanding Anger (Part 1 of Collaborative Communication)
Learn to understand the emotions of anger and how it can affect decision-making. By learning practical skills youth will be better able to communicate when they are upset.  Understanding Anger is one of the four programs that is required for the Collaborative Communication certificate.

Wednesday March 24, 2021
4:00pm- 5:30pm         
Virtual through Zoom
Facilitated by Chartered Mediator from Laurier Mediation

Setting Boundaries (Part 2 of Collaborative Communication)
Setting boundaries with yourself and others allow you to increase your personal power and build healthier relationships. In this session, learn how to establish and effectively communicate their boundaries to others.  Setting Boundaries is one of the four programs that is required for the Collaborative Communication certificate.

Wednesday March 31, 2021
4:00pm- 5:30pm         
Virtual through Zoom
Facilitated by Chartered Mediator from Laurier Mediation

Effective Listening (Part 3 of Collaborative Communication)
Being able to understand what others are communicating will help you to respond in a healthier and effective way. Youth will learn skills to improve their ability to listen and better understand where communication breakdowns can happen.  Effective Listening is one of the four programs that is required for the Collaborative Communication certificate.

Wednesday April 7, 2021
4:00pm- 5:30pm         
Virtual through Zoom
Facilitated by Chartered Mediator from Laurier Mediation

Respectful Assertiveness (Part 4 of Collaborative Communication)
Learning to be assertive will help youth to be confident in their communication, while still being respectful of others. This session will help recognize how you can express yourself in a positive and effective way.  Respectful Assertiveness is one of the four programs that is required for the Collaborative Communication certificate.

Wednesday April 14, 2021
4:00pm- 5:30pm         
Virtual through Zoom
Facilitated by Chartered Mediator from Laurier Mediation

Navigating Change & Loss (ages 12-18)
Change can be overwhelming at times, especially if we don’t give ourselves time to process and understand our emotions. Learn practical skills to help navigate through times of loss and to know when to ask for help.
Wednesday April 21, 2021
4:00pm- 5:30pm         
Virtual through Zoom
Facilitated by a Registered Psychologist from Family Life Psychology

Super You – Learning to Self Empower (ages 12-18)
When we eliminate negative self-talk and doubt we increase our ability to live a meaningful and healthy life. Youth will learn to break down their limiting beliefs in order to build confidence and improve self-esteem. Focusing on what makes each of us special and the importance of valuing self.
Wednesday April 28, 2021
4:00pm- 5:30pm         
Virtual through Zoom
Facilitated by a Registered Psychologist from Family Life Psychology

Understanding Stress (ages 12-18)
Stress can affect you physically, emotionally, and mentally. Knowing how to plan ahead by using daily tools can help to prevent unnecessary stress. This program focuses on teaching healthy ways to cope during stressful times and recognizing when you may need help from others.
Wednesday May 5, 2021
4:00pm- 5:30pm         
Virtual through Zoom
Facilitated by a Registered Psychologist from Family Life Psychology

Social Emotional Skills & Strategies for Self-Regulation (ages 12-18)
Learn the tools on how to identify emotions and express yourself in a healthy way. By focusing on practical skills to self-regulate youth will be better able to communicate effectively when they are feeling overwhelmed.
Wednesday May 12, 2021
4:00pm- 5:30pm         
Virtual through Zoom
Facilitated by a Registered Psychologist from Family Life Psychology

Registration

To register for a program, visit sprucegrove.org/onlinereg or call 780-962-7618. For more information, please email fcss@sprucegrove.org.

Questions?

Please phone 780-962-7618 or email.