Drop-In Series

Parenting Skills that Promote Positive Mental Health

Drop-In Sessions are for parents and caregivers who are looking to strengthen their foundational parenting skills, address parenting challenges, learn how to 'bounce back' when faced with stress and anxiety, and support their child’s healthy social and emotional development.

In these series of workshops, caregivers will receive practical information, share parenting tips, and participate in discussion and reflection.

In-person parenting groups are currently on hold. To be placed on a wait list for when groups resume, please email us at cyfcaregivereducation@ahs.ca.

Content from our parenting groups have been re-formatted into drop-in virtual sessions. Please see below for more information.

S.E.E.D.S - Growing Parenting Skills

The Support, Education, and Engagement Drop-In Sessions (S.E.E.D.S) are 90 minute drop-in online interactive and educational workshops designed to help parents/caregivers learn foundational strategies that cultivate healthy relationships, strong child development, and resilient families. This series is for parents and caregivers who are looking to strengthen their foundational parenting skills, address parenting challenges, and support their child’s healthy social and emotional development. Caregivers will receive practical information, share parenting tips, and participate in group discussion. As part of a 7 session series, parents are welcome to attend one session or join us each week.

Anxiety Series

These free 90 minute online sessions are intended to provide parents, caregivers, teachers, and community members with introductory information regarding mental health challenges that can affect children and youth. In this four-part series, we will look at the difference between helpful and unhelpful stress and anxiety and discuss strategies for identifying and managing anxiety in children and youth. Participants are welcome to register for single sessions or the full series.



Alberta Health Services, in collaboration with The Mental Health Foundation, is proud to offer FREE online programming for parents and caregivers of children and youth. Our aim is to increase awareness and reduce stigma of the mental health challenges that children and adolescents experience, provide parents and caregivers with evidence-based mental health information, and provide strategies that support mental wellness. Click to learn more.


Looking for More Resources?

Check out our Mental Health Resource Page