Drop-In Series

Parenting Skills that Promote Positive Mental Health

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.

Registration Information:

Session 1

Creating Positive Experiences Through Presence and Play

Join us in a session on how we can develop positive relationships with our children. As one of the most foundational parenting strategies, other strategies are more effective when you discover the connection that can be built through child-directed play.

Date: Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Location: Zoom Meeting

Session 2

Supporting Emotional Growth in Children

This session is designed to help parents learn ways they can support their child’s development and relationships through social and emotional coaching.

Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Location: Zoom Meeting

Session 3

Motivating Your Child Through Praise and Rewards

This session will demonstrate how the offering of simple social rewards and tangible incentives can be effective in encouraging children to behave in helpful ways, build essential life skills, and reach goals.

Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Location: Zoom Meeting

Session 4

Supporting Your Child With Structure and Routine

Providing structure and routine is one of the most effective means of promoting healthy development in our children. Learn how to use these strategies in your home and how to assist your child in daily transitions.

Date: Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Location: Zoom Meeting

Session 5

Managing Meltdowns and Shutdowns

This session is designed to help parents understand the brain science behind a child’s meltdowns and shutdowns and strategies we can use to help regulate our minds and bodies.

Date: Wednesday, June 02, 2021

Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Location: Zoom Meeting

Session 6

Helping Our Kids Figure Things Out

Do you find that your child struggles to find solutions when problems arise? This session will show you some simple steps for breaking down problems and finding solutions with your children.

Date: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Location: Zoom Meeting

Session 7

Effective Consequences

In this session, we will discuss different approaches you can take to address your child’s challenging behaviour and how consequences can be a learning tool when offered compassionately and consistently.

Date: Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm

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.