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Are you going through a separation or divorce?  Are you struggling to navigate the family justice system?  Do you want to learn skills to better support your child through this time of transition and to become more effective co-parents?

Our Strengthening Families for the Future workshops will help you gain the knowledge and build the skills to support your children and enhance overall family well-being while going through your difficult family transition.

All workshops are currently virtual and can be accessed from the comfort of your home. You will need access to a device with internet and a web browser to attend.

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This workshop will examine the specific challenges that family restructuring can bring and focuses on strategies to promote self-care in adults and children to enhance overall family well-being during separation and divorce.

Participants will learn strategies and develop tools to keep themselves and their children emotionally safer through family transitions, as well as recognizing the importance of taking care of oneself physically, emotionally, and spiritually while navigating the family justice system.

This workshop will provide parents and caregivers with evidence-based information, support and resources that will help build the skills too positively, effectively guide, and support children’s behaviours.

Participants will learn new and innovative strategies for positive behaviour guidance and understand the impact of separation, divorce and other family conflict has on children’s development, and will develop an understanding of how these learnings can be applied to improve navigation and their experience of the family justice system. Content Goes Here

This workshop will explore the impact of family violence and other family conflict on children is developing brains. Stress and anxiety can be healthy responses to difficult situations for children, but when stress and anxiety is prolonged and frequent it can lead to negative health outcomes for children as they grow.

Participants in this workshop will learn strategies to recognize and respond to their children when they are experiencing stress and anxiety learn ways to keep their children safer through difficult times.

Changes to Canada’s federal Divorce Act came into effect in March of 2021. Come join us to learn more about these changes and the impact they may have on Canadian families experiencing separation and divorce. Participants will learn more about the impact of family conflict on children, describe how the changes can help keep families safer and apply this knowledge to improve navigation of the family justice system.

Learning how to move forward and navigate a co-parenting arrangement amongst changing relationships can be difficult. Join us to learn more about common challenges associated to coparenting, the benefits of establishing a healthy co-parenting arrangement and different strategies and ideas for making co-parenting more manageable.

Separation, divorce and family restructuring can bring about a variety of different changes and challenges for both children and their families. Participants in this workshop will learn more about recognizing and understanding children’s needs and emotions during difficult times. Additionally, participant will explore different strategies and skills to be able to respond to their children’s needs more effectively.

This program is designed for parents and caregivers who are navigating the complexities of divorce, separation, or family restructuring and will explore the impact of family conflict on the developing brain while providing valuable insights into how parents can support their children during this challenging time. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the factors that influence their child’s behaviour and emotions, learn practical strategies to foster positive development and growth and recognize positive conflict management skills to support their children through difficult times.

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