Keep your eyes peeled for our new social media series this August! 'Healthy Friendships' is directed towards young people in forming connections with each other. Knowing how to build healthy friendships is a critical life skill.
Week 1: Making Friends - Tips on finding genuine friends, how to start making great friends, & having patience thru the process of meeting someone new.
Week 2: Being a good friend - Tips on being the type of friend you would want to have, communicating boundaries, how to play fair, & respecting consent.
Week 3: Handling conflicts with friends - Discussions on managing emotions, addressing conflict in a safe friendship & how conflicts can be positive.
Week 4: Ending a Friendship - Not all friendships are meant to be forever. How to walk away OR how to deal when the other party walks away, and moving forward.
We've been working on this for months! One of the gaps in service we've seen, particularly over the past 2 years, is the increase in family conflict & interest in affordable family counselling. While we can't offer this service for free, we have set a flat fee of $100/session. For us, safety is always paramount so our pre-intake process & simply learning about the program is entirely free. We want to make sure this is the right service for you and your family, first and foremost.
If you'd like to learn more & discuss your situation with one of our clinicians, please book a free phone consult today. 780.460.2195 x301 oremail us.
Some of our most popular SAiF Education presentations focus on bullying:
online safety & cyberbullying
tackling bullying - for kids & teens
'Sticks & stones may break your bones, but words can really hurt for a lifetime'.
Did you know that our youth counselling & child play therapy can be accessed to support young people who have been bullied & are dealing w/ that trauma? Or for those doing the bullying but want to stop hurting others? Seeking help takes courage but can mean all the difference to someone struggling. We can help.
Earlier this month, SAiF's Executive Director was part of the briefing where Minister of Seniors & Housing, Josephine Pon, announced a 5-year strategy for preventing & addressing elder abuse.
“This new strategy guide outlines how we can all work together to help to stop elder abuse before it happens. To begin, we have defined the issue. We consulted with a stakeholder, experts, and service providers, and then asked all Albertans to give their input on what elder abuse actually looks like,” said Pon.
Find the full strategyhere.For the video media announcement, clickhere. For the St Albert Gazette story, click here.
New Directions is a free group program for families who have witnessed and/or experienced family violence. Up to 10 families per 10 week session are eligible w/ our first session running Sept - Dec. We're booking intakes this August! Call 780.460.2195. ext 301 oremail us.
We offer cyber safety, healthy relationship, & anti bullying education. Book us this fall for your youth sports teams, or school classes. We can also offer parent night sessions to support communication with your children about this stuff. Contact Ignacio today.
Looking to serve your community in a meaningful way? Want to put your skills, expertise & experience to work for a cause you care about? Learn more about how you canapply online to join our Board who serve in a governance role for the SAiF Society and actively supports our fundraising efforts. We're also looking to recruit for the following Board committees: Fund Development CommitteeFinance & Risk CommitteeClinical Advisory Council