Welcome to the Caregiver Education Series! 

The Education Team of the Children, Youth and Families – Addiction and Mental Health Edmonton Zone (Alberta Health Services) is pleased to continue to offer the caregiver education sessions. These free 90 minute sessions are intended to provide parents, caregivers, teachers, and community members with basic level information regarding addiction and mental health challenges that can and do affect children and youth.

Please select from the links below to receive more information about our current sessions and to complete registration to attend. 
 
September & October Sessions:
Parenting Strategies that Promote Positive Mental Health and Build Resiliency in Elementary School Children (K-6) Adults only
Breaking the Cycle of Anxiety: A Step by Step Approach (K-12) Adults only
Parenting Teens in the 21st Century: Respectful Limit Setting with Adolescents (Grades 7-12) Adults only
Test Anxiety: Strategies for Success (Grades 7-12) *Both parents and teens (Grade 7 – 12) are encouraged to attend together.

November & December Sessions: 
Supporting Self-Regulation in Elementary School Children (K-6) Adults only
Keeping Scattered Kids on Track: Supporting Children and Adolescents with ADHD (K-12) Adults only
More than Just a Bad Day: Understanding Depression and Self –Injury (Grades 7-12) Adults only
Technology and the Teenage Brain: Parents & Teens (Grades 7-12) are encouraged to attend together

Who can attend?
Presentations are hosted in schools but are open to all adults in the community. Note that some sessions focus on topics relating to elementary school kids while others apply mainly to adolescent issues.  Unless specified sessions are for an adult audience; however some sessions welcome youth (ages 12+) to attend with their parent/caregiver. If a youth is not able to attend a youth session with their parent/caregiver, the adults can come on their own.

Topics:

Topics rotate throughout the school year, with 4 topics offered every few months. Sessions run from September through June, with no sessions in the summer months of July or August. Continue to refer back to this site for the list of updated sessions that are currently offered and open for registration. Multiple sessions on the same topic will be offered though the material covered in each of these sessions is the same.

Registration & Cancelations:
Use the links above to complete registration for the session(s) you would like to attend. Automatic emails are not sent out at the time of registration, so please note the session’s details at the time of your registration. If you need to cancel your registration please contact the Education team at CYFCaregiverEducation@ahs.ca or call (780) 415-0074. Courses often fill up, so letting us know helps provide a spot for someone else who can attend.

* Email list
The Education Team sends out emails throughout the year with information about our current or upcoming sessions being offered in the community. If you would like to be added to this mailing list, please provide your contact information below. Please note that if you register for a session with the Caregiver Education Series, then your email address is automatically added to our mailing list.
Thank you.

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