Programs and Services

Programs and Services

We provide parents with a wide variety of programs, services, and support.

KARA Family Resource Centre provides educational programming, groups, and events designed to create positive outcomes for children and their families throughout the Edmonton area.

Due to COVID-19 closures, KARA will be offering virtual programming online. Follow us on Facebook for updates and activities to do at home with your child!

Click on the Registered Programs tab or have a look at our calendar below for programs via Zoom sessions.

Literacy & Parenting Skills (LAPS)

This 12 week program is for parents of young children who want to develop their language and literacy skills while discussing parenting topics.  These topics may include child growth and development, building self-esteem, listening skills, positive discipline, dealing with conflict, and problem solving.  LAPS supports parents in becoming positive literacy role models for their children by enhancing their own skills and interest in reading and writing.

Location: via Zoom Sessions

Date: Thursdays June 11 to August 27, 2020

Time: 6 PM to 8 PM

Note:  Call Winifred at 587-525-6679 to register and for your Zoom ID number and PW.

 


Introduction to Anger

This is an information and education course. It is not intended to take the place of counseling but rather to educate you about what anger is. Knowledge is power! Knowing what your anger triggers are, why you react the way you do, and how to use alternatives will help you to better understand your anger.

Location: via Zoom Sessions

Date: Tuesdays July 21 to August 25, 2020

Time: 6 PM to 8 PM

Note:  Call Winifred at 587-525-6679 to register and for your Zoom ID number and PW.

 


Triple P (Positive Parenting Programs)

Triple P One On One

Description: Certified facilitators meet one on one with parents who would like help dealing with a specific concern they may have about their child’s behaviour. During these meetings, the facilitator takes the parents through the steps needed to create their very own parenting plan. (There are usually 3 to 4 meetings).

Appointment Required: Call 780-478-5396 to make an appointment.


Triple P Group

Description:  Join this group of parents with children (3 to 12 years) who want to learn more about positive ways to raise children.  Parents learn to encourage positive behaviour and problem solve solutions to deal with children’s misbehaviour.  Participants meet as a group for 9 weeks ending with a celebration.

Date: This program may be offered at a later date, please call 780-478-5396 for more info.


Triple P Discussion Group

Description:

Triple P Discussion Groups are for parents with specific concerns about their child’s behaviour (age 3 to 12 years).  Each group is a two hour session.  Parents will gain greater confidence in using a number of strategies for these common parenting problems.

Date: This program may be offered at a later date, please call 780-478-5396 for more info.


Triple P Seminar

Description: Parenting is not an easy job!  These information sessions offer you suggestions and ideas to make parenting just a bit easier!  There will be a brief question period following the presentation.

Date: This program may be offered at a later date, please call 780-478-5396 for more info.

 


Playtime Drop-In

Note: This program has been cancelled until further notice.


Kids Night Out

Note: This program has been cancelled until further notice.


Creative Play & More

Note: This program has been cancelled until further notice.


Drop-In Fun

Note: This program has been cancelled until further notice.

Health For Two

Description: This program for expectant mothers offers prenatal information, nutritional supplements (such as milk coupons and prenatal vitamins), and support during your pregnancy plus two months following the birth of your baby.

Call 780-478-5396 for more info or to make an appointment.

Collective Kitchen

All Collective Kitchens have been cancelled until further notice.

Ages & Stages Questionnaires (ASQ)

Developmental Questionnaire:

Description: An ASQ is a parent completed questionnaire that screens 5 key categories – communication, problem solving, fine motor, gross motor, and social. As follow up, staff provide tips and activities to try at home or refer participants to services and programs that will be helpful.

For More Info: Call 780-478-5396 for more info or to make an appointment.


Social Emotional Questionnaire:

Description: The Social Emotional ASQ is a parent completed questionnaire that asks simple questions about a child’s behaviour and social interactions. It is another tool to help parents better understand their child.

For More Info: Call 780-478-5396 for more info or to make an appointment.

Please Note: ASQs are designed to screen children 2 months to 5 years.

Yard Sale

Accepting Donations Now until Thursday, July 23rd

Electronics in good working condition, house décor, toys, small furniture, kitchen items, apartment size freezers.

We will not accept: Clothing, beds/bedding, computers, printers, cribs or car seats.

Yard Sale on Saturday July 25th

From 8am to 6pm at 6717-132 Avenue

Great deals on household goods, tools, toys, $5.00 per bag of gently used 0-6 years old children’s clothing & more!

We will be selling Chips & Pop.

For information or to drop off donations please call

 Badriea at 587-525-7430 or Gracel at 587-525-7432

Come join us and shop for a good cause!

All proceeds from this fundraiser will help us to continue to offer programs to families at no cost.

Program and Events Calendar

Checkout our online programs calendar below or download the latest ECS monthly calendar and Upcoming Programs at a Glance.

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