As part of the Government of Alberta ‘s Family Resource Network (FRN), Vegreville’s community-based centre provides services and supports based on the needs of families, children, and youth. Vegreville’s FRN focuses on child development and well-being, caregiver capacity building supports, and social supports and connections.
Through a hub and spoke model of service delivery, Vegreville & District FCSS, a hub, coordinates services in the Vegreville area with spoke service providers. Providers in the Vegreville Network include:
- Vegreville & District Family & Community Support Services
- WJS Canada
- Lamont County, Family & Community Support Services
- Two Hills & Area Family & Community Services Society
- Mannville-Minburn-Innisfree Family & Community Support Services
The Family Resource Network is producing a newsletter to be published every two months. You can find the archived issues listed below.
A program that is intended for preschool-aged children and their caregivers that focuses on engaging seasonal activities. Fun learning and outdoor environments are promoted with flexible learning opportunities available to meet families' needs during this time.
A program in partnership with the Mental Health Capacity Building (MHCB) Vegreville, focusing on how gardening can be a tool used to help boost mental health. Caregivers and school-aged children will receive a kit filled with tip sheets, activities, and supplies. Themes are included but not limited to, mental health, self-care, gratitude, hygiene, and coping strategies.
Based on the book series, “Little People Big Dreams”, each program will feature an inspiring female/male role model that will guide the theme of the day. A local guest speaker, craft, and activities will constitute the program. For ages 5-10 years of age.
In partnership with the Mental Health Capacity Building (MHCB) Vegreville, this program focuses on promoting quality family time with weekly themes for building and strengthening relationships in the family. Each week families will be provided with a kit to follow along accordingly.
All food is supplied in a kit that families will receive weekly that includes recipes, ingredients, and family connection tip sheets. Intended to promote family connection starting at the dinner table with a healthy meal. Each week a guest speaker will be available to share tips on nutrition, budgeting, and mealtime problems. This program was created from Simple Connections, Stronger Families program that focuses on:
- Personal Wellness
- Healthy communication
- Sense of togetherness
- Positive parenting styles
- Strong partner relationships
- Connections to extended family
- Connections to community
- Family resiliency
The ASQ screening tools are evidence-based, user-friendly, and age-appropriate questionnaires to help children reach their fullest potential during their most formative early years. These are completed by the primary caregiver of children 0-60 months of age. FRN staff are here to help and can provide tip sheets, extra support and referrals to services based on the results of the completed ASQ. There are two screening tools in the ASQ program:
A seasonal program that runs through September to June. This program offers time for caregivers to receive current community information and access local resources that they may not be aware of. This support group also provides the opportunity for caregivers to connect with other caregivers who may have shared experiences or similar questions. Each week focuses on a different topic, guest speaker, and activity.
Enhance your fun and play experiences together as a family and enter to win a prize!
Step 2: Submit a photo or video of your family trying these “adventures” each day for a chance to win a prize!!! Email firstname.lastname@example.org or post them using #earlylearning adventures
A program designed to help parents and caregivers better understand and recognize children's stress and the impact it can have on children's health and development. Through this program, caregivers will learn about problem-solving, symptom reduction, and prevention strategies.
Triple P positive parenting program is one of the most effective evidence-based parenting programs in the world. It is backed up by more than 35 years of ongoing research. Triple P gives caregivers practical and straightforward strategies to help them build strong, healthy relationships, confidently manage their children’s behaviours, and prevent developing problems. Triple P is currently used in more than 25 countries and has been shown to work across cultures, socioeconomic groups, and various structures. These parenting programs encourage the caregiver to choose techniques that work best for their family using the self-regulation framework. Triple P provides practical and straightforward strategies to:
- Understand the causes of behaviour
- Encourage behaviours that you like
- Learn strategies for dealing with misbehaviours
- Personalized parenting plans unique to individual’s family structure