Vegreville FRN, Spoke Program Facilitator: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Kalyna 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
Family Resource Network Newsletter
The Vegreville & Area Family Resource Network newsletter is published every two months.
Ages and Stages Questionnaires (ASQ’s)
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:
ASQ®: SE-2: Focuses on social-emotional development.
ASQ®-3: Looks at 5 key areas of early development.
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.
Kids Have Stress Too
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