I Am A Parent
my daughter has been more open to talking about issues. She seems more confident and has more coping skills for stress/sadness
Being a parent can be very stressful and sometimes difficult as you help your child navigate the changing world around them. Being a parent of a child who is struggling is even harder. This program can help.
The Breakfast Club is open to any youth ages 9-17. We know that youth have a lot to deal with and we want to help equip them with some of the tools to deal with these issues in a healthy way. Sometimes hearing ideas from someone new can make a difference and lots of youth are more likely to consider help and talk about their concerns with others after attending our program.
The program is fun as well as educational and will help provide coping skills and ideas to help your child deal with stress and concerns in their current day to day life as well as new issues in the future. As long as your youth is willing to try it out, they will generally be able to attend our program.
All of our programs are FREE
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The preteen years can be very difficult for some youth as they learn to navigate friendships, school and new stress in their lives.
be nicer to people and to be calm, to ignore bullies
This program consists of one- or two-day workshops throughout the school year with several weekly follow ups. These workshops are a great chance to make some new friends and see that other youth sometimes struggle with big and small issues. The goal of this program is to provide youth in grades 4 to 6 with tools and ideas to deal with their concerns in healthy ways. The workshop is filled with games and art activities. This program is a wonderful resource for youth who may be struggling with friends, emotions, family concerns etc. Workshop topics include:
- Self Esteem
- And much more (topics are adapted to meet the needs of each group)
Call us at 780-539-7142 to sign up your child over the phone or submit an online referral form and someone will contact you as soon as possible. If travel is a barrier, please contact our office as we may be able to help.
All teens have stressful things in their lives and a lot of decisions to make.
The teen program begins with a fun weekend retreat. This weekend is a chance for your teen to have a break from daily stress, connect with others their own age, talk about some of that “stuff that no one talks about” that goes on in their lives, gain some skills to cope better with it and learn that lots of people are there to support them. The weekend helps teens see that everyone has struggles in their lives, that they are not alone in dealing with them and that it is okay to ask for help.
I'll work more on controlling my reactions to my emotions
Youth that attend this program may be currently struggling with stress, friendships etc. or more severe issues such as self-harm or suicidal ideation. This program is always beneficial for youth that are not currently at-risk to help prevent unhealthy coping in the future and help them build supports they can go to for help as needed.
The weekend also includes funny movies (including “The Breakfast Club” movie), junk food, silly games, art activities, fear factor, a scavenger hunt and a ton of other fun things. When talking to your teen about the program, mentioning the fun things and the weekly Support & Friendship nights will probably help them agree to check it out. The program coordinator will also meet with your teen at school before the weekend to explain more about it and be a familiar face when they attend the program. These details will be confirmed when your youth is registered.
he is more confident with himself and handling challenging situations at school with his friends
Retreat Sessions topics
- Drugs & Alcohol
- Grief & Loss
- Understanding Suicide
- Self Esteem
Throughout the weekend we gain a better understanding of different topics, answer questions in a safe environment, come up with strategies to cope with these difficult or sometimes scary topics and learn who to go to for help.
Support & Friendship Nights
After the retreat weekend, your teen will always be invited to our weekly Support and Friendship nights. These nights are a chance to continue learning and practicing coping skills as well as meeting other Breakfast Club teens. These free nights include a monthly “Rec night” that is a large fun event at local places such The Jumpyard, Centre for Creative arts, Muskoseepi Park, Laser Tag central etc. These events are for Breakfast Club teens only.
The Breakfast Club is meant to enhance, not replace, any support or counselling participants may already be receiving. The Breakfast Club staff provide continued support as well as information about other programs that may benefit the family or youth.
Call us at 780-539-7142 to sign up your teen over the phone or submit an online referral form and someone will contact you as soon as possible. If travel is a barrier, please contact our office as we may be able to help.