Families Matter

Professional Development

Upcoming Programs

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Make the Connection®: 0-3 Training Workshop

MAKE THE CONNECTION© (MTC) programs put attachment theory into fun and purposeful activities. Parents and caregivers learn what babies need to form secure attachments and reflect on their important parenting role. This workshop is for staff with an educational background and/or working experience with infants and toddlers. This workshop will be useful to home visitors or individuals interested in expanding their knowledge about parent-child attachment and incorporating it into their work. You will learn how to use songs and rhymes, everyday toys and other activities to strengthen parent-baby bonding as well as learn how to make the most of parent discussions and instructional DVDs. There are many opportunities throughout the workshop for hands-on activities and discussions on how you might adapt the information for the cultural background of your families.
November 30, 2018
Friday at 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized
Rosemont Community Centre - Upper hall
2807 10 St NW

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Kids Have Stress Too! Facilitator Training

An Interactive training workshop from the Psychology foundation of Canada for Professionals who work with Families and children in early learning and care environment. The Kids Have Stress Too (KHST!®) Program is based on evidence that will help, Young children learn practical strategies to relieve stress, and effective ways to respond to stressful situation situations. By Learning to cope with life's ups and downs, children develop healthy strategies that help them to adapt, self -regulate, be resourceful, feel competent and become more resilient. This day will be devoted to supporting participants to take the KHST program to their workplace and beyond to support other professional interested in implementing the KHST program with young children and families they work with.

There are currently no classes available for this program.

Parent Child Mother Goose Facilitator Training

At the Heart of the Parent-Child Mother Goose Program The Parent-Child Mother Goose Program® is a group experience for parents and their babies and young children which focuses on the pleasure and power of using rhymes, songs, and stories together. Parents gain skills and confidence which can enable them to create positive family patterns during their children's crucial early years, and give their children healthy early experiences with language and communication. The Program can be run in a variety of settings and can be offered either to a particular client group or to the public at large.

There are currently no classes available for this program.

Playwork: Not Just Child's Play

Playwork: Not Just Child’s Play is a workshop for professionals and those working with children. During the morning we will chat about the approach Families Learning Together takes in being with children and supporting families in play. We will discuss what play looks like for you the professional as well as ways that we can further support the relationship between you and the children you work with. Leaving the workshop you will not only leave with strategies, but also actual physical resources to support you in the great work you do, so come with a creative hat on and readiness to play.

There are currently no classes available for this program.

What People Are Saying…

“The programs at Families Matter are simply incredible. We've learned so much when it comes to parenting our two little ones.” Danielle Stewart

“The team at Families Matter gave us the help and resources we needed to grow our family.” Tracy Schultz