Naturally Nurtured – Animal Therapy

Naturally Nurtured – Animal Therapy

“In the company of our animal teachers (horses and bunnies), we specialize in teaching you healthy, natural techniques that can be used everyday to support your health and wellness.  It also gives both children and adults an opportunity to reconnect with animals, nature and themselves.

Ley-Anne and her animal team provide guidance to learning important self-care techniques such as relaxation breathing, reflexology techniques, animal awareness and positive self-esteem activities. Naturally Nurtured offers a seven unit program and is able to come to your facility with our “real life”bunnies as the teachers.

At Naturally Nurtured, we blend the unconditional love and therapeutic presence of our animals with the gentleness of craniosacral therapy and reflexology to support your physical and emotional well-being.”

Programs do have cost, and the cost varies depending on the program you request.

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FSW – Family School Wellness

FSW – Family School Wellness

The Family School Wellness Program is an important part of our healthy Chinook’s Edge school community. We work to provide a variety of supports and resources to students and families throughout our school division. Our focus is on providing support to children and families facing social, emotional or family challenges. This may include parenting support, short-term student-focused individual or family support, small group sessions to build student skills, preventative programming within our schools, or referral for further services as required.

Family School Wellness Workers in Chinook’s Edge share strong connections with community partners and can assist families in finding information, resources or specialized services with community-based programs. A significant role for our Family School Wellness Program is to grow and maintain relationships between parents and schools, and community and schools.

Students can access our program directly with the Family Wellness Worker in their school, or be referred by family. Our program requires parental/guardian consent and your involvement matters! Our program is family-focused.

For more information about our free and confidential services, and to discuss how our Family School Wellness Program can support your child, please contact the Family School Wellness Worker in your child’s school.

At the heart of the Family School Wellness Program in Chinook’s Edge is a team of caring and helpful professionals from multi-disciplinary backgrounds in childhood development, social work, psychology, early childhood development, and other human service disciplines. Our team is skilled in supporting the social, emotional well-being of children and their families, and they know that strong relationships is key to success for students.

The Clinical Team Lead for the Family School Wellness Program in Chinook’s Edge is Amber Stonebridge, under the direction of Associate Superintendent of Student Services, Dr. Marcie Perdue.

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Heroes

Heroes

Training required – will need a staff facilitator to be trained in the program. Cost involved (see below).

“The HEROES program was founded in memory of Jennifer Janz — bright, gifted and talented 16-year old young woman, who through a series of wrong choices ended up losing her life on the streets of Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 1991. This very personal and painful experience became a catalyst for helping hundreds of thousands of youth avoid this same path, by empowering young people, families and communities, to develop the feelings, thoughts and actions of a hero; those who use their gifts & abilities to make a positive change in themselves and others.

Impact Society programs focus on celebrating every individual’s existing strengths, not their weaknesses or problems. With this strengths-based focus, we offer youth and their support networks the framework and vocabulary to have the important conversations and develop a key understanding that will create a safe, supportive environment.”

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Flex Your Head – Mental Health Promotion Program

Flex Your Head – Mental Health Promotion Program

Flex Your Head is a universal mental health promotion program for youth created by The Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada. Flex Your Head was developed to help youth think about, talk about, and understand issues of mental health and wellness within a safe, fun, and welcoming environment. In an active, peer-based format, youth are given the knowledge, skills, and strategies to cope with stress and distress and promote positive mental health and wellness.

From this website, you can receive online training through 7 short modules.  The online modules and online staff manual are free of charge but there is a cost to purchase the program guide and a hardcopy of the staff manual.

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D.A.R.E.

D.A.R.E.

Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) is an education program that seeks to prevent use of controlled drugs, membership in gangs, and violent behavior.

There are a variety of programs available for each grade level.

There is a cost associated with each program.

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