Feb 11, 2019 | Programs, 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.
Feb 11, 2019 | Parenting, Programs
“CONNECT© is an evidence-based 10-week manualized group program for parents and alternate caregivers of pre-teens and teens who struggle with significant behaviour problems and mental health issues. Co-developed over the last 10 years by the Maples Adolescent Treatment Centre and Dr. Marlene Moretti of Simon Fraser University, the program focuses on the core components of secure attachment to promote children’s social, emotional and behavioural adjustment.
Rather than teach the A-B-C’s of parenting, CONNECT© helps caregivers understand basic attachment concepts which can then be applied across a broad range of situations and relational contexts. A strength-based approach to supporting families, CONNECT© is consistent with trauma informed practice and is offered by a variety of professionals in settings such as schools, community agencies and mental health offices.”
Many CESD Family School Wellness Workers are trained in CONNECT and facilitate the program in various areas.
CESD Contact: Amber Stonebridge, FSW Clinical Team Lead
Feb 11, 2019 | Programs, Staff Development
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.