Strathcona County Family Resource Network

Family and Community Services of Strathcona County


Description
Offers a range of free programs and services that focus on building well-being and resiliency for children, youth, parents, and caregivers.

Service provides:

  • a range of free programs, services, and supports that focus on building well-being and resiliency for children, youth, parents, and caregivers

Programs include:

  • Parenting Support - a range of 1-on-1 parenting supports and services including information on child and youth development, discussing challenge, setting parent-led goals, referrals to other agencies, and connections to community resources; support is available in-person, virtually, or over the phone
  • Home Visitation - provides weekly in-home support for parents in raising healthy, safe, and secure children; provides assistance with addressing pregnancy concerns and accessing prenatal support, learning more about child development, developing and fostering positive parent-child interactions, focusing on family strengths and needs, reaching personal and family goals, accessing community resources, and building support networks
  • Child Development - teaches what can be expected at various ages and stages of a child's development with an easy-to-use tool called the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ); this is a series of questionnaires designed to help monitor a child's physical, intellectual, and emotional development at regular intervals; the results provide insight into a child's expected developmental milestones; a team member will be in touch to discuss the results, celebrate achievements, and provide resources to continue supporting the child's growth
  • Parent Education Workshops - focus on strengthening caregivers' parenting skills and knowledge related to brain development, children and youth's developmental milestones and age-appropriate expectations, positive discipline, creating safe, responsive, and nurturing environments, well-being, and resiliency
  • Family Programs - provides a variety of registered and drop-in programs for children, youth, and their parents / caregivers to promote positive parent-child interactions, healthy child and youth development, and social connections among families
  • Wecan Food Basket - offers the opportunity to purchase nutritious food at an affordable price

Affiliation: Partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters Strathcona County and BGC Strathcona County.
Eligibility
Yes, Service targeted to:
  • children and youth 0 to 18 years
  • parents and caregivers
Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) is targeted to:
  • children 2 months to 5 years
Application Process
Service Access: See below, To access service:
  • families can access services directly by calling or e-mailing
  • referrals can also be made by teachers, school counsellors, doctors, social workers, and other professionals
  • visit website to complete the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ)

Referral Process: No


Waiting Period: No,
Telephone
780-464-4044
Fax
780-449-1220
Web Site
https://www.strathcona.ca/families
Email
familyresourcenetwork@strathcona.ca
Languages
English; Tele-Interpreter / Language Lines - Interpretation services can be accesssed through the Language Line.
Fees
Fee: No


Fee Reduction: No


Membership Fee: No


Accessibility
Wheelchair access: Yes -
Other disabled access: N/A -
Topic(s)
Last Verified On
January 6, 2023
Address
3 Spruce Avenue
Sherwood Park, AB, T8A 2B6
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Hours of Operation
Mon
08:30 AM to 04:30 PM
Tue
08:30 AM to 08:00 PM
Wed
08:30 AM to 04:30 PM
Thu
08:30 AM to 08:00 PM
Fri
08:30 AM to 04:30 PM