Two Upcoming Groups at Aboriginal Counselling

Now booking intakes for the Healing Anger Program for Aboriginal Women group

 January 3rd – March 28th, 2017

What the program is about:

This is a 12 week closed group that assists women of Aboriginal ancestry in understanding what healthy and unhealthy anger is, the roots of anger (intergenerational impacts) and how anger can influence healing and personal growth.  Women will also develop tools for coping with anger while exploring their emotions through expressive arts and traditional cultural practices.

Intake appointments for the Jan – Mar 2017 group will take place in November and December 2016. Women interested in attending the program must contact Aboriginal Counseling Services to get an appointment to complete the Healing Anger Program intake process in November or December with one of the program facilitators. This is necessary to be considered for acceptance into the program. There are a limited number of intake appointments available so please call to book as soon as possible.

There will be no intakes available for the Jan – Mar 2017 program after Monday December 19, 2016 so appointments need to be booked and completed by that day. Women calling for an intake appointment after that time will be offered the option to place their name on an intake waitlist for the program starting in April 2017.

Women who have completed an intake will be notified by telephone if they have been accepted or not and only after all intakes are done.

Healing Anger Program for Aboriginal Women:

When: Every Tuesday for 12 consecutive weeks

Time: 1:00-4:00 pm

Location: # 204-10010-105 Street, Edmonton

Please call: (780) 448-0378 to book an appointment. 

**** Participants must be 18 or older.****

Women’s Parenting Circle

At Aboriginal Counseling Services Association

Wednesdays, 12:30 – 2:30

January 11 to March 29, 2016 (12 Weeks)

Do you want to be more confident as a parent and learn new parenting skills?  The Women’s Parenting Circle can help with both. You will also meet other women and share experiences and ideas about parenting. The facilitators also share information and encourage discussion.

In the parenting circle you will learn how to:

  • think before you react to frustrating situations
  • provide structure for your children that suits their ages and abilities
  • make sure your children feels loved and safe even when they have made a mistake
  • consider how a child’s ability to understand situations will be very different than how an adult would understand the same situation
  • teach children to problem-solve when conflicts arise so they learn to make good decisions as they grow up

Each session includes an opening and check in, presentations and discussion. It is important to attend all 12 sessions because each session builds on the one before.

Are you interested in attending the Women’s Parenting Circle? We will have registration appointments in November – December. At the appointment we can tell you more about the program, learn about your interests and help you decide if this is a good time to attend.

Please call Aboriginal Counseling at 780-448-0378 and ask the receptionist to book an appointment.  If you can only attend an evening group, please call reception and leave a message for one of the facilitators to call you back to discuss further.

The Women’s Parenting Circle is based on the Positive Discipline model and the idea that parents are teachers. Positive Discipline honours the rights of the child and was developed in Canada for the international organization Save the Children.