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Fathering for the Future-Caring Dads

January 17th-May 2nd (Sunday Afternoons) 2:00pm-4:00pm

Families Matter is offering the Caring Dads program. The program helps fathers strengthen healthy relationships with their children. The program is offered twice per week. Caring Dads is designed for fathers who want to change behaviors that can lead to violence, or are at risk of exposing their children to abusive or neglectful behaviors. Fathers participating in the program will learn strategies to cope with frustrations, develop realistic expectations and change their perspective to better understand, and meet the needs of their children. Caring Dads means safer children. Please note : upon registration you will be contacted by Mike for intake for this program. Dinner Provided. 

$ Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized

#3404 25th St. N.E., Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Dates

January 17, 2021

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

January 24, 2021

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

January 31, 2021

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

February 07, 2021

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

February 14, 2021

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

February 21, 2021

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

February 28, 2021

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

March 07, 2021

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

March 14, 2021

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

March 21, 2021

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

March 28, 2021

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

April 04, 2021

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

April 11, 2021

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

April 18, 2021

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

April 25, 2021

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

May 02, 2021

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Participant : 11/11

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Terrific Toddlers For Dads (Online Class)

February 4th – March 4th  (Thursdays)  6:30pm-8:30pm

*This class will be presented through an online ZOOM platform, accessible by computer or cell phone. Space is limited to 14 participants.

Explores the normal developmental changes and challenges in children 18 months-4 years.  Topics such as normal developmental changes and challenges, understanding parenting styles and their effect on behavior, learning through play, positive discipline, avoiding power struggles, effective communication and self-esteem.  Bring your questions! Certificate upon completion.

*This class is for Dads only!

$ Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized

Dates

February 04, 2021

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

February 11, 2021

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

February 18, 2021

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

February 25, 2021

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

March 04, 2021

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Participant : 7/14

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Papa Bears

February 6th  –  February 27th (Saturdays)  10:00am – 1:00pm

Modeled on the Parent-Child Mother Goose Program® this is a group experience for dads and their young children that focuses on the pleasure and development of literacy skill through the use of rhymes, songs, and stories together. Dads 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. Be sure to bring your child along (1-4 years old).

 

$ Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized

#101 239 Midpark Way SE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2X 1M2

Dates

February 06, 2021

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

February 13, 2021

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

February 20, 2021

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

February 27, 2021

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Participant : 5/8

Child Participant : 4/8

Child Participant : 0/4

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Be a Great Dad

February 9th – March 23rd   (Tuesdays)  6:30pm – 8:30pm

Please note: This is a 7  Session Program and you will need to attend a minimum of six classes for certificate.

A program for Dads only, led by a male facilitator. The program focuses on building your confidence by offering you a chance to learn and try out effective strategies for communication, positive discipline, and role-modeling as well as fostering self-esteem. The program will help you put the limited time you do have to good use; creating positive experiences for you and your child. What better way to learn than from other dads who share their experiences of struggle and joy along the journey.

$ Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized

#3404 25th St. N.E., Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Dates

February 09, 2021

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

February 16, 2021

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

February 23, 2021

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

March 02, 2021

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

March 09, 2021

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

March 16, 2021

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

March 23, 2021

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Participant : 6/12

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Postpartum Information and Support for Partners (Online Class)

February 17th & 24th  (Wednesdays)  6:30pm – 8:30pm

PPD affects the entire family. We invite the partner’s to join us for two nights in order to better understand postpartum difficulties, depression and anxiety.  Participants will learn strategies that can help Mom feel better. We discuss communication skills and ways that they can support themselves to better support their families. Getting better—getting through it stronger than before. This program is limited to 10 participants and facilitated by Jory & Amanda McMillian, who have experienced PPD and will share how to effectively move through this. Join us for this free program.

*This class will be presented through an online ZOOM platform, accessible by computer or cell phone.

$ Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized

Dates

February 17, 2021

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

February 24, 2021

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Participant : 4/10

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Fathering for the Future-Caring Dads

February 18th-April 29th (Monday & Thursday Evenings) 6:00pm-8:00pm

Families Matter is offering the Caring Dads program. The program helps fathers strengthen healthy relationships with their children. The program is offered twice per week. Caring Dads is designed for fathers who want to change behaviors that can lead to violence, or are at risk of exposing their children to abusive or neglectful behaviors. Fathers participating in the program will learn strategies to cope with frustrations, develop realistic expectations and change their perspective to better understand, and meet the needs of their children. Caring Dads means safer children. Please note : upon registration you will be contacted by Mike for intake for this program. Dinner Provided. 

$ Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized

#3404 25th St. N.E., Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Dates

February 18, 2021

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

February 22, 2021

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

February 25, 2021

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

March 01, 2021

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

March 04, 2021

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

March 08, 2021

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

March 11, 2021

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

March 15, 2021

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

March 18, 2021

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

March 25, 2021

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

April 01, 2021

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

April 08, 2021

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

April 15, 2021

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

April 22, 2021

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

April 26, 2021

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

April 29, 2021

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Participant : 7/10

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Be a Great Dad - SYP/IS Private

March 4th-April 15th   (Thursdays) 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Please note: This is a 7  Session Program and you will need to attend a minimum of six classes for certificate.

A program for Dads only, led by a male facilitator. The program focuses on building your confidence by offering you a chance to learn and try out effective strategies for communication, positive discipline, and role-modeling as well as fostering self-esteem. The program will help you put the limited time you do have to good use; creating positive experiences for you and your child. What better way to learn than from other dads who share their experiences of struggle and joy along the journey.

 

This is a private offering. Intake only by SYP/IS.

$ Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized

#101 239 Midpark Way SE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2X 1M2

Dates

March 04, 2021

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

March 11, 2021

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

March 18, 2021

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

March 25, 2021

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

April 01, 2021

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

April 08, 2021

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

April 15, 2021

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Participant : 0/8

Child Care - 0-6 Months : 0/6

Child Care - 6-11 Months : 0/4

Child Care - 1-5 Years : 0/10

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Papa Bears

March 6th  –  March 27th (Saturdays)  10:00am – 1:00pm

Modeled on the Parent-Child Mother Goose Program® this is a group experience for dads and their young children that focuses on the pleasure and development of literacy skill through the use of rhymes, songs, and stories together. Dads 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. Be sure to bring your child along (1-4 years old).

 

$ Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized

3404 25th St. N.E., Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T1Y6C1

Dates

March 06, 2021

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

March 13, 2021

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

March 20, 2021

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

March 27, 2021

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Participant : 1/8

Child Participant : 1/8

Child Participant : 0/4

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Circle of Security Parenting For Dads- Evening Program (Online Class)

March 11th – April 29th (Thursdays)   6:30pm-8:30pm

This is a 8 class course. Minimum attendance at 7 classes is required for certificate of completion.

The Circle of Security is a relationship based early intervention program designed to enhance attachment security between parents and children. Decades of university-based research have confirmed that secure children exhibit increased empathy, greater self-esteem, better relationships with parents and peers, enhanced school readiness, and an increased capacity to handle emotions more effectively when compared with children who are not secure.

*This class will be presented through an online ZOOM platform, accessible by computer or cell phone.

*This class is for Dads only!

No Childcare Available.

$ Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized

Dates

March 11, 2021

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

March 18, 2021

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

March 25, 2021

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

April 01, 2021

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

April 08, 2021

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

April 15, 2021

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

April 22, 2021

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

April 29, 2021

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Participant : 5/12

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Papa Bears

April 3rd  –  April 24th (Saturdays)  10:00am – 1:00pm

Modeled on the Parent-Child Mother Goose Program® this is a group experience for dads and their young children that focuses on the pleasure and development of literacy skill through the use of rhymes, songs, and stories together. Dads 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. Be sure to bring your child along (1-4 years old).

 

$ Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized

#101 239 Midpark Way SE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2X 1M2

Dates

April 03, 2021

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

April 10, 2021

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

April 17, 2021

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

April 24, 2021

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Participant : 2/8

Child Participant : 2/8

Child Participant : 0/4

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