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Building Positive Communication in Your Relationship
News Posted On Jun 30, 2019

Building Positive Communication in Your Relationship

Are you and your partner arguing more? Do you feel unappreciated for the things you do in the relationship? Are you constantly feeling like you need to defend yourself? Do you both withdraw and refuse to talk? You’re not alone. Many couples struggle…

Low Cost Summer Activities
News Posted On Jun 28, 2019

Low Cost Summer Activities

Are you looking for fun, inexpensive things to do with your family this summer? Besides watching the K Days Parade and dipping into the pools at the Legislature, there are many other activities in our city that won’t break your bank. The Priceless…

Mary's Story
News Posted On Jun 24, 2019

Mary's Story

Mary was but one of the people drastically affected by the Fort McMurray forest fires. She lost her job that supported her and her stay-at-home husband in Edmonton. Mary was then forced back to Edmonton, a city she was not familiar with. Shortly after…

Children & Chores
News Posted On May 31, 2019

Children & Chores

Helping around the house allows children to practice skills they will need all their lives, such as setting the table, organizing a room, and preparing meals.  Chores also give children something productive to do.  We have all heard children say, “What…

Brittany’s Story
News Posted On May 27, 2019

Brittany’s Story

Brittany, 21, recently completed a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Alberta and started her career as a registered nurse. When she was in junior high, she received supports from The Family Centre. “I had been dealing with some…

The Rainbow Pages Gets a Platform Upgrade
News Posted On May 23, 2019

The Rainbow Pages Gets a Platform Upgrade

Online access to our LGBTQ+ resource guide, The Rainbow Pages, is available through our new and improved website. Transitioning into adulthood can be tough, finding resources shouldn’t have to be! The upgraded platform is a safe space where youth…

Do You Know How to Manage Your Stress?
News Posted On Apr 30, 2019

Do You Know How to Manage Your Stress?

Stress is a part of our everyday life. We can experience good stress (such as getting married or beginning a new job) or bad stress, such as losing a beloved pet. Human beings are designed to respond and react to stress as a survival strategy. Our bodies…

Patricia's Story
News Posted On Apr 17, 2019

Patricia's Story

You don’t always get to choose your family but Patricia was glad she could. There were no doubts in her mind when she decided to care for her ex partner’s son, Jon. Jon’s early life was spent moving back and forth between cities, homes, and caregivers.…

Trauma-Informed Culture at The Family Centre
News Posted On Apr 01, 2019

Trauma-Informed Culture at The Family Centre

In the fall of 2016, The Family Centre embarked on a journey to becoming a trauma-informed agency. This came after several years of increasing our knowledge in brain development, attachment, the impacts of trauma, and poverty as a systemic issue. We…

Kassidy's Story
News Posted On Mar 25, 2019

Kassidy's Story

Kassidy’s entire life was spent in and out of the social service system. Her parents separated three times throughout her childhood before her father moved away. Growing up, Kassidy’s father had a drinking problem and she was never able to build…

What To Do When Your Child Lies
News Posted On Feb 19, 2019

What To Do When Your Child Lies

Why do children lie? It might be disappointing to catch your child in a lie, but it is a normal stage in child development. Young children around 3 and 4 often lie just to avoid a punishment or to receive a reward.  For example, a child who spilled…

Winter Blues or Seasonal Affective Disorder
News Posted On Jan 14, 2019

Winter Blues or Seasonal Affective Disorder

Is your mood and energy so low this time of year that you think you could have “winter blues” or seasonal affective disorder? Read on to learn about the difference between the two, the symptoms, and coping strategies. What is SAD? Seasonal Affective…

News Posted On Dec 12, 2018

Holiday Wellness Tip Sheet

Holiday family get-togethers can be stressful. All of those old childhood wounds can get reopened, and, in some families, new issues are created. Even in families that appear to get along, unvoiced resentments from the past can linger behind a mask of…

News Posted On Dec 06, 2018

How Unforgiveness and Bitterness Impacts You

One of the most potent attacks that our mind can bring against us is unforgiveness. Left undealt with, it can impact our health. Many of us have gone or are going through some difficult or challenging experiences. You may be hurt and experiencing pain.…

News Posted On Nov 30, 2018

Holidays and Kids

The holidays are a whirlwind of excitement, especially so for kids. The over-the-top nature of the holidays can be a lot of fun, but can easily become too much. While many may get stressed out by all of the parties and plans, kids can be downright overwhelmed.…

News Posted On Nov 28, 2018

Holidays and Grief

Christmas and other holidays may be times of joy and celebration; an occasion to reunite with loved ones and to share traditions and good times...for some people. However, there are situations that can make this season extremely hard for other people.…

News Posted On Nov 08, 2018

Self-Esteem: A Tool for Self-Progression

Many people never experience high self-worth or feel high self-esteem. People with low self-esteem tend to think they have little worth and have a negative view of almost everything. Expecting the worst, they invite it and, unfortunately, they often…

News Posted On Oct 31, 2018

Managing Anger Constructively

Emotions like anger do not just go away on their own. We can no more stop feeling angry than we can stop feeling love or affection. Some people turn anger against themselves by eating or drinking, some people turn it against others verbally or physically,…

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