The Strong Parents, Strong Kids Program is being offered to support parents residing in Alberta who have been impacted by the COVID-19 situation. The intervention program is designed to support parents who may be looking for strategies to successfully support their children, care for themselves, and manage the COVID-19 situation. We recognize that these circumstances are impacting children and youth in many ways, as well as parents whom are trying to support their children. Parents may want to talk about their feelings or their situation with someone they can trust outside their home. Our graduate student clinicians are trained to provide counseling services to adults as part of their training in Psychology.
The goals of the program are:
to provide support to parents residing in Alberta who are struggling with social and/or emotional difficulties as a result of the COVID-19 situation;
to provide support to parents to support their children who might be struggling with social, emotional, and/or behavioural difficulties as a result of the COVID-19 situation;
to assist the participants to recognize, understand, and manage their feelings and behaviours related to COVID-19;
to support parents in learning adaptive coping strategies for themselves and their children in response to unhelpful feelings;
to offer an opportunity for student clinicians and registered provisional psychologists to develop their intervention skills and support our community. These services are being provided free of charge.