Family Life Education

Community Presentation and Facilitation Services

If your agency, service club, or business is looking for single session speakers, we can help. Some topics include Boundaries, Stress, Grief and Loss, Self-harm, Burnout in family or work environment, Compassion Fatigue, Resilience, Mindfulness, Child Development and Self-Esteem, Creating Healthy Relationships, Dealing With Challenging People, Learning to Trust Ourselves and Others. Facilitated by MHFS staff members, workshops can be 45 minutes to 3 hours in length. Workshops have two key characteristics for learning: Presentation - this is educational information and content, and facilitation - this is normally in the form of group interaction. All presentations must be booked 3 or 4 weeks prior to event depending on request. Contact us for more information and fees.

Courses

DUE TO COVID-19 THE GROUP SESSIONS WILL BE CANCELLED. THE FACILITATOR WILL CONNECT WITH YOU TO SET UP AN ALTERNATIVE METHOD TO DELIVER THE PROGRAM.  

Medicine Hat Service coordinates a number of men’s offender treatment groups throughout the year aimed at helping men explore various issues surrounding their intimate partner violence and abuse. This 8-10 week group seeks to explore/incorporate new beliefs, thoughts and actions that support and promote healthy relationships. While the majority of referrals are mandated clients (court ordered) directed through our contracted services with AHS – Mental Health, we also invite non-mandated referrals (with no outstanding domestic violence issues before the court) to register for our groups.

Funding for Courage to Change for Men made possible in part through a grant from Alberta Health Services.

Program dates are set annually. (5-6 staggered start dates per year)

Availability of programs is subject to number of registrants.

Free of Charge

For more information and to register please phone Medicine Hat Family Service at 403-504-8026

DUE TO COVID-19, THIS GROUP WILL NOT BE RUNNING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PLEASE CALL TO PUT YOUR CHILD ON A WAIT LIST:  403-504-8026.

Kids in the Middle is an 7 week program for children between 8-11 years of age whose parents are experiencing separation or divorce. The topics include the loss of the nuclear family, divided loyalties, step families, dealing with the feelings of divorce and positive coping skills. Please call 403-504-8026 to register. A parent information night will be held prior to the start of the program.

Parent Orientation:(Parents ONLY) 1 hour

Introduction to the Kids in the Middle Program – Program Rationale and Agenda, Counselling Services, Documents and Releases completed.

Session One:(Kids ONLY) 1.5 hours

Topic: Introductions

Introduction to the Kids in the Middle program- discussion and games/activities

Snack: To be determined

Session Two: (Kids Only) 1.5 hours

Topic: Feelings

Discussions and activities of feelings around divorce/separation

Snack: To be determined

Session Three:(Kids Only) 1.5 hours

Topic: Losses

Exploration of grief and loss

Snack: To be determined

Session Four:(Kids Only) 1.5 hours

Topic: Assertiveness

Discussion of assertive, passive, and aggressive communication styles

Snack: To be determined

Session Five: (Kids Only) 1.5 hours

Topic: Caught in the Middle

Discussing parents’ behaviours and mixed messages

Snack: To be determined

Session Six:(Parents & Kids) 1.5 hours

Topic: Self-Care and Wrap up Celebration

What have we learnt?

Activities for Parents and Kids and Completion Certificates

Snack: To be determined

Fee: $60.00/child

Subsidies are available through the generous support of the United Way of Southeastern Alberta

In a pickle? Join DILLS! Created especially for Medicine Hat area’s 50-plus population Senior Services – City of Medicine Hat and Medicine Hat Family Service. This is a contemporary thematic topic series addressing relationships. Come and learn every fourth Wednesday from September to November and January to May. Look for topics on Shaw Cable News/ Medicine Hat News Senior Services, City of Medicine Hat Newsletter.

Location:Veiner Centre (225 Woodman Ave, SE)

Call 403-504-8026 or 403-529-8383 for more information.

Free of charge

ABC’s of Home Alone is a six hour course for children in ages 8 – 10 to learn the safety issues of being home alone for short periods of time. Who to call, easy snacks, preventative thinking are just some of the new stuff students will learn. We will be running a ABC’s of Home Alone course on August 14th and 16th, 2019 from 10am – 1pm. Please call Medicine Hat Family Service for more information or to register your child for this course.

Location: TBA

Call: 403-504-8026

Fee: $40.00 includes manuals and snacks – subsidies available

Details coming soon.