Family Resource Network - Hinton
Caregiver Education Support Services through the Family Resource Network
The Town of Hinton is pleased to announce that we were awarded a three-year grant in spring, 2020 to provide Caregiver Education and Support Services for the Hinton community. This grant was provided through the provincial Family Resource Network, and Hinton is part of the West Yellowhead Family Resource Network.
The Caregiver Education Coordinator is a part-time grant-funded position that offers education and support to caregivers to increase their capacity to create safe, responsive, and nurturing environments and encourage healthy child development. This role involves: developing and presenting workshops; liaising with local, regional, and provincial partners; offering one-on-one support to caregivers; and offering education and resources to families.
Ages & Stages Questionnaires provide reliable, accurate development and social-emotional screening for children between birth and age six it will pinpoint developmental progress and catch any potential delays with an interactive questionnaire for parents and children.
Contact our Caregiver Education Coordinator to get started with this free tool!
- 1-1 Caregiver Support
- Mothers First Group
- Toddler Treasures/ Bucket Fillers
- Parent Club
- Infant Massage
- Parents Book Club
1-1 Caregiver Support
Join our Caregiver Education Coordinator in a non-judgmental space to talk about the challenges and joys of parenting, to work through specific parenting challenges, and to develop a customized parenting workplan. Sessions are based on educational trainings such as the Positive Parenting Program, Kids Have Stress Too, Talk Box, and Ages and Stages Questionnaires.
Meetings are scheduled based on availability – fill out a registration form here to register for 1-1 support.
Mother's First Group
This group offers a safe space where first-time moms with children under one can come together to talk about all of the new experiences that come with being a first-time parent. This group will give new moms the opportunity to build community connections with other new moms and to learn about different techniques, tools, and resources.
When: Different each month! Check out our Facebook page for our monthly calendar.
Where: In-person, outdoors
Toddler Treasures & Bucket Fillers Craft Delivery
Are you running out of creative activities for your kids? Sign up for FREE crafts and parenting materials delivered to your door!
Toddler Treasures offers developmentally-appropriate crafts for your 1-6 year-olds and Bucket Fillers offers creative crafts for your 7-12 year olds!
Deliveries are made once a month. Registration opens the week before each delivery. Please note registration links will close when the delivery schedule is full. Please see the schedule provided below:
|REGISTRATION DATE||DELIVERY DATE|
|Toddler Treasures||Bucket Fillers|
|Thursday, March 11||Tuesday, March 9||Tuesday, March 16|
|Thursday, April 8||Tuesday, April 6||Tuesday, April13|
|Thursday, May 6||Tuesday, May 4||Tuesday, May 11|
|Thursday, June 10||Tuesday, June 8||Tuesday, June 15|
Please note, limited quantities are available. The registration link will be deactivated after the limit is reached.
Parent Club Peer Support Group
Learn new techniques, hear from experts, and build a community with our Parent Club Peer Support Group!
Each session, a different age-specific topic will be addressed, covering everything from temper tantrums to bullying to technology! Topics will be based on what parents are looking to learn!
Join our Certified Infant Massage Teacher to learn how to gently soothe and nurture your little one.
This four-week course increases parent-child connection, helps babies relax, and supports their digestion, sleep, colic, and more.
To be contacted for our next series, please email our Caregiver Education Coordinator.
Ages & Stages Questionnaires
ASQs provide reliable, accurate development and social-emotional screening for children between birth and age six. Pinpoint developmental progress and catch any potential delays with an interactive questionnaire for parents and children.
This renowned tool will support your child's healthy development.
To get started with an ASQ, please email our Caregiver Education Coordinator.
Parents Book Club
Join us for a monthly get-together where we work through some of the best parenting books out there - this time, we're reading of Hold On to your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More than Peers by Gordon Neufeld, PhD and Gabor Mate, MD.
We provide the books for you to mark up, dog-ear, and keep for reference!
When: This is a four-part series. Each session is from 8:00 - 9:00 pm:
- March 23
- April 27
- May 25
- June 22
Where: Zoom (link sent upon registration)