Express Yourself! This special event is to support connection between child and caregiver (parent, grandparent, and all kinds of great adults), with art at different stations! All art materials and art instruction are included, along with some great music to paint to – but please make sure to wear clothing that is suitable for painting. […]
Finding Your Awesome!
Exploring our gifts and strengths through art and expression. Available for children and youth!
Get Your Art On!
Using self-care, art and music for dealing with the stress and challenge in our lives. Available for children and adults!
Why is Parenting This Hard?!
Let's talk about the challenges we face as parents everyday, how to care for ourselves as a way to support our families, and locating local resources.
Coping When Things Get Tough: Mindfulness for Everybody
What is mindfulness and how can we use it? Helping our families through challenges, by using mindfulness everyday.
Get Organized for Advocacy
Let's create a binder for our child(ren), to get us organized to advocate like a boss! Discussion of common challenges and ways to maximize our success.
How to Advocate for Your Child With Differences
Advocating for our children is hard work! Let's work together to find solutions to get organized and learn talk to professionals when we feel misunderstood.
Playful Parenting and Building Strong Relationships
How can we connect to our children, even when things are hard? Connecting to tough-to-connect-to kids through play, building resilience and using positive attachment.
Parenting Strategies for Exceptional Challenges
Let’s become behaviour detectives about our children’s challenging behaviour: ADHD/ADD, Autism, ODD, Anxiety, Depression, you name it! Guided by families like ours.
Social Stories and Picture Communication
Understanding communication, and creating and printing things to help our children.Creating picture communication, visual schedules, and program materials.
Exceptional Caregiver Yoga
Unique gentle yoga and mindfulness session(s), shaped by families.
Professional Development and Consultation
- - Knowledge Translation of Family-Centered Practice: A Family’s Perspective
- - Supporting and Understanding Children with Differences
- - Supporting Families that Include Mental Illness and Disability
- - Let’s Get Real: Understanding Mental Health
- - Self-Harm from a Community Perspective
- - Other topics available
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We invite you to experience care and gentle yoga over 4 recharging sessions. This self-care opportunity has been developed especially for caregivers of exceptional children (of any age, and any difference).
Celebrate your strength by marching with your friends and family. The 2nd Annual Winnipeg March for Mental Health intends to raise public awareness of how common mental illness is, to normalize and validate the experiences of those people who struggle with mental differences or challenges, and to underscore the truth that no one is defined by their mental illness.
May 6th, 2017
Drop-in program using art to encourage youth to develop effective and healthy coping strategies to deal with stress.
Thursdays at MDAM (4 Fort St.), 6pm -8pm
DROP-IN Special: Experience care and gentle yoga over 2 recharging sessions.This self-care opportunity has been developed especially for caregivers of exceptional children (of any age, and any difference). $10 per session 2 Saturday Sessions – March 18 & 25, 2017
All Families Welcome!
This FREE event invites families to learn how to support our children with different abilities. Feel supported by other parents and share your ideas, choose topics that matter to you and connect to other families.