Family Support and Youth Services
The Family and Youth Support Services program offers short-term emotional support for individuals and families, and aims to build on their strengths in life to help them cope and be resilient. This support is free, voluntary and can take place in a variety of settings over six goal-oriented, skill-building sessions.
A family support worker will assist individuals and families to create positive changes and acquire new knowledge, attitudes, skills and behaviours.
Grief and Loss Support
Family Support Services offers one-to-one grief support to individuals and families and provides referral to short term subsidized counselling. Parent education workshops are available to help parents learn about supporting their grieving child(ren). Adult grief support groups and the Children in Change program are offered throughout the year. Children in Change is a one-day workshop designed for kids aged five to 11 to safely share experiences and feelings regarding separation and divorce through play and activities.
Parent Education Workshops
Family Support Services offers parent education workshops with a range of topics including parenting teens, the importance of relationship and attachment, anxiety, technology and positive discipline.
YHA (Youth Healthy Asset building)
Leduc County's YHA program provides youth with a positive experience while equipping them with increased leadership and social-emotional capacities. Camp is held annually for a weekend and is open to a small group of Leduc County and Beaumont residents.
The Family Support Services program actively engages in community development through campaigns and events that help to raise awareness about social issues and the community services available. Program staff work collaboratively with partners and are active on community coalitions such as the Early Childhood Development Coalition and Leduc Community Drug Action Committee