Teaching Kids Healthy Coping Skills to
Overcome the Stress & Adversity in Life
Supporting the Mental Health of Kids & Families Throughout
COVID-19 Health Restrictions
OUR DOORS ARE OPEN and we are here to help kids & families through these unprecedented times of stress & uncertainty!
Working with small, personalized groups we can serve you in full compliance of current health guidelines. Our outdoor, wide open spaces offer immediate peace of mind, our protective measures ensure safety & our programs transform youth's mental health!
Confident Kids Canada serves to connect with Youth to help them develop healthy, positive futures for themselves, unburdened by the effects of trauma. Our goal is to engage Youth in the process of evolving into their true potential! We've combined a developmental curriculum with growth mindset activities and ongoing empowerment events to provide a place where Youth and their families will thrive!
WHERE TO TURN
CHILD ABUSE HOTLINE
If you, or children you know, are being neglected or abused, you must report it.
In our programs, kids work alongside horses to develop the positive assets that will change their lives! We have an exclusive ability to impact kids who don't want to listen and to influence kids who do. They will leave our programs knowing how to move forward from life's adverse experiences with resiliency and confidence. As leaders of their own lives, they will go on to create healthy relationships that benefit themselves, their loved ones and their communities. Imagine the possibilities!
Through our experiential programs, Youth will engage in a unique learning environment to develop solid skills for life! They will learn to make positive choices by working in a 'cause and effect' environment alongside a horse who depends on clear communication and leadership. Throughout the programs, Youth will learn self awareness and build confidence by learning appropriate assertiveness, problem solving, respect for themselves and others, trust, teamwork, and so much more!
FAMILY VIOLENCE INFO LINE
Toll free, 24 hrs, 7 days/wk
Available in over 170 languages
If it's an emergency call 911
CALL ANYTIME IF YOU:
Are affected by family violence
Need help with safety planning
Know someone who needs help
Need a list of services & supports in your area
Want to learn more about the issue
Becoming Their Potential
CENTRE FOR POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS
Offers information & resources for those impacted by family violence, elder abuse, and bullying. To find a centre in central Alberta visit:
Contact your local FCSS for information & resources within your community
By focusing on the personal strengths of each youth we help them discover who they are, cultivate their abilities to shape their own lives and learn to engage with and enhance the world around them.
Alberta Supports offers Emergency funding, you can apply for help with costs to escape abusive situations.
Weekdays: 7:30am - 8:00pm
Women's Shelters are a safe location to escape family violence. Women and children can get help and connect with supports.
To find a shelter near you visit:
Providing support, referrals and crisis intervention to victims of Crime and Tragedy.
You do no need a police file to contact Victim Services for help.
To find a unit near you visit:
Kids face many challenges so feeling confident in their own abilities makes all the difference to the outcomes of those challenges. Youth who learn to regulate their emotions and utilize their strengths for success are not easily affected by negative input because they have boundaries to resist compromise, insecurity or guilt. Now think about their mindset. They can learn skills but if their internal voice keeps telling them that they are not good enough or that they are victims or that that are entitled to their anger then they will struggle to move forward and enjoy their true potentials.
Kids + Toxic Stress =
TOXIC STRESS can occur when a child experiences strong, frequent and/or prolonged adversity without adequate adult support.
The Pet Safekeeping Program gives domestic violence survivors an option to foster their pets while seeking safety in a protective shelter
Victims of domestic violence can break their lease at no cost.
You can ask for a certificate if:
You're named on the rental agreement with the landlord
Your safety, or the safety of a child or dependent adult in the home, is at risk if you stay
Family Violence Info Line
Adverse Childhood Experiences
Call toll free 24/7
Available in over 170 languages
Alberta Mental Health
Information & resources for patients and families regarding mental health and addiction
Call 811 anytime day or night
Or click the logo above
Adverse Childhood Experiences or ACEs, are potentially traumatic events that occur in childhood (0-17) such as experiencing violence, abuse or neglect.
An approach to intentionally structuring opportunities, supports and services for youth so that young people develop the skills they need to thrive and transition smoothly into adulthood.
The challenge lies with engaging Youth in their healthy development. When a child has experienced trauma or prolonged stress there can be very significant changes to their brain development. In a nutshell, even their motivation is reduced, making growth and recovery that much more challenging. Getting their attention, breaking through learned behaviours and making an impact that causes real growth can be difficult, especially if the Youth's home life is unsupported for success. Happily, engaging them is what we do best!
How Do We ENGAGE Kids? Our TEACHERS, Learning Environment & LIFE Experiences!
The biggest game changer for IMPACTING Youth? Horses as teachers! It is our horses that engage Youth in developing their self confidence and value. Horses are always honest, hold no judgement and require clear communication and consistent leadership. These are natural instincts that we can rely upon every time we work with a horse. They give us undeniable feedback based on the behaviour they are met with. As Youth work alongside of the horse (no riding) the horse responds to their stimulus and clearly defines their personal strengths and limitations. No judgement, no pressure, no denying it!
Our next level of engagement is our outdoor, experiential learning environment. Youth will work in a hands on, self driven method of learning that gives them a positive experience to draw on. They will experience the results of effective communication, feel what it's like to be a trustworthy leader - they are immersed in their learning environment and that makes all the difference!
Our dedicated team of professionals are ready to connect with your Youth, as well. Every member of our team has been affected by adverse life experiences. This allows us to relate to the Youth we serve with acceptance, connection and guidance as we facilitate their personal development.
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