CanLearn Friends is a FREE Online program for children and teens! Learn social skills and strategies for handling emotions with us!
Children with attention and learning issues or those who struggle with anxiety and friendships may be particularly vulnerable to the distress caused by the pandemic and physical distancing measures. As children and teens go back to school after months of learning at home and physically distanced from friends, building new routines and developing skills and strategies for making friends and handling emotions is more important than ever. We are here to help!
The CanLearn Friends program is designed to help get children and teens back into a healthy routine and learn skills and apply them in everyday life. Children can expect to work on things like adjusting to changes in the way things are done at school and at home, reducing fears and anxiety, coping skills, navigating social situations, problem-solving, communication and dealing with bullying. Confidence-building, calming techniques and mindfulness are key areas of focus in the program. Through a combination of discussions, role-playing, games and activities, children learn strategies and skills in a fun and interactive way. We encourage parents to share in their child’s learning and we will provide many ideas and suggestions on how to generalize and practice the skills outside of the sessions.
A maximum of 10 individualized one-hour sessions will be offered to each child.
There are a limited number of spots for this skills-based program and will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Flexible scheduling is available and sessions may be scheduled after-school, on weekends or during regular school hours (for those who are doing online learning).
Location: Online via ZOOM
Who Can Participate: Any student in Grades 4 to 8
Spots are filling up fast! Pre-register to reserve your spot now!
To find out more information contact the CanLearn Society at: (403) 686-9300 (Ext 102) or email us.
CanLearn Friends is a FREE program made possible through a partnership between the CanLearn Society and FCSS (Family and Community Support Service, City of Calgary). The program was developed by CanLearn Society psychologists and is facilitated by qualified personnel from CanLearn Society.