Event Details


STC Urban Family Services

10.12.2017


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FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER CLIENT INTAKE FORM: PDF  /  DOC

CREATIVE HEALING FOR URBAN MEMBERS(CHUMS) & CHILDREN FIRST: PDF  /  DOC

Winter 2018 Program Calendar


STC Urban Family Support provides educational, cultural, preventative, and supportive services to parents, youth, and children newborn to six years of age.  Programs are designed to ensure that individuals and families are strengthened through the process of Traditional and non-Traditional teachings that reflect both the cultural and cross-cultural issues that relate to contemporary urban living.  Our programs ensure that the healing and wellness needs of our urban Aboriginal members are addressed by implementing cultural based programming.  In order to promote healthy lifestyles and self management, use of the Old people (Kehteyak) and Cultural Advisors are utilized in these groups to promote First Nations identity, values and protocol.

KIDSFIRST

KidsFirst is a free, voluntary program that helps families in Saskatoon to become the best parents they can be and to have the healthiest children possible.  KidsFirst families receive support from a home visitor who will provide assistance concerning child development, parenting and connecting to the community.  Home visitors help families to access services including early learning, childcare and transportation. Families enrolled in the KidsFirst program receive at least one home visit per week.

PALS

Providers of Aboriginal Lifestyle Supports are Family Support Workers that provide services that include a range of family-centered strategies, such as, advocating for improved conditions for families, supporting them, stabilizing those in crisis, reunifying those who are separated, building new families, and connecting families to the resources that will sustain them in the future.  Our goal is to help at risk families avoid apprehension of their children by providing in-home support with the purpose to achieve individual health and wellness goals. 

CHUMS

Creative Healing for Urban Members (CHUMs) offers holistic based healing and wellness programs that work to strengthen individuals, and families, to empower them to improve the quality of their personal and family life.  Our principles incorporate values that are common across many Aboriginal cultures as core concepts in its programming.

  • Our Children Our Selves (Traditional Native Parenting) *Partnered with Children First
    • This program bridges modern research-based teachings with traditional parenting and family support practices.  Our aim is to provide the parents with the tools and resources to raise happy, healthy children in a nurturing, supportive environment.
  • Circle of Care (Woman’s Group)
    • A group based program in which individuals are able to achieve a fuller understanding of them and their relationships, cope with life events, and realize personal and family strengths.  Participants have the opportunity for self-care, self-management while learning new skills and lending mutual support to others facing the same issues.  Our aim is to encourage healthy life-style choices that may include both traditional healing and mainstream systems of care.
  • Coffee & Confidence (Men’s Group)
    • A group based program in which individuals are able to achieve a fuller understanding of them and their relationships, cope with life events, and realize personal and family strengths.  Participants have the opportunity for self-care, self-management while learning new skills and lending mutual support to others facing the same issues. This group is open to men of all walks of life to share their experiences, knowledge, and strengths in a safe, non-judgmental environment.  Grandfathers, fathers, brothers, uncles, friends are welcome.
  • Tea & Talk (Women’s Talking Circle)
    • This Circle is open to women of all walks of life to share their experiences, knowledge, and strengths in a safe, non-judgmental environment.  The Talking Circle is intended to reflect the many common concerns and challenges of Aboriginal women.  The circle is a place of safety and a tool to help people to speak about what they are feeling and thinking, each person is valued and respected within the Talking Circle.  Grandmothers, mothers, sisters, aunts, friends are welcome.

Old people (Kehteyak)

  • Kehteyak Program: In-House Elders
    • Wednesday & Thursday: 9:30a.m–3:00p.m., 322 Avenue P South  

CHILDREN FIRST

Children First delivers prevention and early intervention programs to promote the health and social development of children 0-6 years of age.  Programs for Children First involves both parents and children participating together in activities that consist of positive parenting to assist in strengthening child development, and the parent-child relationship; early learning/literacy development, injury and prevention, and cultural awareness.  Children First strives to improve outcomes for parents who are at-risk, young, have low incomes, are socially isolated or new to urban living.

  • Strengthening Families
    • Based on Indigenous values and way of knowing, it builds constructive relationships between children and parents.  Parents learn communication and literacy skills to help become more confident while working with their children.
  • Parent- Child Interaction
    • This program will recognize, enhance, and celebrate the bond between parent and child.  Enjoy crafts, and information that will support healthy child development.  Parents are their children’s first and best teacher.
  • Nobody’s Perfect (Parenting Program) *Partnered with Children First designed to meet the needs of parents who have are young, single, isolated or who have low income or little formal education.  Nobody’s Perfect does not teach one “right” way to parents.  It helps parents to recognize their strengths and to find positive ways to raise healthy, happy children.

SUMMER PROGRAMMING

Summer programming runs through July and August, with varied outdoor activities, workshops, and   cultural outings.  Programs are geared for the individual, families and their children and may consist of family literacy camps, family cultural camp, traditional outings, wellness workshops and family outings enjoyed at city of Saskatoon summer facilities and provincial parks. 

MENDING OUR SPIRITS

Mending Our Spirits (MOS) workshops are designed to strengthen and heal individuals and families overcome by trauma and abuse.  Workshops aim to focus on renewing and rejuvenating the spirit by finding a balance within oneself that involves the whole person - mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually.  The healing journey to wellness is rooted within our First Nations cultural practices and teachings, and the Elders utilized in our workshops solidify this process by providing their guidance and supports as individuals move towards healthier lifestyles.

  • Taming Our Temper
    • An anger management program that helps individual’s deal with anger in a positive, functional way. Participants may include people who internalize their anger as  well as those who act it out verbally or in behaviour towards others.
  • Harmony In The Home 
    • A domestic violence program that focuses on traditional and mainstream                              teachings to assist and support the individuals at risk of harming others as well as those at risk of being harmed or abused.
  • Focus On Me  
    • A self-esteem program that works with individuals to gain control of oneself                          allowing one to acknowledge their strengths and limitations to becoming responsible, self-supportive members of the community.
  • Healing The Heart
    • A grief and loss program that strengthens individuals through the healing               process after a loss of any kind.  While there is no right or wrong way to grieve, there are  healthy ways to cope with the pain and allow you to move on.  This workshop provides   coping mechanisms designed to heal and empower the spirit to become revitalized, physically, socially, emotionally and spiritually.
  • Meet Me In The Middle
    • A relationship workshop aimed to help individuals and couples identify healthy and unhealthy relationships, boundaries, anger, stress management, assertiveness, and  conflict resolution with the purpose of finding balance and happiness in the home. 
  • we Provide:
    • u Pick-up and Drop-off Service
    • Child Care
    • Snacks & Meals

Please call 659-2500 to register or for further inquiries!