Calming the Storm
Calming the Storm is an 8-week group designed to support children and preteens in learning emotional regulation skills in a fun and engaging environment. Both a group for children ages 7-9 and a group for pre-teens ages 10-13 will be running.
Using activities, crafts and discussion; those in group will have the opportunity to explore their ability to self regulate while learning skills and strategies to cope with their emotions in a supportive setting with their peers.
Topics explored include:
- identifying emotions
- anger & frustration
- problem solving
- how our brains work
- coping strategies
A group for parents/guardians is held at the same time in another room. This provides support to the parent/guardians(s) and encourages families to practice and discuss skills together between group sessions.
Childs Group Program Facilitator – Zachary Wall
Zach holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology/Psychology and is currently working on his final classes to complete a master’s degree in Counselling. With over 10 years of experience working with youth at summer camps and non-profit organizations, Zach has developed a passion for supporting youth as they navigate the often tumultuous journey of adolescence.
Parents Group – Program Facilitator -Amanda Knutson
Amanda earned her Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of Regina and is a Registered Social Worker with the Saskatchewan Association of Social Work. She was born and raised on the prairies, where she currently lives with her son.
Amanda is an authentic, down to earth, engaging and adaptable group facilitator. She believes in collaborative care and strives to meet clients where they are at. She has worked with diverse populations and practices from a trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, strengths-based perspective. Amanda is progressive and modern in her approach to community care and is passionate about social justice, feminism, and mental health support.
Dates: Fall 2021 Group Oct. 7 – Dec. 9, 2021 (no group Nov. 11 or Dec 2)
Ages 7 – 9
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Saskatoon Community Service Village, Room 203
506 25th Street East