Taming Worry is an 8 week group designed to support children between the ages of 7-10 and 10-13 as they explore their feelings of fear, anxiety, and worry in a fun and encouraging environment.
Through the exploration of their worries through activities, crafts and discussion; the children learn skills and strategies to cope with their fears and anxiety in an supportive setting with their peers.
Topics explored include:
- symptoms of anxiety
- individual anxiety triggers
- how our brains work
- self talk
- negative thoughts
- mindfulness & movement
Reviews from former participants:
“Group handouts and discussions were excellent! I would highly recommend the group.” – Jennifer
“The knowledge given and suggested resources available were helpful. Knowing many other parents struggle too.” – Kari Edighoffer
“The realization that they are not alone. Many kids and adults face anxiety. She found useful ways to help calm herself down when overly anxious. – group participant
“My child really enjoyed this program. He has had a lot of fun. I think talking about his worries has helped him understand better that he’s okay.” – Rebecca Johnston
Child’s Group Program Facilitator – Kendall Thomas-McEachern
Kendall is a Registered Social Worker with the Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers (SASW) and holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Regina.
Before moving to Saskatoon, Kendall grew up in rural Saskatchewan where she lived with her parents and younger brother. Kendall pays homage to her small-town living as a reflection of the values she places on the community, collaboration, and maintaining strong connections.
Kendall has a special love for supporting at-risk children and youth, which she explains began during her work at the Haven Kids’ House (Formally the Saskatoon Crisis Nursery). Kendall values the provision of both trauma-informed and strengths-based perspectives in practice, which she demonstrates in her role as a Community Program Coordinator.
Kendall is passionate about providing psychoeducational and holistic arts-based methods to the demographics that she serves. She believes these methods of intervention can help build resilience, self-esteem, mindfulness, self-awareness, healthy coping strategies, and social skills.
When she isn’t out in the community supporting children and youth, Kendall can be found cuddling with her dog Wrigley, baking, crafting, and sharing her love for all things Harry Potter.
Parents Group Program Facilitator – TBD
Dates: Fall Group Beginning October 13th, 2021
Ages 7 – 9
Ages 10 – 13
Registration is required
Saskatoon Community Service Village
506 25th St. East
Group begins October 13th and runs to December 23rd, 2021.
Please call 306.244.7773 or Contact Us for more information.