Building Healthy Families:

Post Adoption Support for Parents

CFS Saskatoon is excited to announce that we have a NEW program starting in February 2020. In partnership with The Adoption Support Centre of Saskatchewan, we will be providing a post adoption support and family preservation support group, titled “Building Healthy Families: Post Adoption Support Group”. This program is for adoptive parents anywhere on their adoptive journey, who may be experiencing adoption related issues or concerns.


Facilitator – Jenna Jarvis

Group Member PhotoI’ve been working with children and youth for the last 10 years in a variety of different setting including daycares, schools, mental health organizations, foster families, and group homes. After connecting with hundreds of young people and their parents and caregivers, I’ve developed a unique way of building rapport through humor and vulnerability.

After completing my Bachelor’s of Social Work Degree through the University of Regina, I knew I wanted to continue with counselling and grow roots in this field. It’s a profession where personal evolution and growth is mandatory, as well as a profession that gives me the opportunity to connect with people, to hear their stories, and to collaborate in helping you live your best life, whatever that looks like.

I believe that practicing through a trauma-informed lens is of upmost importance, where safety is foundational. My practice is informed by polyvagal theory, brain development, and somatic approaches to healing. Aside from these things, I am passionate about practicality, mindfulness, gentle movement, and creative approaches to surviving/thriving in our bodies, homes, community, and world.


Dates: Due to COVID-19 all in person groups are being held virtually.

The program will be held at the ASCS office at 527 Main Street from 6:30 to 8:30pm. The first group is on Wednesday February 12th and will run every second Wednesday from that date.

February 12th, February 26th

March 11th, March 25th

April 8th, April 22nd

May 6th, May 20th

June 3rd, June 17th


There is no registration fee for the program, however pre-registration is REQUIRED. Space is limited. We will be able to accommodate some families who want to attend via video-conference who may live outside of the Saskatoon area who are unable to attend in person.


Pre-registration is REQUIRED. To register for “Building Healthy Families: Post Adoption Support Group” please contact ASCS at (306)665-7272 or CFS at (306)244-7773.