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.
Dawn Kellington – Group Facilitator – Children’s
Dawn has a Bachelor of Social Work and is a Registered Social Worker with the Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers (SASW). She also has a Bachelor of Arts in Religion & Culture. As a Community Program Coordinator, Dawn works with youth & children through groups and other programming. She believes strongly in the value of fostering creativity and is passionate about supporting children & youth as they learn and grow!
Rhonda Stimpson – Group Facilitator – Parent’s
Rhonda has a Diploma in Early Childhood Development, Bachelor of Social Work and is a Registered Social Worker with the Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers (SASW). As a Community Support Worker she facilitates parent groups in 3 inner city schools in Saskatoon. Rhonda has 15 years of experience as a social worker and 7 years of experience as a parent educator. She also provides individual parent and life support for Teen and Young Parents. Rhonda believes that it takes a village to raise a child and we all approach parenting hoping to be the best parent we can be.
October 1- November 19, 2019
Ages 7 – 9
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Saskatoon Community Service Village
506 25th Street East