Taming Worry is an 8 week group designed to support children between the ages of 7-10 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
A group for parents/guardians is held at the same time in another room. This provides support to the parent/guardian(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.
Ages 7 – 10
October 16 – December 4, 2019
$185.00 * some Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) will cover the fees for this group.
Saskatoon Community Service Village
506 25th Street East
In this group parents are required to attend the concurrent parenting component.
Please call 306.244.7773 or Contact Us for more information.