Strong Families October Sessions

Information Session, Strong Families

Parkland School Division is proud to partner with Alberta Parenting For The Future to present these upcoming FREE information sessions for local families.

Nourishing Your ADHD Child’s Full Potential

In this Strong Families session, registered psychologist Chantal Jackson will offer families of children living with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) the opportunity to explore all the potential their children possess, and how to navigate the intricacies of and obstacles associated with this kind of neurodiversity in order to help their children become the best possible version of themselves.

Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Online Zoom Webinar / Discussion Group
Presenter: Chantal Jackson, Registered Psychologist (Elements Health)

This workshop allows parents and caregivers of people with ADHD to explore the potential behind the struggles. In setting the stage for potential to shine, we will explore strategies for managing areas of difficulty, such as executive functioning, impulsivity, social skills, learning difficulties, self-regulation, emotion regulation and so on.

Participants are encouraged to prepare for the workshop by noting the areas of potential they see in their child, along with the obstacles that prevent these potentials from shining through.

Please register early to reserve your spot by visiting

Social Skills

In this Strong Families session, registered psychologist Joel Pukalo will offer families valuable information about the role good social and emotional skills play in helping children achieve success, both in school and in life. In addition, Joel will share practical tips participants can use to aid their children in developing these vital skills.

Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Online Zoom Webinar / Discussion Group
Presenter: Joel Pukalo, Registered Psychologist (Family Life Psychology)

The more emotionally aware children become, the more capable they are of understanding and responding appropriately in social situations, which in turn enables them to strengthen their relationships with others. This session will equip participants with the tools they need to help children improve their social skills, enabling them to:

  • Identify visual or other resources to help children learn more about emotions;
  • Develop a routine that sets aside time for family members to review and discuss the emotions they experienced during the day;
  • Turn difficult situations or sibling conflicts at home into learning experiences where children can identify and label their emotions and those of others;
  • Plan social interactions with other adults or children, then debrief after the fact, discussing the emotions experienced by all involved; and
  • Incorporate social and emotional literacy into daily life by talking about the emotions characters are likely experiencing in books or movies.

Please register early to reserve your spot by visiting

For more information, please contact:
Vicky Mamczasz
Family Supports Facilitator

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