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Positive Parenting Program open to parents and children feeling effects of wildfire

Fort McMurray, AB, Canada / MIX 103.7
Positive Parenting Program open to parents and children feeling effects of wildfire

A seminar is open to parents with concerns about their child’s behavior after the wildfire.

The Triple P, Positive Parenting Program, is a one to two hour long meeting where parents can hear about common social and emotional reactions of children following natural disasters.

Seven schools from the Fort McMurray Catholic School District will host the seminars with no fee for entry, so parents are welcome to drop into any session.

Executive Director of The Hub, Chantal Beaver, tells Mix News particularly after the wildfire, The Hub trained their staff in Disaster Recovery Triple P.

“It really talks about reactions after disaster and problems like getting to sleep or having nightmares and how to deal with that in children.”

Beaver notes with the one year mark of the wildfire coming up, she says limiting children’s exposure to media coverage is one of the ways to help kids who are feeling the emotional effects.

“Children look to their parents for clues on how to react, so if you’re feeling anxious and upset, your children will take cues from that.”

If you feel the seminar may help you and your family, the first meeting is being held at St. Gabriel School, Tuesday, February 21st from 7 to 9 p.m.

Six other seminars will be held at the following schools

February 22, 9:00 – 11:00 am at St. Gabriel School

February 23, 12:30 – 2:30 at St. Anne School

March 14, 6:00- 7:30 at Father Turcotte School

March 16, 12:30 – 2:30 at St. Paul School

March 23, 7:00 – 9:00 at Sister Mary Phillips School

April 18, 9:00 – 11:00 at St. Martha School

April 20, 7:00- 9:00 at Holy Trinity School

The Hub is also hosting Triple P seminars. More information can be found on their Facebook page.

 -Photo courtesy of the Triple P Website

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