Upcoming Groups

carya’s groups can help you build skills that will increase your quality of life. They also provide opportunities to build relationships and learn from others who are walking a similar path.

All of carya’s groups are held to the highest standard of confidentiality and are supported by trained professionals.

Below is a listing of carya’s upcoming groups.

Family Support
Becoming a parent changes everything — what we focus on, where we find joy, as well as what we find stressful. carya is here to support you and your family through the ever-changing phases of parenthood.

 

Parenting the Nurturing Way – YW location

Tuesdays, January 22 – March 19, 2019
1 PM – 2:30 PM (*Jan. 29 workshop is 3 PM – 4:30 PM)
YW: 320, 5 Avenue SE, Main Level
Register here

Join us in this 9 week workshop series to learn the importance of NURTURING PARENTING in raising healthy, caring children and the importance of making time to nurture yourself. Attend all 9 workshops or just those that interest you.

Weekly workshop topics:

  • Week 1: Philosophies and Practices of Nurturing Parenting
  • Week 2: Ways to enhance positive brain development
  • Week 3: Communicating with respect
  • Week 4: Building self worth
  • Week 5: Understanding feelings
  • Week 6: Family morals, values and rules
  • Week 7: Praising children and their behaviour
  • Week 8: Positive discipline strategies
  • Week 9: Learning positive ways to deal with stress and anger

This program is FREE

For more information, please contact Kathy at 403.536.6558 or KathyB@caryacalgary.ca

Parenting the Nurturing Way – Family Centre for Inner City Communities location

Thursdays, January 24 – March 21, 2019
6 PM – 7:30 PM
Family Centre for Inner City Communities: #1, 1922 – 9 Avenue SE
Register here

Join us in this 9 week workshop series to learn the importance of NURTURING PARENTING in raising healthy, caring children and the importance of making time to nurture yourself. Attend all 9 workshops or just those that interest you.

Weekly workshop topics:

  • Week 1: Philosophies and Practices of Nurturing Parenting
  • Week 2: Ways to enhance positive brain development
  • Week 3: Communicating with respect
  • Week 4: Building self worth
  • Week 5: Understanding feelings
  • Week 6: Family morals, values and rules
  • Week 7: Praising children and their behaviour
  • Week 8: Positive discipline strategies
  • Week 9: Learning positive ways to deal with stress and anger

This program is FREE

For more information, please contact Kathy at 403.536.6558 or KathyB@caryacalgary.ca

Parent Café

Tuesdays: January 22 – February 12, 2019
Central Library: 800, 3 Street SE, Room 2-05C
Register here.

Join us in this 4 week informal conversation as you learn from one another, share experiences and build your capacity and resilience as a parent. Snacks and smiles supplied. Register for 1, 2, 3, or all 4 weeks

Topics include:

  • Building a Strong Foundation
  • Serve & Return
  • Supportive Environments
  • Executive Functioning and Technology & Learning.

For more information, please contact Kathy at 403.536.6558 or KathyB@caryacalgary.ca

Parent Peer Support Group

7-9 PM • Wednesdays
NW and SE locations
Find upcoming dates here.

If you are facing challenges in raising your teen, you are not alone. carya’s Parent Peer Support Group offers support, education and practical strategies that can help you manage your teen’s difficult behaviour and strengthen family relationships.

Some concerns that might bring a parent to the Parent Peer Support Group include:

  • family conflict
  • disrespectful behaviour
  • skipping school
  • involvement with the law
  • mental health concerns
  • substance abuse

Registration is ongoing. For more information, contact Yvonne at 403.538.7969 or YvonneB@caryacalgary.ca.

Bowmont Families Together

You must live in Bowness, Montgomery or Greenwood Village to access these programs.

Through Bowmont Families Together, we offer a number of ways for community residents to engage in opportunities and participate in programs that help strengthen their own resiliency as well as that of the community as a whole.

Bowmont Families Together offers early development programs for 0-5 year olds and their caregivers, opportunities to discuss and learn about parenting, facilitated peer to peer groups for mothers, financial empowerment workshops and community-based activities and events.

Check out the Bowmont Families Together page for more information and upcoming events.

Individual Well-Being & Education
Our programs and services help individuals and families overcome challenges – whether it’s increasing your self-esteem and self-awareness, dealing with frustrating emotions or struggling to cope with tough situations
Anger Management

Tuesdays: January 15 – March 19, 2019 or Wednesdays: January 16 – March 20, 2019
carya: 200, 1000 – 8th Avenue SW
Register here.

When our emotions get out of control they can damage relationships, affect success in the workplace, weaken health and erode contentment and joy.

This ten week program can help you take control of your emotions and learn more productive ways to handle anger and stress.

Nurture Yourself “Opening Minds and Nurturing Dreams”

English
8:30 am – 4:30 pm • Saturday, January 19, 2019
carya: 1000 – 8th Avenue SW, Rm 322
Register here

This full day seminar helps women of all ages who are experiencing:

  •     early stages of mental or emotional health issues such as depression, anxiety and stress
  •     negative thoughts and behavioural patterns
  •     challenging life changes
  •     uncontrollable emotional responses

Topics include

  •     cultivating healthy relationships
  •     identifying and overcoming stress
  •     the power of positive thinking
  •     finding internal balance
  •     setting goals and finding strengths
  •     self awareness and resilience
Older Adults
carya's older adult groups offer approaches to assist adults who are entering elderhood – and all of the gifts and challenges that go with it
Mental Health First Aid for Seniors

9:00 am – 5:00 pm • January 28 & 29, 2019
Bowmont Seniors Assistance Association : 5000 Bowness Road NW
Register here

Learn the basics of the most common mental health issues and how you can help older adults find the appropriate support. A two-day training course showing how to best support seniors who may be experiencing mental health issues.

You will learn:

  • Basic skills to provide guidance
  • Feel prepared to know how to help and support others
  • Ability to empower yourself with a plan
Wellness Cafes

The Wellness Café is an informal drop-in group discussion for older adults. You will learn new skills and will have the opportunity to share existing strategies for wellness in your life as well as for improving the wellness of your community.

Do you want to…

  • reduce your stress?
  • feel more in control of your life?
  • understand yourself better?
  • improve your relationships?
  • meet new neighbours and friends?
  • learn more about personal wellness?
  • get more involved in your community?

Coffee and snacks are provided. No registration required.

Making Room

1:00 – 3:00 pm • Every second Monday
carya: 200, 1000 8th Avenue SW
Please visit our Events Calendar for upcoming dates

A support group for people who excessively collect and/or hoard. The group is confidential; sharing happens only when/if you feel ready to do so.

Creative Expressions

1:00 – 3:00 pm • Wednesdays, February 6 – April 3, 2019
carya: 200, 1000 8th Avenue SW
Register here

Increased creativity improves immune system and brain functioning; reduces depression and anxiety; increases problem-solving and communication; and allows us to experience ourselves differently.

No previous art experience is necessary.

Youth Engagement
Our youth programs focus on two things: building a stable and responsive support network for youth and developing social and emotional skills that are critical to being a good friend, family member, and contributor to the community.
Youth Savings Circle

3-5 PM • Every second Friday, starting January 25, 2019
1000 Voices at Genesis Centre: 7555 Falconridge Blvd NE
Register here.

Increase your financial knowledge and confidence while connecting with peers.

This six month program is designed to support youth to purchase productive assets, including, but not limited to, educational fees/tuition, housing, clothing/tools for employment, and to save for emergencies. Youth will learn about money management and developing saving habits.

Program eligibility:

  • 16-24 years old
  • Household annual income maximum of $44,597 (3 members) or $54,157 (4 members)
  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Able to save between $5 and $50 per month
  • Able to attend the group once every two weeks for program duration

How to get involved:

Please call 403.269.9888 to speak to a carya representative or check out our events calendar