Family Development Program (FDP)
Helping families create a supportive and safe home environment
About The Family Development Program
The Family Development Program provides individualized in-home support for families with children 0-18 years of age to increase their parenting skills and enhance family relationships. We work with families to help them:
- Learn new parenting strategies
- Increase their communication skills
- Build a strong network of connection and support
- Create a supportive and safe home environment
- Ensure the healthy development of the children
- Access community services and resources
The program is free of charge and typically lasts for 3-6 months.
Referrals for the Family Development Program may come from Children Service’s caseworkers, self-referral (parent/caregiver) or professionals.
We serve families throughout Calgary and surrounding areas and have offices in Calgary and Okotoks.
The Family Development Program is funded by the Government of Alberta.
Parent/Caregiver Community or Self-Referral
Instructions: Complete and submit the form to be added to our wait list. We will contact you shortly to discuss program requirements.
NOTE: All caseworkers must complete referrals to our program through their internal processes.
Workshops for Parents & Caregivers
Circle of Security Parenting
This workshop is an opportunity to join other parents and caregivers over 8 weeks and learn to:
- Strengthen their relationship with their child
- Be present with their child during the best and toughest times
- Recognize their child’s needs and make sense of his or her behavior
- Meet their child’s needs by being bigger, stronger, wiser and kind
Learn more about Circle of Security Parenting
Upcoming Parent/ Caregiver Workshops
Triple P: Positive Parenting Program
Triple P is a parenting group that helps parents and caregivers increase their skills and confidence around setting rules, managing misbehavior, self-care and creating a happy and healthy home environment.
Parents will leave this group feeling more confident and capable.
Workshops for Children
Rainbows is a grief support group for children who are experiencing grief and loss from a separation, divorce or death.
Rainbows provides a safe and supportive group environment for children, 6-18 years old, to process their feelings, build self-esteem and learn positive coping tools to last a lifetime. Rainbows is a group that allows children to realize they are not alone by connecting them to peers with similar experiences.
The Rainbows groups are small in size ranging from 4-6 participants. Rainbows is hosted via zoom on either Monday or Wednesday evenings at 5pm.