Livingstone Range School Division

Wellness Resources for Students, Staff, and Families

Livingstone Range School Division focuses on the wellbeing of students, families, and staff, and wants everyone to stay physically, emotionally, and mentally well.

Our professionals have curated these resources to help families. Use good judgment when accessing websites and online tools. Livingstone Range School Division is not responsible for third-party information.

Raising Emotionally Resilient Children

Discover the importance of resiliency and connection at a virtual event featuring AHS Child Life Specialist Tami Buroker.

Tuesday, June 15 at 8pm on Zoom

To register:
Email penny.pittman@fcss.ca or call 403-915-4017

Parenting for a Peaceful Home

Learn effective ways to parent with patience for a more peaceful home. Presented by Penny Pittman in partnership with Tami Buroker, AHS.

Tuesday, June 22 at 8pm on Zoom

To register:
Email penny.pittman@fcss.ca or call 403-915-4017

AHS Child, Youth, and Family Caregiver Education Team Virtual Sessions

Caregiver Education Sessions

90-minute online sessions provide parents, caregivers, teachers, and community members with introductory information regarding mental health challenges that can affect children and youth. 

Lunch & Learn Webinars

This month’s 60-minute lunchtime webinars look at ways caregivers can support mindfulness for the whole family, establish respectful limits with teens, and improve family wellness by improving sleep routines and environments in the home.

Drop-In Series

90-minute SEEDS Growing Together parenting series where we will discuss managing meltdowns and shutdowns, helping our children with problem-solving, and exploring effective consequences. Four-part Anxiety Series on helping our children and youth to cope through anxious feelings, thoughts, and behaviors.

To register for a session visit: https://www.cyfcaregivereducation.ca/virtual-education

Visit our website for tip sheets, videos, and more! www.cyfcaregivereducation.ca

AHS Community Education Service Webinars

Alberta Health Services offers free webinars through their Community Education Service. Find one that fits your needs and schedule. Click on the webinar title for more information and to register.

Mental Health Supports & Helplines

Access mental health supports and services online, by phone, or by text.

Promoting Good Mental Health

Find resources for talking, calming anxiety, healthy habits, and mindfulness. Remember: self-care isn't selfish.

Resources for FNMI Families

Piikani and Kainai families can find local resources here.

For on-reserve Piikani families, the number for Emergency Essential Packages is 403-965-3092.

For Blackfoot Confederacy members livings off-reserve in Calgary or Lethbridge, food hampers are available. Email arnoldj@blackfootconfederacy.ca and include your name, nation, contact information, physical living address, and number of people in household.

Counsellors' Corner

Our Family School Liaison Counsellors share video messages to help us stay mentally and emotionally well.

Emergency & Financial Support Resources

Find supports for financial assistance, food banks, shelter, emergency preparedness, and more.

  • Practical and Emotional Preparedness for a Pandemic
  • Government of Alberta Emergency Financial Assistance
  • Emergency Social Services (especially when in need of shelter or need to leave home) 1-866-644-5135
  • Alberta 211
    • Financial assistance, counseling, support with isolation, food, shelter etc. (multi-lingual)
    • CALL – 211     TEXT - 211
    • LIVE CHAT - https://www.ab.211.ca/
  • Claresholm Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) - 403-625-4417
    • Prepare and deliver food/hygiene hampers to people’s doorsteps, all while following the AHS guidelines
    • Click HERE for poster
  • High River Food Bank – 403-652-2195
  • Claresholm Food Bank - 403-625-2092 | 221-45 Avenue West
  • Fort Macleod Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) - 403-553-4491
  • The Salvation Army Family Services (Lethbrdge) - 403-327-8084
  • Crowsnest Pass Food Bank - 403-564-5110
  • Pincher Creek Food Bank - 403-632-6716
  • Nanton Ministerial Food Bank - 403-601-4201

How to Talk to Your Child

These articles and resources may help you in talking to your child about COVID-19 and its impacts.

Structure & Learning From Home

Learning from home in this way is new for all of us. Discover resources to help establish routines, understand expectations, and use technology.

Managing Boredom

Being physically and mentally active will help mitigate boredom and loneliness during social distancing and school closure. Check out these online resources to help.