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.

AHS Community Education Service Webinars

Alberta Health Services offers free mental health 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.

Visit the AHS Community Education page for more information. community.hmhc.ca

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

AHS Child, Youth, and Family Caregiver virtual mental health education offers free sessions for parents to get informed and find strategies that work. Find one that fits your needs and schedule. Click on the webinar title for more information and to register.

  • Body Image and Eating Disorders

    Struggles with self- esteem, body image and weight control are a common concern for both girls and boys. This session will explore some of the reasons behind these struggles, provide information on disordered eating and eating disorders, as well as discuss strategies for supporting teens towards healthier perspectives and habits.
    Date: Thursday, November 25, 2021 | Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm

  • Parenting Teens in the 21st Century: Respectful Limit Setting with Adolescents

    In these sessions, we will explore the challenges of being a teenager and the importance of the parent/teen relationship. We will continue to look at ways to increase communication and understanding around healthy boundaries with your teen.
    Date: Monday, November 29, 2021 | Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm

  • Technology and the Teenage Brain 

Technology is a huge part of our children’s lives. Social media, video gaming, internet use, and cell phones may already be topics of debate within your family. Come together to discuss how modern technology can impact the developing teenage brain. As we review some of the risks and benefits of technology use, parents and teens will reflect on ways to stay safer and more balanced in their use of technology to better support positive mental health.
Date: Thursday, December 2, 2021 | Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm

  • Sleep and Your Family’s Mental Health

    This session will look at the importance of good sleep quantity and quality for overall health, the factors that interfere with sleep, and sleep scheduling. We will look at healthy sleep hygiene strategies and sleep environments that can prepare our children for a good night’s sleep.
    Date: Monday, December 6, 2021 | Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm

  • Supporting Self-Regulation in Elementary School Children

    Do you wish you could help children handle strong emotional experiences? This session will define self-regulation and how it supports success in our child’s day-to-day activities and interactions. It will provide a helpful review regarding the development of self-regulation in children and adolescents as well at how caregivers can support the growth of these essential skills.
    Date: Wednesday, December 8, 2021 | Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm

  • More Than Just a Bad Day: Understanding and Supporting Depression and Self-Injury in Youth

    This session will help caregivers increase awareness about adolescents who might be experiencing sadness, depression and/or non-suicidal self-injury. We will explore factors that contribute to depression and potential motivations behind self-injurious behavior. Caregivers will learn about treatment options for depression as well as strategies to help support youth who may be engaging in self-injury.
    Date: Thursday, December 9, 2021 | Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm

  • Resilience in Parenting: Caring for the Caregiver

    Being a parent or caregiver is both fulfilling and stressful. Our time, energy, and resources are spent ensuring that our children and youth are taken care of, but who takes care of the caregiver? In this session, we will learn more about parental stress and burnout, explore resilient parenting, and discuss why parental self-compassion and self-care are essential to your family’s well-being. Strategies such as mindfulness and positive coping skills will be discussed.
    Date: Monday, December 13, 2021 | Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm

 

Visit the AHS Child, Youth, and Family Caregiver Education website for tip sheets, videos, and more! www.cyfcaregivereducation.ca

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.