YourSpace Hamilton

Family sessions

FamilySpace sessions are for individuals who are caring for a child or youth experiencing mental health concerns.

These live online sessions are 60 minutes long and can be participated in anonymously.

Facilitators share helpful mental health information, strategies to help your child, youth or family cope, and simple ideas for taking care of yourself.

Recordings, links and resources are available 24/7 from our website. Any adult who is important in the life of a child or youth can participate in these sessions.

Family session features

  • Peaceful Practices at Home
    July 20, 2021
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Family FREE registration


Participants will be introduced to a variety of techniques and strategies for reducing stress, clearing the mind, improving focus and decision making. A big benefit is that parents will be able to help teach their children and improve emotional regulation.

Presented by:

  • WEEK 1
    July 21, 2021
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • WEEK 2
    July 28, 2021
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • WEEK 3
    August 4, 2021
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Family FREE registration - 3 dates


This three-session course will review a variety of parenting strategies that have proven to be effective. Topics that will be discussed are: understanding your child’s disruptive behaviour, reducing conflict, dealing with emotions, communication and problem-solving.

One registration includes all 3 weekly sessions:

  • WEEK 1 – Wednesday, July 21, 2021, 5:30-6:30pm
  • WEEK 2 – Wednesday, July 28, 2021, 5:30-6:30pm
  • WEEK 3 – Wednesday, August 4, 2021, 5:30-6:30pm

What to expect from this online course:

  • Course materials will be shared electronically (handouts, worksheets)
  • Registrants will receive a reminder email with login instructions before each weekly session
  • Additional options for asking questions and sharing comments may be available
  • You can still participate anonymously

NOTE: Registration closes 90 minutes before the first session starts

 

Presented by:

  • Advocating for My Child
    August 3, 2021
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Family FREE registration


Do you struggle to communicate your child’s needs at school? It can be hard to know how to work as a team with your child’s school, daycare, and community supports. This workshop will help you to take positive steps to get you there.

Presented by:

  • WEEK 1
    August 10, 2021
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • WEEK 2
    August 17, 2021
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • WEEK 3
    August 24, 2021
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Family FREE registration - 3 dates


When our stress levels are too high it can be hard to take care of others. Learning to take care of yourself first is not selfish, it helps you be a better parent and a better you. This 3 session workshop series will be an opportunity to reconnect with yourself. Explore ways that you can increase feelings of happiness, empowerment and satisfaction in your parenting abilities.

One registration includes all 3 weekly sessions:

  • WEEK 1 – Tuesday, August 10, 2021, 6-7pm
  • WEEK 2 – Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 6-7pm
  • WEEK 3 – Tuesday, August 24, 2021, 6-7pm

What to expect from this online course:

  • Course materials will be shared electronically (handouts, worksheets)
  • Registrants will receive a reminder email with login instructions before each weekly session
  • Additional options for asking questions and sharing comments may be available
  • You can still participate anonymously

NOTE: Registration closes 90 minutes before the first session starts

 

Presented by:

  • WEEK 1
    August 11, 2021
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • WEEK 2
    August 18, 2021
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • WEEK 3
    August 25, 2021
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Family FREE registration - 3 dates


This course will review different childhood anxiety disorders, why children are anxious and how it affects them. Families and caregivers will also learn helpful strategies for dealing with anxious, and sometimes disruptive, behaviour that can get in the way of everyday living.

One registration includes all 3 weekly sessions:

  • WEEK 1 – Wednesday, August 11, 2021, 5:30-6:30pm
  • WEEK 2 – Wednesday, August 18, 2021, 5:30-6:30pm
  • WEEK 3 – Wednesday, August 25, 2021, 5:30-6:30pm

What to expect from this online course:

  • Course materials will be shared electronically (handouts, worksheets)
  • Registrants will receive a reminder email with login instructions before each weekly session
  • Additional options for asking questions and sharing comments may be available
  • You can still participate anonymously

NOTE: Registration closes 90 minutes before the first session starts

 

Presented by:

  • Giving Your Child The Tools For Life
    August 31, 2021
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Family FREE registration


An educational workshop to help parents understand how to raise resilient children.  They respond differently to the challenges in life. You will learn how to empower your child and teach them new skills so they can learn to bounce back with confidence.

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