Communicating with Teens (U of T Scarborough)

Date: Friday, October 19, 2018
Time: 12:30 – 2:00 pm
Location: UTSC, Room IC 318

Learn the ins and outs of communicating effectively with your teen. In this workshop, we will discuss the following themes:

  • What is Communication and why is it so important to have it with your teen
  • How is communicating with a teen different from a younger child
  • How to really listen to your teen
  • Common Communication Blocks
  • Specific communication strategies to enhance the parent/teen relationship
  • Keeping the lines of communication open when you’re teen is off to university/college

This workshop is designed for parents of teens ages 12 and up.

Facilitator: Ferne is a long standing Family Life Educator with Jewish Family & Child. Ferne has facilitated numerous groups and workshops for children, teens and adults, these include: Living with Teens Parenting, One Family, Two Homes for families experiencing separation and divorce, Social Skills for both the parents and children, Family Life for grade 6, 7 & 8 students in the public and day schools, Tobacco Education, Teen Programs. Ferne is a certified facilitator in the Triple P Parenting Program which focuses on Positive Parenting strategies and has a background in Adlerian philosophies. In Ferne’s non-professional life she is the mother of 2 adult boys and a grandmother who enjoys numerous hobbies. Ferne brings a wonderful sense of humour and knowledge to everything she does.

Registration required. University of Toronto students, staff, faculty, and their partners are welcome. Please let us know if you have any mobility challenges so we can accommodate your needs.

Childcare Subsidy Information Session

Date: Friday, September 21, 2018
Time: 3:15 – 4:30 pm
Location: Koffler Student Services Centre, 214 College St., Rm 313

Learn what child care subsidy is and the eligibility requirements by the City of Toronto, including information about:

  • How the City of Toronto Children’s Services manages its wait list
  • What if you don’t find a childcare space after the subsidy interview meeting?
  • Looking for a job, self-employment and childcare subsidies
  • Recent changes and updates

Facilitator: Maricar Polintan & Aileen Carreiro, City of Toronto Children’s Services staff

Registration required. University of Toronto students, staff, faculty, postdoctoral fellows and their families are welcome. Please let us know if you have any mobility challenges so we can accommodate your needs.

Communicating with Teens (U of T Mississauga)

Learn the ins and outs of communicating effectively with your teen. In this workshop, we will discuss the following themes:

  • What is Communication and why is it so important to have it with your teen
  • How is communicating with a teen different from a younger child
  • How to really listen to your teen
  • Common Communication Blocks
  • Specific communication strategies to enhance the parent/teen relationship
  • Keeping the lines of communication open when you’re teen is off to university/college

This workshop is designed for parents of teens ages 12 and up.

Facilitator: Ferne is a long standing Family Life Educator with Jewish Family & Child. Ferne has facilitated numerous groups and workshops for children, teens and adults, these include: Living with Teens Parenting, One Family, Two Homes for families experiencing separation and divorce, Social Skills for both the parents and children, Family Life for grade 6, 7 & 8 students in the public and day schools, Tobacco Education, Teen Programs. Ferne is a certified facilitator in the Triple P Parenting Program which focuses on Positive Parenting strategies and has a background in Adlerian philosophies. In Ferne’s non-professional life she is the mother of 2 adult boys and a grandmother who enjoys numerous hobbies. Ferne brings a wonderful sense of humour and knowledge to everything she does.

Registration required. University of Toronto students, staff, faculty, and their partners are welcome. Please let us know if you have any mobility challenges so we can accommodate your needs.

Coping after a Recent Separation & Divorce Support Group

Have you recently separated or divorced from your partner? Come meet and join other students, staff or faculty at U of T to offer and share support in this difficult time. Topics to be explored will include:

  • the grieving and separation process and the difficult emotions that may arise”
  • regaining and developing your self-esteem
  • relationships with family, friends, and your former partner
  • setting new goals for your future as a single person

Coping after a Recent Separation & Divorce Discussion Group

An educational discussion group designed to help people deal positively with separation and divorce. Topics are driven by the need of its participants. They might include:

  • Grief and letting go (being realistic of self and others)
  • Coping with children and co-parenting
  • Anger and resentment
  • Resources for surviving the separation and moving on
  • Strengthening support systems (loneliness)
  • Exploring what is ahead

This group will be open to both parents with children and individuals without children.

Facilitator: Michael Saini is an Associate Professor, holds the endowed Chair in Law and Social Work at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto and is the Co-Director of the Combined J.D. and M.S.W. Program with the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto. He conducts custody evaluations, he is a parent coach for separated families and he provides parent education workshops on issues related to separation and divorce.

Co-Parenting: Making it Work

Child wellbeing is supported when parents establish a co-parenting relationship with clear roles and boundaries. This provides an important way to meet the needs of children while managing parenting responsibilities. In this session discussion will focus on:

  • Types of co-parenting relationships
  • What co-parents must do but may not want to
  • What co-parents should avoid.

Facilitator: David Abel, MSW/RSW, Counsellor, Families in Transition (FST).

Coping with a loved one who may have Alzheimer’s Disease?

A highly trained counsellor from the Alzheimer Society of Toronto will be available for a free 45 minute confidential appointment. The counsellor will be able to discuss with you any questions or personal concerns you may have about dementia, such as getting a diagnosis, immediate and future care, family matters, ethical issues, stress and coping techniques.

Cooking Your Own Baby food

Cooking your own baby food is easy and affordable and, best of all, you know exactly what’s in it! At the end of this workshop the participants will be able to:

  • Use simple equipment to make baby food
  • Know how and when to introduce solid foods
  • Compare homemade and store-bought baby food
  • Adapt the food their family is eating to their baby’s needs
  • Handle and store food safely

Facilitator: Marcela Jaramillo has been working for FoodShare for many years as a facilitator for the Cooking Your Own Babyfood workshops.

Cooking Quick Vegetarian Meals on a Budget

Do you want to learn how to stretch your food budget and still enjoy delicious and nutritious vegetarian dishes that are quick to make? Then come and enjoy our cooking presentation of amazing recipes from different parts of the world: Rasta Pasta, Split Pea Soup and a special salad. We will be also giving you practical cooking tips. Learn the tricks of the trade, pick up practical recipes and sample some great food to boot!

Facilitator: Carla Rodney, undergraduate student

Cooking on a Budget

So, you fancy being a gourmet, but still stay within your budget? Are you interested in learning “big on taste and yet easy on the wallet” recipes that you can whip up in your kitchen? Do you want to learn how to stretch your food budget and still enjoy a delicious and nutritious diet? Then come and enjoy a presentation on practical tips and tricks and a cooking demonstration on how to prepare an assortment of entrees. Learn the tricks of the trade, pick up practical recipes and sample some great food to boot!