Program aims to help stressed parents and kids

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The South Shore Family Resource Association (SSFRA) is hosting an online workshop this month to help parents to discuss stress and children.

“Everyone has stress normally in one way or another. Given the pandemic and all the changes we’ve had to adapt to in the last six months, it would make sense that this could cause increased stress levels for parents and their children,” Heather Fraser, executive director for the SSFRA, said in an e-mail.

The SSFRA is hosting a series of three workshops entitled, Kids Have Stress Too!, on November 19, 26 and December 3 from 1-2 p.m. each day. The program will cover topics such as: how to recognize signs and symptoms of stress; stress management strategies, prevention strategies, and how to problem-solve.

Through these sessions, “we are hoping to start a conversation with parents and give them space where they can discuss with others what they are seeing and how they are coping. We do not see ourselves as the experts, parents know what works best for their families,” said Fraser.

The sessions will be held virtually by Zoom. To register, call 902-543-3119. Space is limited to six participants. More programming may be added if needed.

The SSFRA operates four family resource centers in the Western Zone: Queens Family Resource Centre, Liverpool; Better Together Family Resource Centre in Bridgewater; Shelburne Family Resource Centre and The Family Centre in Digby.

Kevin McBain, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, LighthouseNOW Progress Bulletin