Interventions Overview

Introducing a New Program: Becoming Strong Adults: Transitioning to Adulthood

A virtual or in-person program for emerging adults between 18 and 25 years of age.

This program is being offered to support emerging adults residing in Alberta to better care for themselves and increase independence. 

This program will be offered between January and April of 2023.


Strong Mind, Strong Me Program

A virtual or in-person program for kids between 8 and 18 years of age.

This program is being offered to support children and youth residing in Alberta who have been impacted by the COVID-19 situation. The intervention program is designed to support children and adolescents who may be looking for support and strategies to be more successful in their lives. We recognize that these circumstances are impacting young people in many ways, and they may want to talk about their feelings or their situation with someone they can trust outside their home. 

This program will be offered between January and April of 2023.

Strong Parents, Strong Kids Program

A virtual or in-person program for parents.

This program is being offered to support parents residing in Alberta who have been impacted by the COVID-19 situation. The intervention program is designed to support parents who may be looking for strategies to successfully support their children and care for themselves. We recognize that these circumstances are impacting children and youth in many ways, as well as parents whom are trying to support their children. Parents may want to talk about their feelings and gain support for themselves and their families with someone they can trust outside their home. 

This program will be offered between January and April of 2023.

 


Reading Intervention Program

A virtual program for children in grades 2 to 4. 

The reading intervention will focus on developing decoding skills and improving reading fluency. The program is grounded in theory and research concerning the foundational elements of successful reading and reading instruction. While there are several areas involved in reading, including phonemic awareness, decoding/phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension, the reading interventions will focus on decoding and fluency. The interventions will utilize research-based activities of moderate intensity.


Individual Anxiety Management Program

A virtual program for boys or girls aged 7 to 13 years.  

Children accepted into the program will possess risk factors for, and symptoms of, anxiety. Their anxiety will not be secondary to a more pervasive condition such as an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Accepted children must be able to carry on an age appropriate conversation and be minimally willing to acknowledge and work on addressing their anxiety. If a child meets the criteria for acceptance, s/he will then participate in 8 weekly individual therapy sessions.

Anxiety Prevention and Management Program

A clinic-based small group program for girls aged 8 to 10 years.  

Children accepted into the program will possess risk factors for, and symptoms of, anxiety. Their anxiety will not be secondary to a more pervasive condition such as an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Accepted children must be able to carry on an age appropriate conversation and minimally function within a small group. If a child meets the criteria for acceptance, she will then participate in 10 weekly small group (8 to 10 children) knowledge and skill development sessions. All sessions will take place in the ISE clinic. In addition to the 10 group sessions, there will be 3 sessions for parents to assist them in understanding types of anxiety, anxiety risk factors, and their role in supporting their children’s coping strategies.