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South Shore Family Resource Association
Community Action Program for Children in Nova Scotia

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The South Shore Family Resource Association (SSFRA) provides free programming
to Nova Scotian families in Lunenburg, Queens and Shelburne counties. Click for the story of our link to the Public Health Agency of Canada. Many thanks to our Primary Programming Partners!

Training opportunities - links to details

The South Shore Family Resource Association offers several training opportunities for the community. Please call the Centre near you to find out more. Click on a topic to learn more about the following:

  • Playgroup Workshop The Association offers training and support for those wishing to start parent and tot playgroups in their community. Start-up supplies and programming ideas are available to each group. back to our Training Opportunity list . . .
  • Volunteer Training Volunteers are always welcome at our resource centres. Each new volunteer is provided several sessions of training to assist them in understanding our work and finding the volunteer position that is right for them. Ongoing personal development training is available throughout the year.
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  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder The Association offers workshops on this disorder. The workshops vary from general information to more formal training for those working with individuals who have been affected prenatally by alcohol. This includes such subjects as:
    1. What is it?
    2. How does it present itself?
    3. What are the strategies that work best in supporting those affected?
    Supports are also offered to parents of children with FASD.
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  • Emergency Preparedness for Families This workshop is offered for group of parents to assist them in preparing themselves and their families for emergency situations. Participants become familiar with the 72 hour plan and how to prepare emergency backpacks for the entire family. These workshops can be provided in your community.
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  • Women's Lives and Women's Health This workshop assists participants in understanding the complexities of the lives of women who use alcohol during pregnancy. This workshop is offered to individuals who work with women prenatally.
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  • Learning Language & Loving It This Hanen training is offered to individuals who work with groups of preschool children. The training enhances skills that promote language development in the early years. Click to learn more about Hanen training
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  • Teacher Talk This is a Hanen program which offers 3 one session workshops on early language development. This is offered to those working in early childhood settings. The topics are:
    1. Encouraging Language Development in Early Childhood Settings;
    2. Let Language Lead the Way to Literacy;
    3. Fostering Peer Interaction in Early Childhood Settings
    The first session is a prerequisite to the other two sessions. Click to learn more
    about Hanen training
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