iSTEP

iSTEP A program for children and youth, whose parent has an Operational Stress Injury, sharing a journey together towards resiliency

Ages: 6 to 8 years,  9 to 12 years and 13 to 17 years

The Individual Success Through Empowering Peers (iSTEP) program is designed for children and youth who live with a parent (still serving or veteran) who is affected by an Operational Stress Injury.

Children can become lost in the complexity that may come when a family member is living with an OSI. With peer support, they can be inspired to know that they are not alone. 

This program will teach children and youth to develop support systems of their own as well as develop practical skills to deal with feelings and stress. Through expressive art and fun interactive activities participants will develop problem-solving skills and coping tools that encourage them to cultivate resiliency. 

Register: If you believe this program would be a good fit for your family, call (780) 973-4011 ext. 6300 to find out more.

iSTEP Summer 2019- Be Your Own Super Hero!

July 23, 24 & 25 | Register by July 8
8:30 am – 12:30 pm
MFRC
For children and youth who live with a parent (still serving or veteran) who is affected by an Operational Stress Injury
 
iSTEP Super Hero Summer Program Overview:
Day One– Understanding how our families are super heroes!
Day Two– Finding new ways to deal with difficult feelings (Field trip to Dream Catchers Ranch)
Day Three – How Can I Become an MVP (Most Valuable Peer)

This program will assist children in acknowledging their unique experiences and empower them to overcome challenges through problem-solving techniques, coping tools, and resiliency building.

Program Facilitator: Jerris Popik, MFRC Mental Health Team Lead (780) 973-4011 ext. 6126 or jerris.popik@forces.gc.ca