Well-Baby Drop-In Clinics

Weekly Well-Baby Drop-In Clinics

Join our Well-Baby team on Wednesdays. Chat with a nurse or our family support assistants about you or your baby’s specific needs, get diapers, wipes and other resources and have your baby weighed.

Open to Stoney families with infants to children 5 years of age. 

Wednesdays
12:00 – 3:00 pm
Family Resource Centre, Wesley Lodge

Refreshments are available.

Îethka Îyarhe Wiyabi Empowerment Virtual Event

2nd Îethka Îyarhe Wiyabi Empowerment Event Goes Virtual

Gratitude. Togetherness. Love. Resiliency and Strength. Just a few of the words to describe the Îethka Îyarhe Wiyabi Empowerment Virtual event on June 23.

Gaining energy from a traditional drumming circle and powwow dancers captured on a video, the 2nd women’s empowerment event brought Stoney women – from far and wide – together to share, connect and get re-energized.

Elders Tina Poucette, Krista Hunter and Verna Powderface, along with keynote speaker Angela Young, shared their unique perspectives, wisdom and inspired participants. Drawing from their own experiences, each woman challenged those Zooming in to gain strength from their language, speak up and make a difference together in their roles as mothers, nurturers and ‘keepers of their teepees’.

 

After listening to the inspiring women, Michelle Nieviadomy led guests through a short meditation and offered a few self-care ideas we can all learn from: get moving, rest, drink water, put their phones down and connect with a good circle of friends who are encouraging, loving and supportive.

A few lucky guests also received some great prizes including jewelry, and all participants took home a wonderful door prize filled with several items to encourage their self care practices.

Thanks to all sponsors for their donations!

Donations

  • Door Prize: Michelle Wesley made and donated a set of earrings and headpiece.
  • Door Prize: Sage-Market Mall donated two essential oils. Diffuser provided by the Stoney Family Resource Network.
  • Gift Bags: Rocky Mountain Soap Company-Canmore donated bath and beauty products. 

Meet the Team: Family Resource Network

Meet the Team: Family Resource Network

In a new installment, we highlight Stoney Health Services’ teams and the friendly faces behind our programs. 

For May, we feature our Family Resource Network led by Denise Mitchell. Team includes Amanda Goodstoney, Lorraine Beaver and Laura Allen who all specialize in early childhood education and are experienced in offering programming that follows Stoney Nakoda traditional practices. The Family Resource Network welcomes all Stoney families and encourages them to reach out for further details.

Amanda Goodstoney, Family Support Worker

Amanda Goodstoney is a member of Stoney Nation and speaks the Stoney langue. She has three wonderful children and lives in Mînî Thnî and enjoys  attending powwows, listening to music, reading books and enjoying nature and the traditional harvest season. 

Amanda has worked for several years with families and other agencies coordinating community educational programs. In her current role as a family support worker with Stoney Family Resource Network, Amanda provides families and caregivers mentoring and support services with a goal to enhance parenting skills. She is trained and certified in the three different parent resources programs – Nurturing Parenting Model, Triple P Positive Parenting Model, ASQ, ACE’s- The function and development of the Brain.

She is comfortable teaching traditional parenting lessons with young parents and caregivers, and facilitates a variety of Community Educational Programs on topics such as, adverse childhood experiences, building positive relationship with your children, positive communication skills, budgeting and meal planning.

Lorraine Beaver, Home Visitation Worker

As a proud Nation member, Lorraine Beaver speak fluently with our Stoney Language and lives in Mînî Thnî. She may be a familiar face as she previously worked with the Stoney Health Head Start program, as a Morley Community School Culture teacher and the Wesley SCcyber E-learning Adult Upgrading. She has years of experience working with families, coordinating educational programs and teaching traditional culture programs.

In her role as a home visitation worker with the Family Resource Network, Lorraine provides support to parents, caregivers and families with children from infants to six years. She works closely with the Stoney Health Center to offer support, referrals and other resources. Her goal is to reach out and help families and their children reach their fullest lifetime potential for intellectual, social, emotional, physiological growth and maturation.  

Laura Allan, Early Years Facilitator

Photo to come.

Laura Allan, BCST, ELCC rejoined the community last year when she started working as an early years facilitator with the Stoney Family Resource Network. Previously she worked as the director of Wesley Childcare.

In Laura’s role, she advocates and facilitates the importance of early childhood education and healthy child development for Stoney families. She is available to offer support in any of the following ways:

  • Advocating on the behalf of children and family needs physically, emotionally, & mentally
  • Increasing protective factors for children by improving parenting knowledge & skills
  • Facilitating of Ages & Stages Questionnaires
  • Creating individual child milestone plans
  • Information & referrals to access resources and service delivery
  • Facilitating the Nurturing Parenting Program
  • Creating social connections for young children
  • Yethka Preschool Playtime
  • Creating father-child activities and events for connection
  • Planning and implementing holiday & seasonal celebrations
  • Arts & crafts