Groups for Superhero Kids

Sometimes we heal, learn, practice, and grow our Superpowers best
when of us there’s more than one or two or three.

That’s why we made Kids Reconnect Groups
for troops and leagues

of Superhero kids of four or more, you see.

Child therapists have found
that when we learn in fun ways

what we learn sticks around
in our hearts and our brains,

so in EmPOWERland we design
quests and adventures to be FUN.

Calgary child therapy groups at Kids Reconnect are designed to support children in specific areas of sparkle that they wish to grow.

These include self-esteem-building groups for young girls, social and emotional skills groups, empathy groups, mindfulness groups, parent support groups, and self-care groups.

We are currently offering the following groups for Superhero kids:

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Feelings & Friends Groups

In these groups, kids soar by learning and practicing emotional, communication, and relational skills (their Superpowers!):

  • “feel better” skills
  • how to be a good friend
  • how to develop healthy friendships
  • how to set limits in friendships

… all in a fun, safe, and engaging group setting!

Our next Feelings & Friends Groups start in February 2023

Due to high demand, we are hosting two groups: one for younger kids (ages 6-8, on Saturday afternoons), and one for older kids (ages 9-12, on Saturday mornings).

  • 7 weeks
  • Includes an introduction session for parents and a wrap-up parent session,
    plus 5 sessions for kids
  • Small groups of 4 to 8 children ages 6-8 and 9-12
  • 90-minute sessions
  • $150 per session
  • Saturdays @ 9:30 am for ages 9-12
  • Saturdays @ 1:30 pm for ages 6-8
  • All materials + snacks are included
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Practicum students Keisha Arshad, BA, and Nadia Ivanchikov, BEd, MEd.

Led by a team of experienced therapists

Meet the Feelings & Friends Groups Superhero sparklers! The next groups will be led by child therapist Diana Izard, MSW, RSW and supported by two practicum students: Keisha Arshad, BA, and Nadia Ivanchikov, BEd, MEd.

Fun fact about Diana: in addition to her extensive experience and expertise as a child and family therapist, she counts horsemanship among her many athletic skills!

Registration now open

Please contact our friendly Intake Team to learn more and to save a spot, or (if we are already full) so we can add you to the waitlist. Groups are filling fast so don’t delay!

What if a parent or child needs more support after the group ends?

At the end of the group sessions, each set of parents will have the option to schedule individualized parenting sessions to support them in addressing any specific challenges that might remain. The group will have provided an excellent way to identify strengths and gaps in your child’s skills (Superpowers!) development.

Can my child miss a session?

Attendance is required at all sessions  This way, we can achieve the maximum benefits for kids and parents, as kids learn from each other and practice together.

More Calgary child therapy groups for Superhero kids coming soon!