Generation Bridge: Building Bonds (Part 1 of the parenting teens trilogy)

September 22, 2023 to October 6, 2023

Has your teen withdrawn into a private world? Do you communicate only through one-word text messages or shouting matches? Do you worry about their mental health but can't get a conversation going? In this course, discover the important values that underpin your concerns and conflicts. Practice skills for reaching out, talking and listening and begin to enjoy your relationship again. This course is suitable for caregivers and parents of children with diverse needs.

"Generation Bridge: Building Bonds" is presented in three, 2-hour sessions (6 hours total).

  • Dates: Fridays from 9:30 - 11:30 am. on Sept. 22, Sept. 29, and Oct. 6, 2023 (6 hours total)
  • Location: Knowles Centre, 2065 Henderson Hwy, Winnipeg
  • Cost: $75/per person or $125/per couple parenting same child/children

Come share your experiences, learn new skills, and connect with other carers who are grappling with the tumultuous teen years.


"Generation Bridge Building Bonds, Balancing Tech and Boosting Resilience in Teens" is a parenting teens trilogy designed for foster parents, adoptive parents, kinship carers and other caregivers of youth aged 11-16. Join others in one or all three of these frank, practical and supportive mini-series. The courses can be taken individually together or individually, although we strongly encourage taking Course 1 (Building Bonds) before taking Course 2 or 3.

Each of the three-part courses are facilitated by Karen Schiltroth, a registered social worker with more than 20 years' experience supporting caregivers in Canada and the United Kingdom. Karen has a passion for supporting children's emotional, behavioural, mental health well-being, and building school engagement.

Birth parents who want to benefit from similar learning are encouraged to visit RET Life to sign up for the program offered through River East Transcona School Division.

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