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Simple Connections, Stronger Families Aims to Build Families Resiliency

The Lloydminster and Area Drug Strategy’s action committee YLLMyHome is hoping to help families build their resiliency through a new project called Simple Connections, Stronger Families.

“I hope that families in our community recognize all the great ways they’re already building their resiliency, the good, positive things they’re doing already. They can kind of add to their own personal tool kit some simple things they can do everyday, that’s not an add on to life but a part of life that will help them become more resilient,” says Lorelee Marin, the Health Promotion Facilitator with Alberta Health Services.

She adds that resiliency comes in the forms of having good coping skills, connections to family and the community and having resources available.

“When [families] experience some difficult times in life like we do in every family, we all go through some challenging times and this community had some challenging times with the change in our economy, that we’re able to have the skills to navigate that well, the good coping strategies to get through that difficult time.”

Tools such as handouts, puzzles and colouring pages are being made available on the YLLMyHome website.

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