To get further information, please contact your MFRC’s Family Separation and Reunion Coordinator by dialing 418 677-7468
The Fuzz Buddies Are Here Story
A parent’s absence is a destabilizing situation for a child. If you or your spouse must leave for operational reasons, make sure your young children have the opportunity to know the story The Fuzz Buddies Are Here!
Told by our social workers, Ms. Julie Tremblay for the French version and Ms. Anne-Julie Simard for the English version, the goal of the Fuzz Buddies story is to explain, in a playful way, the absence of a parent. It will help your children identify their emotions and will suggest good strategies for cope with them.
A story to read, watch or listen to!
"Fuzz Buddies" workshop
These workshops help children to better deal with separation so they’re able to talk about their sadness, anger, and boredom in an acceptable manner. Furthermore, they can rub shoulders with other children who are experiencing the same situation.
"Draco" workshops are aimed at children aged 4 to 7 years who have experienced, are experiencing, or will experience the prolonged absence of a parent.
These workshops allow children to talk about their experience relating to the prolonged absence of a military parent and to develop efficient adaptation and stress-management skills that will help them throughout their development.
This program allows children to learn practical and efficient means from one another to face anxiety, stressful situations, and negative emotions in order to develop resilience.