A children's mental health centre. 

We never say no. We never give up. We never turn anyone away.

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Wood's and the City

Channel your inner diva and enjoy an all-inclusive evening of fashion, food, fun and friendship on May 3, 2019 in support of children’s mental health! Taste your favorite dishes and specialty cocktails, and be entertained by a night of curated top-fashion looks and music.

Lethbridge Children's Benefit Dinner

Come Sparkle With Us on March 30, 2019 as we celebrate Wood’s Homes’ 15th Annual Children’s Benefit Gala, presented by College Ford Lincoln.

Welcome to Wood's Homes.

Wood’s Homes is a multi-service non-profit children’s mental health organization. We have been working with families for over 100 years. 

Close to 500 staff and 100 volunteers provide 40+ programs and services for children, teens, young adults and their families each year in Calgary, Lethbridge, Strathmore and Fort McMurray.

No problem is too big or too small. We are here to help. Always.

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Social Work and Politics

March is Social Work month in Canada.

When I left university two years ago with a political science degree, I never thought I’d find myself in the social work profession. When I discuss my educational background, people often ask what led me into this profession, but to me social work and politics are closely intertwined. However, social work and its role in the political arena is overlooked.

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The art of stories and storytelling: How narratives grow us as people

I don’t know about you, but when it’s particularly cold outside (and it has been COLD), my favourite thing to do is curl up in front of a fire with a blanket and a good book.

This has always been my go-to for self-care and relaxation, and it has me thinking about the importance of stories in the lives of families and children. Francis Spufford in his book  A Life in Reading, sagely said that “the words we take into ourselves help to shape us,” describing how he developed through reading books, but also how books helped him manage a difficult childhood in many ways.

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Defining excellence in practice

As someone who has been striving to better my practice as a social worker, manager and student, I was originally under the impression that discussing and defining excellence in practice would be an easy feat. While I do believe there are some skills sets that are vital to effective practice in the human service field, such as giving and receiving feedback with grace or using active listening skills, I have come to realize there is so much more to an excellent social worker or human service practitioner than the hard and fast skills taught from a textbook. 

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