Alberta Home Visitation
Network Association

Expired Kimochis® Orientation and Training Main Session (Virtual) – Closed Group

  • Day 1
     September 20, 2022
     1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Day 2
     October 4, 2022
     1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Day 3
     November 1, 2022
     1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Day 4
     November 15, 2022
     1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Alberta Home Visitation Network Association

Kimochis® Orientation and Training – Main Session

Four 2-hour sessions to introduce you to the Kimochis® tools to support families in exploring and managing their feelings. This training will be valuable for frontline workers as they engage families to support children through those big feelings. The training is free to provincially-funded Home Visitation Spoke programs & Family Resource Network (FRN) Spoke programs under a provincial grant.

What is Kimochis?

Kimochi is a noun meaning ‘feeling’, ‘mind’, ‘heart’, in Japanese. Research has shown that social-emotional learning (SEL) programs that focus on developing five core Social-Emotional Competencies (self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision-making) provide positive outcomes for children (Collaborative for Academic and Social-Emotional Learning, CASEL, 2003; Blum, 2005).

Bonus Character Sessions

To dive further into each of the 5 characters, consider attending the Bonus Character session, where we explore the character, it’s teachings and activities! This offering came out of feedback from the main session that the characters are reviewed very quickly and people were looking for the opportunity to explore them further.

Kimochis Materials

  • Eligible Provincially funded Home Visitation Spoke or Family Resource Network (FRN) Spoke programs who participate will receive a full Kimochis Early Childhood Tool Kit (subject to availability) for agency team members to use and a set of 5 character books.
  • Each Home Visitation and FRN team member who attends will get their own, smaller resource kit of materials to become part of their personal tool kit in working with families!
  • There will be door prizes too, lots of door prizes!

Dates and Times

Main Session:

Every Second Tuesday from 1:30-3:30 pm – Sept 20, Oct 4, Nov 1 & Nov 15 (NO sessions Oct 11 & 18)

Register by Sept 5, as you will be mailed materials!

  • The main session will include video training provided by Ellen Dodge, the Kimochis Feel Guide author, tailored to working with families
  • Exploration of major topics, reflection with peers and door prizes!
  • Dive into the stories and key teachings of each of the 5 characters
  • Explore some of the activities and how you might use them with families

Bonus Character Session:

Every Second Tuesday from 1:30-3:30 pm – Sept 27, Oct 25 & Nov 8 (attend as many as you wish)

Must be registered in the Main Session to attend – register on the website separately CLICK HERE to register for the Bonus Character sessions