|Parent Peer Support We provide emotional support, information, resources and help in navigating services for all parents and caregivers with a child, youth or young adult with mental health and/or substance use challenges. Our services are free and available to families living in BC and Alberta. There is no waitlist.|
|Monthly Online Events for Parents & Caregivers Join us to watch a video by an expert speaker and talk with other families about what helps. Online events are facilitated by FamilySmart Parent Peer Support Workers. Fall Event Topics: |
September – Parenting When Anxiety Shows Up As Anger.
October – Building Connection With Our Kids When It Feels Impossible.
November – It’s Never Too Late: Healing Parent-Child Relational Stress Using Emotion-Focused Family Therapy.
December – ADHD – The Real Deal.
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|Help for the Hard Times Workshops|
Workshops for families and caregivers whose child or youth has been a patient in a psychiatric unit or had an ER visit due to their mental health. It’s really tough to be going through hard stuff with a child or youth who is struggling with their mental health and they end up in crisis – and we want to help. Workshops are free, hosted online and facilitated by parents with lived experience. “Hearing from parents who have navigated these challenges themselves, was a real gift. The information was practical, but it also seemed more believable because it came from experienced parents. I wanted to BELIEVE that things would be OK, and that I will find a way to support my daughter. The workshop gave me this belief … as well as the practical resources.” – Parent Participant
|Working Well Together Workshops for Schools We know your role as educators focuses on the whole child, including their mental health and supporting students’ mental health can be hard. |
Educators, school counsellors, students and families have shared some skills with us that make it easier for all of us to work well together.
Join us to learn a few more ideas and skills that support the important connection between homes and schools. Invite us to a Pro-D day or staff meeting. There is no cost to schools in 2022.
|Working Well Together Training|
We are happy to announce that we are offering our Working Well Together Training in October 2022. We have spots available for young adults (18 to 26 years) and parents/caring adults with lived experience, and service providers to participate in this training.
Young Adults and parents/caring adults who fully participate and complete the training will receive an $80 honorarium. Participants receive a Certificate of Participation.