Strongest Families

What are the Strongest Families counselling services?

Strongest Families Institute offers counselling services to children, youth and families. They teach skills to families through coaching by phone and/or Internet.

Counselling is available for children or youth and their families.

Are the Strongest Families
counselling services right for your child?

If you answer “yes” to the following questions, the Strongest Families Counselling services may be right for you and your loved ones.

  • Is your child or youth in your care experiencing mental health issues?
  • Are these mental health issues affecting their well-being and the well-being of your family?
  • Are you interested in learning skills to help your child and family?
  • Would you be comfortable speaking with a counsellor by phone or Internet?
  • Do you have access to a phone and/or Internet?
  • Could you find time during the week to speak with a counsellor undisturbed by others?
  • Is the child or youth aged 7 to 18 years old(up until their 18th birthday)?
What is the focus of the Strongest Families counselling services?

Three counselling programs are offered for children and youth of different ages. All of the programs use modules to guide the counselling sessions. The modules include support for Attention DeficitHyperactivity Disorder, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, Anxiety Disorder and Nighttime Bedwetting.

The support and coaching are customized to meet a family’s needs. Parents or caregivers learn skills which they use to help the child or youth deal with and overcome their problems.

The three programs are:

Parenting the Active Child–Behaviour Difficulties Program (3-12 years of age):

In this program, parents learn how to deal with common childhood behaviour problems. These include temper outbursts, verbal and physical aggression, not listening, and not paying attention.

Chase Worries Away–Anxiety Program (6-11 years of age):

In this program, parents and children learn about anxiety. They learn relaxation skills to reduce anxiety. They learn how to face worry in real life. Common anxieties such as separating from loved ones, worry about performance, and specific fears are addressed.

Defeat Anxiety–Anxiety Program (12-17 years of age):

In this program, parents and youth learn about anxiety.  They learn relaxation skills to reduce anxiety.  They learn how to face worry in real life. Common anxieties such as separating from loved ones, worry about performance, and specific fears are addressed.

WHERE

Where are the counselling programs located?

The Strongest Families counselling programs occur from the comfort of your own home. Once a week for 4–5 months, you are coached by a counsellor by phone and/or Internet. Coaching sessions may also include videos.

WHEN

When does this program take place?

The counselling takes place at a time agreed upon by you and your counsellor.

WHAT

What does the program cost?

These programs are available at no charge.

HOW

How do I refer my child for one of the Strongest Families counselling programs?

A parent, caregiver or youth over 12 years of age can make the referral through Contact Brant:

Phone: (519)758-8228
Web: https://contact-brant.ontarionow.ca/external-referral/

After a referral is made, a Strongest Families counsellor will contact you. At this time, you will arrange dates and times for your phone and/or Internet coaching sessions.

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