Youth and Family Groups
The CONNECT Program
The CONNECT Program is a Community-University Partnership between researchers at Simon Fraser University, the Maples Adolescent Treatment Centre, and the BC Ministry of Children and Family Development.
How CONNECT Works
A 10 week Attachment-Based program to support Parents and Caregivers of teens with difficult behavioural and emotional problems. Parents meet in small, confidential groups with two trained group leaders for one hour each week. The program gives a new perspective on parent-teen relationships in which parents/caregivers try exercises and encourage more choices for responding to their teens difficult behaviour.
For more information click the CONNECT PARENTING GROUP button below.
Raising Children can quickly become challenging but worth the time and effort.
If you need support as a parent, this program could be a good fit for you.
Family Skills Development
At Family Skills, you will meet other parents of teens and discuss real-life parenting situations. All groups are supported by a trained, knowledgeable facilitator who will guide you in discovering positive parenting strategies and provide you with tools to deal with every day parenting stress.
Family Skills is FREE and runs for 1 hour per session, for 6 weeks.
For more information click the FAMILY SKILLS DEVELOPMENT GROUP button below.
Friends of Dorothy (LGBTQ2)
A program to support the LGBTQ2 youth between the ages of 12-19 years old (although some exceptions can be made for youth 19-24 yo). This youth lead drop in group is a safe place for our LGBTQ2 youth to be, a place from them to learn about LGBTQ2 issues, to share their experiences with other youth as well as connect with each other and support one another. This group is supported by Encompass Outreach workers who act as allies and work to increase accessibility to services in our community to meet their needs.
For more information contact Phoenix at 604-723-5173 or click the Friends of Dorothy Contact button below.
YOLO / Emotional Coping Strategies for Youth
YOLO / Emotional Coping Strategies for Youth is an 8 week group that supports adolescents in discovering their ability to better manage their emotional health. Often relates as "not what we expected" this program focuses on coping with Anger as well as underlying emotions. The group is designed to engage youth in developing conflict resolution skills and developing healthy relationships with peers and adults.
Emotional Coping Strategies for Youth is FREE and runs one 1.5 hour session per week for 8 weeks.
For more information click the YOLO button below.