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.
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.