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Touchstone Family Association
Strengthening Families • Building Community

Touchstone is a non-profit community based social service agency. We have been providing services to Richmond and nearby areas since 1983.

Our services have primarily focused on preserving and enhancing family relationships. Through qualified staff, we offer a wide variety of professional services to the community.

Breaking BARRiers (formerly Stressed Teens)

BBRESET/Family Preservation & Family Reunification Program Services

Touchstone Family Association’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Teens (MBSR-T) program is designed for youth ages 13-19.  It is a no-cost group for adolescents who are struggling with stress, anxiety, anger, and/or need emotional regulation. This program utilizes mindfulness and CBT in a group setting to develop self-awareness, self-regulation and coping skills for adolescents. 

The name Breaking BARRiers was chosen to reflect the barriers society places on us as well as the walls that we put up ourselves.  This group aims to help youth bring down these walls and open up, with the hopes of moving forward with confidence, skills, and calmness.  We utilize the acronym BARR to reflect this process when we are faced with challenges: Breathe, Anchor, Relax, Reconnect.

Breaking BARRiers runs twice yearly, in Fall and Spring.  Referrals are accepted on an ongoing basis to be added to the next upcoming group.  This is an in-person group that takes place at Touchstone Family Association: 3031 Viking Way in Richmond.   It runs for 8 consecutive weeks on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5:30 pm. 

Referrals are currently being accepted by filling out a referral form. The group is open to any youth residing in Richmond.  Once a referral is received, we will contact the youth directly to set up an interview with them prior to the group start date.

Please see the poster for more information

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Ward or Kelly Gault

Thank you to our funders for their ongoing support for Touchstone Programs and Services

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