The Spring 2021 Stressed Teens Group will begin at the beginning of April, 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be continue to provide the group through an online platform. The group will run on Tuesdays from 3:30-5 pm, for 8 consecutive weeks, from approximately April 6 to May 25. Time and day may be flexible based on client need during the interview process. Stressed Teens will run through the ZOOM platform.
Touchstone Family Association’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Teens (MBSR-T) program for youth ages 13-19 is a no-cost group for adolescents who are struggling with stress, anxiety, anger, and/or needing emotional regulation. This program utilizes mindfulness and CBT in a group setting to teach self-regulation and coping skills to teenagers. Referrals are currently being accepted by filling out a referral form, this group is open to any youth residing in Richmond. Once a referral is received, we will contact the youth directly to set up a virtual interview with them prior to the group start date. Please see the attached poster for more information.
Click here to view the Stressed Teens Poster.
Click here for the application form.
Contact us for more information or to make a referral.
Our Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction for Teens program will help teens 13-19 years of age learn simple yet effective tools to manage stress and anxiety. In this eight week class you will learn mindfulness techniques to intentionally focus awareness and observation of your emotions and behavaiours from moment to moment. We focus on learning how we manifest stress and how it resonates in our behaviours. We help participants develop a toolbox of positive coping skills to take you through life in a less reactive , more responsive way. The goal of this program is to learn to increase happiness, improve concentration and creativity, learn to emotionally regulate, improve satisfactions of relationship and better understand self.
The group will meet once a week for 9 consecutive weeks and will be facilitated by a male counsellor. The sessions will consist of integrated psycho-education and group conversation, as well as videos and group exercises. This group is designed for any man who is or has been physically or verbally abusive to his partner and/or children.
Click here for the Referral form.
Click here to download the group information flyer.
For more information, contact Jeff Markusoff.
This 6-week, 12-hour group is for parents of children between the ages 7-12. The parents meet to refine and develop their parenting and communication skills needed to help prevent drug use/misuse by their children. Topics include how pre-teens are changing physically and emotionally, communicating with pre-teens, encouraging self-esteem, teaching good decision-making skills and discipline.
For more information, contact Fion Cheng.
To Download or view the "My Tween and Me" flyer, please click HERE.
This group provides parent education and support with a cultural emphasis. There are opportunities to develop social networking, parenting skills, sharing experiences, promoting friendship, community resources, enhancing family life and relationships. For more information about this group, contact Selina Ma.