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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.

Family Preservation & Family Reunification Program (FPFR)

stone family1We provide a range of counselling, and support services for family, youth and children. We work with a variety of modalities, and we offer therapeutic art and play activities, and address issues involving child protection, blended family, family preservation work, family of origin work, child abuse prevention, healing, anger management and couples work.

TFA provides in-home/office counselling to families in crisis. Family Preservation & Family Reunification Program (FPFR) is geared to families likely to breakdown without intervention.

TFA works with children, youth and their families on an outreach basis. The services include counselling work with children and youth, teaching parenting skills child development and connecting families to available resources.

FPFR also provides a crisis intervention service for parents and teens experiencing difficulties living together. With the TFA counsellor communication will be enhanced promoting conflict resolution skills within the family preventing family breakdown.

Click HERE to meet our Counsellors.

For more information contact us.

Funded by:

Province of BC


Our Services:

Please click the following links to see details of our services

Stressed Teens

My Tween and Me

Men, Anger and Family

Cantonese Mandarin Support Group

My Tween and Me

Family Preservation & Family Reunification Program Services

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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.

 

Breaking BARRiers (formerly Stressed Teens)

RESET/Family Preservation & Family Reunification Program Services

Stressed Teens has had a makeover!  Now dubbed “Breaking BARRiers”, 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 utilises mindfulness and CBT in a group setting to develop self-awareness, self-regulation and coping skills for adolescents. 

The next Breaking BARRiers group will start mid-October, 2021.   Based on need, we will assess during the interview process for the group, if this group will run in-person or online.   Breaking BARRiers will run for 9 consecutive weeks, from approximately October 13 to December 8, 2021.   Time and day will be flexible based on client need (Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 3:30-5:30).  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 an interview with them prior to the group start date.   

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 Breaking BARRiers Poster.

Click here for the referral form.

Contact us for more information or to make a referral.

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

Men, Anger and the Family

Family Preservation & Family Reunification Program Services

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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 to download the group information flyer.

For more information regarding this program including referrals please contact Jeff Markusoff.

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

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