F.O.R.C.E. - Families Organized for Recognition and Care Equality.
The F.O.R.C.E. Society for Kids' Mental Health is a provincial organization that provides families with an opportunity to speak with other families who understand and may be able to offer support or advice on what has worked for them. The F.O.R.C.E. also provides families and professionals with information, tools, and tips on how to support and assist children with mental health difficulties.
The FORCE mandate is to support and empower families and work collaboratively with professionals and systems in understanding and meeting the mental health needs of families.
EXCITING NEWS FOR THE FAMILIES, CHILDREN/YOUTH OF CAMPBELL RIVER & COMOX VALLEY AREA
Families now have access to an important information guide to child and youth mental health services in their area. Island Health has partnered with the FORCE Society for Kids’ Mental Health to publish the “Orientation to Child, Youth & Family Mental Health and Substance Use Services”.
The orientation guide is dedicated in memory of Hayden Blair Kozeletski and is illustrated with Hayden’s art.
'in the know' Parent education and networking sessions are held in various communities throughout the province, approximately 9 - 10 times per year.
April's topic is "Stepping Into Youth….What Youth Need, and Want; Caring Adults in their Lives" presented by Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc.
Although young people become more peer-focused during the teen years, parents and caring adults still have an important role in their lives. Dr. Saewyc will share the recent results from the BC Adolescent Health Survey, and what nearly 30,000 students had to say about their mental health and the importance of connectedness to families, schools, and other caring adults
Click here to view the webinar (no password required)
Two options are available to participate in these sessions:
- view from home on your computer or
- join one of our Community viewing sites (different dates/times available) which also offer support and networking with other parents
Available for viewing from your home internet: Wednesday April 9, 2014 - Time: 7pm or any day/time after that. Just click here. You can also use this link to access the library of past archives of 'in the know' webinars »
If you can't attend a community viewing site, we recommend viewing at home - Click here for a listing of past 'in the know' webinars that you might be interested in viewing »
Viewing past recorded sessions is easy! just click on the link above and you will open up the library of recorded sessions - click on the arrow in the lower right hand corner of the session you'd like to watch - no passwords necessary.
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May 7th - I Care about You
This national awareness day, led by the Institute of Families in cooperation with partners across the country, seeks to help create public awareness and acknowledgement of the thousands of children, youth and families needing mental health support and care across Canada. Take part in an event or support our Green Ribbon campaign.