FamilySmart™ is at the heart and foundation of all the work of the unified non-profit organizations: The F.O.R.C.E. Society for Kids’ Mental Health (the FORCE) and National Institute of Families for Child & Youth Mental Health (Institute of Families).
FamilySmart™ means working well together as youth, young adults, families and service providers to achieve better mental health outcomes. Programs include:
- Parents in Residence (PiR) & Youth in Residence (YiR) provides support, mentoring, education, system navigation and access to information, networks and resources to parents and families of youth and young adults with lived experienced of mental health and substance use challenges.
- ‘In the Know’ is a monthly webinar series that explores topics related to child and youth mental health and/or substance use challenges. Facilitated discussions are available at community group viewing sites or you can watch online anytime.
- BC Friends for Life Parent Program educates parents and families about the FRIENDS program that is being delivered in many British Columbian classrooms, and helps to equip parents with family-friendly tools and information to practice the FRIENDS program skills together at home.
To find out more, visit www.familysmart.ca.