FRIENDS Program

The FRIENDS Program is an evidence-based, anxiety prevention and resilience-building program that has been licensed for use in public and independent schools in British Columbia. FRIENDS promotes self-esteem, problem solving skills, psychological resilience, self-expression, and positive relationships with peers and adults. The program has been aligned with the B.C. curriculum and provides teachers with a valuable framework for addressing thinking, communication and personal and social competencies.

  • Fun FRIENDS (Kindergarten and Grade 1) is a 12-week play-based curriculum that introduces young children to ideas about feelings, how to face fears, relax, solve problems, and set goals.
  • FRIENDS for Life (Grade 4 and 5) provides children with hands-on experience exploring feelings, communication, relaxation, self-talk, problem solving, goal setting and being a good friend.
  • FRIENDS for Youth (Grade 6 and 7) focuses on self-awareness, communication skills, conflict resolution and character development through individual, small and large group activities.
  • FRIENDS for Life Parent Program provides information and support to parents who have children in the FRIENDS program in school, and resources on how to encourage children to practice FRIENDS skills at home.

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