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.