Confident Parents: Thriving Kids
Confident Parents: Thriving Kids – Behaviour Program is a telephone-based coaching service for parents proven effective in reducing mild to moderate behavioural problems in children ages 3–12. Through a series of 6 to 14 weekly coaching sessions, along with exercises and workbooks, trained coaches empower parents and caregivers to learn effective skills and techniques that support social skills and cooperation in their child.
The program is grounded in the Parent Management Training – Oregon Model developed by Implementation Sciences International Inc. The program was featured in the Fall 2015 edition of the Children’s Mental Health Research Quarterly and earned CMHA BC the 2017 BC Health Care Awards Gold Apple for Top Innovation Affiliate.
The program is offered at no cost to parents and caregivers across BC, through referral from a family doctor or pediatrician. The behavior program will begin accepting referrals from Child and Youth Mental Health clinicians and Aboriginal Child and Youth Mental Health clinicians in Fall 2019.
Confident Parents: Thriving Kids – Anxiety Program is a new telephone coaching service for parents and caregivers that effectively reduces mild to moderate anxiety in their children ages 3 – 12. Parents and caregivers watch videos that demonstrate key concepts and approaches, and engage in scheduled sessions with coaches by phone to help them build skills and strategies they can use with their child and family at home and in community settings.
Developed in collaboration with BC experts who work extensively with children experiencing anxiety and their families, this ‘made in BC’ program incorporates concepts from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).
The program is launching in Spring 2019 through a phased implementation approach to support quality service delivery. The first phase will consist of referrals from general practitioners, pediatricians, child psychiatrists and Ministry of Children and Family Development funded Child and Youth Mental Health teams across BC.
The anxiety program is offered at no cost to parents and caregivers across BC, through referral from a physician, pediatrician, Child and Youth Mental Health (CYMH) clinician, or Aboriginal Child and Youth Mental Health (ACYMH) clinician.
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