Family Education Series
Parents, caregivers, and other family members play an integral role in caring for children and youth experiencing mental health challenges. Created with our Family Advisory Committee and with feedback from the families we serve, Kinark is launching our free Family Education Series. This series is intended to build on caregivers’ ability to identify, understand, and respond to childhood and adolescent mental health distress.
Resources for Children, Youth, and Families During the Pandemic
Stop Now and Plan (SNAP)
Navigating the Middle Years with Self Control: Interactive Guide for parents/caregivers and those working with children and youth.
The guide was developed in partnership with the Child Development Institute and highlights the importance of the middle years (6-12), self-control and red flags. It provides parents and caregivers with tips they can use to support their children and deal with problem behaviours within the home using methods from the award-winning SNAP program. The guide also contains useful links to services and community resources offered in York and Durham Regions, and Simcoe and Peterborough Counties, including the SNAP program.
Parents/caregivers can refer their child or youth to the SNAP program by calling Central Intake: 1-888-454-6275.