REAL Connect Parent Program

DO YOU EVER FEEL THAT YOUR CHILD DOESN’T LISTEN TO YOU? DO YOU SOMETIMES EVEN FEEL PUSHED AWAY? DO PARENTS MATTER?

Actually, there is very good evidence that strong relationships with parents protect youth from risk during adolescence and help them thrive! We call that ATTACHMENT!!

Connect is a FREE 10-week program to support parents of pre-teens (ages 8-12) and teenagers. CONNECT is for any parents who are interested in improving their relationships with their children and is especially helpful for parents with pre-teens and teenagers with behavioural and/or emotional difficulties.

Co-developed over the last 10 years by the Maples Adolescent Treatment Centre and Simon Fraser University, the program focuses on the core components of secure attachment to promote children’s social, emotional, and behavioural adjustment. Connect helps caregivers understand basic attachment concepts which can then be applied across a broad range of situations and relational concepts. How we respond is just as important as what we say.

If you are interested in attending a Connect group, contact us for upcoming dates.