Confident Parents: Thriving Kids has two program streams to help parents support their children aged 3-12 to manage either anxiety or behaviour challenges. Behaviour challenges may include uncooperative or disruptive behaviour, aggression or defiance. Sometimes anxiety can look similar, but the behaviours only appear in certain situations – like getting ready for school or going to bed. When children are feeling anxious, they may seem restless, agitated, withdrawn or tearful, complain of stomach aches or have trouble falling asleep.
Confident Parents: Thriving Kids helps you develop skills and strategies to support your child to manage anxiety or behaviour challenges, through a series of online videos (for anxiety) or workbooks (for behaviour) and activities, supported by coaching sessions by phone. Coaching sessions can be scheduled during day, evening and weekend hours. Both program streams are based on strategies shown to be effective, and are offered at no cost to parents and caregivers across BC.
We Are Indigenous: Big Worries/Fears, Parent/Caregiver Support Program is a free resource to support First Nations, Métis and Inuit families across BC, whose children aged 3–12 years are struggling with the experience of the Big Worries/Fears, or what the Western worldview calls anxiety. This program is grounded in Indigenous perspectives and the materials were developed with the leadership and guidance of the Indigenous advisory group, Caring in All Directions.