By Andrea Zeelie-Varga

Parent Action on Drugs and CAMH Health Promotion Resource Centre collaborated with HC Link on an online learning series, Family-based Approaches for Building Resiliency in Children and Youth.

In webinar one, we introduced and defined family-based/ family skills programming, looking at definitions, concepts of resiliency and risk and protective factors, as well as outcomes. Webinar one introduced best practices guidelines for family skills programs from Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse and United Nations. The webinar also cited Strengthening Families for the Future, Strengthening Families for Parents and Youth, Stop Now and Plan, Multisystemic Therapy, Triple P Parenting Program and The Incredible Years as examples.

The webinar also took an in depth look at the principles for implementing and delivering family-based programs:

learningfromthefield

Webinar two gave a brief overview of the principles, and honed in on the last two guidelines, before exploring some learning from the field with three guest presenters:

The presenters then engaged in a discussion panel, looking at some of the challenges of implementation and the need for adaptation. To hear the presenters' experiences with their respective programs (and to listen to the lively panel discussion!) view the recording below.

Recordings

Documents

Webinar 1:

Twitter Chat Recap:

Webinar 2: