January 28, 2015

Friends for Life

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An Anxiety Prevention Program for children 10 – 12 years with mild to moderate anxiety

FRIENDS for Life is an evidence-based prevention program proven to be effective in building emotional resilience and teaching strategies that are practical and useful for coping with times of worry and change. These are important skills that can help children cope with stress which they can use throughout their life.

The FRIENDS program was developed by Dr. Paula Barrett, a clinical child psychologist in Australia, and is being used in schools and clinics around the world.  This program helps to normalize the emotional state of anxiety and promotes self-confidence in dealing with difficult or anxiety provoking situations.  It helps children acquire important life skills which include:

  • Awareness of their feelings
  • Relaxation skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Positive coping skills
  • How to face feared situations gradually
  • Building peer support
  • Identifying positive role models
  • Looking for pleasant events
  • Positive thinking skills
  • Use of positive self-talk
  • Self-rewards for being brave
  • Evaluation of performance in terms of effort and  partial success

Additional information on the FRIENDS for Life program is available at www.friendsrt.com and at www.pathwayshrc.com.au

When:  Wednesdays, January 28 to April 1, 2015 (March 18th excluded)  – 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Cost:  $375.00

Contact Family Services Ottawa at 613-725-3601 ext. 207 for information and registration.

Please feel free to download the 2014/15 year-at-a-glance for a complete list of parenting courses offered.

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