October 2, 2019

FRIENDS for Life

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anxiety prevention program for children 10-12 yrs

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 www.friendsprograms.com 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

Dates: Wednesdays, Oct. 2 – Nov. 27, 2019  Note:  Children do not attend the first session on October 2nd.

Time: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Location: Cambridge Public School, 250 Cambridge Street

Cost: $425.00

Contact the Parenting Program Coordinator at 613-725-3601 ext. 108 for information and registration.

Feel free to download the Year at a glance 2019-2020 or the Course Catalogue 2019-2020 which includes full descriptions of each course offered.




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312 avenue Parkdale Ave.
Ottawa ON K1Y 4X5
T. 613-725-3601