Confident Parents: Thriving Kids is also a telephone based coaching program for parents with children between the ages of 3 – 12 who are displaying mild to moderate behaviour challenges. Coaching sessions are offered by phone with appointment times available in the evenings and on weekends. Confident Parents: Thriving Kids is grounded in Parent Management Training – Oregon model (PMTO) and has a strong evidence base of success in empowering parents to be the agents of change to manage problematic behaviours in their homes. The Canadian Mental Health Association offers a 6 week program for mild symptoms, with an option to add a 4 week enhancement module at the end of the 6 weeks if there is a need for additional support. Their 14 week model offers a full complement of skills and methods designed to nurture cooperation and lessen the negative impact families experience as a result of difficult child behaviour.
Here is a link to their website which has links to both the brochure and referral form: https://www.cmha.bc.ca/how-we-can-help/children-families/confident-parents
Resources for Specific Mental Health Disorders: