BC FRIENDS Parent Program
MCFD partners with the F.O.R.C.E. (Families Organized for Recognition and Care Equality) Society for Kids’ Mental Health to lead and deliver the parent component of FRIENDS in BC.
FRIENDS Parent Workshops & On-line Resources
- Available to BC school districts, district Parent Advisory Councils (DPAC), Parent Advisory Councils (PAC), parent organizations and communities.
- Learn more about how you can bring a parent workshop to your school district.
On-line Program & Resources:
- View the on-line parent workshop at FRIENDS parent program.
- Parent modules - Feelings, Relaxation, Inner Helpful Thoughts, and more!
- Parent-friendly downloadable worksheets, tips and resources.
Reinforce FRIENDS Skills at Home
Parents/caregivers are encouraged to reinforce FRIENDS skills at home by engaging in the home activities with their children.
- Students who receive the FRIENDS for Life program in their classroom are provided with a FRIENDS workbook. Each session contains optional home-based activities.
- The more these activities are reinforced and practiced, the more likely children will integrate the FRIENDS skills into their daily living.
- Click to view the FRIENDS Skills and Strategies Handout for helping your children become resilient.
To learn more about other child and youth mental health resources available to parents and families in BC, visit Child & Youth Mental Health Resources.
F.O.R C.E Society for Kids' Mental Health
FRIENDS Parent Program
On-line workshop and downloadable resources.
FRIENDS Parent Letter
Introduction to FRIENDS for parents and caregivers.
View a short video of parents using the Fun FRIENDS and Youth program at home.
Anxiety: A Child and Parent Perspective
Frequently Asked Questions about the BC FRIENDS program.