Host: Janine Hollaran, mother of 2, author, professional speaker, and licensed mental health counsellor. The Calm and Connected podcast is a useful resource for parents to learn how to better connect with their children and teaches parents how to utilize coping skills, identify and manage feelings, encourage play, and engage in self-care.
The CARD System
The CARD System (Comfort, Ask, Relax, Distract) is a free 'print and cutout' resource that provides strategies that parents can utilize to help their children cope with stressful situations.
What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?
A helpful link to help you better understand the most effective and frequently used treatment approach to successfully treating childhood anxiety.
Mental Health Act
Official Mental Health Act of BC, as well as an informative guide to help make the Act more understandable to the public.
Child and Youth Mental Health Resources and Services
Child and youth mental health resources and services provided by the Fraser Health Authority.
Stop, Drop, and Breathe
A self-regulation strategy to help parents effectively manage heightened emotions when reacting to their child’s behaviour.
A Family Guide to Reducing Anxiety and Promoting Resiliency
A valuable resource, provided by the western Ottawa Community Resource Centre, outlining the basics of anxiety, what to keep an eye out for, and effective strategies for relaxation to do at home with your child.
Manatee and Me App
Manatee supports families who want to help their children with their mental health. Parents (and therapists) set goals for children who receive points to then redeem for fun rewards with the family! A chatbot interacts with the child to provide exercises based on cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness.