Resilient Younger Youth Group

The Resilient Younger Youth Group is a 9-week group for 11-12 year olds that takes place 3 times a year at the Garratt Wellness Centre in Richmond. The groups are co-facilitated with leaders from various community organizations. The focus of the group is to help children build resiliency skills which include: identifying and managing feelings (enhance emotional literacy); coping with negative feelings (practicing skills such as asking for help); developing friendships, social skills and having fun with other kids with similar experiences. Snacks are provided. If the family needs help with transportation, car rides or bus tickets can be provided as well.

For various reasons, at times we may offer Resilient Kids and Resilient Younger Youth as a joint group for ages 8 – 12 and still call it Resilient Kids Group. The content and activities of this group will be adjusted to suit the whole age range and maturity level of the group.

Parents are encouraged to consider participating in our 6-week Parent Education group, which focuses on developing skills to increase your child’s resiliency, together with emotional support, and other useful parenting skills. The parent Education Group can help parents get support, to think about what it means to parent and to understand how stress and anxiety can impact your life. To read more about Parent Education Group, please click here or go to our Groups and Activities Tab at the top of the page to see a list of all groups and events offered.

All referrals are accepted if the parent feels mental illness or substance use from a family member is impacting their parenting or their family’s health and well-being. If there are concerns as to the child’s group readiness, alternatives can be discussed. We want all children to be successful, which may mean that individual support may be the best choice for some children who are not group ready.

The next Resilient Younger Youth Group will run every Thursday from 3:30 to 5:00pm from October 4, 2018 to December 6, 2018 at Garratt Wellness Centre (7504 Chelsea Place, Richmond, BC V7C 3S9).

We are always accepting referrals

Please call 604-782-1306 to register and setup an intake meeting or use the form below to send an email:

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