The FRIENDS program is a school-based anxiety prevention and resiliency skill-building program, sponsored by the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD).Â Currently all Kindergarten teachers in our district are trained in FRIENDS and are working to deliver this program to K students.
There are three program levels available; Fun FRIENDS (K/Gr 1), Child (Gr 4/5) and Youth (Gr 6/7). In addition, FRIENDS has a parent component whereby parents and caregivers are taught ways they can reinforce the FRIENDS program skills at home. MCFD has a goal for FRIENDS to reach as many students as possible, and provide them with life skills that will strengthen resiliency and reduce the risk of developing an anxiety disorder.
This parent session is open to everyone.Â For more information or to register, please contact Bev Baker at 250.262.6089.
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