F.O.R.C.E. - Families Organized for Recognition and Care Equality.
The F.O.R.C.E. Society for Kids' Mental Health is a provincial organization that provides families with an opportunity to speak with other families who understand and may be able to offer support or advice on what has worked for them. The F.O.R.C.E. also provides families and professionals with information, tools, and tips on how to support and assist children with mental health difficulties.
The FORCE mandate is to support and empower families and work collaboratively with professionals and systems in understanding and meeting the mental health needs of families.
Check out our Spring e-news for the most recent FORCE news! Click here>>
On May 7, 2013 The RBC Foundation donated a total of $16,000 to the FORCE to increase child and youth mental health awareness. READ MORE>>
This national awareness day, led by the Institute of Families in cooperation with partners across the country, seeks to help create public awareness and acknowledgement of the thousands of children, youth and families needing mental health support and care across Canada. Click here to see how communities across the country took part in an event to support our Green Ribbon campaign. CLICK HERE>>
December's 'in the know' at our Community sites will feature individual events specific to that Community. Click on the communities listed below to find date, times and details.
If you can't attend a community viewing site, we recommend the following previously recorded webinar:
"Collaborative Problem Solving" - click on title to access webinar
In this session, Ross Robinson (CYMH/MCFD) will give a broad overview on what the Collaborative Problem Solving method is and how it can be an effective strategy for families to use in their home. Victoria Keddis (Parent) and Karen Copeland (Parent) will give concrete examples of how this method has been used in their own families.
Two options are available to participate in these sessions: view from home on your computer or join one of our Community viewing sites (different dates/times available) which also offer support and networking with other parents - Click on location (bold) nearest you:
- Abbotsford - there will be no meeting for Abbotsford in December
- Burnaby/New Westminster - Dec. 18/13
- Comox - regular meeting - Dec. 9/13
- Comox - Christmas Social - Dec. 17/13
- Campbell River - Dec. 12/13
- Chilliwack - Dec. 19/13
- Salmon Arm - Dec. 11/13
- Surrey/Langley - Dec. 11/13
- Tri-Cities - Dec. 11/13
- Victoria - Dec. 11/13
Viewing past recorded sessions is easy! just click on the link above and you will open up the library of recorded sessions - click on the arrow in the lower right hand corner of the session you'd like to watch - no passwords necessary.
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The FORCE Society is a FamilySmart Community!
The FamilySmart Community is here to connect Canadian families to each other, and to others who want to understand what is important to families for child, youth and family mental health.
With over 80% of families needing mental health services not receiving them, it is a time of thoughtful action by families to ensure that whatever is done to help improve the mental health of young people and families, is done with families.