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>>
The FORCE has been selected to present a workshop at the British Columbia School Counsellors Conference. Read more>>
FORCE Parents’ Resource Pick of the Month:
April 2013; Submitted by Kim Skinner; Executive Director and a parent with lived experience. A Path Forward: BC First Nations and Aboriginal People’s Mental Wellness and Substance Use Ten Year Plan. Click here to read more>>
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>>
May 7th was an exciting day where we supported the mental health of kids across Canada and showed we care. To give every child a sense of belong - with family, friends, teachers and community. READ MORE....
'in the know' Parent education and networking sessions are the 2nd Wednesday of each month. May 8, is our current 'in the know' webinar and community viewing session - click here for webinar details; “Helping Children & Youth Transition to New Environments”
For a list of Free Mental Health Education Events - click here>>
2 options to participate in the live sessions: view from home on your computer at 8pm (rsvp required - see poster for details) or join one of our Community viewing sites which also offer support and networking with other parents (starting at 6:30pm) Click on location nearest you:
- Burnaby/New Westminster - new location!
- Burns Lake
- Maple Ridge and area
- Salmon Arm
- South Surrey/White Rock/Delta
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.
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.