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.
'in the know'
Click here for a list of the community sites that host 'in the know' webinars and networking sessions - for the month of June each location will be hosting individual meetings with a variety of different topics. There will be no universal topic for viewing this month. 'in the know' webinars will resume in September. Click here to find the location nearest you.
'in the know' Parent education and networking sessions are held in various communities throughout the province, approximately 8 - 10 times per year.
Please take 2 - 3 minutes to give us feedback on how we're doing! Click here.
Parent in Residence (PiR) and Youth in Residence (YiR)
The PiR and the YiR at The FORCE Society for Kids’ Mental Health have lived experience with family members with mental health challenges, and provide support, navigation, and resources to families across B.C. and at The Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre.
The PiRs and YiRs provide personalized system navigation, peer support, mentorship, and access to information, resources, networks and training.
BC FRIENDS PARENT PROGRAM
If you are looking for more information about the BC FRIENDS Parent Program, and/or your child is taking the program at school, click here.
With these websites you will find information about the program, anxiety in children, the FRIENDS steps, and importantly how you can support your child with the FRIENDS skills at home.