Emotion-Focused Family Therapy
For every child or young person struggling with mental health issues, there is a family desperately seeking guidance on how to support them. A donor enabled 150 Child, Youth and Family Mental Health Services workers from Island Health and its partners in care to receive specialized training. Through intensive, evidence-based instruction, they learned how to teach parents how to best support their own child within their family, school, community, and culture. Emotion-Focused Family Therapy is rooted in a deep and unwavering belief in the healing power of families. It is based on the premise that helping kids who have mental health issues works best when treatment includes parents too.