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Below are a collection of regularly updated resources of additional support and education for parents and caregivers as well as for youth.

Disclaimer : Information/Material shared on this page is for education purposes only and does not replace individual counselling.  Further, it is not intended for those experiencing symptoms such as suicidal thoughts, for which emergency help should be sought. 

For Parents & Caregivers


The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving your kids more control over their lives. By William Stixrud and Ned Johnson


The New Adolescence: Raising happy and successful teens in an age of anxiety and distraction. By Christine Carter


Discipline without damage: How to get your kids to behave without messing them up. By Vanessa Lapointe and Dr. Laura Markham


Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of stress and anxiety in girls. By Lisa Damour


Untangled: Guiding teenage girls through the seven transitions into adulthood. By Lisa Damour


Self-Reg: How to help your child (and you) break the stress cycle and successfully engage with life. By Dr. Stuart Shanker


Change-Able: How collaborative problem solving changes lives at home, at school and at work. By J. Stuart Ablon


Hold on to your kids: Why parents need to matter more than peers. By Gordon Neufeld and Gabor Mate


Youth Anchor

For Youth

Phone, Text & Chat Support

Mental Health & Substance Abuse

Crisis 24 hrs: 1-866-661-3311 / TTY: 1-866-872-0113

1-800-SUICIDE : 1-800-784-2433

Youth In BC Chat (under 25)

Crisis Centre Chat (over 25)

Kids Help Phone (online or phone) ages 20 and under : 1-800-668-6868

Crisis Text Line : Text HOME to 686868 in Canada

Victim Link BC 1-800-563-0808 / TTY: 604-875-0885 / Text: 604-836-6381

Trans LifeLine – All Ages : 1-877-330-6366

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