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For parents of children seven to 12

Would it help to talk about something troubling you or your child?

Front Door can assist either through a telephone call or through a single meeting with a professional at the weekly walk-in service. One
contact may be all you need for information to ease your mind or point you in the right direction.

Are you looking for good information about parenting kids from 7 to 12?

Our Resource Centre is available to you with books and videos about parenting, child development, and other topics of interest to parents.

Are you concerned that your 7 to 12 year old worries too much, doesn’t listen to you, doesn’t get along with others or is really struggling? Do you feel at loose ends when parenting?

The Partners Program offers a service that sends a caring, knowledgeable professional to your home to get to know you and your child, hear your concerns, work with you to create a plan to address the concerns and give you the tools you need.

Do you feel that your child and family are close to a crisis and something bad is going to happen?

The Mobile Crisis Response Program provides a professional who will assist your family to create a plan to deal with a potential crisis and get the help your family needs. Your child’s school or Front Door can help you make contact with this Program.

Are you getting a lot of calls from your child’s school about problems? Is your child being suspended from school?

When your school board has exhausted its resources, the Encompass Learning Program is there to provide a daily classroom program that focuses, not only on education, but also on helping your child learn ways to deal with the challenges that have interfered with school. A child and family therapist will assist your child and also meet with you so that you can support your child’s progress.

The Encompass Program is a combination of day/education (Section 23 classroom), after-school and home-based programs that provide treatment to children with trauma, psychosocial, learning and mental health challenges at school, at home and in the community. The program works with parents and their children by joining with the family to identify their most urgent needs, and uses a wellness and strengths-based approach for improving emotional, mental health, learning, and family relationship challenges.

Do you feel that you have tried all kinds of help and your child is still struggling and having lots of problems?

Encompass Living Program provides 24-hour treatment, five days a week, to assist in developing the skills needed for children to feel better about themselves and get along better at home, at school and in the community. A child and family therapist will work with your child, and also with you, enabling you to help your child, because kidsLINK knows how important family is to a child’s well-being.