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This website contains information and resources relating to the mental health of children, youth, young adults and the families and/or caring adults in their lives, and/or those who work in areas that impact child and youth mental health.  Our goal is to promote, and assist with, better outcomes in child and youth mental health through FamilySmart® practice using a Together-Centred© approach.  We hope you find our site useful and welcome your feedback.

The Institute of Families has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website at time of publication. IF does not assume and hereby disclaims any liability to any party for any loss, damage, or disruption caused by errors, omissions, or out-of-date information whether caused by accident, negligence, or any other cause.

Users of the site are reminded to consult a health service provider for individual mental health needs.


The material on this site is covered by the provisions of the Copyright Act and relevant Canadian laws, policies, regulations, and international agreements.

Commercial Reproduction

Permission must be obtained from IF if any material from our website is to be reproduced in whole or in part for commercial purposes.

Non-commercial Reproduction

Unless otherwise indicated, information on this site has been posted for the purpose of making it readily available for personal and public non-commercial use. The material may be reproduced, in whole or in part, without charge or further permission from Institute of Families provided that  IF is identified as the source of the material AND the material is reproduced without any changes, ensuring that the context in which it was used on our website, is maintained.