FamilySmart Practice Training: Join Us
FamilySmart Practice Training: For Service Providers
FamilySmart Practice Training: What to Expect

Have you ever wondered, “Why can’t we all just get along and work to make things better?”

FamilySmart Practice Training brings together young adults, parents/caregivers and service providers to learn with and from each other. 

It changes our experiences together so we can improve the mental health outcomes of young people. 

It’s more than just training and skills. 
It’s about you, and it’s about others. 
It’s about both personal and professional practice. 

During the training, participants share their perspectives to help others understand what it looks like and sounds like when things go well. Together, we use the FamilySmart Practice framework to identify skills and practices that support the relationships between young people, parents/caregivers, and service providers. 

The focus of the training is NOT about telling the details of personal journeys or focusing on things that didn’t go well. 

It’s about what does work well. 

It changes our experiences together so we can improve the mental health outcomes of young people. 

Research conducted by UBC and McCreary

3 Years – 2017 – 2020

  • 550 young people, parents/caregivers and service providers took our training 
  • 3-year grant from the Vancouver Foundation funded evaluation 

Here’s what we learned: “Evidence to suggest that the emotion-based common sense approach in the training promoted collaborative practice which increased sharing, community building, and connection among participants. Participants also reported an ability and willingness to use FamilySmart skills in their daily life.”

What is in it for you?

  • Receive  $80 and a Certificate of Participation upon completion of the training.
  • Learn enhanced skills on how to work well with others
  • Share your own perspectives and listen to examples of what it looks like and sounds like when things go well between young people, parents/caregivers, and service providers
  • Participate in opportunities that influence how others connect and work with children and youth who are struggling with their mental health
  • Make connections that may help you impact mental health in more powerful ways.

If you are interested in hearing more about the FamilySmartPractice Training, please let us know by filling out this form.

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