Welcome! We know that sometimes, you may feel that your family is the only one experiencing issues that you need help resolving. While all families are unique, we want you to know you are not alone! The program has other families that are currently in treatment. They, too, have made the brave commitment to make the necessary changes to become stronger.
Privacy is respected
Each family in our program has their own home, with their own keys. Staff is available 24/7 for on-call support, but will only come by at scheduled times unless they are asked by you to visit. This is your home, after all.
What do you do in treatment?
There will be a treatment plan developed by your family and the staff. It can be changed if need be to meet the demands of your family.
You will participate in many structured activities such as group and individual therapy, but there will be plenty of time for your own activities and to be alone with your family. We will also work with community resources to meet the specific needs of your family, such as help dealing with complex needs resulting from diagnosis like autism or FASD; or cultural programming.
Some of our group sessions:
Parent support group – this weekly informal group is where you can discuss parenting in a safe family environment.
Recovery group – this is a safe space for you to process through the journey of recovery and collectively
find strength through the sharing of experiences.
Parent education group – this group provides you with information and suggestions on parenting tips and strategies for dealing with children of all ages.
Horse therapy – this is a horsemanship program where you will work with horses to connect to yourself while also working on life skills.
24/7 dads group – this group is an informal meeting run by dads to share parenting perspectives
Writing group – this group uses writing to work through difficult feelings and emotions or get past negative experiences
Compassionate parenting - this group focused on strengthening knowledge and skills to support children’s healthy brain development and healing after experiences of trauma
*We know that your family – and your children – are your top priority. During sessions, we encourage you to bring your children (non-school age) – they will be able to relax and play in our brightly lit, exciting space supervised by our highly trained and engaged staff while you are focusing on getting the most out of your weekly sessions!
How do I get into the program as a parent?
This is a fee for service program. You need to be referred by a child protection agency or a health authority. Your social worker or case manager can complete the application process on your behalf. The links to the referral form can be found at the bottom of the page.
If you have any additional questions about the program, please fill out the form below. Due to our lack of capacity it may take up to a week to repond.
About the family treatment program
A youth's perspective
About the program - 2008 video
Echo family camp 2013