Confident Parents – Thriving Kids – Anxiety Program

We shared this information earlier this year. They have re-sent the poster and the description below:

The Confident Parents: Thriving Kids – Anxiety Program is a web and telephone-based coaching service for parents and caregivers that effectively reduces mild to moderate anxiety in their children ages 3 – 12.

Through a series of online videos demonstrating key concepts and approaches, supported by 4 to 8 telephone coaching sessions, parents and caregivers build skills and strategies they can use with their child at home, at school and with friends.

Developed by the Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division in collaboration with BC experts who work extensively with children experiencing anxiety and their families, this ‘made in BC’ program incorporates concepts from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

The new Anxiety Program builds on the success of the award-winning Confident Parents: Thriving Kids – Behaviour Program, in which 85% of families who complete the program report good or very good improvement in their child’s behaviour.

These phone- and web-based programs improve access to early interventions by reducing barriers to support such as long wait times, cost, distance and stigma associated with accessing interventions.

Confident Parents: Thriving Kids – Anxiety Program is available at no cost to families across BC through teacher or school counsellor referral.

Anne Roberts Young – Catchment Letters

We are sending letters home today to students whose address indicates that they live in the Anne Roberts Young catchment area. If you receive a letter, please read it carefully. We will be reviewing the addresses again, so if your address is not current, please contact the office.

Parents who have questions about the catchment change can contact the admin at Alwin Holland or the principal of Anne Roberts Young, Broyden Bennett (bbennett@prn.bc.ca). 

Please note that you do not need to re-register your child for ARY – students will be transferred electronically using MyEducationBC (student management system).

If you would like to request a variance to attend ARY, there is an early variance application available at the board office (10112 – 105 Avenue). Kindergarten registration for ARY is also available at the board office.

Important Dates

Friday, January 24 – Non-Instructional Day – No school for students
Monday, January 27 – Non-Instructional Day – No school for students
Monday, February 17 – Family Day – Schools are closed
Thursday, February 20 – BC Winter Games – No school for students
Friday, February 21 – BC Winter Games – AH is closed – No school for students
Monday, February 24 – Non-Instructional Day – No school for students
Wednesday, March 11 – Early Dismissal at 1:45
Thursday, March 12 – Early Dismissal at 1:45
Friday, March 13 – Last day of school before Spring Break
Monday, March 30 – School re-opens – First day back

Swag Order

Order forms for t-shirts, baseball shirts and hoodies are going home today. Orders are due by Wednesday, November 13th. See below for the order form in colour. If you need to check sizes, we do have some sample t-shirts at the office. We are expecting the swag to arrive before or during the last week before the Christmas break.

Confident Parents: Thriving Kids – Anxiety Program

From the Canadian Mental Health Association:

A new, free service is available to help BC families with young children who are experiencing challenges with anxiety. The Confident Parents: Thriving Kids – Anxiety Program is a phone-based coaching service for parents and caregivers that effectively reduces mild to moderate anxiety in their children ages 3 – 12.

Through a series of online videos demonstrating key concepts and approaches, supported by 4 to 8 weekly coaching sessions, parents and caregivers build skills and strategies they can use with their child at home, at school and with friends.

Developed by the Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division in collaboration with BC experts who work extensively with children experiencing anxiety and their families, this ‘made in BC’ program incorporates concepts from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

The new Anxiety Program builds on the success of the award-winning Confident Parents: Thriving Kids – Behaviour Program, in which 85% of families who complete the program report good or very good improvement in their child’s behaviour.

These phone- and web-based programs improve access to early interventions by reducing barriers to support such as long wait times, cost, distance and stigma associated with accessing interventions.

Confident Parents: Thriving Kids – Anxiety Program is available at no cost to families across BC through physician, teacher or counsellor referral.

For more information and referral forms, please visit www.confidentparentsbc.ca.