Category: Families & Children

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  • 5 Tips to Help Kids Build Resilience

    By: Sunil Boodhai, Manager – Family and Outpatient Programs Resilience is: a how a person navigates through adversity using internal and external resources to support healthy adaption, recovery and successful outcomes.  learned throughout a person’s life — we are always building resilience.  not something anyone is born with. Everyone can build resilience to deal with … Continued


    Been There, Done That: How Having Lived Experience with Addiction Brings Empathy and Understanding to Family Counselling

    Jennie Bell’s children were in their teens when she found recovery from addiction. Over the more than 13 years that have passed since, Jennie has had honest and open conversations with her children about her addiction and the impact it had on them. These conversations help give Jennie a unique and empathetic perspective which she … Continued


    Alumni Perspective: Using my Journey to Help Other Women Find Theirs

    It has not been an easy road getting here. After many attempts at staying sober, losing everything I ever cared about and loved, including my children and my marriage, I finally gained enough of what I now know is humility to work an honest program of recovery. I needed the humility to throw away my old ways of thinking and commit to keeping an open mind while working through the 12 steps. I came back to AA after an 8-year relapse, broken and hating myself. With this commitment I learned about my old coping skills and the “nature” of my wrongs and how they were truly blocking me from any spiritual relationship.


    Video: Dysfunctional Family Roles

    Family is something that we all have…some good and some not so much! When you are dealing with a dysfunctional family as a child, you can take one a role in order to survive. Here are four of the roles that children take on to cope and deal with the negative and unhealthy family environment. … Continued