Take steps to break the cycle of addiction in your family.

The goal of Renascent’s Children’s Program is to provide children aged 7 to 13 with the information and tools they need to understand how addiction has affected their family, and  develop the skills that will allow them to break the cycle of addiction in the family. Our Children’s Healthy Coping Skills program allows us to support children and parents/caregivers through online and in-person programming.

At least one parent or caregiver (who is not in active addiction) from each family participates in our Adult Program alongside the children. Parents/caregivers learn in tandem with their children so that they can be actively supportive of the family’s recovery. 

The Children’s Program takes place over four weeks, with an hour-long session each week. Children and parents/caregivers attend separately. Upon completion, children and youth attend their own alumni support night, called Children’s Check-In, to reconnect with friends, counsellors, and recovery. 

Renascent’s Children’s Program helps children: 

  • learn about addiction and recovery in a safe and age-appropriate way; 
  • express their thoughts and feelings about themselves and their families; 
  • develop problem-solving and self-care skills. 

Renascent’s Adult Program helps adults: 

  • understand how addiction has impacted their children; 
  • learn how to support their children’s and family’s recovery; 
  • strengthen their parenting/caregiving skills. 

Children’s Check-In Alumni Night

  • happens on the first and third Monday of every month; 
  • allows kids to reconnect with friends and counsellors in a familiar recovery setting, engage in group sharing, learn coping strategies, and spend time having fun and building self-esteem. 

To register for the Children’s Program, please call Cassandra Switzer at 416-927-1202, ext. 4562. 

A child’s drawing of their family at Renascent.

Children’s Healthy Coping Skills Program 

At the Children’s Healthy Coping Skills Program, children will receive specialized support for their needs, while parents/guardians participate in interactive, psychoeducational, therapy group sessions.

Program Goals and Objectives

At this four-day program, the goal is to provide families with an unforgettable experience filled with laughter, connection, community, and support, while working through the challenges they experienced and developing the skills and understanding necessary to move forward and achieve true family recovery. 

The Program aims to help parents develop a deeper understanding of addiction, promote healing, rebuild trust, and establish routine and safety while being mindful of their recovery needs.

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Information and Requirements:

  • Children should be between the ages 7-13 (exceptions are made based on their assessment). 
  • A parent or guardian must be in attendance for all three days of the Program.
  • Parents/guardians must abstain from substance use while attending the Program.
  • Meals and snacks are provided during the course of the retreat. Please discuss any allergies or dietary restrictions during the registration process.
  • Families are asked to participate to the best of their abilities, remain open to having fun and creating positive memories.
  • Each parent/guardian must complete a questionnaire and each child must complete the registration process.
  • When scheduled program activities are not taking place, families are encouraged to enjoy all the campgrounds have to offer.
  • Each child and parent/guardian must complete a questionnaire.
  • Families are asked to participate to the best of their abilities, remain open to having fun, and creating positive memories.
  • A $100 registration deposit is required to hold each family’s spot. This will be returned upon attendance at the Program.

How to Register

Contact: Cassandra Switzer, BA., Family & Youth Counsellor, cswitzer@Renascent.ca 416-927-1202, ext. 4562.

*Please note we are dedicated to supporting families and their recovery journey. Reach out to discuss any obstacles or barriers that may interfere with your family’s ability to attend the Children’s Healthy Coping Skills Program or provide the registration deposit.

One-On-One Counselling 

Renascent family counsellors know firsthand what it’s like to be a family member of someone  who experiences addiction. Their personal experience and clinical knowledge allow them to effectively move your recovery forward at your own pace. 

One-on-one counselling helps you identify your needs and work towards potential solutions, and develop effective coping strategies. Renascent offers one-on-one counselling for clients aged 7 and up, typically in one-hour sessions.  

Renascent’s One-On-One Counselling allows you to: 

  • detach and refocus energy on yourself; 
  • understand, set and apply boundaries; 
  • develop a personal and family recovery plan. 

Cost: $140 per session, $650 for five sessions 

Contact: Cassandra Switzer, BA., Family & Youth Counsellor, cswitzer@Renascent.ca 416-927-1202, ext. 4562.

Cassandra reading a story
A one-on-one youth counselling session.