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FRIENDS Anxiety Program Training

Date and Time

Fri Apr 18, 2008 (This event is over)


North Gower, ON, K0A 2T0

Event Description

FRIENDS is a world leading prevention and early intervention program for anxiety and depression in children and youth. The FRIENDS program helps children and youth cope with feelings of fear, worry, and depression by building resilience and self-esteem and teaching cognitive and emotional skills in a simple, well-structured format. FRIENDS is a unique empirically validated approach with an extensive evidence base and a wealth of real-world experience from successful large scale implementations across a variety of cultural and socio-economic groups. This research and practical experience in thousands of classrooms and clinics across the world has shown that exposing anxious children to a complete 10-session FRIENDS program can reduce their risk of developing a disorder for up to 6 years, while children with normal levels of worry benefit by acquiring resilience and skills for managing daily stressors. FRIENDS can be delivered by teachers in the classroom as a universal prevention program or by guidance and mental health professionals as an as an early intervention to children who may be at higher risk for anxiety disorders. The FRIENDS training certifies attendees to implement the FRIENDS program with both children and youth. The one day FRIENDS Group Training is required to run the program in a group setting for either prevention or intervention. To learn more about FRIENDS in Canada and internationally or to register, go to or contact Austin Resilience Development Inc. at 613-692-3764 or [email protected]

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This event is listed under these topics

Psychologists and Psychological Associates
Social Workers
Child and Youth Counsellors
Child and Youth Service Organizations
Family Physicians
Counselling and Therapy
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Indigenous, First Nations, Inuit and Métis (FNIM)
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