At Crossroads Children’s Mental Health Centre we understand that parenting is hard. We all do our best but sometimes despite this our child’s behavior can frustrate and worry us.
Crossroads is at the forefront of proven treatment approaches, including practice and training in Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS), which is increasingly recognized as a best practice model in the delivery of mental health services for children and youth. We believe every child wants to do well and would if they could. When they can’t, it’s because they are lacking the skill(s) required to do well. We will teach you and your child these skills and more.
Here are a few links to resources that may help you while waiting for services:
- Respite Services.com This site will connect you with a respite worker in your area. You may create a profile and then receive worker recommendations based on what you need.
- Dr. Markham: 10 routines to feel connected to your child: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/peaceful-parents-happy-kids/201706/10-routines-will-strengthen-parent-child-relationship
- PRENET: Parents of elementary school children:http://www.prevnet.ca/bullying/parents/parents-of-elementary-school-childrenThis section on talking to school can be helpful for your upcoming meeting:http://www.prevnet.ca/bullying/parents/talking-to-the-school
Groups for parents/caregivers with children under the age of 6:
Join us in a safe and judgment free zone led by experienced facilitators and guest speakers from Family Services Ottawa, Crossroads Children’s Mental Health Centre and Parents’ Lifelines of Eastern Ontario (PLEO). Parents will have an opportunity to share and learn from each other. Register for one or more workshops through Family Services Ottawa