Groups for Caregivers

Connect with other caregivers and learn from child and youth mental health experts by participating in one of EveryMind’s online and in-person groups for caregivers. Registration is required for all groups.

Caregiver groups being offered in Winter and Spring include:

Mom’s Group 

This group will help moms who are isolated and stressed connect with others, learn about themselves and learn how to manage their stressful lives. Moms will learn how to recognize and appreciate their strengths; how to practice self-care; how to access community resources to support them; and improve their stress management skills. This group has 8 sessions.

Fridays (In-person at 85A Aventura Court, Mississauga)
Jan 13, 2023 – Mar 3, 2023, 10:30am – 12:00pm

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Wednesdays (In-person at 85A Aventura Court, Mississauga)
Apr 12, 2023 – May 31, 2023, 10:30am – 12:00pm

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Learning About ADHD

Learn more about ADD/ADHD, including helpful parenting strategies, the role of medication, how to access resources and how to work collaboratively with the school system. Parents of children 6 to 12 years of age with an ADHD diagnosis will find this group helpful. Each cycle of this group has 6 sessions.

Thursdays (In-person at 85A Aventura Court, Mississauga)
Jan 26, 2023 – Mar 2, 2023, 6:00pm – 7:30pm

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Wednesdays (Virtual via Zoom)
Apr 5, 2023 – May 10, 2023, 6:00pm – 7:30pm

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Coping with Challenging Behaviour

Learn skills to increase positive behaviour, avoid conflicts, encourage cooperation and respond to aggression. Parents will watch videos, talk about common concerns and share their ideas with each other. Parents of children 7 – 11 years of age will find this group helpful for developing effective parenting skills. This group has 10 sessions.

Thursdays (Virtual via Zoom)
Jan 19, 2023 – Mar 23, 2022, 6:00pm – 7:30pm

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Circle of Security

Imagine what it might feel like if you were able to make sense of what your child was really asking from you! The Circle of Security® Parenting™ program is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened.

This training will help you:

  • Understand your child’s emotional world by learning to read their emotional cues
  • Support your child’s ability to successfully manage emotions
  • Enhance the development of your child’s self-esteem
  • Honour your innate wisdom and desire for your child to be secure

Each cycle of this group has 8 sessions.

Mondays (Virtual via Zoom)
Jan 16, 2023 – Mar 13, 2023, 10:00am-12:00pm

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Wednesdays (Virtual via Zoom)
Feb 1, 2023 – Mar 22, 2023, 6:00-8:00pm

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Fridays (Virtual via Zoom)
Apr 14, 2023 – Jun 2, 2023, 10:00am-12:00pm

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Emotion-Focused Family Therapy Group

This workshop understands the important role caregivers play in their youth’s life and teaches Emotion-Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) to caregivers, providing them with effective strategies that they can use to support their youth manage strong emotions. It gives parents/caregivers of children and youth aged 8 to 18 years the chance to learn and practice new caregiving skills. These workshops are led by highly skilled clinicians and gives caregivers the opportunity to ask questions and get support working through particular challenges they may be experiencing at home.

This workshop is for caregivers residing in Peel only. Each cycle of this group has 4 sessions.

Tuesdays (Virtual via Zoom)
Jan 17, 2023 – Feb 7, 2023, 9:30am-12:30pm

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Fridays (Virtual via Zoom)
Apr 14, 2023 – May 5, 2023, 9:30am-12:30pm

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Parenting Your Anxious Child

This two-part psychoeducational workshop will provide parents/caregivers with an opportunity to educate themselves on the following topics:

  • What is anxiety?
  • What does anxiety look like?
  • Avoidance
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Tools for communication

Parents will also discuss helpful and unhelpful parenting strategies for anxious children, relaxation strategies and the principles of exposure.

Tuesdays (Virtual via Zoom)
Jan 24, 2023 and Jan 31, 2023, 6:00pm-8:00pm

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Wednesdays (In-person at 85A Aventura Court, Misissauga)
Mar 29, 2023 and Apr 5, 2023, 10:00am-12:00pm

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Mondays (Virtual via Zoom)
May 29, 2023 and Jun 5, 2023, 6:00pm-8:00pm

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To register, please click on the Register button above for the schedule you prefer, or call 905-451-4655 and a member of the WhereToStart.ca team will be happy to assist you.

Helpful Reminders:

  • EveryMind is committed to providing a barrier-free environment for all children, youth and families who use our services, and we respect and uphold the requirements set forth under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). We will ask you to tell us how we can make your experience better when you register.
  • Due to high demand for our group services, we ask that children, youth and caregivers register for only one group per season (fall/winter/spring). Please also note that each group may only be attended once.
  • These groups are designed to support caregivers, and space is limited. If you are a child or youth, please consider attending one of our child and youth groups instead.

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