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.

To register, please click on the Register button below for the date/s you prefer, or call 905-451-4655 and a member of the team will be happy to assist you.

Caregiver groups being offered in 2023 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.

Tuesdays (In-person at 85A Aventura Court, Mississauga)
Sep 19, 2023 – Nov 7, 2023, 10:30am – 12:00pm


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)
Sep 28, 2023 – Nov 1, 2023, 6:00pm – 7:30pm


Tuesdays (Virtual via Zoom)
Nov 7, 2023 – Dec 12, 2023, 6:00pm – 7:30pm


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)
Oct 5, 2023 – Dec 7, 2022, 6:00pm – 7:30pm


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.

Wednesdays (Virtual via Zoom)
Sep 20, 2023 – Nov 8, 2023, 6:00pm-8:00pm


Fridays (Virtual via Zoom)
Oct 6, 2023 – Nov 24, 2023, 10:00am-12:00pm


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. The Summer cycle of this group has 2 full-day sessions, and the Fall cycle has 4 half-day sessions.

Thursdays (Virtual via Zoom)
Sep 14, 2023 – Oct 5, 2023, 9:30am-12:30pm


Fridays (Virtual via Zoom)
Oct 27, 2023 – Nov 17, 2023, 9:30am-12:30pm


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 (In-person at 85A Aventura Court, Misissauga)
Jul 4, 2023 and Jul 11, 2023, 6:00pm-8:00pm


Fridays (Virtual via Zoom)
Aug 11, 2023 and Aug 18, 2023, 10:00am-12:00pm


Thursdays (Virtual via Zoom)
Sep 28, 2023 and Oct 5, 2023, 10:00am-12:00pm


Wednesdays (In-person at 85A Aventura Court, Misissauga)
Dec 6, 2023 and Dec 13, 2023, 6:00pm-8:00pm


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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