Resources for Parents & Families

This is a time where support and resources are really needed but it can be difficult to navigate through them all so we are attempting to organize some for families below. Please contact your therapist or message us at office@drfoutain.ca for more information about how to gain access to further support for yourself or your child through this challenging time. 

Mental Health and Support Resources

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Mindful Parenting During Uncertain Times

By: Dr. Marina Heifetz (Child and Adolescent Psychologist)

http://yorkregioncbt.com/

Self-Care During a Pandemic

By:  Dr. Laura Gollino, PhD, C.Psych.

https://drgollino.ca/

Tolerance for Uncertainty: A COVID-19 Workbook

By:  Sachiko Nagasawa, H.BSc., M.A., PhD., C. Psych

www.baypsychology.ca

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Complex Trauma Resources: For people who don't fit in neat little boxes & Everyone who cares about them

"Will the World Ever Feel Safe? Child Trauma Reactivated in a Time of Global Crisis"

Spinazzola, J., & Pressley, J. (2020, March 31). Will the World Ever Feel Safe? Child Trauma Reactivated in a Time of Global Crisis Retrieved from https://www.complextrauma.org

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Coping Strategies for Complex Trauma Survivors Contending with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Complex Trauma Resources: For people who don't fit in neat little boxes & Everyone who cares about them

Spinazzola, J., & Machairas, K. (2020, March 31). Coping Strategies for Complex Trauma Survivors Contending with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic. Retrieved from https://www.complextrauma.org

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Cultivate Your Happiness: A ThriveRU Weekly Workbook - For post-secondary students

https://www.ryerson.ca/thriveru/

By: Dr. Diana Brecher, Clinical Psychologist

This workbook was designed to provide you with at least one exercise that has proven to be effective in increasing life satisfaction, happiness and resilience

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Cultivate Your Happiness: The Four Seasons ThriveRU Weekly Workbook - For Adults

https://www.ryerson.ca/thriveru/

By: Dr. Diana Brecher, Clinical Psychologist

This workbook was designed to provide you with at least one exercise that has proven to be effective in increasing life satisfaction, happiness and resilience

Creating Structure & Establishing a Healthy Routine

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Printable Visual schedules, Token Board and Resources 

Provided by Easterseals - https://www.easterseals.com/chicago/

We Are Hanging Out at Home - A visual story to help explain COVID-19 to children

Created by Theresa Fraser (PDF - blank, add your own pictures; PDF with pictures)

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Free Homeschooling and Academic Resources

Provided by Deb Giles - Homeschool Encouragement and Resources 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/688333448604838/about/

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HERE’S OVER 100 SESAME STREET BOOKS YOU CAN READ FOR FREE 

Kids Activities Blog - Created by Holly Homer 

Article by Brittanie

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Mindfulness Glitter Jar Instructions

Step by Step Instructions on how to create and use as a mindfulness tool

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Sunflower Colouring Contest - Printable Pages

Pick a page to colour and submit for a chance to win a prize! 

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