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  1. From Grief to Action’s Coping Kit

    [Workbook]

      PDF | More info sheets When Addiction Hits Home A toolkit by From Grief to Action This toolkit is for parents or caregivers who are dealing with a son or daughter’s substance use. It’s a helpful tool whether you’re concerned about a loved one’s early, e ...

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  2. The Road Ahead: A Guidebook for Parents of Young Teens about alcohol and other drugs

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      English PDF | More Fact Sheets Getting familiar with teen territory Chances are you’re noticing changes as your child becomes a teenager. You might even be thinking back to when you were approaching the teen years to remember what it felt like. Do you r ...

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  3. Hosting a Teen Party

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      English PDF | More Info Sheets Different families have different attitudes about teens and alcohol. Some parents prefer that their teen never use alcohol, even in adulthood. Other parents allow their children to drink small amounts as part of family tra ...

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  4. Visions- Families

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    PDF | Vol. 2, No. 3 (2004) This issue looks at the role and experiences of families, particuarly families of young people, as the majority of mental illness first appears either in childhood, adolescence or young adulthood. It is also during these years t ...

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  5. Visions- Treatments for Young People

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    PDF | Vol. 3, No. 1 (2006) This edition of Visions focuses on young people. Articles in this issue looks into the issues faced by young people and what kind of treatments and support available for them. The issue is ranging from eating disorder and schizo ...

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  6. Cannabis Use and Youth: A parent's guide

      English PDF | More Info Sheets Everywhere you turn today, it seems somebody is talking about cannabis. ...

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  7. Effective Treatments for Mental Disorders in Children and Youth

    [Visions Article]

    Christine Schwartz, MA, PhD, RPsych, Charlotte Waddell, MSc, MD, CCFP, FRCPC (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry), Jen Barican, MPH, and Daphne Gray-Grant, BA (Honours) Reprinted from "Treatments: What Works?" issue of Visions Journal, 2015, 11 (1) ...

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  8. Bridge Over Troubled Waters

    [Visions Article]

    It is not an unfamiliar story: a 16-year-old student who had previously been doing well in school is now struggling. Once friendly and open with her family, she has become withdrawn. She has been staying away from home, preferring to spend time alone or w ...

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  9. Responding to Teen Drug and Alcohol Use

    [Visions Article]

    As parents, we all seem destined to come to grips with the role drugs and alcohol may play in our teens’ lives. Most of us will experience one of three scenarios: ...

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  10. Marijuana Use by Youth

    [Visions Article]

    Marijuana use by youth is far from a new phenomenon. Many adults likely recall their own experiences with marijuana as teenagers; some may still use marijuana today. Because of their experiences, adults may have a tendency to brush aside the issue, or to ...

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