Strongest Families Institute
Supporting military and Veteran families
Thanks to funding from True Patriot Love, Strongest Families Institute has been able to deliver online and telephone coaching to military and Veteran families whose children live with anxiety, depression or other behavioural concerns. Program coaches work directly with the families using evidence-based techniques to offer effective solutions that meet the unique needs of each family.
The COVID-19 pandemic can induce increased feelings of anxiety, depression and isolation. Strongest Families Institute has continued to provide services to military and Veteran families in need. This ensures hundreds of families are receiving the support they require.
Program location: Canada-wide
Before our family started the Strongest Families Institute program, we as parents were very much lacking confidence and consistency. As a result, our child began exhibiting behavioural challenges which were becoming more frequent as well as more severe. We as a family were becoming increasingly frustrated and stressed and were not enjoying our time together as much as we felt we could be.
After working with our coach through the program, we became more confident and more consistent in our parenting abilities. Our child has shown great improvement and has responded very well to changes that were implemented as a result of what was learned with Strongest Families Institute. We are more relaxed and a lot less stressed with our family life and really enjoy family activities and spending time with each other.
Military families are often tasked with unusual or stressful situations that can be very hard on family relations and children. This program is able to work with families to ease some of these behavioural stressors and challenges, which in turn strengthens families and boosts confidence both in parents and children.
The program is a pre-arranged, convenient, weekly phone meeting with a Strongest Family Institute coach. Each week, we as parents learned a new skill to implement – always starting with small steps and working towards a larger solution.
We always felt encouraged, never judged, and our coach had good insight in providing solutions to obstacles we were facing. The program was very supportive, easy to implement, never overwhelming, and support was readily available if needed.
We have seen such a great improvement in how our family functions as a unit. We feel more confident in our parenting approach and skill set.
Participant of Strongest Families Institute
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