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A Skills Building Program for Parents with Adolescents

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RBC Community Branch

1005 King St. West

Toronto, ON M6G 1B9


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A Skills Building Program for Parents with Adolescents

Raising teenagers can be very enjoyable and also challenging at times, especially as teens go through the normative developmental stages of adolescence and navigate school, friends, and the influences of the digital and social media world. While teens confront life’s complexities, they may show signs of normal stress and anxiety; they may also exhibit intense emotions, concerning and at-risk behaviors, and mental health issues, such as depression. These difficult times may become stressful and hard on the whole family, schools, and the community.

When and Where:

Sunday, April 9th from 9am-5pm ( break for lunch) at 1005 King St. W. Toronto M6G 1B9 (RBC Community Branch)

What To Expect:

  • An intensive parenting skills-building course for parents of adolescents

  • Interactive course with multimedia, video demonstrations and examples of the skills being taught

  • Supportive opportunities to practice the skills with coaching from experienced Therapists

  • Group discussions with parents who share similar parenting struggles

  • Evidence-based curriculum (DBT, CBT, CPS, ACT, EFT, Narrative and Attachment Focused)

  • Receive handouts, reading recommendations, and resource list

Who should attend:

  • Any parent or caregiver who of youth over 12 years of age

  • Parents wanting tips on how to get their youth to talk

  • Parents who feel as though traditional “discipline” and parenting strategies have been ineffective

What you can gain:

  • Feeling more confident and competent as a parent of a teen

  • Improved communication at home

  • Tools to empower your teens to problem solve for themselves

  • Skills to avoid circular arguments and walking on eggshells

  • Fewer conflicts at home

  • A greater insight of the adolescent brain and understanding of their behaviour

  • Learning how to say no, and have your teen do what you want them to do

  • New ways to support your youth in managing their anxiety and intense emotions

What will be covered:


1. Adolescent Brain Development:

  • Understanding their behaviour

  • Lesson based on recent research

2. Emotions and Emotion Regulations Skills:

  • Acknowledging the needs of all family members

3. Communication Techniques:

  • Using validation techniques to reduce anxiety, stress, and allow for effective communication
  • Using communication strategies to improve relationships


1. Setting Limits:

  • Looking at consequences and privileges

  • How to say "no"

  • Navigating social media

2. Recognizing and Managing Problem Behaviours:

  • Self-harm, suicide behaviour, substance misuse, etc.

3. Fostering Your Teen's Self-Esteem and Healthy Independence

How much does this cost:

  • $250.00 per couple or $200.00 per individual for the full day course.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

By TTC: 504 King West Streetcar stops right in front of the event location.

By Car: Many paid street and lot parking options are available at and around the location.

Major intersection is King West. and Shaw, in between Dufferin and Bathurst and just north of the Gardiner Expy. and Lakeshore Blvd.

What can I bring into the event?

You are encouraged to bring and share your worries and parenting challenges and to ask questions.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Elizabeth Lovrics: elizabethlovrics@gmail.com | (416) 436-7778 | www.elovricstherapy.com

Lisa Azzopardi: lisa@catalysttherapy.ca | www.catalysttherapy.ca | @catalyst_therapy

RBC has kindly sponsored the venue.

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